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In a first, 'Fat tax' for junk food proposed in Kerala budget

In a first, 'Fat tax' for junk food proposed in Kerala budget

A move that may evoke sharp protest from many fast food selling companies, Kerala government has introduced a ‘fat tax’ on food items that fall in the category of junk food, like pizzas, burgers, tacos, sandwich among others.

Can't give up junk? Now, a supplement to curb cravings for high-calorie foods!

A team of scientists may have found a way to simply switch off those corrupting cravings.

Avoid junk food to keep your kidneys healthy!

N new study has warned that eating junk and fatty food regularly can cause long-term damage to your kidneys and trigger diabetes.

This is how you can keep your kids away from junk food!

As parents, it becomes our duty to feed our children with healthiest possible diet so that they grow up to become healthy adults.

Boredom in life triggers unhealthy snacking

The results showed that people were more likely to express a preference for unhealthy foods like crisps, sweets and fast food after completing the boring task.

Govt planning to impose tax on junk food

The government is planning to impose tax on junk food. Watch the full news story to know more!

Did you just buy junk instead of healthy food?

The study, published in the Journal of Retailing, grouped consumers into three segments. 

Health experts demand pictorial warnings on junk food

Health experts have demanded pictorial and health warnings on junk food and detailed information for consumers about what goes into the food they buy and the effect it can have on their health.

Can't stop eating junk food? Blame your habits

The research deepens scientists' understanding of how habits like sugar and other vices manifest in the brain and suggests new strategies for breaking them.

Weekend binges as bad as regular junk food

Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and bingeing on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk.

Eating veggies doesn't equal to avoiding junk food

Children who eat more carrots and apples are no less likely to eat candies and fries, warns a new study, suggesting that emphasising on avoiding “bad” food is as important as adding “good” food in children's diet.

Mirrors can make unhealthy foods less tasty: Study

Watching yourself in the mirror while eating can reduce the perceived tastiness of unhealthy food, according to scientists who suggest that placing mirrors at restaurants could help diners make healthy choices.

Junk diet makes you fat in just seven days

Researchers found that insulin ­resistance was a key component to type-2 diabetes.

It's you, not junk food

Candy, soda and fast food, which are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity, are not making Americans fat, according to a new study.

Just one junk food snack may trigger metabolic disease

Just one high-calorie shake was enough to make people with metabolic disease worse, while in others, relatively short periods of overeating triggered the beginnings of metabolic disease.

Five junk food products that are actually good for you!

What most people aren't aware of is that there are certain junk-foods that actually do more good than harm to your body.

FSSAI proposes keeping junk food out of schools, surroundings

Food safety regulator FSSAI has proposed restrictions on the sale of junk food items including noodles, chips, carbonated drinks and confectionery items in and around schools.

Don't eat junk food to stay fit: Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza

Don't eat junk food to stay fit: Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza

Indian cricket Test captain Virat Kohli and ace women's tennis star Sania Mirza on Saturday advised sportspersons not to eat junk food to stay fit.

Junk food may shrink your brain: Study

The part of the brain believed to be integral to learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people who regularly consume unhealthy foods such as sweet drinks, salty snacks and processed meats.

Govt-appointed panel recommends ban on junk food sale near schools

To deal with increasing obesity among children, a government-appointed committee has suggested a slew of measures including ban on sale of junk food in and around schools.