Children wait for food in soup kitchens that provide free food on the streets to counteract the food crisis in May 2017 in Venezuela.
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Children in Venezuela are suffering from and dying of acute malnutrition at a staggering rate, according to a report from The New York Times published Sunday. The Times spoke to doctors at 21 public h...
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67% of the poultry farms tested used antimicrobials as growth boosters—despite a government ban.
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Before you rush out to happy hour, we have some very important information for you. All those half-off drinks you plan on imbibing come with a side of calories, and some of them more than others. Not...
It's time to stop turning to coconut oil to make your brownies healthier. Coconut oil, it turns out, is not the health food people think it is. This oil might be stocked on the shelves of your health...
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Of all the berries in the bunch, strawberries are a stand-out. Not only are they bigger than most other berries, but their bright red color and juicy flavor make them an easy favorite. (We should warn...
Another reason to not skip meal-times!
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Traditional taro pits can be used to grow nutritious vegetables for the entire household. Graham Lyons, Author provided Robert Edis; Geoff Dean, University of Tasmania, and Graham Lyons, University...
More than 100 people in a single region of Somalia died in just two days this past week because of a crippling drought that has left the country on the brink of famine. Somalia's prime minister, Hassa...
Grazing is when your child eats between designated mealtimes or sit-down snacks. There are many reasons why this might happen. Here are six reasons why I recommend avoiding allowing kids to graze betw...
By Dr. Neha Sanwalka* One of the most common concerns of parents is that their child eats a lot of high-calorie, fried or instant foods, along with sweets such as chocolates, ice-creams, and pastries...
Around 75-80 percent of Indian women have vitamin D deficiency.
No killing your soul this Diwali.
Porridge has been a staple part of the Indian breakfast table since time immemorial. While oat porridge is a western import, we have a large repertoire of both sweet and savoury porridges each with th...
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a metabolic condition that can lead to several complications, ranging from infertility to cancer of the endometrium. Here are the symptoms you should be aware of, as well as measures you should take.
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Feeding your child is such an emotional process. It’s what we want to do for them, to watch them grow and be healthy. Here are 10 things that helped us manage the tantrums along the way, along with a recipe that’s great for a quick and healthy calorie infusion.
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Disbelief prevailed in parts of India after a report in American media claimed that jackfruit tasted like pork. Like many good things outside her borders, America has come late to the jackfruit party,...
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In this day and age when so much information about food and nutrition is freely available, suddenly everyone is an expert. As a nutrition specialist, it often makes me laugh (and sometimes even cringe) to hear some of the myths which are perpetuated. Since the first step towards achieving your goals effectively is to differentiate the facts from misinterpreted and false claims, here are some tips to get you started.
If there is one thing that is a part of everyone's resolutions, New Year or otherwise, it is to be healthier and fitter. Regrettably, there is no miracle cure for this. The silver lining here is that a lifelong commitment to simple things will keep you in fairly good stead. On the occasion of World Health Day, I want to share with you 6 simple rules to eat healthy for a lifetime.
Every year brings with it its own trends for healthy eating. While 2015 welcomed the likes of bone broth and matcha everything, 2016 is sure to bring in some healthy deliciousness too. In anticipation to see how it all pans out, here are a few of my personal predictions for healthy eating trends in the coming year:
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Now that the festive lights have been packed away, it's time for a reality check. It's time to bid adieu to copious quantities of sugar and fats and welcome some real food in our lives. Your body wants to get back to normal and is probably screaming for a cleanse. Below are some simple steps you can use to get back on track. The best part is that you can use these clean eating habits any time of year.
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It's almost time to bid farewell to this year. It's time for a reality check! Did you stick to the health resolutions you made last year? Kudos to you if you did! But don't lose heart if you fell off the wagon. The following lifestyle tips will ensure that you have a happy, healthy, stress-free and successful life for years to come.
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In the last couple of years, the term "superfood" has gained increasing amounts of popularity. Trendy products like acai, wheatgrass, kefir and goji berries promise health, wellness and extreme weight loss. Consequently, companies bank on these exaggerated claims by slapping on a hefty price tag. So before you shell out your hard-earned cash on trendy overpriced foods, go back to the basics and stock up on ingredients that tend to be overlooked despite their impressive nutritional content.
A whopping 66.11 per cent of children possess "abnormal levels of sugar" in their body, found a pan-India survey. Of the 17,000 children screened over a period of three years, a total of 51.76 per cen...
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This episode of The Intersection investigates the evolution of army food in India since the Second World War, and finds out how food research and science have come together to create a nutritious diet that takes into consideration operational logistics as well as food preferences and habits.
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Pregnancy can be an uncomfortable business. There is a litany of conditions you can develop before your child is born - most merely troublesome, but some, dangerous. If you know what to watch for, and how to address it, you can have a much more relaxed and comfortable nine months.
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The only fool-proof way to a healthy diet seems to be buying a piece of land, growing our own vegetables and dedicating our lives to eating well. Most of us have other goals, but that doesn't mean we're not concerned with a healthy diet for our families. We know that the deluge of information can be daunting, so we've compiled a handy list of five changes you can make today toward a healthy diet.
A recent Cornell study has identified a sector where the returns to investments for every USD1 spent in India can be USD134. Unfortunately, this sector isn't tracking its spending regularly; the most recent data on its performance was recently released a decade after the previous round of data collection. The sector in this case is nutrition. With 1-7 September observed as National Nutrition Week, it is time we gave some serious thought to making some changes.
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The world seems to be divided into two camps: those who strongly advocate the health benefits of milk and assert that it's an essential part of the human diet; and the other side, which vehemently disagrees, claiming that milk has no nutritional value whatsoever and does more harm than good.
If you're on the fence - or just wondering what the big deal is about that innocent glass of white liquid - keep reading.
India is currently reeling under a terrible heat-wave, as you may have read. With reports saying that the monsoon is likely to be somewhat delayed this year, we all need to find a way to keep ourselve...