FSSAI busts myth about ‘plastic eggs,’ issues guidance note

Many people from the different parts of the country have written to Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) about the presence of plastic eggs in the market. The FSSAI, in this regard, has issued a guidance note dispelling the myth about ‘plastic eggs’

FSSAI busts myth about ‘plastic eggs,’ issues guidance noteIn the past few months, many people have raised their concern over the issue of quality of the eggs in the market. Moreover, people have also shared concerns regarding the presence of fake or plastic eggs. People from different parts of the country have written to the Food Safety and Standards Association of India (FSSAI) […]

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleep

Sleep expert Sammy Margo shares five foods you should eat to rest well. She also reveals what never to have before sleeping, including alcohol

These 5 foods will always help you get a sound sleepInsomnia affects roughly one in three people, while most adults struggle to get a full eight hours every night. The reason for our restless nights could be the foods and drinks we’re having just before we go to bed, according to a sleep expert. Sammy Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide, has revealed the […]

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?

A recent study concluded that pizza consumption among kids and adolescents was associated with higher daily calorie intake, saturated fat and sodium. It also found that pizza eaten as a snack or from fast-food restaurants had greatest negative impact on calorie intake

Pizza: Nutritionally decent or diet disaster?Yes, pizza is healthy, yet it isn’t. You pizza can turn from nutritionally decent to diet disaster and it all depends on the type of crust, amount of cheese and toppings used. Healthy pizzas can deliver a good amount of sodium from tomato sauce and cheese, which means if you are watching your salt intake, […]

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoon

Rainy season is accompanied with number of health problems. There is spike in incidences of water and food borne diseases in monsoon. You can keep yourself healthy by eating the right kind of food; hence, you need to be very particular about your food choices

Foods to eat and avoid during monsoonFoods to eat Drink plenty of water (10-12 glasses each day) to avoid dehydration, as the water intake reduces due to cold weather. Importantly, switch to boiled or filtered water. Include seasonal fruits like pear, pomegranate, apple, banana, pineapple, as they are rich in antioxidants and boost your immunity to fight off infections Drink herbal […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’

Today, Indian Medical Association (IMA) doctors from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand against an archaic colonial era rule which requires doctors to taste the test and test the food being served to VIP and VVIP during their visit to a place. My Medical Mantra spoke to senior doctors to know about their take on this vexing issue

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: ‘Not a doctor’s place to be a food taster’They have written a letter, voicing their displeasure over this practice to the Madhya Pradesh government and union government. The purpose behind this rule was to make sure that the food was not contaminated or poisoned, but today it is needless and demeaning to doctors. In a show of solidarity, the Maharashtra Association of Resident […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MP

Doctors from Gwalior had written a letter to Madhya Pradesh and union government making their stand clear that they will not eat or taste food meant for the VVIPS. Now these sentiments have been echoed by the doctors associations from different parts of the country, including the Indian Medical Association in Delhi

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Doctors associations lend their support to IMA doctors in MPDoctors from the Indian Medical Association, Madhya Pradesh have taken a stand and refused to be guinea pigs for VVIPs and VIPs. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), the Maharashtra Association of Gazetted Medical Officers (MAGMO) and Federation of all India Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) have all lent their support of the doctors from […]

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs

The doctors have refused to play guinea pigs to the VVIPs and the VIPs. Expressing their displeasure, the doctors from the Indian Medical association, Madhya Pradesh, have written a letter to the Madhya Pradesh government and the union government. They have made it clear to the government, that henceforth, the doctors will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIPs

#DoctorsNotGuineaPigs: Gwalior doctors refuse to play guinea pigs to VVIPs“We are doctors; we will not eat and certify the food meant for the VVIP-VIPs (Very Important Person). Why do doctors always need to eat and certify the food? We will not do this,” states a letter written by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Madhya Pradesh. Fed up with a 200-year-old colonial rule, the doctors have […]

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your food

Humans develop a set of teeth from an early age, for a good reason. We are supposed to chew and swallow our food. Many robust defences are built into this process. These days millions of people all over the world, consume smoothies for better health. Every year, few of them lose their life in unforeseen circumstances due to toxicity developed in certain juices

Here’s why it is important to eat and not drink your foodRecently, cases of people who died due to consuming bottle gourd (dudhi/lauki) juice have been reported in the country. The juice that they consumed, unfortunately, was bitter due to excess content of cucurbitacin. This is a natural toxin produced by the cucumber family of vegetables. Its bitterness is a warning sign to avoid it. What […]

Scientists reveal the real reason behind why people feel ‘hangry’

What makes someone go from simply being hungry to full-on ‘hangry’? More than just a simple drop in blood sugar, this combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues, according to research published by the American Psychological Association

Scientists reveal the real reason behind why people feel ‘hangry’There’s a difference between being hungry—a feeling we all get between meals – and being ‘hangry’. If you get hangry, you probably already know it: your hunger pangs put you in a very bad mood that you (and your family and friends) have a hard time ignoring. But is being hangry a real thing, or […]

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of choking

An Australian blogger recently posted a photo on Facebook that apparently shows an X-ray of a grape lodged in a child's airway. She says she shared the image to raise awareness of the choking dangers of certain foods such as grapes, due to the size of a child’s airway

Choking hazard: Avoid giving your kids these foods to prevent risk of chokingChoking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. While plenty of toys come with choking hazard warnings, foods such as grapes, nuts, and candy don’t – even though food is the most common cause of choking accidents among young children. “The diameter of a child’s airway is about equal […]
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