10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bay

It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, good nutrition should be a part of your study plan because it’s going to help you ace those tests

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bayWhen you’re studying for finals, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, actually, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it’s going to help […]

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

New research says though causes obesity are not fully understood, stress may have a part to play. Also, genes may explain why some people are obese and healthy, while others develop diabetes and heart disease

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stressDoes stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]

Are probiotic foods a waste of time?

Are you stocking the pond but starving the fish? When it comes to a healthy gut, prebiotics may be way more important than probiotics

Are probiotic foods a waste of time?Probiotic foods and supplements are among the fastest growing sectors in the health food marketplace, thanks to an explosion of popular and scientific interest in the “microbiome.” It’s clear that the bacteria that live in and on our bodies have an enormous impact on our health—one that we are only just beginning to explore. But […]

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 […]

Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the secret to healthy living

The renowned chef, who has been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri Award, launches his signature restaurant in Mumbai. Here’s a quick Q&A with Sanjeev Kapoor

Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor reveals the secret to healthy livingFood is the basic need of life and nutritious food is the key to healthy life, and who better than renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor to vouch for it? The celebrity chef popularised healthy cooking in every Indian household with his cooking show, Khana Khazana. For his culinary contributions for over two decades now, Sanjeev has […]

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart disease

Meal timing and frequency have been linked to heart disease and stroke risk factors, which include high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose levels, as well as obesity, insulin resistance, and insulin sensitivity

Eating your meals on time everyday helps against heart diseaseThe new statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) provides an overview of current scientific evidence suggesting that when and how often individuals eat may affect their risk factors for heart attack and stroke, as well as other cardiac and blood vessel conditions. Research has shown that adult behavioural patterns of eating meals and snacks […]

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?

The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of course they are not — two portions of food that take up the same space could have different calorie counts

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?When people talk about dieting and healthy eating, they usually talk about calories: how many you should have in one day, or with each meal, or for every hour of exercise. But what are calories really? The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of […]

Pros and cons of probiotic food

Nutritionists say while probiotic foods are good for your body, consuming it in excess can cause equal harm

Pros and cons of probiotic foodIn recent times, curiosity around probiotics food has increased tremendously. Probiotic foods play an important role in supplementing good bacteria in the body. Probiotic means ‘for life’ and these foods help boost immunity. Dr Usha Kiran Sisodia, a clinical nutritionist, said, “There are two types of bacteria, good and bad. Probiotics are good bacteria, which […]

Did you know, colour of food helps our brain decide what not to eat?

Our visual system is evolved to easily identify nutritious food. Redder an unprocessed food is, the more likely it is to be nutritious, while green foods tend to be low in calories

Did you know, colour of food helps our brain decide what not to eat?Red means “Green light, go for it!” Green means: “hmm, better not!” Like an upside down traffic light in our brain, color helps us decide whether or not to eat something. This, according to a study at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste and recently published in the journal Scientific Reports stating […]

Foods that can ease your arthritis pain

Foods that can ease your arthritis painAny kind of pain or disorder affecting the joints is usually referred to as arthritis. There are over 100 types of arthritis. The general treatment for arthritis may include resting the joints and alternating between applying ice and heat. Weight loss and exercise may also be useful. However, one of the easiest ways to ease […]
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