‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away’ is an age old saying which still holds true, because Apples are full of dietary fibre, curb food cravings, and contain antioxidants called flavonoids which helps in preventing chronic diseases.
But do you know that wax is applied on apples to make them look fresh and shiny? Those shiny looking apples are not fresh, but are coated with a layer of wax to make them look enticing. Read more ›
According to the annual audit report by India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), it was found that food was contaminated and the packaged food and bottled items were had past the expiry date. It further added that the food was stored openly and attracted flies, rats and cockroaches. Read more ›
Concerns were raised in the Lok Sabha over reports that plastic eggs, rice and sugar were being sold in the country to which the central government said that till now there was no case detected but the states were on high alert. It also added that the FSSAI was aware of reports of plastic
It also added that the FSSAI was aware of reports of plastic eggs, and that the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) had alerted the Indian Government about plastic rice and sugar. Read more ›
India has the world’s second-highest number of obese children after China at 14.4 million, who are at high risk of childhood obesity related health problems.
In a survey of junk-food intake among adolescents in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, researchers found that in homes where the mother was educated and working, the junk food intake was much lower than that of homemakers. On the other hand, the intake of junk food increased with an increase in the father’s education and earning. Wealthier and more educated families may be imitating what they view as western consumption habits. Read more ›
Parle Krack Jack is one of India’s most popular sweet and salty tea time biscuits. It is known as a ‘light’, biscuit and consumed in large quantities in Indian households, but in a serving size of 13 gm of Parle Krack Jack there is 2.33 gm sugar which is quite high and combined with the other calories from simple starches in the product, will not keep you light in the long run!
Our readers should be made aware that sugar and simple carbohydrates are a source of instant energy which if not utilised quickly, will be stored as fat in the body. As a result of this an immediate side effect is a surge in insulin in the body and an increase in fat deposits.. This food is not recommended by us for anyone except in very small quantities, and should be avoided by diabetics and obese people. Read more ›
Plastics play an important part in food production, preparation and packaging. Most people use plastic cooking equipment, packaging, and also reheat the leftovers in plastic containers which give it that strange plastic taste, so much for convenience.
There are potentially harmful chemicals in plastics which are linked to prevalence of chronic illnesses in men according to an Australian research study. We are aware that plastic bits are getting into our food from containers. This process is called “leaching” or “migration.” In fact, the plastic chemical industry acknowledges that you cannot avoid this transfer and that all food packaging materials contain substances that can migrate into the food they contact. Read more ›
India’s food safety watchdog FSSAI will address the concerns raised by the industry on new standards for 8 categories of products, which include health supplements and nutraceuticals. Read more ›
The Commissioner of Food Safety in Kerala has issued an order prohibiting the storage, distribution, and sale of food packed in printed packaging including newspapers. This order says that this kind of wrapping may cause slow poisoning due to the chemical and microbiological contamination. Read more ›
Nutritionists, health organizations, and health conscious people have, for decades, been using calories, fatty food, and nutrient proportions as being the deciding factors of a healthy diet. However, research has shown us that a healthy diet is actually defined by the daily intake of natural and added sugar.
All the gym buffs and health freaks might be really surprised to know that their favorite brands of energy bars and ‘healthy’ fruit yogurts contain insane amounts of sugar. It’s the same with bread, bread-spreads, cheese, and condiments. Read more ›
Research conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the US, has concluded that no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt labeling on food packaging may make consumers confident that they are buying healthy food before they make the purchase, but in reality these claims are far from the truth.
What food many consumers perceive to be healthy and nutritious are actually far from it, and are instead making us unhealthy. Products with labeling which read “reduced fat” or “no sugar” may just be as fatty and sugary as products that come with no such labels. Read more ›