In an attempt to reduce obesity, restaurants and other public places in France have been banned from serving up unlimited sugary beverages. All public eateries, from fast-food joints to school canteens, are affected by this new law. It is now illegal to sell unlimited sugary beverages or even offer them unlimited for free. Continue reading
Patanjali Ayurved’s amla juice was suspended by the canteen stores department (CSD) which is the retailing platform for India’s defence forces, after a test report from laboratory on the product. Continue reading
Cadbury Bournvita Badam is a popular flavoured drink sold as a health promoting beverage by Cadbury Ltd.
“Health” drinks in India like Bournvita claim to provide nutrition and energy, but they end up giving us much of the energy in the form of empty calories primarily from simple starches and sugar which are not a healthy choice for children and adults alike who have an obesity problem or proclivity to metabolic syndrome. Continue reading
Tropicana Guava is a beverage from Pepsico and is a ready to serve fruit beverage and not ‘Fruit Juice’.
It consists of 22% of concentrated Guava pulp and a high amount of added sugar of 15 gm sugar per 100 ml of the drink which is high and unsafe for diabetics and those with lifestyle diseases.
It has an added flavour in it to mask the effects of processing and to give it a flavour profile close to fresh Guava juice. Continue reading
Resorcinol is a white crystal-line compound with a weak odour and a bittersweet taste. Resorcinol can be regarded as a phenol derivative. It is used in the manufacture of chemicals like hexylresorcinol, p-amino-salicylic acid, and light screening agents.
It is used in the manufacture of hair dyes, pharmaceuticals, flame retardants, agricultural chemicals, fungicidal creams and lotions, explosive primers, antioxidants etc.,
A total of 150 tonnes of resorcinol was used in oxidative hair dyes by the cosmetics industry in the year 2000. Resorcinol is used in skin creams for conditions such as acne, seborrhoeic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, corns, and warts. Continue reading