Street food is popular in our country and there are clusters of shops selling street food in different parts of India. Unfortunately, eating street food can lead to serious health conditions, says Dr MP Sharma, chairman, gastroenterology, Rockland Hospital. He said, “Eating contaminated food or water can lead to diarrhoea, typhoid fever, viral hepatitis or even cholera. We frequently get patients who get sick after eating street food or drinking contaminated water.” Continue reading
The fruits and veggies you buy from the market are not as safe as you think but are loaded with toxic pesticides which the farmer has added to protect his crops and also increase yield. Continue reading
For most people the worst thing about a long-haul flight is, the food! Meals on airlines are stomach churning because they are either overcooked or stale. Chef Gordon Ramsay recently revealed that he worked on planes for 10 years and never eats meals on planes because he knows where the food’s been and where it goes, and how long it took before it got on board. Continue reading
At a recently held meeting on the adulteration of milk and milk products with the state cooperative milk federations, National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Food Safety and Standards Authority and state Food Safety Department representatives, Ministers of State for Agriculture Parshottam Rupala and Gajendra Singh Shekhawat advised food commissioners of states and chief secretaries on identifying those who indulge in milk adulteration as a profession. Continue reading
The celebrity industry has long inspired millions of people towards size zeros, entailing fad diets and weird foods. Weight loss products have flooded the market and have gotten people hooked by using celebrity endorsements and Bollywood and Hollywood connections.
But having these weight loss pills just because a celebrity endorses them may actually harm the health of people more than doing them good. Since many diet pills are not regulated by the food regulator it’s more difficult to determine what their side effects could actually be. These unregulated pills land hundreds of thousands of people every year in the hospital because the pills made them very sick. Continue reading