Agarbattis are an integral part of worship in Hindu rituals. They are used to to signify spirituality and peace and prosperity. It may appear that the Agarbatti smoke may be calming you down but in reality it could be be harming you more than a cigarette! Continue reading
Lattes got a sprinkle of glitter dust in early November 2017, when reports emerged about shiny gold and holographic-looking “diamond cappuccinos” made at Coffee by Di Bella in Mumbai.
Looking like latte art made with a melted disco ball, these highly instagrammable coffee creations prove that it may be wise to leave the coffee alone. These glitter lattes have spread like wildfire to U.S. cafes from Bellevue, Washington to Sarasota, Florida. Continue reading
Havmor Chocolate Chips Ice cream is made from milk solids, cocoa solids, and does not contain added vegetable oil or “vegetable fats”.
It contains 11.9 gm of added sugar in a 100 ml pack which is high and not recommended for diabetics and those with high blood sugar. In India, ice creams are typically not eaten in very large quantities,so even though Ice creams such as this one tend to have quite a bit of sugar, we do not see it as a major problem in a diet that is otherwise low on sugar. Continue reading
After research and studies indicated that India’s poultry and meat products were unhealthy because of the high use of antibiotics, the health ministry has finally proposed to limit the maximum amount of antibiotics that can be used in meat and meat products to ensure that antibiotic residue in food from animals does not threaten human health. Continue reading
Ashirwaad Rajma (red kidney beans) Masala is a popular readymade food product.
Ready to eat meals like these generally contain high amount of salt.
The product also contains an unspecified vegetable oil in it, most vegetable oils contain high amounts of biologically active fats called Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Excess polyunsaturated fats may react with oxygen and oxidised Omega-6 fats can damage body functions and perhaps even vital structures like DNA. In addition, consumers need clear information about the type of vegetable oil used, so that they can take action to maintain a healthy balance between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid consumption. Continue reading