Continental breakfast : what to choose from the spread ?

As they say that one should “Eat breakfast like a king”, the huge spread of a continental breakfast surely makes us feel like one. Most hotels offer free continental breakfast with the room bookings as it is a very attractive proposition for guests. Since breakfast is the first meal of the day after almost 8-10…

Unplanned meals are often Unhealthy!?

You just came back from a hard day at work and you are super hungry . You may be too tired to cook and desperately look for something quick and easy to prepare and eat. Often we settle for some rice and dal or even simpler- the 2 minute noodles or worse- a takeaway meals….

Probiotic effect of Indian fermented foods

Since ancient times, a variety of fermented foods have been consumed by humans. Fermentation is a very old and economical method of food preparation and preservation. Traditional Indian fermented foods such as dahi and idli have been described as early as 700BC. Fermentation helps to enhance flavour (by causing slight souring), improve digestibility and enhance…

Depression linked to higher consumption of refined and added sugar

By year 2020, depression is posed to be the second-leading cause of disability and decreased quality of life after heart disease Worldwide. In India, prevalence of depression is around 8 in one thousand and urban population is twice more likely to suffer from depression than rural. In the modern day, depression can be caused by…

DHA & EPA – Omega 3 fatty acids as the panacea for all illnesses

In our last blog , we discussed the origin of omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA. We have suggested that it is undoubtedly one of the most vital nutrients to be included in daily diet. DHA has a positive effect on diseases such as hypertension, arthritis, atherosclerosis, depression, adult-onset diabetes mellitus, myocardial infarction, thrombosis,…

DHA from Algae or fish : sources of valuable omega 3 fatty acids

Heard about DHA fortified infant formulas or DHA for the developing toddler’s brain? DHA seems like an alien term although most of us are quite familiar with Omega 3.Well, DHA is a type of omega 3 fatty acid, so often these terms are used interchangeably. What we want to highlight today is the fact that…

Frozen food facts – All is not lost

All of us have some reservations about using frozen foods and quite rightly the fresh and juicy fruits and vegetables are irreplaceable. Only that busy and cost-conscious consumer can benefit somewhat from availability of frozen and canned foods. Like canned foods, frozen foods have a long shelf-life and are provided in a ready-to-eat form easy…

Nutritive value of canned fruits and vegetables

To ‘can’ or not to can …is the big question. Canned foods are available in plenty across the world but are more common in the Western countries where people depend largely on all kinds of ready-to-eat options. In India, not many households stock-up canned fruits and vegetables, only canned corn or pineapples are most popular….

Why should we choose organic?

In our previous blog, we understood that organic is not nutritionally better than the non-organic. But, many health professionals and fitness experts are recommending organic food products. There is more than one reason to go organic today..

The verdict on organic foods?

Organic foods are those that are  grown or processed with use of all natural methods and techniques and minimal harm to the ecosystem. Well, this is what it is supposed to be; but we are not sure how many so-called organic foods are truly organic. While we expect that all foods should be grown in…

Dengue and the papaya leaf connection

        Between 2006 and 2012 the National Vector Borne Diseases Control Program reported an annual average of 20,474 dengue cases and 132 deaths caused by dengue. In 2015, the number of dengue cases reported has doubled in India. The economic burden of treatment and hospitalization add to the agony of the average…