Could fruit and veg boost happiness?

Could fruit and veg boost happiness? (Mike Kemp/Getty Images) The reasons experts usually give for eating more fruit and vegetables tend to be about long-term health benefits, but piling on the produce may also improve wellbeing in the shorter term, researchers say. Based on national surveys in Australia, the study team linked increases in fruit […]

Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome

Rye bread intake can help ease irritable bowel syndrome (Katrin Ray Shumakov/Getty Images) The patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) will experience milder symptoms with regular intake of rye bread that is low in FODMAP (fermentable oligo- di- and mono-saccharides and polyols). In a new study, it has been revealed that the people, who ate […]

Cranberries can ‘juice up’ your immunity

Cranberries can ‘juice up’ your immunity (Getty Images) An old wives’ tale might be held up by modern science as a new study has found that cranberry juice is effective at preventing bacterial infections. A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has characterized the role of compounds in […]

Walnuts, soybean may prevent risk for diabetes

Walnuts, soybean may prevent risk for diabetes (Mar Portal del Pozo/Getty Images) Eating more unsaturated fats like walnuts and soybean in place of dietary carbohydrate can lower blood sugar level and improve in the prevention and management of type-2 diabetes, according to a new study. The study provides evidence for the effects of dietary fats […]

Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat

Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat (Akash D/Getty Images) Women with severe obesity often report an underlying drive to eat continually because their brain’s reward centres continue to respond to food cues even after they have eaten and are no longer hungry, a study says. The findings showed that obese study participants maintained […]

What your sugar cravings really mean

What your sugar cravings really mean (Getty Images) Sweet cravings are usually very hard to explain. From pondering over spreadsheets, power points, nappies, or whatever else has caught your fancy, your mind suddenly wanders in the direction of cookies, cupcakes, chocolates. And, depending on where you are, your body suddenly wanders towards a bakery, a […]

Not a ‘healthy’ idea to have chicken at roadside eateries

Your favourite chicken curry can be a source for food poisoning due to lack of hygiene at meat vendors.”At least 70% common gastroenterological infections may be associated with eating out. When we ask patients about what they ate last, the most common answer is non-vegetarian food at an eating joint,” shared Dr Abhijit Chandra, head […]

Top 10 foods that prevent breast cancer

Top 10 foods that prevent breast cancer (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has predicted that by 2020 the number of breast cancer cases will jump to an alarming figure and one in every eight women would run the risk of developing the disease in her lifetime. The Indian Council of Medical Research […]

Toxic bacteria found in seafood samples

The presence of E coli signifies the faecal sewage contamination in food and water. (Brian Macdonald/Getty Images) The septic waste is returning to our food. The latest indicator is the presence of toxigenic E coli in seafood samples collected from retail markets, fish farms and landing centres in Ernakulam district and neighbouring areas. The presence […]