Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicDiet

Topic: Diet

Are you sleeping less than usual? The answer may be in your meal plan

Though research is scanty on nutrition-sleep connection, there is well-documented evidence that certain foods and drinks can improve sleep quality.

Indians are Vitamin D deficient. And no, it can’t be fixed by diet alone

Vitamin D deficiency is a public health problem.

Food combining ‘ayurvedic’ taboos are back as fad. It’s ok to mix fruits with vegetables

Popular tips on ‘food combining’ are floating on social media and are followed by many. But are we ready to look into the evidence?

Why keto diet does not restrict tumour growth & an ancient predator is now a timid herbivore

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Ditch western food for Mediterranean to keep your gut happy. It’s a hub for your immunity

Keeping your tummy happy is extremely important for a well-functioning immune system. A diverse range of natural diets can help with that.

Grazing, gorging or skipping — This is what’s better for weight loss

Alongside eating frequency, another factor that might affect your weight is the time of day that you eat.

A diet consisting mainly of fruit is bad for you

Some fruitarians claim that ‘going raw’ has marked benefits including curing cancer and eliminating bloating and body odour. There is no robust evidence to back these claims.

How can Indians live longer? We need the Blue Zone diet

An average Indian diet is unhealthy. Even rich Indians don’t eat right.

Millet dosa or Millet biryani? Read the fine print on the food fad of the future

Millets provide a slow supply of energy throughout the day, increase the feeling of being full, decrease cholesterol, and lower the risk of colon cancer.

In India’s booming junk food market, there is little room for nutrition

Nestle recently acknowledged that over 60% of its food and beverage products are unhealthy. Studies have also found a link between decreased vitamin D level and frequent consumption of instant noodles.

On Camera

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Neeraj Chopra won Gold at Tokyo Olympics in 2021 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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