Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicNutrition

Topic: nutrition

Want to boost your child’s growth? Replace rice with millets, says India-led nutrition study

Study — led by Dr S. Anitha, senior scientist, nutrition, at ICRISAT — is a review and analysis of 8 previously published studies. It was published in the journal 'Nutrients' this month.

Anaemia, obesity on the rise in India as NFHS-5 reveals falling nutritional indicators

According to the official survey, India did hit a major demographic milestone with its total fertility rate falling to 2.0. This means the population is set to stabilise.

‘Health’ drinks for diabetes care in India have more chemical than essential nutrients

Many Indians buy ‘sugar free’ health drinks in the hope that they will be able to regulate their blood glucose and gain essential nutrients and energy. But does it happen?

‘Unscientific methodology’ — Modi govt on India’s ‘shocking’ rank in Global Hunger Index

Reacting to India's 101st rank, the Centre said the publishing agencies haven't done their due diligence & disregard govt's efforts to ensure food security of everyone during Covid.

Hunger Index latest reminder. India should fight malnutrition with more animal-sourced food

Feeding children any animal-sourced food is linked with 11% reduction in stunting; feeding them both meat and dairy with a 16% reduction in underweight.

Govts can think big and act fast on urgent issues. But it won’t work until they start small

The failure of governments to find multilateral solutions to global problems means that significant challenges are being neglected.

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.

3rd Covid wave fears should make Indians cut down on sugar, salt and alcohol

A single food or supplement won't boost your immunity overnight. A whole foods-based nutritious diet is crucial to maintaining optimal function of immune system.

Mustard oil is good for kitchen but no clean chit yet on whether it’s good for heart

Mustard oil is believed to be cardio protective due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids. But studies show its beneficial aspect is controversial.

Read before you eat – What nutrition and ingredient labels are telling you about ‘healthy’ food

Learning to read nutrition and ingredient labels helps you build awareness to see through marketing gimmicks by FMCG companies.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

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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