‘Healthy’ foods and drinks that are actually bad

Freshly squeezed orange juice and vitamin c tablets with oranges over bamboo background.

These foods and drinks may seem healthy, but might be stopping you from finally dropping that last little bit of weight before holiday party season goes into full swing.   Coconut oil: Coconut oil is definitely the oil of the moment among her clients, says Miller. But, she warns it’s a saturated fat and the “jury’s still out on its ...

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(Foodie Trail-Delhi: Nando’s, where chicken couldn’t get any better

Carrot cake

Whenever we think of having chicken, it is always a soft, succulent piece of juicy goodness that makes you want more and more each time. This is exactly what is offered by a globally recognised outlet, known for its excellent chicken preparations and located in the heart of the metropolis. Founded in South Africa in 1987, Nando’s opened its doors ...

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Foodie Trail-Guwahati: ‘Kasturi’ Dhakai Bengali cuisine

Ghea Bhaja Luchi, Cholar Dal, Lamba Bagun Bhaja

With a large Bengali population in all the towns in Assam and other parts of the northeast, there is hardly any dearth of Bengali food in the region. Most of the towns in Assam and other states in the region have several restaurants of different sizes and scales serving Bengali cuisine. Dhakai Bengali cuisine, the quintessential recipes of East Bengal, ...

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WHO expert: Chicken resistant to avian flu will emerge


Genetic engineering in the near future will create hens which are resistant to avian flu, eminent American virologist Robert G. Webster, a WHO expert on influenza, said here on Wednesday. Webster, a professor at the Division of Virology, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, US, was delivering a lecture on “The Influenza Virus Enigma” at ...

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Breathe slowly to smell food better, shows 3D model

Do you wonder how your body directs the smell of food into the nasal cavity and not in the other direction – into the lungs? The answer lies in a 3D-printed model of the human airway from nostril to trachea. The model developed by a team of engineers from Pennsylvania State University shows that the shape of the airway preferentially ...

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Chef Vikas Khanna cooks up new storybook ‘The Milk Moustache’ for kids


Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna has served up his second storybook for children, in the form of “The Milk Moustache”, a tale of goodwill and friendship. Khanna partnered with Domino’s Pizza to launch the book on Children’s Day. The book’s story is about children of the village who one day refuse to drink milk, which makes Kali the cow very sad. ...

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New study: Vanilla yoghurt makes us feel good


Eating vanilla yoghurts with lower fat content gives people a stronger positive emotional response, says a new study. “We were surprised to find that by measuring emotions, we could get information about products independent from whether people like them,” said lead author Jozina Mojet from Food & Biobased Research, Wageningen University in the Netherlands. The researchers used a new method ...

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Grilled or barbecued meat impact kidney cancer risk


If you love pan-fried, grilled or barbecued meat read this carefully as meat that is cooked at high temperatures or over an open flame may impact kidney cancer risk, researchers warn. The risk is high in individuals with certain genetic variants who are more susceptible to the harmful effects of cancer-causing chemicals that are produced when meat is cooked at ...

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