Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

Dietary supplements may be useless – or worse

Sir — Leading a healthy life is important. But popping vitamin pills incessantly will not help. Researchers at the Tufts University have revealed that taking dietary supplements does not ensure a lo...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 02.06.20

Zinc: An essential metal

Zinc is a metal, a mineral mined in many places all over the world, including India. The adult human body, when reduced to ash, is found to contain about two to three grams of zinc. During life, zinc ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Education  /  Published 14.10.19

Imposing a veg diet in schools will hamper nutrition

YESHealth benefitsA non-vegetarian diet includes meat, eggs and fish. It has several health benefits because this type of food is rich in protein and Vitamin B. Non-vegetarian food strengthens our mus...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 29.04.20

How poor diet can contribute to coronavirus risk

Of the many heartbreaking stories I’ve read or heard during this ghastly pandemic, one stands out as especially distressing, almost criminal. The headline, on Page 1 of The Times on April 12, read: ...
By Jane E. Brody/ NYTNS in New York

Health  /  Published 10.10.18

Grandmother knew best, says this nutritionist

Nutritionist Kavita Devgan has recently written Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits For a Fitter You. She believes there was inherent logic and intrinsic value in traditional Ind...
By Rushati Mukherjee in


Football  /  Published 03.08.19

Vegan Sunil Chhetri hungry for success

Diet is the most important part of a sportsperson’s life, especially if he is in his 30s. Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo — all these superstars who...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 23.06.19

Fake meat will save us

I plopped down in the sports bar Thursday to watch World Cup soccer and eat my first fake meat burger. I don’t mean to slight the surging U.S. women’s team, but the plant-based protein slab made ...
By Timothy Egan / New York Times News Service in

Health  /  Published 20.02.20

A non-diet that will land you in the Blue Zone

Life-changing strategies from US-based physician Michael Greger: 1. Three servings of beansGreger’s first tip is inspired by Blue Zones, places where people live to be over 100. Such people inclu...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.19

Look before you sip

Stay strongSir — It is interesting that the former South African opener, Herschelle Gibbs, feels that England and India are the two strong contenders for the World Cup. Their chances look good on pa...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 07.01.20

Lipid profile, decoded

Many people go for “master health check-ups” from which they receive detailed but puzzling results, especially as far as “lipid profile” is concerned. This report shows total cholesterol, trig...
By Dr Gita Mathai in


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