Health Benefits of Sweet potatoes

Sep 14, 2017 0

Sweet potato is a root vegetable with origin in the South America; from there it spread to Polynesia, Australia, Hawaii and thence to the rest of the world. It is called yam in some parts of the world although the real yam and sweet potato are quite different. Sweet potato is also different from the common potato (Irish potato) though slightly related. ...

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Health Benefits of Irish (white) potatoes

Sep 13, 2017 0

Irish potato is a starch tuberous plant whose origin is traced to Southern Peru in South America. From there it was taken several centuries ago by explorers like Christopher Columbus and his gang to Europe. From Europe it was taken to North America and Asia by immigrants/travellers. Today Irish potato is eaten all over the world; the five biggest producers of Irish potato are China, India, Russia, Ukraine and United States of America. ...

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India: Food safety at risk due to egg contamination- says study

Sep 12, 2017 0

New Delhi: Eggs are considered to be the most common breakfast item in every household across the globe, barring pure vegetarians and vegans, of course. In any way and in any form, eggs can be touted as your daily dose of health. Poached, fried, boiled or scrambled – eggs form a wholesome part of a person’s diet. In India, however, there may be a high risk of egg contamination that’s making them unfit for consumption. Poor rearing practices and lack of technical know-how in Indian poultry farms may lead to contamination of eggs, a research has suggested. As per the study, there are chances that they could be using contaminated feeds or using feed ingredients without any knowledge of their nutritive value which can effect egg production. Also unhygienic rearing practices and lack of quality control measures can easily lead to egg contamination. ...

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Prevention of Food Poisoning.

Sep 12, 2017 0

Food poisoning is an illness which arises from eating contaminated food including un-boiled milk. It is characterised by a feeling of being unwell, vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pains, cramp and occasionally fever. The condition is more used to describe the illness referred to above when the food consumption is at community gatherings such as parties, marriages etc. However it can also from eating in hotels or when contaminated food is sold inadvertently to people through stores /groceries/supermarkets. Period of onset after consumption of the contaminated food varies from 1 hour t0 28 days; depending on the organism involved. Food poisoning is usually due to germs such as bacteria, virus or parasites. The commonest germs are staphylococcus, clostridium, salmonella, shigella, E. Coli and noro-virus. The illness is caused by the toxins produced by the germs either outside or inside our body, this determines how quickly the illness starts. The food can be contaminated during growth, production, processing, shipping and preparation; this preparation can include slaughtering of the animal, cutting into small parts... ...

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Suffered Severe Diarrhoea for 2 Weeks- First lady Grace

Sep 11, 2017 0

President Robert Mugabe once asked for Defence Minister, Sydney Sekeramayi to his “deathbed” as he feared he could succumb to a food poisoning induced diarrhoea attack which condemned him to his bed for two weeks. This was revealed Saturday by the First Lady, Grace Mugabe while trying to distance the first couple from food poisoning claims which saw Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa airlifted to South Africa for a week-long treatment last month. ...

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UK: Obesity crisis-Public ‘tricked’ into buying unhealthy food-health experts

Sep 7, 2017 0

The UK’s obesity crisis is being fuelled by businesses pushing unhealthy food and larger portions on shoppers, according to health experts. The Royal Society for Public Health warned consumers were being tricked by a marketing ploy known as upwelling. The tactic involves shops, cafes and restaurants encouraging customers to upgrade to larger meals and drinks or adding high-calorie toppings and sides. A poll suggested eight in 10 people experienced it every week. the most common upsells to be taken included larger coffees, bigger meals, sweets and chocolates and extra sides such as onion rings and chips. ...

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India: Sugarcane component may alleviate stress, help you sleep well 

Sep 7, 2017 0

Scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher, have found that an active component found in sugarcane and other natural products may alleviate stress and help you get a sound sleep. Currently, available sleeping pills do not address stress component and often have severe side effects. Sleep loss is associated with certain other diseases including obesity, cardiovascular diseases, depression, anxiety, mania deficits etc. Researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan found that octacosanol reduces stress and restores stress-affected sleep back to normal. ...

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 Excess of red meat, poultry can elevate diabetes risk-study warns

Sep 7, 2017 0

Diabetes is considered to be a silent killer by medical professionals across the world. Even a single symptom reflecting the onset of the disease is a cause for concern. It is a disease that could be hereditary and can also develop due to an unhealthy lifestyle. There are many medically prescribed ways and means to ensure prevention from developing what doctors have labeled a ‘silent killer’ and those who are at immediate risk, are often advised diet control. ...

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