Why eating whole grains may be much healthier
Why eating whole grains may be much healthier


LONDON: Regularly consuming whole grain foods such as barley, brown rice, millet, oatmeal and rye may help lose weight as well as decrease the risk of heart disease and diabetes, a study has claimed. The findings showed that study participants who ate whole grains had less inflammation, particularly in overweight people, which increases the risk

Why we can't stop eating junk food decoded Why we can’t stop eating junk food decoded

BERLIN: Foods that are rich in both fats and carbohydrates have a particularly strong influence on our brain’s reward system, say scientists who explain why we cannot keep our hands off unhealthy junk foods like french fries and candy bars. Both fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods activate the reward system in the brain, albeit via different signalling

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at 61 Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at 61

New York – Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61. CNN confirmed Bourdain’s death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide. Bourdain was in France working on an

Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6 Agitating farmers to call off stir on June 6

Ludhiana – The farmers of Punjab, whose agitation entered the fourth day on Monday, have decided to call off their stir on June 6, even as the protest would continue in other states. The decision was taken in a meeting of leaders of different farmers’ organisations here on Monday. The meeting, presided by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Rajewal)

CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers' protest remarks CM hits out at Union Minister over farmers’ protest remarks

Chandigarh – Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday dubbed Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh’s controversial remarks about the ongoing farmers agitation “bizzare”. “It is not the protest which is bizarre, but the union minister’s statement,” Amarinder Singh said.He said that the Union minister’s statement on Saturday that the protest by farmers was

Farmers' agitation enters second day; vegetable prices soar
Farmers’ agitation enters second day; vegetable prices soar

NEW DELHI: Retail prices of vegetables shot up in some cities and fresh supply of farm produce was hit as the farmers’ agitation entered the second day on Saturday with a Left-affiliated body saying the stir would intensify from June 5. Agitating farmers stopped supply of vegetables, fruits, milk and other items to various cities. Though the

Now vegetarians can find Vitamin B12 in plants too
Now vegetarians can find Vitamin B12 in plants too

LONDON: If you are a hardcore vegetarian but deficient in Vitamin B12, then there is a good news for you as scientists have discovered ways to increase the levels of Vitamin B12 in an ayurveda herb used in making soups and sandwiches. Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential dietary component found especially in

Sukhbir, Harsimrat thank PM, Amit Shah for GST waiver on langar
Sukhbir, Harsimrat thank PM, Amit Shah for GST waiver on langar

Chandigarh – The SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP president Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the decision to grant exemption on GST on purchases for langar in gurdwaras and other religious shrines in the country. The decision will

Restaurant music can influence what people order
Restaurant music can influence what people order

WASHINGTON: Ambient music in restaurants can influence what food people choose, say scientists including one of Indian origin who have found that louder environments inspire diners to crave greasy cheeseburgers and fries instead of making healthier choices like salads. Volume is proven to directly impact heart rate and arousal. Softer music has a calming effect,

Popular vitamin mineral pills provide no health benefit
Popular vitamin mineral pills provide no health benefit

TORONTO: The most commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements provide no consistent health benefit or harm, a study has found. Researchers from the St Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of existing data and single randomised control trials published in English from January 2012 to October 2017.They found

Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling
Drinking too much water may cause brain swelling

TORONTO: Drinking too much water can cause excess fluid accumulation, leading to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a lifethreatening condition that can result in brain swelling, scientists warn. A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC) in Canada uncovered a key piece to the puzzle of

Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels
Late night meals can increase weight, cholesterol levels

NEW YORK: Eating late at night could cause several health problems including weight gain and increase in insulin and cholesterol levels, show the initial results of an ongoing study. The findings suggest that eating the last meal of the day before 7 p.m. could help you stay in better health. “We know from our sleep loss

Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos
Punjab issues notices to companies to cancel tenders of wheat silos

Chandigarh(Narinder Jagga): The Punjab Government suffered a setback as the Centre Government has rejected its silos project for storing wheat. 32 steel silos had been approved while three have been completed with the cost of crore of rupees by the private companies and these two are functional, but other could not completed in stipulated time.

Toothpaste ingredients may combat severe lung disease
Toothpaste ingredients may combat severe lung disease

WASHINGTON: A common antibacterial substance found in toothpaste may combat life-threatening diseases such as cystic fibrosis, when combined with an already approved drug, a study has found. Researchers at Michigan State University in the US have found that when triclosan, a substance that reduces or prevents bacteria from growing, is combined with antibiotic tobramycin, it

Eating fruits, vegetables secret to looking good for skin
Eating fruits, vegetables secret to looking good for skin

SYDNEY: Eating enough fruit and vegetables could be the secret to looking good and having attractive skin, according to a study released on Friday by Australian researchers. The researchers at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, investigated how young Australians viewed faces in terms of attractiveness, by being able to adjust settings to create

Drinking coffee may boost productivity at meetings
Drinking coffee may boost productivity at meetings

LOS ANGELES:Drinking coffee during meetings can lead to a more focussed group discussion, boost involvement and leave members feeling better about everyone’s participation, according to scientists including those of Indian origin. Decades of coffee research have explored its effects on the individual, but the study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, is the first on the

Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach
Suffering from osteoarthritis? Have fish oil, spinach

LONDON: Consuming one gram of fish oil every day and including spinach in the diet could help reduce the pain of patients with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis that generally affects the hands, hips and knees. In the study published in the journal Rheumatology, the researchers examined the link between diet and the effective self-management

Make your evening snack delicious, healthy
Make your evening snack delicious, healthy

In today’s fast-paced world and lifestyle, snacking has become an integral part of the daily diet. But most snacks consumed today skew toward prepackaged and processed foods, that only add calories, but very little of anything else hence it is important to provide healthy yet tasty alternatives that is changing the quick snack culture in India.

Taking Vitamin B6 could help you recall dreams
Taking Vitamin B6 could help you recall dreams

SYDNEY: If you want to remember your dreams, taking vitamin B6 supplements before going to bed may help, suggests new research from University of Adelaide in Australia. “Our results show that taking vitamin B6 improved people’s ability to recall dreams compared to a placebo,” said study co-author Denholm Aspy from the University’s School of Psychology.The

Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption
Western diets may improve fat digestion, absorption

WASHINGTON:Western diets, high in fat and simple sugar, may promote the growth of bacteria in the small intestine that increase fat digestion and absorption, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Cell Host and Microbe, determined if microbes were required for digestion and absorption of fats. The researchers from the Midwestern University in