• Eggplant as a vegetable




    It is a nightshade class of vegetable.

    What is nightshade vegetable?

    Reference 1 – Webmed


    So why do people avoid them?

    Remember how nightshades contain small amounts of alkaloids? Alkaloids can be dangerous in large doses. In fact, there are many other plants in the nightshade family that are poisonous to humans (like, ahem, tobacco).

    Even ...

  • One in five deaths tied to poor diet

    Millions of people are dying around the world from poor diets, often packed with sodium and lacking in whole grains and fruits, according to a  study published April 3, 2019, Wednesday (Reference 2).

    Reference 1

    Reference 2



  • Why on the Bread content labelling total % may not add to 100

    In case of bread, as in many other cases, the contents %s may not add up to 100. One may see contents being mentioned in decreasing order of ingredients. The difference is due to insignificant -ve health effect of the remaining ingredients.  In case of  “Bread,” USDA conducts research on all “ingredients and contaminations” ...

  • Workshop on Diabetes

    A great Workshop Post attention getter by doctors on Health Maintenance Topic


    Invite Dr.Ajit Das.

    FAQs on diabetes from Dr. Ajit Das.

    Q1.  What is diabetics

    A1.  Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose or blood sugar levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods that we eat. Insulin is a hormone which is produced ...

  • Herb – Puruni-saga

    Puruni-sag (Purslane, Indian Parselane, Botanical Name: xxx) XXXXX

  • Is drinking coffee right for you?

    Wake up and smell one of the favorite antioxidants (good news!)

    If you think your morning cup of coffee provides nothing more than a jolt of caffeine, you might be pleasantly surprised to learn that it provides some health benefits as well. According to Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Joan Salge Blake, MS, RDN, LDN, ...

  • Broccoli Taste & Health

    Servings of Broccoli everyday help prevent many diseases.  A Washington Post article by Curtland Milloy has a nice description of a person’s appetite (mixed feeling of like or dislike) towards this vegetable. US President George Bush senior hates it. Its hatred is due to presence of sulfur in it.  The conclusion of ...

  • Olive Oil
    Expiry Date of Olive Oil

    S.N. Ray

    The most beneficial life of olive oil is two (2) years from the processing date.  Alternatively the date shown on the oil container may be referred to as “expire”, “use by”, “sell by”, or “best by”.  About 99% of benefits of using olive oil are related to the presence of phenolic compounds or polyphenols in it and not the oil itself.