Tag Archives: Healthy Lifestyle

Can a ‘Junk Food Tax’ Work?

Kerala becomes the first state in the country to introduce a ‘fat’ tax on junk food in the country in order to promote healthy eating. This comes in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) advocacy of using fiscal tools to promote healthy eating. While debatable and something that can be construed as a ‘naïve’ prescription for health, we view this as an important health measure undertaken by the state government in response to the rapidly increasing obesity in the Read More...

Why Your Random Eating Schedule Is Risky for Your Health

Do you ever postpone dinner because you’re in the middle of a project? Or skip breakfast because you overslept? As long as you avoid binging later on, it’s no big deal, right? Well, maybe not. Two new papers published in the Proceedings of the Nutrition Society suggest that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat that affects your health. Having irregular meals may set you up for obesity, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes—regardless of how many total calories you’re consuming. One of the reviews examined international eating Read More...

The Big “Fat” Truth – Cooking Without Oil

What’s the first thing you think of doing when you commit getting fit and healthy? Either begin some form of exercise or start eating healthy or maybe both. For most, eating healthy means reducing fats from your diet because it is this diet that can change your life and improve your health. Cooking without oil might seem mind-boggling to some, especially when it comes to Indian cooking. Many miss the ‘tar tar’ of their tadka, while others just can’t seem Read More...