Flax seeds have been consumed as food for around 6,000 years and may have very well been the world’s first cultivated superfood! Flaxseed is found in all kinds of […]

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Know Your Nutrients -Wheat

Wheat is one of the ancient and a very important cereal crop. It is a staple crop in temperate zones and there is high demand for wheat in countries which […]

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Vitamins as Nutrient Antioxidants

Antioxidants present in our diet along with endogenous antioxidants that is those present in our body play an important role in the neutralization of oxidative stress. When the diet lacks […]

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Are vitamins essential for Immune System?

The role of the immune system is to prevent or limit infection caused by a pathogen. Immune system defends the body from foreign, invading organisms, promoting protective immunity while maintaining […]

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What are Free Radicals and Antioxidants?

We have been hearing a lot about free radicals and antioxidants. What exactly are these two? And why all the attention focussed on them?  That’s because free radicals and antioxidants […]

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Zinc is a very important mineral and is found in almost every cell in the body. It exists as a constituent of several enzymes and also in hormone insulin. Zinc […]

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What Could Be the Reasons for Unintentional Weight Loss?

There is so much focus on overweight and obesity that problems associated with underweight or weight are almost invisible to most. There may be several reasons for unintentional/unexplained weight loss […]

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What is Binge Eating?

A binge eating incident is defined as the consumption of a large amount of food within a discrete period of time, accompanied by a sense of loss of control over […]

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Vitamin B₁₂ is present in many forms and contains the mineral cobalt. The compounds with vitamin B₁₂ activity are collectively called “cobalamins”. Vitamin B12 or cobalamin, encompasses a number of forms comprising […]

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What is Germinated Brown Rice (GABA Rice)

Rice is the second most consumed cereal in the world. It is mostly consumed in East, South and South East Asia (1). Rice is a staple in India especially in […]

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