Cereals are versatile and energy packed food. They contain greater levels of B vitamins and fiber. They are excellent source of carbohydrates and protein. Wheat is the most common cereal found in enormous range of foods. Rye is similar type …

Salt or sodium chloride was the first mineral identified by human beings as a part of our diet, probably because it is easily detected by our taste buds. The primary component of salt is sodium chloride. Sodium is a major …

Convalescence is the time interval that the body requires to recover from a disease or after a surgery. People often tend to neglect the importance of convalescent period due to the work pressure of modern life. In the process they …

It is natural human desire to stay healthy and live long. Studies over a period of time have shown there is some relation between improving longevity by restricting calorie intake. However the mechanism behind it still remains elusive. Eating food …

Tomato is widely cherished vegetable in most part of the world. First grown in South America, tomato is today cultivated in almost every country. It is a short lived perennial annual plant belonging to Solanaceae family. This seedy vegetable is …

Many people are not aware of black rice, which was once considered as exclusive revered food among Chinese emperor. It is therefore also known as forbidden rice. However, in recent times it has gained its popularity and foothold in many …

Grapefruit is one of the highest ranked fruit among citrus variety. It is because of its health benefits, leaving aside its flavor and refreshing quality. This subtropical fruit is hybrid of sweet orange and pomelo. The fruit is named so …

The escalating rate of obesity all over the world has profoundly surprised and shocked many intelligent people and researchers. It seems history has been changed for the first time; the poor are becoming fat while rich are growing thin! Now …