Micronutrients essential to fight infection include vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc. Here’s what we know about how these nutrients support our immune system and the foods we can eat to get them.
We all want to look a certain way and, though that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, many times it leads to us trying out random diets without a second thought. Intermittent fasting has been a recent trend with many swearing by its benefits. Social media further fuels this fitness craze and many turn to Instagram or YouTube as the Holy Grail for weight loss and health tips.
A global event on nutrition—Sun Global Gathering—is going to be held in Kathmandu from November 4 to 7. SUN, or Scaling Up Nutrition, is a global movement launched in 2010 with an aim of ending all forms of malnutrition. SUN brings together governments, civil society, private sector, academia, activists, and others in a common platform and provide framework for working together to improve the nutritional outcomes worldwide. SUN Global Gathering (SUNGG) is the flagship event of the SUN movement which aims to develop a common understanding on the issue of malnutrition and reinforce commitment from governments and other sectors to improve nutrition. The Government of Nepal is co-hosting the event with SUN movement Secretariat. It is an important opportunity for Nepal to showcase and reflect on its progress and learn from the experiences of other SUN countries in bringing down malnutrition.
We enjoy eating the food we love. Despite being knowledgeable about good nutrition and ways to eat healthy, people are lured by their enthusiasm for new taste and eating something they love; irrespective of the health hazards. This is probably why we love calling ourselves ‘foodie’.
Nutrition plays an important role in everyday life of people. Nutritional label is a systematic way of presenting nutrition information of food product. The description is used to inform the customer about the nutritional properties of a food, which also helps the customer in purchasing nutritious food and consuming nutritionally balanced meals.
BIRGUNJ, Aug 2: Rabita Devi, 22, was busy with her household chores when a few officials from her rural municipality’s office approached her on Tuesday afternoon. They handed over three chicks and Rs 500 to her. A resident of Pakahamainpur Rural Municipality, she was surprised with the gifts.
BAITADI, May 24: Pregnant women and teenage girls are facing anemia due to lack of nutrition. It is reported that the victims of anemia have been increased in pregnant women and their children, women of reproductive age group, teenage girls. According to the statistics, of the 28 thousand teenage girls in the district 43 per cent of them were victimized by the anemia.
Exercising on an empty stomach can cause breakdown of muscle tissue. Without food to fuel your workout sessions, the muscle tissues will be converted to glucose in order to provide the energy you need. This isn’t the ideal situation for either muscle building or weight loss as it can have an impact on your metabolism and may even lead to injury.