KATHMANDU, July 13: South Asia that covers only 3% of the world's landmass accommodates approximately 24% of the global population; the region faces the highest population density worldwide.

Nuts have become food for humans from the time immemorial, dating back to prehistoric times. Many primitive people in the world had subsisted primarily on nuts, together with roots and berries.

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.

Hassle-free nutrition consultation

November 29, 2019 09:52 am

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.

Global gathering on nutrition

November 4, 2019 01:00 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Around 43 percent children under the age of five are malnourished in Nepal, according to a report published by UNICEF.

If you are throwing a party, a good snack will be tossing almonds in your favorite herb. Here are some reasons why one should snack on almonds:

Neglected plants

May 22, 2019 01:00 am

As climate uncertainty looms and crops fail, the role of wild edible plants as a source of food and nutrition has become more important. But these plants remain largely neglected

Serving better taste and sweetness

December 3, 2018 12:05 pm

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’.

Human nutrition may be threatened in many parts of the world by future elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations, reports a paper published online this week in Nature Climate Change.

Read before you eat

August 25, 2018 01:15 am

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.

Workout nutrition

January 19, 2017 23:30 pm

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.

Food and nutrition education for healthy diets