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Every year 600,000 to 700,000 tonnes of sugar are exported to Afghanistan.(Unsplash/HT File)
Every year 600,000 to 700,000 tonnes of sugar are exported to Afghanistan.(Unsplash/HT File)

India’s sugar exports to Afghanistan come to a halt

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2021 11:49 PM IST
  • Afghanistan is among the top three destinations for sugar exports from India.
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (Uttarakhand CMO)
Uttarakhand chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat. (Uttarakhand CMO)

Uttarakhand CM says sugar part of ration relief for 1st time, stokes row

By Neeraj Santoshi, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:01 AM IST
  • At the cabinet meeting on Friday, it was decided that 2.3 million ration cardholders in the state will be provided 2 kg sugar per head at a lesser price than the market price.
Recipe: Bookmark these wild blueberry banana muffins for Thursday breakfast(Instagram/loveineverymorsel)
Recipe: Bookmark these wild blueberry banana muffins for Thursday breakfast(Instagram/loveineverymorsel)

Recipe: Bookmark these wild blueberry banana muffins for Thursday breakfast

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 08:01 PM IST
  • A good warm muffin, made with no eggs, dairy, gluten or refined sugar, can make any morning better. That’s why, we are bookmarking this recipe of wild blueberry banana muffins to bring a smile to our breakfast table this Thursday
Recipe: Learn to make Foccaccia if you prefer Italian side-dish, sandwich bread(Berezida Gandhi, Chef, The St. Regis Mumbai)
Recipe: Learn to make Foccaccia if you prefer Italian side-dish, sandwich bread(Berezida Gandhi, Chef, The St. Regis Mumbai)

Recipe: Learn to make Foccaccia if you prefer Italian side dish, sandwich bread

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 07:18 PM IST
  • Slice it for making sandwiches, an accompaniment to a bowl of soup or a salad or eat it as it is, Foccaccia comes packed with health benefits like vitamins, minerals and fiber that slowly give the body energy and help better regulate blood sugar levels. Here’s the recipe to make the Italian bread
Study reveals low glucose levels might assist muscle repair(Photo by Evan Hein on Unsplash)
Study reveals low glucose levels might assist muscle repair(Photo by Evan Hein on Unsplash)

Study reveals low glucose levels might assist muscle repair

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Researchers find a new benefit of keeping sugar at bay as muscle repair cells proliferate better in low glucose environments while higher levels of glucose had an adverse effect on the rate at which they grew
Should you eat dates before bed or empty stomach to reap maximum health benefit?(Photos by Saj Shafique and Mona Mok on Unsplash)
Should you eat dates before bed or empty stomach to reap maximum health benefit?(Photos by Saj Shafique and Mona Mok on Unsplash)

Should you eat dates before bed or empty stomach to reap maximum health benefit?

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • Being high in fiber and sugar content, dates or khajur often leave people speculating about whether they should be consumed after soaking over night or raw or on empty stomach or before going to bed. Read on to know when is the best and worst time to eat dates
Try this recipe of crunchy peanut butter energy balls for guilt-free sweet treat(Instagram/ butternutbakery)
Try this recipe of crunchy peanut butter energy balls for guilt-free sweet treat(Instagram/ butternutbakery)

Try this recipe of crunchy peanut butter energy balls for guilt-free sweet treat

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 01:58 PM IST
  • Craving a little something sweet in the afternoon or just 24/7 like we do? Move over chocolate crunch bars and try this perfect snack of healthy crunchy peanut butter energy balls that are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free. Check out the recipe inside
John Abraham birthday special: 5 fitness mantras of Dhoom’s biker boy(Instagram/thejohnabraham)
John Abraham birthday special: 5 fitness mantras of Dhoom’s biker boy(Instagram/thejohnabraham)

John Abraham birthday special: 5 fitness mantras of Dhoom’s biker boy

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Happy birthday, John Abraham: The Jism-fame star has never failed to surprise fans with his body transformations, extraordinary physique and enviable eight-pack abs. Here are 5 workout and fitness tips that the Satyameva Jayate 2 hero lives by
India, also the world’s second-biggest producer, exported a record 5.65 million tons in 2019-20, with the help of these subsidies, which are opposed by Australia, Brazil and Guatemala.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))
India, also the world’s second-biggest producer, exported a record 5.65 million tons in 2019-20, with the help of these subsidies, which are opposed by Australia, Brazil and Guatemala.(Getty Images/iStockphoto (Representative Image))

World’s largest consumer of sugar wants people to eat more

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2020 12:41 PM IST
Mills in India are eyeing increased consumption as a way to cut the nation’s chronic oversupply, which stems partly from the favorable incentives provided to growers in politically powerful rural areas.
Union minister Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Union minister Prakash Javadekar addressing a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Centre makes packaging of food grains, sugar in jute bags mandatory

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 01:26 AM IST
The government has expanded the scope of mandatory packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987.
A high sugar diet has also been linked with depression.(Unsplash)
A high sugar diet has also been linked with depression.(Unsplash)

Is sugar bad for health? Here’s what you can alternate your sugar intake with

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 01:18 PM IST
When it comes to sugar consumption -- direct or through sources such as packaged juices, soda, and other food items, the lesser is always better and recommended. Did you know a glass of your favourite aerated drink contains a whole packet of sugar? 
Test handgrip strength to identify the risk of type 2 diabetes(Twitter/CarsonWhitake11/IndiaNewEngland)
Test handgrip strength to identify the risk of type 2 diabetes(Twitter/CarsonWhitake11/IndiaNewEngland)

Handgrip strength can identify if people are at a high risk of type 2 diabetes: Study

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 03:13 PM IST
Given that around 90 per cent of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, a new study has found handgrip strength to be a potential tool to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes
Jaggery vs sugar: Healthier sweetener for your diet(Twitter/RX365in/FitBharat)
Jaggery vs sugar: Healthier sweetener for your diet(Twitter/RX365in/FitBharat)

National Nutrition Week: Nutritional differences between jaggery and sugar to help make a healthy choice

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Ahead of the National Nutrition Month this September, here are some health differences between jaggery and sugar to help you decide which sweetener is better for your diet
Poet Lal Singh Dil pouring tea in tumblers at his tea shack in Samrala’s motor market(Photo: Diwan Manna)
Poet Lal Singh Dil pouring tea in tumblers at his tea shack in Samrala’s motor market(Photo: Diwan Manna)

Roundabout: Memories and poetry brewed with tea and a little sugar

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Revisiting the past in times of social distancing one draws from the memories stored in the heart. Captured here are scenes from the life of poet Lal Singh Dil (April 1943- August 2007) and the tea shack he owned for some time in Samrala town
With the Covid-19 pandemic restricting ones day-to-day movement outdoors, it is extremely crucial to set a routine and structure yourself at home and to what you eat.(Unsplash)
With the Covid-19 pandemic restricting ones day-to-day movement outdoors, it is extremely crucial to set a routine and structure yourself at home and to what you eat.(Unsplash)

Sugar-distancing? Not if you watch what you eat

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 03:57 PM IST
With the Covid-19 pandemic restricting ones day-to-day movement outdoors, it is extremely crucial to set a routine and structure yourself at home and to what you eat.
Bath soaps are now being whipped into a creamy texture that will leave your skin feeling fresh.
Bath soaps are now being whipped into a creamy texture that will leave your skin feeling fresh.

Yoghurt, butter, skin polish: Your guide to new beauty buzzwords

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2020 12:31 PM IST
The launch of new bath and body formulas has generated a series of unusual buzzwords. Find out what these products do for your skin.
Kids consume extra sugar in breakfast cereals due to confusing nutritional guidelines.(Unsplash)
Kids consume extra sugar in breakfast cereals due to confusing nutritional guidelines.(Unsplash)

Kids consume extra sugar in breakfast cereals due to confusing nutritional guidelines

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Cereals with the highest sugar content often display child-driven marketing gimmicks on their boxes, like mascots.
61% of the respondents fell in the age group of 20-40 years, where close to 40% did not pay attention to the calories gained from sugar in the food/drinks they consume on a daily basis.(Unsplash)
61% of the respondents fell in the age group of 20-40 years, where close to 40% did not pay attention to the calories gained from sugar in the food/drinks they consume on a daily basis.(Unsplash)

60% respondents in survey find the idea of living without sugar uncomfortable

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2020 01:20 PM IST
As per a recent survey conducted on over 1,100 homemakers at a mall in Mumbai, 60% found the idea of living without sugar uncomfortable. Additionally, 75% of the participants were aware of the negative effects of sugar and calorie gains.
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), a component found in breast milk may influence a child’s growth from infancy through early childhood.(UNSPLASH)
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), a component found in breast milk may influence a child’s growth from infancy through early childhood.(UNSPLASH)

Natural sugars in breastmilk linked to early childhood height, weight

Washington D.C. [USA] | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), a component found in breast milk may influence a child’s growth from infancy through early childhood.
According to recent study, replacing sugar with non-nutritive sweeteners can have a positive impact on reducing overall calorie intake and body weight.(Unsplash)
According to recent study, replacing sugar with non-nutritive sweeteners can have a positive impact on reducing overall calorie intake and body weight.(Unsplash)

2020 is the year to stay away from empty calories. Here’s how

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 04:38 PM IST
WHO guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10 per cent of their total energy intake.
The share of participants consuming a sports/energy drink on any given day tripled from 2003 to 2014 (from 2.6% to 8.4%), the study said.(Unsplash)
The share of participants consuming a sports/energy drink on any given day tripled from 2003 to 2014 (from 2.6% to 8.4%), the study said.(Unsplash)

US kids are consuming less sugary drinks

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New York
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 04:08 PM IST
Children and adolescents in the United States consuming sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) declined significantly between 2003 and 2014, says a study.
Exports from the world’s biggest sugar producer could put pressure on global prices but will help India reduce its inventories that have driven down domestic prices.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Exports from the world’s biggest sugar producer could put pressure on global prices but will help India reduce its inventories that have driven down domestic prices.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Subsidy helps India traders sell sugar to Iran: Report

Mumbai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 06:41 PM IST
Trading houses have contracted to export to Iran about 350,000 tonnes of sugar for shipments landing in October to December at about 21,600 rupees ($302) a tonne on a free-on-board basis, the trade sources said this week.
India is the largest producer of sugar in the world with 32 million tonnes production in 2018.(REUTERS)
India is the largest producer of sugar in the world with 32 million tonnes production in 2018.(REUTERS)

India plans to export two million tonnes of sugar to China from next year, says government

New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 07:17 PM IST
India is the largest producer of sugar in the world with 32 million tonnes production in 2018.
Just because something is low fat, doesn’t mean that it is low calorie. A sweet is a sweet and should be treated as such, unless it is sweetened with healthier alternative sweeteners.(Shutterstock)
Just because something is low fat, doesn’t mean that it is low calorie. A sweet is a sweet and should be treated as such, unless it is sweetened with healthier alternative sweeteners.(Shutterstock)

These are the best ways to cut down on sugar during the festive season

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 12:59 PM IST
There are several options available in the market today - sugar free, gluten free, organic, dry fruit and more. You can pick up these desserts which are based on natural sweeteners like stevia or use stevia to make your favourite desserts at home - it gives your desserts a 100% sweetness without the calories.
With the exception of natural/Greek yoghurts, the average sugar content of supermarket yoghurts in all categories was well above the low sugar threshold.(Shutterstock)
With the exception of natural/Greek yoghurts, the average sugar content of supermarket yoghurts in all categories was well above the low sugar threshold.(Shutterstock)

Yoghurt may contain more sugar than soft drinks

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2018 09:35 AM IST
Yoghurt may be a superfood, but the products marketed to children often contain more sugar than soft drinks and put children at risk of obesity and tooth decay, says a new study.
Ageing is inescapable but certain diet and lifestyle changes can help you look young for longer.(Shutterstock)
Ageing is inescapable but certain diet and lifestyle changes can help you look young for longer.(Shutterstock)

5 healthy lifestyle tips to delay ageing and keep you young

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 09:13 AM IST
September is celebrated as Healthy Ageing Month. While ageing is a natural process that everyone has to go through, certain diet and lifestyle modifications can help you look and feel young for longer.
National Nutrition Week: Instead of opting for fad diets, you are better off eating a balanced meal and exercising for good health, fitness and weight loss.(Shutterstock)
National Nutrition Week: Instead of opting for fad diets, you are better off eating a balanced meal and exercising for good health, fitness and weight loss.(Shutterstock)

National Nutrition Week 2018, 5 diet myths that hamper weight loss

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 02:20 PM IST
National Nutrition Week 2018: September 1 to 7 is celebrated as National Nutrition Week. We tell you about 5 diet myths that are affecting your healthy diet goals.
You can suffer from constipation if your diet doesn’t contain enough fibre.(Shutterstock)
You can suffer from constipation if your diet doesn’t contain enough fibre.(Shutterstock)

10 foods that cause constipation, avoid them for better digestion

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 01:36 PM IST
Constipation could be caused by an unhealthy diet. Make simple lifestyle modifications and avoid these foods for better bowel movement.
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