Researchers from the AIIMS and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) analysed 10,500 products that had provided complete nutrition information in the nutrition facts panel.
The international study sought to understand the relationship between gut bacteria and inflammatory diseases.
Human bodies normally produce molecules which are called free radicals which could lead to cell damage resulting in quick ageing and cause other problems.
Negative calorie food refers to those items that consume more energy during their digestion, in comparison to the amount of energy they give to the body.
Dr V Prakash, former director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, was speaking at a two-day webinar on 'Why Women's Nutrition Matters'.
Vitamin supplements can be called safe-to-consume only if they are taken as supplementary in addition to a healthy diet.
Diet, weight, smoking, and alcohol intake can have a negative impact on fertility and can lead to hormonal imbalance.
Although metabolic conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to an increased risk of COVID-19 the impact of diet on these risks is unknown.
The survey brought to light an alarming gap in meeting the body's 100 per cent nutrition requirements across all zones in India.
Cereals (like chapathi, dosa or rice) should take up quarter part of the plate while another quarter should comprise of protein like pulses, fish or meat.