Dr. S. Shivashankar

Dr. S. Shivashankar

Dr. S. Shivashankar has a PhD in Biochemistry and is presently the Head of the Division of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry at IIHR, Bangalore. Dr. S. Shivashankar has made significant contributions to the understanding of the mechanism of internal breakdown in tropical fruits and role of antioxidants. He is also the author of the book, "Antioxidants in plants: Role and function".

Magnesium-rich Vegetarian recipes

Magnesium-rich Vegetarian recipes

Magnesium is a mineral that contributes for many vital body functions. Here are the major ones: Regulating biochemical reactions that includes muscle/nerve function, blood sugar regulation, blood pressure control and protein synthesis. Magnesium also plays a key role in the…

Iron-rich Vegetarian recipes

Iron-Rich Vegetarian Indian recipes

Iron plays a very key role in producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells to transport oxygen in the body. Iron deficiency is the most common cause of anemia. Reasons for low levels of iron could be due…

To peel or not to peel?

To Peel or Not to Peel

In the early part of the 20 century, people around the world were consuming most fruits and vegetables with the peel intact, be it guava, apple, mango, banana or vegetables. But today, many of us strongly believe that it is…

Omega-3 for healthy heart

Omega-3 For Healthy Heart

The popular media keeps harking back that consumption of saturated fats is bad for the heart and that, vegetable oils are the best for our health. At the same time, health ads maintain that a high proportion of Omega-3 fatty…