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Varuna Rao

Varuna Rao
Dr. Varuna Rao is a health enthusiast and wellness coach. With a PhD in Food Science and Nutrition, and over 13 years of experience in the field. Dr. Varuna specialises in Awareness workshops, wellness related expertise and helps individuals and corporates, embrace healthy regimes. She is also an International Diabetes Educator certified by the International Diabetes Association.

The truth behind ‘sugar-free’, ‘unsweetened’ and ‘no added sugar’

A nutritionist explains the difference between the labels sugar-free, unsweetened and no added sugar. And a fact-check about artificial sweeteners

Don’t be misled by what’s on the food label

Understanding a product's nutrition label can be confusing. Here are some pointers to help you out


Until the pandemic is declared to be over always:

  • Wear a proper face mask when stepping out
  • Maintain a distance of six feet
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; Use a hand-sanitiser when outdoors

If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you do, but have mild symptoms, including mild fever, tiredness, dry cough or sore throat, you should self-quarantine right away.