A growing trend amongst all weight loss diets in the recent years has been that of increased protein intake. Protein makes up one of the three macronutrients that form our diet. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, build muscle, increase stamina or just maintain good health, most experts will usually recommend increasing your protein consumption … Continue reading Macronutrients: Protein
For decades now, processed sugar has been a large part of our daily diet. We can find it everywhere: salad dressing, low fat yoghurt, pickles, sauces, bread, etc. With the recent exposure and subsequent focus on the ill effects of consuming excess sugar, many consumers are now seeking replacements to sugar. Due to this an … Continue reading Alternatives to Sugar: Artificial Sweeteners
Most of us are familiar with the effect certain foods have on our body. We know excess sugar leads to weight gain, alcohol affects our liver, excess meat consumption results in kidney and renal problems, so on and so forth. Alkaline / Acidic food based diets work on the premise that every food item has … Continue reading Acidic & Alkaline Foods
Originating from the principles of Zen Buddhism, the concept of a macrobiotic diet was first formalised by the Japanese Army Doctor Sagen Ishizuka who believed in benefits of following a traditional oriental diet and condemned the adaptation of western medicine and nutrition principles. The macrobiotic diet propagates a balanced form of eating with an emphasis on … Continue reading Buddhism & Food: A Balanced Form of Eating
If you’re trying to understand what diet helps you best, it’s important to first identify your end goal: Do you want to be healthy? Do you want to be muscular? Do you want to be skinny? Do you want better skin? Once you can identify what your end goal end, finding a diet that works for … Continue reading What does it mean to be Vegan?
It is common understanding that adding raw vegetables and fruits to one's daily diet has many health benefits. They add roughage to our system, are richer in certain nutrients and minerals and improve the health of our skin to name a few. While some dieticians suggest that only a portion of what you eat should be … Continue reading Raw Food Diets: The Pros and Cons
With Mango season right around the corner, it is essential we remember why one must make the most of it. Mangoes have a host of essential vitamins, antioxidants, nutrients, minerals, etc. which give them an enviable position in the food chain. Loved by most people and animals, this king of fruits has rightfully earned its title … Continue reading Mango: The King of Good Health
In the fight between convenience and health, convenience almost always wins. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you have definitely herd of , if not seen cold-pressed juices. You usually find them in health stores or in the cold section of hyper markets. Cold-pressed juices claim to be … Continue reading Fresh, not cold-pressed?
Rapid technological advancements, better infrastructure, quick access to information, etc. are some of the many perks enjoyed by millennials today. They are upbeat, positive, active and more enterprising than the generations before them. While there are plenty of upsides to their position, they are also more likely to develop lifestyle related diseases like type two … Continue reading Millennial Eating Disorders
Most of us are aware that vitamin C is good for us. We know we can find it in citrus foods and that it does wonders for our skin. However, is it really essential to our well-being? Can it be substituted for another vitamin? Can it be stored? Here are some of the answers: What … Continue reading Essential Nutrients: Vitamin C