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 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 diabetes … 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
The paleo diet, a.k.a. the caveman diet, primal diet, or the hunter-gatherer diets works on a simple premise: eat as our palaeolithic ancestors did. This hugely popular fad diet came into focus a few years ago thanks to Dr. Loren Cordain's best-selling books. The diet popularises the intake of fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood and nuts … Continue reading Paleo Diet: How Does it Work?
As the holidays come to and end and the new year begins, so do all our renewed promises of becoming healthy, wealthy and wise. In a bid to begin on a healthy note most resort to detox diets to purge their system of weeks of partying. What most of us are unaware of is that … Continue reading Detox for the Mind: A Balanced form of Eating
To start, I'd like to give you an example to ponder over: A child would have to cycle for at least 90 minutes to burn the calories he or she consumes from one medium sized portion of french fries from Macdonalds. Child obesity is a growing epidemic; both in developed as well as developing countries. The … Continue reading Obesity & Children: Why should we worry?