Carbohydrates make up one of the three macronutrients known to mankind. They are usually categorised based on their chemical structure: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates contain one or two sugar molecules linked together, whereas complex carbohydrates have more than two sugar molecules linked together. Simple Carbohydrates – pastries, table sugar, refined foods, sodas Complex Carbohydrates … Continue reading Carbohydrates: Quantity v/s Quality
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?
Everybody knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The old saying goes, "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a commoner and dinner like a pauper". This was said to encourage a healthy manner of eating, and ensure we get enough fuel to begin our day while ending it with just enough … Continue reading Breakfast for Champions
Most of us know processed sugar is bad for us. We know that it's advisable to cut down the consumption of processed sugars in the forms of syrups, granules, powders etc., while increasing our intake of naturally found, or intrinsic, sugars. Like fat earlier in the day, today sugar seems to be our biggest enemy. … Continue reading The Two Sides of Sugar
In 1827, scientist William Prout first introduced the world to the concept of macronutrients. All food items could be grouped under one of the three macronutrients; fats, proteins and carbohydrates. The consumption of macronutrients could be directly related to one's health and well being. Ever since dieticians, public health experts, nutritionists, etc. have used this … Continue reading Macronutrients v/s Whole Foods