Carbohydrates: Quantity v/s Quality

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

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Paleo Diet: How Does it Work?

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?

Macronutrients v/s Whole Foods

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