Hydrogenation is a chemical process widely used in the food industry. While most of us might be aware of the harmful effects of consuming partially or fully hydrogenated fats, it helps to understand how and why it came about to be used so extensively in modern day food production. What is Hydrogenation? Hydrogenation is the … Continue reading Hydrogenation in Food
Fat makes up one of the three main macronutrients known to mankind. Also known as triglycerides, fat gets this name from its chemical structure: three fatty acid chains and one alcohol glycerol. Fat is an important and necessary part of our diet and helps in several structural and metabolic functions. We require it for energy … Continue reading Macronutrient: Fat
Sugar and processed food have been inextricably intertwined for decades now. Sugar or sucrose as some call it, has many technological properties that are beneficial for large scale food manufacturers. Before food processing turned industrial, sugar along with salt and fat were used primarily as preservatives. They were added to homemade condiments jams, ketchup, pickles, etc. … Continue reading Sugar: What does it do to our food?
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 Macronutrient: Protein
With Diwali just around the corner, the big question on everybody's mind is what sweet to gift. Gone are the days when a box of delicious sweetmeats from the neighbourhood vendor could make the cut. Now, unless your gift is free of sugar, gluten, calories, preservatives, artificial colours, fun and animal products to name a … Continue reading Chocolate v/s Mithai
No tea party can ever be complete without a plate of delicious cookies to go with it. Of all the french cookies I have baked and eaten, I find myself constantly going back to these delicious, lighter than air, meringue cookies. They are simple to make, easy to flavour and hold well for weeks in suitable … Continue reading Gluten Free Meringue Cookies
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
Strolling through a long list of book recommendations on amazon I came across Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz. This tiny little book was a brilliant revelation and an excellent way to introduce one to the concept of fermentation. Easily readable in one sitting, Wild Fermentation helps you understand what fermentation is all about, without scaring you with … Continue reading Wild Fermentation – A Review
Whey powder is one of the most widely consumed protein supplements. It is made from animal milk and is said to be the most natural of all protein powders. Whey has been a part of the India diet for centuries, and was made quite often at homes. Some people would even add it to their … Continue reading Cottage Cheese & Whey
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?