Why do Women Get Periods Every Month? Evolution has the answer!
"Why do we have to go through this?" - a question every woman asks herself when it's time for the monthly menstrual period. There have been several theories around this, ranging from ‘cleaning our system every month’ to ‘getting rid...
Is Vegan Meat Healthy? A Look at its Nutritional Profile
Plant-based diets (PBDs) are being increasingly consumed by people all around the world. This rise in consumerism has driven brands to come up with innovative foods that satisfy cravings without compromising on vegan values. In the growing world of vegan products,...
Real Journeys to Good Health: Mr. Janak’s Story
Mr. Janak Thakkar’s typical day is atypical, to say the least. He is a fit, 60-year-old businessman from Mumbai, who has been exercising regularly for more than three and a half decades. His health goal is to lead a life...
Does Our Metabolism Really Slow Down After We Hit 30?
There’s a common perception surrounding our metabolism and how it’s affected by age - specifically that our metabolism tends to slow down as we hit our 30s. Today, we’re about to explore how scientifically accurate this is, with the help...
How to Identify Evidence-Based and Reliable Information
The internet has made access to information so convenient that we can literally have all of the world’s knowledge at our fingertips.  Whenever we want to know more about something new or unknown, the first thing we do is look...
What is Metabolism and How Can We Improve Our Metabolic Rate?
What does metabolism mean to you? Most people associate the word metabolism with weight management, exercise, or how much food we can eat! However, metabolism is a lot more than just the process of breaking down fats or burning extra...
8 Evidence-based Benefits of Practicing Yoga
Yoga has been a part of Indian culture for millenia and today, is a worldwide phenomenon, with modern science quantifying its benefits. The clinical study findings are, as expected, incredibly positive: they have shown that consistently practicing yoga can improve...
The Healthiest Hot Beverages For This Monsoon
A hot beverage and your favourite blanket can feel practically therapeutic when you’re tired, cold or feeling unwell. When done right, hot beverages can do far more for our health than we realise. Let’s have a look at some of...
6 Delicious Snacks That are Also Healthy! 
One of the best parts about leading a healthy lifestyle is being able to satisfy our snack cravings without feeling guilty! Some of the most delicious snacks are also incredibly healthy - and by that, we mean that they’re full...
India's Top 10 Nutrient-Dense Foods
Are some foods more nutritious than others? If so, what foods should we, in India, be eating? The answer depends on the nutrients you're looking for. When you consider the nutritional status of India’s population, it’s quite clear that certain nutrients...
The Benefits of Eating Seasonal Food and What’s in Season Right Now
All of us, on some level, have a strong association with every season - the weather, smells, general atmosphere and, notably, the foods. This article explores the seasonal foods that we can expect from the months of mid-May to mid-July....
#ToMeMyOwn – Discovering Our Personal Meaning Of Good Health
Health is a deeply personal thing. Each one of us is made different, as are our bodies, our processes, and our nutritional needs. Each person has their own unique mix of healthy habits that work best for themselves - and...
Real Journeys to Good Health: Shazia’s Story
Shazia Syed is a homemaker from Mumbai, whose typical day is all about taking care of her family and her health. Her secret to fitness lies in finding ways to exercise in her daily household work and making sure that...
Sketchy Labels – How to Fact-Check the Claims of a Food-Based Product
We’re continuing our journey to help you understand how to read and select a nutrition or food product, based on its label! In the previous part of this article, we covered the components and format of a consumable product’s label...
Sketchy Labels: How to Read a Nutrition or Food Product’s Label
When you read the label of a food product or supplement, what do its components mean to you? The ingredients list, nutrition information table, and list of additives are all meant to reflect the product’s true nature and help you,...
How The Foods We Eat Affect Our Mental Health
For anyone who’s even remotely familiar with nutrition’s effects, it should already be quite apparent that what we consume does far more than merely supply us with energy. That said - it’s still fascinating to learn about how the food...
How Sleep Deprivation Affects Our Health
Anyone who has woken up without a proper night’s sleep can attest to the noticeable differences in the way one thinks, feels, and functions. However, what happens to us when we don’t get enough sleep, and its true significance on...
6 Simple Steps To A Healthy Lifestyle
Healthy lifestyle, as a concept, has gained immense momentum in India over the last few years. It’s ironic, then, that lifestyle diseases such heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are at their peak as well [1, 2]. Genetics do admittedly play...
How Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Health
Our body is full of bacteria.  Did that instantly conjure images of disease and illness? If so, you’ll be relieved to know that there’s a lot more to the microorganisms than that. In fact, the bacteria that live in us,...
Inflammation - Definition, Causes, Effects and Ways To Reduce It
You may have heard already that ‘inflammation’ is a significant reason behind the increased risk of developing “lifestyle diseases” - conditions that are believed to be a result of modern lifestyles.  Ever since countries became more industrialised about 4-5 decades...
11 Fundamental Indicators of Good Health and How to Achieve Them
According to WHO, good health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being - and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity [1]. Our body is constantly giving us clues about our health - all we have...