6 Ways in Which Omega-3 Fats Benefit Our Skin
While omega-3 fatty acids are often talked about for their incredible health benefits, which largely stem from their anti-inflammatory properties, their benefits to skin health aren’t spoken about as much. Although omega-3 fats can help improve our skin’s health mostly...
6 Best Protein Sources for Vegetarians
The number of people adopting a more plant-based diet is increasing every year, and most people debating this shift are generally concerned about what this would mean for their nutrition intake - especially protein. Protein is a key nutrient that’s...
Why Do Beans Give Us Gas?
There’s a little poem you may have learnt as a kid and laughed as you did: “beans, beans, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot!” This is especially relatable for anyone who’s prone to the side...
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....
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,...
5 Nutrition Myths That Need to be Debunked
Whether it is the demonising of a certain food group or the power of “superfoods'' being highly exaggerated, nutritional advice has a way of being dramaticised, taken out of context or even completely misguided. After that, hearing the same statement...
Answering the Most Frequently Asked Question - Do I Need to Supplement?
In an ideal situation, the answer would be "no". Supplements can never replace a healthy diet and should ideally only be used in a strictly ‘supplementary’ manner, to help us get all the nutrients we need to be healthy. What...
Antinutrients - Definition, Function and Methods of Elimination
We know that the nutrients found in plant foods can do wonders for our health in multiple ways. However, some plants have compounds that make it hard for our body to digest these nutrients. These compounds are called ‘antinutrients’. Read...
Nutrition Checklist - How an Everyday Indian can Improve Their Nutrition
For anyone who is wondering how to start eating healthier, or wants a basic understanding of what nutrients we need daily – it may be surprising to hear that our eating habits in India aren’t too far from what clinical...
Omega-3 Fats - What to Look for While Choosing a Supplement
Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important to our well-being. They play many roles in our body, including regulating inflammation, immunity, heart health, and brain function. Their varied set of health benefits affect every age group – right from even before...
Bioavailability of Nutrients – Definition and Importance
When you’re trying to identify the ‘best source’ of a nutrient, there are largely 2 important things to consider: 1) the quantity of the nutrient and 2) the ‘bioavailability’ of the nutrient. The first is self-explanatory, but what exactly is...
Vitamin D - A Quick Look at its Importance, Function, and Sources
Vitamin D is gaining more and more prominence for its health benefits and the role it plays in our body. It used to be primarily linked to bone health – but, as you’ve probably heard already, vitamin D’s effects go...
Perfect Plate - 3 Easy Steps To Meal Planning
Design your perfect plate Over the past few weeks, we have broken down the components of healthy eating using the diets of the healthiest, longest living individuals as a benchmark. The common factor in the diets of these long-lived individuals...
How Sugar Ages Our Skin
It’s fairly common knowledge that excessive sugar consumption is bad. We know it leads to weight gain and diabetes, and are even becoming more aware of the role it plays in a wide range of diseases, from PCOS to heart...
Vitamins - Myths and Sensationalism
There is an inevitable smile that shows up when a friend posts an article about vitamins or dietary supplements on Facebook. For a start-up in the nutrition space, increasing consumer awareness about the importance of nutrition is the most challenging...
7 Food Proven To Uplift Your Mood
Although the concept of “comfort food” is quite common, the science behind it is relatively new. The data proving the mood-uplifting effects of certain nutrients may not date back further than about a decade, but does indeed prove that what...
Why The World Is Turning To Nutrition
The last few years have had a noticeably steady surge in articles, news reports, blogs and even social media accounts that focus on nutrition, across the world. Even closer home, in India, conversations seem to be slowly but certainly moving past extreme “celebrity weight-loss diets” and drastic “fat-burning tricks”, progressing towards credible...