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...
How Nutrition Can Reduce Menstrual Pain
The pain that comes with menstrual cramps is so commonly experienced that it’s considered to be a normal part of menstruation and not the disorder that it actually is. Why this pain occurs is still a question being asked by...
Organic Foods: Decoding The Buzz
With organic foods flooding our grocery stores and our conversations, the natural question is whether we should go organic and if it’s truly healthier. Let’s take a step back and understand what this label truly means. The term ‘organic’ refers...
How To Choose The Healthiest Cooking Oil
For a majority of us, a large proportion of the fat we consume comes from our cooking oil, making the right selection of oil an important aspect of a healthy diet. All cooking oils are not equal For the past...
IN YOUR KITCHEN: GHEE
Ghee is called clarified butter because, when you “clarify” butter, you’re basically freeing it of all its proteins and sugars, leaving only the fat content. This may sound like a bad thing, but it’s not. Recent studies have made it...
How Many Servings Of Vegetables And Fruits Should We Eat In A Day?
In previous posts we’ve looked at the Perfect Plate, the proportions in which the worlds longest living individuals eat. We’ve broken down half the plate namely protein and grains(and starches), each making up 25% of a meal. In this post,...
Why Good Sleep is Important and How it Affects Our Health
We spend one-third (1) of our lives sleeping or attempting to sleep! This may seem like a lot of time spent doing nothing, but quality sleep is incredibly important to our health and longevity. Understanding the importance of our sleep...
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...