Everything You Need to Know About Acne: Why We Get Acne & How To Treat It
Despite the prevalence of acne, a lot isn't known about how it gets formed and the various reasons behind why we get pimples. Here's everything you need to know.
4 Eating Habits to Avoid
t’s common knowledge that the food we consume affects our weight. But did you know that how we eat our food can make a significant difference to the amount of food we eat, too? Here are four of the most...
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...
Why We Get Wrinkles And How We Can Protect Our Skin From Aging
How to fight signs of ageing becomes a fairly common question once we’re in our late 20s to early 30s - and billion-dollar industries have tried to answer it, with products ranging from anti-aging creams to injectables like botox and...
What Happens When You’re Dehydrated And How to Avoid it
You’ve probably heard that 60% of our body is made up of water – but what this really means is that it actually plays a key role in maintaining multiple functions [1]. Even a mild level of dehydration, if constant,...
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...
Pigmentation of Skin: Causes And Ways To Reduce Or Avoid It
We all know that sun exposure tans our skin, but we may not be aware of why this happens or how we sometimes even get dark spots or pigmentation. It’s because some of our skin cells release a reddish-brown pigment...
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...
Nutrition and Lifestyle Tips to Keep You a Little Cooler This Summer
Finding ways to stay cool gets easier when you have scientifically proven tips to beat the heat! Here are some simple nutrition and lifestyle habits that can keep us a little cooler this summer. #1: Eat spicy food Spicy foods...
How to Reach Your Health Goals: A 7-Step Blueprint
Building muscle, losing weight, improving performance – these goals may not all sound the same, but the path to each of them follows the same elementary structure, built on a fundamental understanding of the way nutrition affects the body. Grasping...
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...
5 Scientific Studies to Help You Start 2021 on an Informed Note
2020 was certainly a roller coaster, but on a positive note, we also witnessed some wonders. We saw the development of the fastest vaccine, we functioned in novel situations that demanded resourcefulness, mother nature got a break, and the importance...
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...
The Deep Dive Series: How Sleep Affects Skin Health!
We are all aware that sleep is an important part of the way we look. A sleep-deprived person is marked by a tired-looking face, with dark circles under the eyes and swollen eyelids. We have already covered the importance of...
The Role Of The Gut Microbiome In Skin Health
For many of us, skin issues such as a pimple or a rash often follow an upset stomach and this is no coincidence. While our gut and skin may seem completely unrelated, these two organs are intrinsically linked. They are...
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...
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...