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...
Perfect Plate – The Truth About Fats And How Much Fat We Need In A Day
Over the past few posts on the #perfectplate we’ve looked at fruits and vegetables, starches and grains, and protein-rich foods. Each of these components of the perfect plate often contain the third macronutrient, fat, either as a part of the...
The Deep-Dive Series: How Our Hair Grows
The hair that we see is only but a part of its entire structure. Its health and overall quality depend on numerous influences that are constantly at play- that’s largely why a change in our general health status almost immediately...
IN YOUR KITCHEN: TURMERIC
If you’ve spent a significant amount of time in India, chances are you’ve encountered turmeric on a fairly regular basis. In addition to being an integral part of a majority of Indian dishes, it’s quite likely that you’ve been recommended...
The Deep-Dive Series: Understanding Insulin Resistance
We often come across the term “insulin resistance” and how it is the underlying cause of type-II diabetes, as well as a causative factor in other diseases such as PCOS. What is insulin, though? And how do we develop a...
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...
Vitamin D: Understanding Its Effects And How To Get Enough
We’ve known for a while that vitamin D is needed for healthy bones- but, in recent years, interest in this vitamin has exploded, and with good reason. It’s been found to play an incredibly important role in our body, with...
The Deep-Dive Series: How We Digest Food
We know that food gives us the energy and building blocks we need to grow, heal and thrive. To do so, it needs to be broken down into small parts that can be absorbed. This process, i.e., digestion, involves a...
The Deep-Dive Series: How Our Immune System Works
Understanding how our body fights off infections is generally accompanied by a deeper sense of appreciation for all that our body does- and is constantly doing- to protect us. Being exposed to even a few thousand infectious bacteria can make...
The Syndrome that is PCOS
You’ve probably already heard of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (or PCOS). It has a surprisingly high level of incidence, affecting close to 25% of Indian women between the ages of 18 and 44. PCOS is classified as a ‘syndrome’ because it’s...
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...
Protein Supplements And How To Pick One
Proteins form the foundation of our bodies; consuming an adequate amount of protein isn’t just important for those who workout, but also for anyone who’s interested in staying healthy, in general. Given the entire range of products that are available...
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...
9 Foods For Healthy Skin That Looks Great!
The healthier our skin is on the inside, the better it looks on the outside. When our skin doesn’t get the nutrition it needs, its ability to withstand damage from the environment and other elements gets compromised. Pollution, the sun’s...
Top 5 Health Benefits of Antioxidants
You’re probably already aware of the fact that antioxidants are great for us. Even so, it’s fascinating to see just how extensively and profoundly antioxidants can affect our health. Here’s our pick of the top five ways in which antioxidants...
How to Avoid/Relieve A Hangover
The medical term (of Norwegian origin) for a hangover is ‘veisalgia’, which, fittingly, means “uneasiness following debauchery” and “pain”. The pounding headache and restlessness of a hangover – the price that’s paid for drinking copious amounts of alcohol – can...
Food for a Healthy Gut
Probiotics” are the bacteria (and some other microorganisms) that benefit our health, and also come in the form of various foods. “Prebiotics” are the foods that help these bacteria flourish – and, it’s important that they do, seeing everything that...
5 Evidence-Based Weight Loss Facts
When it comes to weight loss, there is no end to all the half-truths that could actually do more harm than good to our fitness goals and health. The best thing to do? Stick to evidence-based facts! Here are 5...