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 Ageing
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 their daily nutritional requirements – it may be surprising to hear that the general 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 benefits go far...
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...
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...