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...
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...
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...
How to Recognize The Fats in Our Foods
Distinguishing the goods fats from the bad fats, in the food we eat, gets easier when you have a basic understanding of their various types. In order to do this, it’s important to know what the ‘saturation of a fat’...
Eat The Rainbow: Carotenoids
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health because they have vitamins, minerals, and fibre. But have you heard of their ‘phytonutrients’? That’s a group of compounds, which give plant-based foods their colour, flavour and smell.1...
Sugar And Our Body
Back in 1822, an average American would take five days to eat the amount of added sugar that we get in just one can of soda. Today, that much sugar is consumed within seven hours.1 India is likely to have...