10 Weight Loss Myths, Busted by Science
Today’s hectic lifestyle and food products have led to a state where being fit is a goal most people have to strive for. With losing weight on nearly everyone’s mind, we hear about all sorts of beliefs, claims and routines...
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...
Reading Between The Aisles: Grains
Right from your rotis and parathas to your upmas and dosas, grains are an integral part of any Indian’s diet – and let’s not forget all the breads, sandwiches and pizzas we love eating as well! Shouldn’t we be paying...
Understanding Collagen: The Building Blocks of Our Body
As collagen supplements gain more popularity in the beauty industry, it’s worth understanding exactly what collagen is and how supplementation can improve our skin’s health. The most abundant protein in mammals, collagen comprises a significant portion of the substance that...
Omega-6 To Omega-3: The Importance of This Ratio
As a species, humans can’t create certain fatty acids in the body. Called ‘essential’ fatty acids, these have to be obtained from our diet. Omega-6 and omega-3 are essential fatty acids. In the human body, they play several roles relating...
Free Radicals and Antioxidants
We’ve all heard them mentioned, but what, exactly, are ‘free radicals’? You may remember that atoms are held together by paired electrons, in what is called a chemical bond. This chemical bond is what keeps a molecule stable. So, when...
The Benefits of Dietary Fibre on Your Overall Health
Dietary Fibre has only recently been recognized as a critical component of food. Research in the past few decades has demonstrated the importance of adequate fibre consumption, clearly showing its impact on the prevention of various diseases. Fibre is broadly...
What You Need To Know About Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a class of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have been shown to have a wide range of biological functions. The three most nutritionally important omega-3 fatty acids are: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)...