Health


Daily dietary fiber consumption is important because it helps promote regular bowel movements, helps control blood sugar, aids in satiation (fullness), optimizes gut + immune health (did you know they are connected ) and reduces the risk of cardiovascular-related complications.

Have you ever heard the theory that certain foods have a negative caloric effect, meaning they burn more calories during the digestive process than they contribute? (Celery and apples are often cited as examples). Turns out the negative calorie theory

Many common foods consumed by Americans may lead to constipation. The main key in foods that can cause constipation is lack of fiber. Fiber diet is very important in helping avoid it. The American Dietetic Association recommends people to consume

Do you sweeten your yogurt yourself, or do you buy it pre-sweetened? Greek yogurt is not only a great source of nutrients like protein, calcium, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, & potassium, but it’s also a great way to get healthy

1.Bananas Contain Many Important Nutrients – Bananas are rich in fibre, antioxidants and several nutrients. A medium-sized banana has about 105 calories 2.Bananas Contain Nutrients That Moderate Blood Sugar Levels – Both pectin and resistant starch may moderate blood sugar

1.Lemons High in vitamin C, lemons and their lime green counterparts are fairly sour fruits. They don’t contain much sugar (only a gram or two per lemon or lime) and are the perfect addition to a glass of water to

MILK Milk chocolate is made when dry milk is added to sweetened chocolate, which means it contains more milk and less chocolate liquor (than dark chocolate). In fact, the major with milk chocolate is that the first two ingredients are

Here are some tips for busy individuals out there: 1.Chill your oatmeal Oatmeal doesn’t have to be served warm. Cook, then chill individual portions and stash them in the fridge in small containers you can grab, along with a spoon,

1. Harness the Power of Red Whether you choose red bell peppers, tomatoes, or beets, all of these healthy fruits and vegetables are positively packed with antioxidants such as vitamin A (beta-carotene), vitamin C, manganese, and fibre, making them great

There are four types of oats – Steel Cut, Rolled, Quick Cooking and Instant oats. 1.Steel Cut These are the least processed oats. Steel cut oats come from the oat kernel and have simply been chopped into large pieces. They

1. Cutting out ALL sugar As for added sugar, even the strictest guidelines from the American Heart Association allow up to six teaspoons worth per day per woman. This means there’s still room for healthy indulgences like nutrient-rich dark chocolate which

Potassium is an essential mineral and electrolyte. It helps to regulate blood pressure, transport nutrients and supports healthy nerve and muscle function. Potassium isn’t produced naturally by the body so it’s important to incorporate a variety of these foods into

Bloating is the result of gas accumulating in your GI tract or when gut bacteria have a hard time breaking down certain foods. The most common are PODMAP foods, which are types of sugars & sugar alcohols for which our

The researchers at the University of Tasmania studied the behaviour, appetite, eating habits and social lifestyle of 50 people over the period of 10 days. Their study observed and showed why exactly people weren’t able to stop the temptation of

The classic mayo is really high in calories, with a total of 90 and 10 grams of fat per tablespoon. If you want to add a thick and creamy characteristic to your meals, and you do not want to add

Believe it or not, antibiotics are heavily over-prescribed for the average person. There are obviously times when antibiotics are needed, but overall consuming them when not needed leads to quite a bit of damage in the gut. In fact, Mother

The researchers at the University of Copenhagen have found that people who are already healthy and follow a low gluten and high fiber diet can experience less bloating and intestinal discomfort. This further leads to a moderate weight loss as

Emotional eating’ tends to fall into the category of shit-people-feel-pressured-to-stop-doing-to-be-fit. Food is engrained in most cultures. In India, many of us are fortunate enough to be able to use it to celebrate (and also commiserate.) Eating when we are feeling emotive

The weekend is fast approaching and a lot of you will be going out on a bender, let’s talk about some dietary strategies which you can implement for preventing/curing the inevitable hangover. Studies have shown that oxidative stress is a

The Monsoon season will be upon us soon, and as lovely as it is, with its rejuvenating showers, it is also the season in which viruses and bacteria thrive. The germs spread through water easily and colds, flues and infections