Food preferences are formed in early childhood and affect an individual’s eating habits for life. Starting early is of paramount importance in developing children, so as to ensure they grow up to live healthy and successful lives.
Apart from the resting metabolism and energy expenditure during physical activity, the body also burns calories every time you eat. This is referred to as the Thermic Effect of Food ( TEF), or the Thermogenic Effect of Food. Continue reading
Keeping your body hydrated is crucial for health and well-being. “Drink a lot of water”, has been a long standing advice. This is simply because many people do not consume enough water on a daily basis. Continue reading
Sugar cravings and Junk food cravings are a dieters worst enemy. Nearly everyone has felt food cravings at some point.
Given the advertising industry and the current abundance of cheap, unhealthy food, we are constantly battling in our heads, against eating junk food and are tempted repeatedly. People find comfort and celebration in food. You have to have fairly good self-control to not be overweight in today’s society.
Most people hear the word Cholesterol and think it to be something bad for the body. The reality is more complex and cholesterol is not as bad as it is made out to be. If so, the liver would not be producing 80% of the body’s cholesterol.
You may have heard the terms “lipids” and “cholesterol” used interchangeably, and assumed they meant the same thing. Lipids are fat-like molecules that circulate in your bloodstream. They can also be found in cells and tissues throughout your body. Cholesterol is actually part lipid, part protein. This is why the different kinds of cholesterol are called lipoproteins. Another type of lipid is a triglyceride.
Have you ever wondered as to why the strongest land mammal on earth, the elephant, which can uproot a tree as easily as you and I, can break a toothpick, remains tied down by a chain tied to a flimsy peg?
This is because, when the elephant is a baby, the elephant trainer puts a cuff around the baby elephants leg and chains him to a heavy object. The baby pulls and pulls on that chain. The chain bites into his leg and causes pain as it starts to bleed and hurts him. It takes less than 2 months for the elephant to believe, that as long as that chain is on his leg, he cannot break free and can go nowhere. It is commonly known as the elephant chain syndrome.
Ghee is a type of clarified butter that contains fewer dairy proteins than regular butter. From a pure nutrition point of view, ghee has 63% saturated fat, 26% monounsaturated fat and about 4 % polyunsaturated fat. This shows that it has predominantly saturated fat so though it is an incredibly flexible ingredient, it consists entirely of fat, so it’s not healthy to eat in large amounts.