In today’s Covid-19 world, one major realisation for all has been the importance of a strong immune system. The immune system is our body’s natural gatekeeper.
Eating three or more meals a day is not a necessity for the body. It was never out of a biological need and was invented out of culture. In fact, until the advent of agriculture eating 3 meals a day and in some cases even eating everyday was a near impossibility. Continue reading
The terms “portion” and “serving” are often used interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing.
Humans are social animals. However, the pandemic has made it extremely important for us to avoid any social interactions. Ironically, social distancing though unnatural to us, has become our social responsibility to follow as of now. The isolation and physical distancing measures taken; closure of airports, stations, workplaces, schools, parks, gardens, gyms, malls, etc. have been very challenging for us. It has curbed everything we love doing. Not just social interactions, but also travelling, going places, eating out, going to the malls, going out with friends, in fact even going across the road to meet a neighbour is understandably considered inappropriate and irresponsible. Stuck indoors, worried about an uncertain future, concerned for our family and friends, this situation is a stressful one for anyone to contend with. Continue reading
Regular family meals provide opportunities for good nutrition and much more. It is extremely beneficial to have family meal times and to use that time as a learning opportunity between parents and kids. Make at least one meal a day a special and a pleasant family time. Sharing family meals provides a multitude of benefits to families as a whole. Continue reading
The weight loss industry is a thriving one. With the increase in busy schedules, hectic lifestyles and easy availability of fast foods, weight gain and obesity are on the rise. Instead of focussing on eating healthy, with a calorie-controlled diet and getting enough physical activity each day, people are looking for easy and quick fixes in order to lose and maintain weight. Continue reading
The demand for exotic fruits and vegetables from all around the world has increased gradually over the years. Supermarkets are expanding their collection of the same to attract more and more customers. Many fruits and vegetables which are not in season are also made available, much to the consumers delight. Continue reading
Diabetes also known as Diabetes Mellitus, is a condition where the blood sugar or blood glucose levels in the blood are too high. It is a non communicable disease and is caused by various factors which may be either genetic, an autoimmune condition, sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, unhealthy eating habits, tobacco use, stress, etc. Continue reading
The terms, Dietitian and Nutritionist, are often used by many in place of each other. There is a lot of overlap in what nutritionists and dieticians do and study and the 2 terms are used interchangeably. However, in reality they are not identical neither are they synonyms. Continue reading