The good bacteria and its role in health

The good bacteria and its role in health

There are many ways to adversely affect gut health: consuming regular sugar-loaded meals, prolonged use or abuse of antibiotics, and not eating adequate fibre rich food. This detrimental blueprint of poor dietary patterns strengthens the harmful bacteria living in the gut and depletes the friendly bacteria, thereby affecting the gut microbiome unfavourably.
Hormones that impact your diet

Hormones that impact your diet

When your stomach feels empty and hunger strikes, you eat, and when it feels full, you stop eating. Two hormones - ghrelin and leptin - play very pivotal roles in coordinating your body’s energy needs with food intake.
Dietary fibre and its role in reducing inflammation

Dietary fibre and its role in reducing inflammation

Our modern-day diet tends to be highly-refined because of which we don’t receive adequate amounts of a very important nutrient - fibre. Devoid of a consistent intake of soluble and insoluble fibre, you are sure to experience GI upsets, a dip in energy levels, weight gain and obesity, inflammation and a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Improving The Quality Of Rest

Improving The Quality Of Rest

Have you ever considered how exhausted and depleted you would feel if you didn't get enough sleep? That is the significance of sleep for us: its primary purpose is to refresh and revitalize our minds and bodies. Sleep is unavoidably crucial for your mind and body, and if you don't get enough of it, your cognitive abilities and productivity will suffer.
Impact of Exercise

Impact of Exercise

Exercise is important to maintain physical fitness, although it has a great influence on the physical and mental aspects of a person's overall health. You can understand exercise as a physical activity, which increases the rate of your heart beyond non-active levels. The daily exercise routine includes physical activities including walking, swimming, aerobics, cycling, running, dancing, and lifting
Can Food Help With Productivity?

Can Food Help With Productivity?

Food's inevitability for our bodies can't be justified in any way. It's a mix of important nutrients like carbs, proteins, vitamins, and minerals that the human body needs for growth, development, and proper functioning. In layman's terms, it's the body's fuel that provides the energy to produce and harness energy.
Snacking healthy with South Indian treats

Snacking healthy with South Indian treats

It’s one thing to eat healthy breakfasts, lunches and dinners, but what about everything you snack on in between? Having wholesome snacks on hand when hunger attacks is very critical! Even though you have the option of scores of store-bought snacks, absolutely nothing can beat a fresh snack that’s been made in your own kitchen. However, given that, most of us do not have the time to hassle over what snack is nutritious and tend to reach out for some nibble as quickly as possible, having a few go-to snack recipes can make life so much easier. South Indian cuisine is very varied and you will find exquisite dishes from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. With these fabulous recipes, you are only a few minutes away from a hunger-quelling, appetizing, healthy bite!
Acne and diet: Is there a co-relation?

Acne and diet: Is there a co-relation?

Are you constantly tormented by a dread of looking into the mirror and seeing angry, red, stubborn pimples glaring at you? Desperately need a secret treatment? Change up your diet! The skin reflects your health; and making sure that your skin is nourished from the inside as well as the outside is the only solution.
More than numbers: How weight loss affects your well being

More than numbers: How weight loss affects your well being

Most people let their body image dictate how they feel about themselves, how they interact with others and by extension, how high or low their confidence levels are.  Weight, waist size, and progressive weight gain can have grave health implications. Sustaining a steady body weight is super important. Let’s explore the multitude of benefits of being fit and maintaining your ideal body weight.
Metabolism & Age

Metabolism & Age

The body requires energy to develop and work, and metabolism is the mechanism by which particular proteins control the process of producing energy or chemical reactions. It is essentially a chemical reaction that occurs in the body and includes both organisms and cells: the cells turn food into energy, which is then used to perform a variety of activities and acts, including our growth and development. In layman's terms, it's a mechanism in which everything we consume and drink is blended with oxygen to provide the body with the energy it needs to work properly.
The impact of obesity

The impact of obesity

Not every ‘fat’ person is obese but every overweight person is considered to be suffering from obesity. The term overweight may refer to a variety of things, but it most commonly refers to your Body Mass Index (BMI), which should be less than 30 kg when measured using your body weight and height. When a person's BMI is 30.0 or higher in adults, he or she is considered obese.
Busting myths about protein

Busting myths about protein

Protein is understood as a set of small units of amino acids that are linked together in extended chains. There are twenty different types of amino acids that make up a protein. Proteins are supposed to be enormous, complex molecules that govern tissues and organs while also preserving the body's structure and functions. They are, at their heart, macronutrients that are indispensable for increasing the volume of our muscles.