- June 19, 2022
The fork is your most powerful tool to change your health and the planet- Marsk Hyman
Being underweight is a situation where an individuals body mass index (ratio of weight to height) is below 18.5. Weighing too little can contribute to a weakened immune system, fragile bones and feeling tired. Why are you underweight?
A lot of factors can contribute to low weight. Have you:
Felt unwell? There might be an underlying medical cause for your low weight, such as an overactive thyroid, a genetic disorder or diabetes.
Been finding it difficult to make...
- June 09, 2022
The Glycemic Index is a scale that ranks foods according to the number of carbohydrates it contains. In other words, it is a measure of the effect of the food on your blood glucose level . Foods with high GI such as white bread and short-grained white rice, are converted almost immediately to blood sugar, causing your blood sugar levels to spike rapidly.
Glycemic index provides information about the rate at which glucose is absorbed by the body using a scoring system of 0 to 100. Pure sugar has a GI...
- May 30, 2022
The beauty of food as medicine is that the choice to heal and promote health can begin as soon as the next meal. However, a person who wants to heal must be willing to give up the habits that made him sick. So much is said about losing weight that it can be hard to sort Science from Pseudoscience. Here’s the truth about 10 common weight loss myths;
A radical exercise regime is the only way to lose weight!
Not true. Successful weight loss involves making small changes that you can stick...
- May 01, 2022
“Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.”
Fruits are rich in a variety of nutrients that support health and well-being and luckily nature ensures we have a wide variety of fruits throughout the year .Most fruits contain fructose which helps to satisfy sugar cravings. This in turn may help us avoid fast food and processed snacks to reach a moderate weight. However, some fruits may be better for weight loss than others. Fruit is one of the healthiest sources of carbohydrates. Incorporating...
- March 13, 2022
A not-so-obvious source of being overweight is Water Weight. People get startled to know that most of their body weight is basically water weight. They are not fat.
A big question arises here, how come the body has stored so much water…??? The answer is in our diet-the seasonings, spices and sweeteners- all the stuff we use to achieve that umami flavor that we crave! There are many food products which act as a fluid retainer. If our diet consists of these products, the body initiates a reaction, which leads...
- February 20, 2022
When your clothes begin to feel tight or your old watch is leaving pronounced indents on your wrist, you may find yourself wondering where the added weight is coming from (despite your healthy diet and workouts)! Welcome to the world of bloat- the annoying water retention that’s easily seen in distended bellies, swollen ankles and feet (also called edema)! Dealing with edema may be more of making better additions to your menu than taking things out.
Foods that are high in salt –processed foods and drinks are the chief culprits’ asides...