soy and oestrogen
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Soy and Oestrogen

Soybean is the richest source of protein among plant sources. It contains around 35g of protein per 100g. It is said to be a complete protein as it has all 9 essential amino acids. It is also low on carbohydrates (12g/100g) and high in fibre…
collagen and its types
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Supplement Series #4 – Collagen, is it worth your money?

What is Collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals forming about 25% of the total protein content in the body. It is an essential part of the connective tissues in the body. The main components of collagen are 3 non-essential…
The Fodmap diet
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The FODMAP Diet

In a recent article about Irritable Bowel Syndrome, I had spoken about the advantages of following a low FODMAP diet to help ease the condition. I thought it would be helpful to delve deeper into the subject of what FODMAPs are and how following…
Inflammation
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Inflammation – The Basics

The terms Inflammation and anti-inflammatory diet are being tossed around lately and I thought this would be a great time to share some information on these topics. So let’s delve into what these things mean, who would benefit from an anti-inflammatory…
Irritable bowel syndrome
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) is one of many bowel disorders that can cause anything from mild discomfort to extreme bowel issues. IBS belongs to a group of bowel disorders classified as non inflammatory bowel disorders as opposed to Inflammatory…
Rice Facts, origin, types and myths
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Basics of Rice

Rice has been the staple food for us in India for ages and also for the most part of Asia. Though this has been the natural trend, a lot of fear and speculation have risen over this wonderful crop due to misinformation and twists of truth. I…
Nitrate and caffeine
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Supplements #3

Athletes are a group that use supplements for a myriad of reasons We are back with our supplement series for the month! So far, we have covered protein and protein related supplements and commonly used vitamin and mineral supplements.…
PCOS signs and symptoms
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – The Basics

PCOD/PCOS. This term is commonly heard of nowadays. We see several women diagnosed with this condition. But what is it? Do we really know? This article aims to cover the basics of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) or Polycystic Ovarian Disease…
menstrual cycle
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Know Your Cycle

Talking about menstruation is still a taboo. Hushed voices and whispers is how we communicate. It is extremely important to be aware and know how the monthly menstrual cycle works. This brief blog post highlights the basics of the menstrual…
insulin function
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Insulin – The Basics

Our body is regulated by a wide variety of hormones that ensure optimal functioning of the body. What is insulin and what is its function? Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that is needed for the use or storage of body fuels (1).…
multivitamins and Iron
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Supplement Series #2

We are back with our supplement series for the month! Incase you haven’t read our previous article, click here. This month we will be covering some supplements that are seen very commonly in households. Do you and your family take these supplements?…
Sugar Addiction
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Sugar Addiction

Eating this causes weight gain. Eating this increases cravings. Eating this gets you addicted to it. Meet the new villain in the health and fitness industry, sugar.     White sugar has got a bad reputation in the health industry…

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