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Alcohol: A Primer

Alcohol: A Primer

Get the facts here and the booze elsewhere!  A contentious topic in the nutrition industry: Alcohol. It’s an addiction, a hindrance, an inhibitor of sense and yet, it’s a pleasure, a social convention and an aggregator of sensations.   Did you know? When water was unsafe to consume in Europe, alcohol proved to be a better option for hydration!  …

All About Sleep

All About Sleep

Sleep is for the weak? No, sleep is for the species!    “If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made” – Dr Allan Rechtschaffen   Have you ever thought about why we need to sleep? Guess what…   Nobody knows!   From an evolutionary standpoint, sleep is…

Diabetes 101: We’ve got the Deets!

Diabetes 101: We’ve got the Deets!

One of the disorders that’s now a household name, Diabetes has certainly had a global impact in the recent years. With data showing alarming future projections of diabetes cases across the world, let’s first understand this disorder in its entirety.      Let’s get real, folks: “A touch of sugar” does not create diabetes. Even sugar consumption cannot cause diabetes…

Soy and Oestrogen

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 (21g/100g). Then why is it that this superfood has become a topic of controversy in…

Supplement Series #4 – Collagen, is it worth your money?

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 amino acids namely, glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline. The different arrangements of these amino acids results in different varieties…

THE FODMAP DIET

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 a low FODMAP diet can help few people. What are FODMAPs? FODMAP is an acronym that…