Chemicals in Food- Safe or Not?
Food is a perishable item and its quality degrades over a period of time. With increasing demand, and need of import and export of food products, it was essential to find sources, that would prolong the shelf life, and improve the flavour of the food. The food processing industry, was on the lookout for ingredients that would enhance a food’s crunchiness, colour etc. They then developed additives.
Convenience foods and obesity
Obesity has become an epidemic problem in most of the developed nations and it leads to most of the health complications, including premature death, heart diseases, liver disorders, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, arthritis etc. One of the major causes of obesity is junk and processed food, which falls under the category of convenience food.
Stress inducing foods
An imminent target at work. An upcoming family gathering. Kid’s exams coming close. There’s always stress imbedded in your life no matter what stage of life you are in. But do you know, there are certain foods that induce stress and anxiety?
Strategies to Prevent Overeating
Overeating can happen at any time without us even being aware of it. It is important that we assess our food habits and stop to think if we are ingesting unnecessary calories! These strategies can help us do so.
Guidelines for healthy fasting during Ramadan
During the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar, most of those who follow the religion fast and abstain from consuming food and drinks from dawn to dusk for a month. This act of fasting is to remind them of less-fortunate people and encourages practice gratitude.
Top 10 Weight Loss Tips for Working Women
Approaching weight loss can come with its own set of challenges and misconceptions. A large number of diets provide instant solutions promising quick weight loss. Diet pills, slimming shakes, sauna belts, herbal teas –the list is endless. But what is the best way to approach healthy weight loss, especially as a working woman?
Living Alone? These cooking tips are ideal for you!
Staying alone gives you privacy and freedom, something we all love and cherish! Moving away from home for a job can come with other changes as well like learning how to cook and manage your meals. A lot of times you may neglect to eat healthy as you might find it easier to eat something from outside or at the office. However, this can lead to issues like unhealthy weight gain in the long run. Not to mention the drain on your wallet!
Bad habits that are wreaking your health: Part 2
As we continue to look at unhealthy habits that can affect our health, let’s turn to the subtler factors: things we may not recognize outright, but which also play a role in our health.
6 Tips to Keep Healthy During the Pandemic
The sudden onset of the recent pandemic has changed everyone’s lifestyle in an unprecedented way. These changes in lifestyle weren’t limited only to work. With several lockdowns in place, it also affected in every dimension of life. (1) Studies show that, the change in the daily grind has led to an increase in anxiety and stress levels.
Vitamin B12 and a Vegan Diet
A vegan diet is one that consists of only plant-based foods. It not only avoids meat, but also the consumption of eggs and milk (dairy products too).
Since these foods are rich in nutrients, specifically- calcium, iron, vitamin D and Vitamin B12, it is important to strengthen the diet accordingly with healthy plant-based foods.