Breakfast – What is Good Enough?
Often during busy mornings we keep breakfast as the last in the priority list, often skipping it. But, taking out some time to have something in the morning can make a huge difference. The body and the brain need fuel after an overnight fast and breakfast provides the essential fuel. In fact that’s where the name breakfast comes from – breaking the fast! Breakfast provides us with many health benefits and should be eaten within an hour of waking up. Healthy breakfast is more likely to reduce untimely food cravings, hunger pangs, lethargy and sugar cravings. Skipping breakfast leads to irritability, drowsiness and decreased attention.
8 Disturbing Facts about Sugar
Simple and complex are the two different types of sugar in existence. Complex sugars usually take long time to break down in the body and therefore are generally considered healthy. Complex sugars are found in natural carbohydrates such as peas, beans, whole grains, and vegetables. They also provide fiber, vitamins and minerals that play..
How To Lose Weight Without Starving
For staying healthy, it is important to develop good eating habits. Every one, at some point in their life has tried to ‘eat healthy’, gone on a ‘fancy diet’ or have tried to ‘lose weight’. But, one tends to give up after a while because it is not long lasting. You give up on very many foods and starve yourself in order to ‘lose weight’. But, when you do start eating all those foods again,…
5 Natural Energy Boosting Foods
Exhaustion and feeling fatigue disturbs us physically throughout the day and makes us more susceptible to illness, depression, and other chronic conditions like heart disease. And, when the energy is at an all time low you need help. No amount of coffee cups or chocolates or energy bars help you for a long time. They give you the initial energy rush but that is often followed by a crash. It is the sustained energy that is going to tide you through. Hence, proper nutrition and the timing of what we eat & how much we eat can do…
What is Glycemic Index?
Foods and drinks provide fuel for our body in the form of carbohydrates, fat, protein and alcohol. The carbohydrates are the preferred fuel source for body. The Glycemic Index (GI) is a value assigned to a particular food to classify foods and drinks according to how rapidly they raise the blood glucose level of the blood. It has replaced the earlier approach of classifying carbohydrates as either ‘simple’ or ‘complex’. Carbohydrates containing foods include bread, breakfast cereals, rice, pasta, legumes, corn, potato, fruit, milk, yoghurt, sugar, biscuits, and cakes.
Guilt Free Diwali
Diwali is round the corner and we can see the excitement all around. This festival is all about lights, fireworks, fun and food. With the elaborate spread of Diwali snacks and sweets it is very difficult to maintain the weight. But wait, don’t panic, we can celebrate this beautiful festival of lights without gaining those unwanted, extra few kilos. It is just a little planning and preparation but it is worth it.
Deal With Your Food Cravings
Craving is often term as strong desire to have something. Food cravings are something we all deal with at some point in time. Have you ever got a craving to eat chocolates at night or to binge on some dessert when you are stressed or snack untimely even after eating food? Surely a yes for most. Often people crave for processed junk foods that are high in ….
Is Late Night Snacking Harmful?
Late night snacking, particularly before bed, is a topic that has received considerable attention in years. Over the past many years it was thought that health and weight conscious individuals should limit and/or avoid food late in the night before sleep because it would negatively impact health and body composition. Snacking at night will make you gain weight is what one routinely hears. While there may be some truth in that, late night snacking is not always bad, especially if done with the right foods and under the right circumstances. Research also shows that food eaten at late night does not…
Wellness Activities to Stay Healthy
The workplace is like a second home for every employee. Creating an on-site wellness program is important because the majority of an employee’s time is spent at the workplace. Statistics from the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention show that an average a healthy individual misses three days every year while an overweight or obese individual misses five days. Not to forget the employee productivity, and the cost to the company. This is precisely why many corporates are…
Build Better Bones
The human skeleton, consisting of 206 bones, is a marvel of engineering. Without bones, the human body would just collapse like a big blob of jelly. Bones are composed of calcium & phosphorous which are derived from the food that one eats. Brittle and fragile bones (also known as osteoporosis) is a condition where there is severe bone loss. Women are especially at a higher risk than men and if they are of Asian descent the risk again increases. So, is there a magical way to make sure that we have the right bone mass always?…