What You Eat Has The Power to Reprogram Your Genes. An Expert Explains How

People typically think of food as calories, energy, and sustainability. However, the latest evidence suggests that food also “talks” to our genome, which is the genetic blueprint that directs the way the body functions down to the cellular level. This communication between food and genes may affect your health, physiology, and longevity. The idea that … Read more

5 daily food items to boost your mental and physical health

Image Source : INSTAGRAM/AGGERYWALE Jaggery, or gur is high on nutritional value Highlights Jaggery boosts immunity and can be eaten raw or put in meals for added flavor Dates are great for brain health. Date palm fruits reduces the risk for Alzheimer’s disease Coconut can help you increase the intake of the micronutrients each day … Read more

Bhagyashree’s Lunch Came With A Much-Needed Punch Of Nutrition

Let’s admit, sometimes, salads could be very satisfying to eat and good for the tummy. Yes, each and every ingredient that goes into a salad has a unique quality of its own. It is filling, delicious, healthy and rich in flavours. Can you resist a plateful of salad brimming with vibrant colors and textures? Well, … Read more

From sourdough to white loaf: Nutritionist’s ultimate guide to best and worst supermarket breads

Bread has been a dietary staple for thousands of years, and is a significant source of carbohydrates and B group vitamins which play important roles in energy production. Less processed varieties of bread such as rye, wholegrain and artisan sourdough also offer a range of other nutrients – including dietary fibre, vitamin E, zinc and … Read more

Here’s How Plant-Based ‘Meats’ Stack Up, Nutritionally

Photo: Brent Hofacker (Shutterstock) Meat isn’t your only option if you want a burger, a barbecue sandwich, or a savory centerpiece of a traditionally meat-containing dish. But not all of the plant-based meat alternatives are equal nutritionally. Here’s how some of the top options stack up: Beyond and Impossible Burgers These brands make beef-like crumbles … Read more

How to make your diet more sustainable, healthy or cheap — without giving up nutrients

People choose certain foods or change their diets for a range of reasons: to improve their health, lose weightsave money or due to concerns about sustainability or the way food is produced. Consider the trend towards low-fat products in the 1980s and low-carb diets in the 1990s, and now, the rise in plant-based protein products … Read more

‘Clean,’ ‘Processed,’ and Other Meaningless Nutrition Buzzwords You Should Ignore

Photo: Iryna Pohrebna (Shutterstock) Everyone wants to eat healthy, but “healthy” doesn’t have a specific meaning. Neither does lots of other food-related buzzwords that are used on packaging or by influencers. These words and phrases are meant to make you feel good (or bad) about your choices, while giving you little to no useful information. … Read more

Maintaining an environmentally sustainable diet is a worthwhile goal

The planetary health diet emphasizes whole grains, vegetables and fruit, nuts, beans and lentils and soy. It’s low in sugar and includes small but optional amounts of dairy, poultry, eggs, fish and red meat. If you’re like many people, you’ve made a commitment to improve your diet this year, perhaps by trimming oversized portions, eating … Read more

The Main Reason People Avoid Fast Food May Not Be Unhealthiness, Study Finds

On any given day, about one in three adult Americans eats fast food. There are some problems associated with this. Lots of research suggests fast food isn’t good for you, and it’s been linked to the obesity epidemic affecting millions in the US, among a host of other issues related to health. But according to … Read more