What evolved biologically in us as a defense mechanism is easily overwhelming us nowadays.🍁 Our ancestors either relaxed after they found safe shelter, or they were eaten up! Stress was, literally, a matter of life and death!🍁 In today’s world, the sources of stress are different and most are nowhere near as lethal, but our body … Continue reading Stress: Then and Now
Yoghurt and fruits have been my staples for breakfast when I am travelling, and it is really difficult to find healthy vegetarian options outside India (though things are getting better)! In fact they are my saviors when I am trekking or touring, and there is just no time for eating slowly. These are quick energy … Continue reading Yoghurt
Pretty enough to pose before...but are these healthy enough to eat as well? Sugar and refined carbs (which also turns into glucose) attach to proteins in our body, producing toxins known as AGEs. And as the name suggests, they accelerate the ageing process! Science has learned how to sound catchy too! 😀 Beyond that, sugars … Continue reading Refined carbs
Blueberries aren't that commonly available in India, but we do have an alternative, Jamun! I ❤️ it. Jamuns are sometimes confused with berries though they are technically a variety of plum (black plum, Java plum). The tree is a native Indian species and a common sight in farmer's markets. The acidic fruit is usually eaten … Continue reading Jamun!
Almonds are a great all-year-round go to snack. Keep them handy wherever you are so you handle those sudden urges to nibble on something.🌻 Almonds can provide heart-protection by improving our lipid profile and blood pressure levels.Emerging evidence also supports a beneficial role for almonds in glucose regulation, metabolic syndrome and chronic inflammation.🌻 They are … Continue reading Almonds
Cocoa is a powerful source of minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.How does it help us? 🌿Decreases risk of cardiac disease and diabetes 🌿Protects nerves and skin from damage due to oxidation 🌿Lowers BP 🌿Improves lipid profile 🌿Has anti-cancer properties 🌿Improves our mood! This one needs no study for confirmation A warm cuppa, a good book, a … Continue reading A hot cup of Cocoa…