Health & Nutrition 2018-02-23T22:33:19+00:00

Health & Nutrition

Healthy Lifestyle Habits & Life Expectancy

We all know our lifestyle habits impact both our physical and mental health. But, what are the proofs? According to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health, maintaining five healthy habits—eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, not drinking too much alcohol, and not smoking—during adulthood may add more than a decade to [...]

Superfood or Scam?

Whether you are a healthy eater or not, you must have heard of the term “Superfoods” by now. The question is, are they just a marketing scam or are these foods truly offering superior benefits to us? I recently read an enlightening review by the Harvard University School of Public Health that I thought I would share with you. The [...]

Detox & Anti-Aging

If you follow current dietary trends, you probably have heard about the “Detox Cleanse”, “48-Hour Weekend Cleanser” and many other detox regimens. Trained as a medical researcher, I always like to weigh how effective these regiments actually are? What are the mechanisms behind each? What are the potential adverse effects? And most importantly, is detox itself even necessary? I am [...]

Black Soybeans: weight loss & recovery.

What are Black Soybeans? Not just for vegetarians, the benefits of the humble soybean have been known to most nutrition-conscious people for a long time now. Black soybeans have recently been categorized as a superfood. They are almost identical to the better known green soybean, but the black skinned variety is thought to have even more benefits for consumers.   [...]

Antioxidants And Their Role In Sport Recovery & Bodybuilding

What are Antioxidants? Before going into what antioxidants are, it is necessary to know what an oxidant is. Free radicals are unstable and very reactive molecules that steal electrons from other molecules (oxidation). This process results in the formation of more free radicals. Without an antioxidant to stop this chain reaction, it could continue to the point where [...]

Flu or Man Flu

The Super Bowl has been one of the events with many memorable moments. One salient moment that grabbed headlines was when PINK performed the National Anthem on stage despite being sick with the flu. According to a review by Harvard School of Public Health, this year flu outbreak has been particularly severe due to an early start to flu season and the [...]