Category Archives: Nutrition
  • Protein Bars Or Candy In Disguise

    Posted on 26-Aug-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Protein Bars Or Candy In Disguise

    We’re only human, we’re not shielded against craving that 4 pm snack. We’ve been there, in a hurry to grab a quick, convenient bite instead of an entire meal. Let’s face it, given our bustling schedules it may practically be impossible for us to sit, plan and prep 4-5 square meals a day. So rather than opting for a greasy pack of chips we opt for what may seem a... Continue Reading

  • Cheating Vs. Indulging : Why Cheat Meals Are The Worst

    Posted on 19-Aug-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Cheating Vs. Indulging : Why Cheat Meals Are The Worst

    How many times have you thought to yourself, “I’ve been eating clean all week, I can definitely reward myself.” It’s funny how food can make us forget everything, how hard we’ve been working, the gazillions of articles about healthy food we’ve read, the tell tale signs about cleaning up our diets or the warning signs on our medical reports. We think one piece isn’t going to do us any harm. But... Continue Reading

  • Peanut Butter Vs. Almond Butter

    Posted on 12-Aug-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Peanut Butter Vs. Almond Butter

    There’s something immensely satisfying about a PB & J. There’s nothing gourmet about it, but we absolutely love it. The combination of the two spreads and bread works like magic. Be it layered in a sandwich or spooned straight out of the jar, peanut butter tastes great. Maybe, a little to great.

    I can’t help but recall:

    “Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.”

    -Murphy’s Law

    So what’s the deal with peanut... Continue Reading

  • Regular Vs. Diet Coke : Is One Really Worse Than The Other?

    Posted on 01-Aug-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Regular Vs. Diet Coke : Is One Really Worse Than The Other?

    We order a diet coke instead of a regular one at lunch, and think we’re doing ourselves a good deed. A normal Coke contains 240 calories and about 68 grams of sugar (That’s 17 teaspoons of white poison) , while a diet coke has zero calories and zero sugar. Zilch. Nada.

    You’re already aware of the fact that carbonated beverages are bad for you. So I’m not going to harp on about... Continue Reading

  • Is Fruit Healthy Or “Fattening”?

    Posted on 25-Jul-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Is Fruit Healthy Or “Fattening”?

    “Eat your fruits and vegetables.” If I had a dime for every time I heard that. Apparently loading yourself full of them, will magically turn you from a burger to a beast. Basically, anything that’s grown out of the ground or fallen off a tree is natural. And natural means healthy, to most people. Then there are those who strongly believe that fruit contains sugar and sugar is white poison.

    So... Continue Reading

  • What To Eat When You're Sick : Boost Your Immunity Naturally

    Posted on 04-Jul-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    What To Eat When You're Sick : Boost Your Immunity Naturally

    The rains are here and the flu is knocking us down like bowling pins. Even if we’ve done our best to fight off the blues, we may not be all that iron clad to falling sick. A mild sniffle at the very least, might just get the better of us. We hate being this vulnerable to the rains, but it seems inevitable. We can either throw our hands up in the... Continue Reading

  • The “Health Food” Scam: How Labels Fool You

    Posted on 21-Jun-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    The “Health Food” Scam: How Labels Fool You

    In the quest to get richer, food companies go that extra mile to ensure their product is perceived as the best available option. Tricks of the trade. Initially, it was all about flavour and greasiness, but with more and more people becoming health conscious, they had to revamp their approach. There came in a gazillion “health foods”, or so we thought. Products are packaged with pretty words like low-fat, organic,... Continue Reading

  • The Egg Yolk Cholesterol Myth – Debunked

    Posted on 23-May-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    The Egg Yolk Cholesterol Myth – Debunked

    You know you’re hooked when eggs become a daily dietary staple for you. How many eggs you eat, may just come up as often as how much you lift. Then again you think eggs; you think cholesterol and you tend to pull back. After all a single egg contains about 186 mg of cholesterol and that’s about 62% of the daily-recommended intake. So you’d think that eating cholesterol directly contributes... Continue Reading

  • How To Start Eating Your Veggies : Vegetable Haters

    Posted on 17-May-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    How To Start Eating Your Veggies : Vegetable Haters

    Right from being teething toddlers through adulthood, it’s been drilled into our skulls. Vegetables are healthy. As of today, the terms health and vegetables are almost synonymous. Rightly so. While some diets suggest the elimination of some or the other food group, you’ll notice one thing common to all. Vegetables. They’re omnipresent, be it a diet or an eating pattern. I won’t harp on about vegetables being the healthiest things... Continue Reading

  • The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Sugar

    Posted on 05-May-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    The Not-So-Sweet Truth About Sugar

    If sugar were a person, it could have wrecked our cars or even assaulted us physically and we’d still love it. It’s a classic tale of unrequited love. Yes, sugar addiction is real. It’s no secret that we absolutely adore sugar-laden foods. Be it in a mid meal snack or simply as dessert, there seems to be no substitute for it. Only if you could eat all the sugar in... Continue Reading

  • The Vegetarians Guide To Building Muscle

    Posted on 02-May-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    The Vegetarians Guide To Building Muscle

    In the world of bodybuilding, it’s almost a cardinal sin to be vegetarian. You’ll constantly be hit with, “You’re not getting enough protein.” Or “You can’t make gains if you’re vegetarian.” How true are these statement? While a non-vegetarian diet has it’s place, being vegetarian has it’s own benefits. Since time immemorial, vegetarianism has been associated with a healthier and longer life. Not just that, a plant based diet is solely capable of... Continue Reading

  • Nutrition For Injuries: All Natural Treatment

    Posted on 25-Apr-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Nutrition For Injuries: All Natural Treatment

    Nothing hinders progress like injuries. They can be emotionally and physically devastating, sending months if not years of hard work, down the drain. Injuries are an unavoidable part of any sort of physical activity. I can tell you to be more careful and that prevention is better than cure, but I’m not going to because all that sounds good in principle. The harsh truth is that they happen. Yes there... Continue Reading

  • The Protein Powder Guide

    Posted on 01-Feb-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    The Protein Powder Guide

    Face it; it’s extremely tough, if not impossible to eat 5-7 timely, “square” meals a day. That’s where supplements come into the picture. Whether as a mid-day snack or as an aid to enhance our training, they offer a convenient way to receive high quality nutrition in precise, calculable amounts. As you may have noticed it’s extremely simple to meet your daily nutritional, carbohydrate and fat needs. However, when it comes to... Continue Reading

  • The Real Life NZT : Caffeine

    Posted on 06-Jun-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    The Real Life NZT : Caffeine

    Caffeine-it’s readily available, gives you that much needed morning kick, helps you get through daily tasks and what not. Call it a “perk”, whether you need to get out of bed or prevent yourself from falling asleep at your desk. Most of us require a daily caffeine fix, be it in the form of tea, coffee or a simple energy drink. If used properly, caffeine can help you muster the motivation to never... Continue Reading

  • Eat Fat - Get Lean |Benefits of Consuming Healthy Fats

    Posted on 07-Jun-2016 by Kripa Jalan
    Eat Fat - Get Lean |Benefits of Consuming Healthy Fats

    Too many carbs, too little fiber, surplus fat in the diet. We continue to look for that one cause that’s creating havoc on the weighing scale, so that we can target it and be on our way. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack. Only if it were that simple. In the recent past, dietary fats have become quite infamous, having been linked to a myriad of diseases, be... Continue Reading

  • Marathon Nutrition : Ace Your Race

    Posted on 09-Jan-2017 by Kripa Jalan
    Marathon Nutrition : Ace Your Race

    You’ve spent months training for the upcoming marathon(s). Early mornings, long distances, sore calves. You’ve done the training bit. So you definitely want to get the most out of race day. Whether you’re a novice or a pro-marathoner, you want to show up at the starting line fully prepared.

    Hitting The Wall

    For the sake of simplicity, we’re going to run with the example of a car. Think of your body as... Continue Reading

  • 29 Healthy Food Swaps: Eat This Not That

    Posted on 28-Dec-2017 by Kripa Jalan
    29 Healthy Food Swaps: Eat This Not That

    Complete diet makeovers can be overwhelming. The more drastic the changes, the harder it is to stay on track. Incorporating a few simple changes, may do the trick. In fact it’s a lot more sustainable and manageable in the long term. There are a number of healthier ingredients to substitute the high calorie ones, without sacrificing on taste. Having said that calories aren’t the be all and end all of... Continue Reading