Why is Nutrition so Important?

In order to have sustainable weight loss, adequate nutrition intake habits is crucial for our body to function optimally. Did you know that due to our hectic lifestyle, most adults are not getting adequate nutrition on a daily basis. Back in the 19th and 20th century, a lack of nutrition is an issue… READ MORE

 

Phytonutrients? What is this? Do I need it?

Phytonutrients are basically plant nutrients, perhaps a fancy way of putting it. So here is the fact, “Phyto” is simply the greek word for “plants”, therefore, “Phytonutrients” simply means, plant nutrients! As simple as that… READ MORE

 

Calcium and Vitamin D, what is the hype about this?

Calcium is a type of chemical element that is crucial for the survival of humans and many other living organisms. Our human body requires a certain amount of calcium in order to maintain healthy bones and allow for other important functions within our body as well (e.g. regulate blood flow, muscle contraction, and heart function etc.)… READ MORE

 

What are the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?

First of all, we need to know that fish oil comes from the tissues of oily fishes. When we alk about fish oil, it actually contains omega 3-fatty acids and comprises of the following two main components: Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexanoic acid (DHA). Fish oil is mainly obtained by consuming fish or by taking fish oil supplements… READ MORE

 

What you need to know about CoEnzyme Q10?

CoQ10 is the short form for CoEnzyme Q-10. There are also some other terms for it such as, ubiquinone, Vitamin Q10 etc.; the different names are due to the fact that it can exist in different oxidative states within the body (If you guessed that one of its use is as an antioxidant, you are absolutely correct!)… READ MORE

 

All about Lecithin in your diet and as a supplement

Lecithin is a fat molecule that is composed of inositol and choline that are crucial for living cells, in scientific terms, it is a type of phosphatidylcholine. Simplistically, lecithin is a fat emulsifier (and surfactant), which means that it is a substance that aids in breaking down and dispersing fat within fluids… READ MORE

 

Vitamin E – Is it for me?

Vitamin E is a type of fat-soluble vitamin, it is otherwise known as “tocopherols”. Vitamin E exists in multiple forms and based on research, alpha-tocopherol, is the only form that is beneficial to humans.

One of the most important effects of Vitamin E is the antioxidant effect that it provides. In simplistic terms, it protects and slows down the process of damaging effects on our body’s cells. Therefore, as an important type of antioxidant, it is required for the proper functioning of multiple organs within our body… READ MORE

 

Bifido what???- The bacteria that we need for a healthy digestive tract!

Bifidus or Bifidobacterium, otherwise, is also more commonly known as a type of “Probiotics”. The term probiotics essentially means ‘for-life’ and is actually a type of microorganism that is known to help humans maintain a healthy balance of gut bacteria within our body. The most well known or commonly seen probiotics include the bifidobacterium and lactobacillus types… READ MORE

A Healthy Diet Starts With A Healthy Grocery Cart!

How do we get into a habit of consuming a healthy diet? You might be surprised, but it is rather straightforward, you begin with a healthy grocery cart! Allow me to elaborate further! To have a habit of consuming healthy food, it starts with the consistent habit of getting the right type of nutrition from the very beginning!… READ MORE