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Pulses May Help You Weight Loss

For weight loss, the importance of real food should not be disregarded. Previous studies suggest that pulses, the seeds of legumes, may help you lose weight. However, the evidence is not entirely conclusive. Recently, a team of researchers reviewed and analyzed the available data. Here is a detailed summary of their findings. BACKGROUND The seeds of […]

Counting Calories? You Might Be Doing It Wrong

WHAT IS A CALORIE? A calorie is a unit of energy. The body requires calories to carry out its day-to-day functions smoothly which include the functions of the complex systems right up to simple tasks like buttoning your shirt every morning. Food groups such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats and fiber contain calories in varying amounts. Taking into […]

Psyllium Husk Helps In Weight Loss

WHAT IS PSYLLIUM HUSKS? Also referred to as isabggol or ispaghula, the Psyllium seed Husks are a part of the plant Plantago ovate which is a native of Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. Psyllium seed Husks are mostly used to assist in the loss of excessive weight and to relieve digestion issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, constipation and […]

Dieting and Gut Microbiota in Intestinal Inflammation and Other Diseases

Emerging evidence links chronic intestinal inflammation with obesity and metabolic disorders like insulin resistance. What’s more, this association seems to be affected by changes in the gut microbiotacaused by diet. Recently, a group of researchers summarized the available evidence in a review published in Cell Metabolism. Below is an overview of the review’s main points. ARTICLE REVIEWED This […]

Glucose Ketone Index (GKI) – What Ratio Do I need for Nutritional Ketosis Benefits?

Generally these blog posts are a result of scratching my own itch (answering my own question), and this post is no different. At the time of writing this, I’m doing a 5-day fast, and wanted to understand the readings I’m getting for my blood glucose and blood ketone levels. Initially I thought that blood ketones […]