A Look At The Glycemic Index During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you’ve got all sorts of hormones going haywire and all sorts of cravings creeping up.  It’s important to understand that the two are correlated.  During pregnancy, your dietary habits are especially important because maternal glucose is the main energy substrate for intrauterine growth.  As a dietitian and mom, I do believe in … Continue reading “A Look At The Glycemic Index During Pregnancy”

Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier

For busy parents, busy moms, busy everybodies – I’m sure we can’t get enough of food prep tips. I always like asking my friends for what they do to prep for the week so that they are able to cook at least 50% of the time for their families. Comparing notes is a great way … Continue reading “Easy Food Prep Tips To Help You Live Healthier”

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!

It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!

So I’m a sucker for nut butters. I pride myself on never going a day without eating peanut butter — and the Reduced Fat Skippy kind.  Sure, I’m a dietitian but I grew up in the 80’s and some tastes just CANNOT change.  However, for my little one, I’ve slowly worked on introducing nuts and … Continue reading “It’s like Cashew Butta… Baby!”

How Millennial’s View Health & Fitness

How Millennial’s View Health & Fitness

A recent Technogym study called The Wellness Deficit: How Millennials View Health and Fitness came to my attention. The study results were not only interesting but also interesting in forecasting future trends in the health, fitness and wellness landscape. Here are some key findings: 1. 72% find it hard to devote time to exercise (50% … Continue reading “How Millennial’s View Health & Fitness”

Why Does My Baby Gag While Eating?

Why Does My Baby Gag While Eating?

You know the feeling when you’ve eaten something and it doesn’t feel right as it travels downward? The body will trigger your gag reflex intuitively. If you think about it, the gag reflex could prevent you from choking, so it’s a good thing. Most adults have the ability to vocalise this. But for young kids … Continue reading “Why Does My Baby Gag While Eating?”

Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks

  Everyone is always asking what to eat before a workout. The key is that if you’re not performing a workout greater than 45 minutes (i.e. race training) then you don’t need a huge snack beforehand. In fact, most people tend to overeat prior to a workout and many times don’t burn the calories they assume so thus … Continue reading “Healthy Snacks”

Is It Safe to Eat Sushi While Breastfeeding?

Is It Safe to Eat Sushi While Breastfeeding?

For pregnant sushi lovers, it’s tough to let go. But expecting ladies should try to follow the American Pregnancy Association’s guidelines and avoid raw fish rolls for the next nine months. Fish like tuna and yellowtail can be high in mercury or contain high levels of industrial pollutants. Cross-contamination can also be dangerous for your developing … Continue reading “Is It Safe to Eat Sushi While Breastfeeding?”

How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips

Have you ever felt overwhelmed when you watch the TODAY show food segments or any cooking show for that matter on how to make easy, quick meals or how to put together healthy snacks or how to make healthy swaps? Well, you’re not alone. I am a dietitian and sometimes when I see delicious, mouth … Continue reading “How to Get Creative in the Kitchen: Quick Tips”

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Finding the Right Protein Powder

Amongst health fanatics, protein is always the nutrient of interest. Eating healthy requires effort and maintaining an adequate protein-to-carbohydrate ratio is one way to achieve a proper diet. Sometimes, however, it’s hard to take the time to put together the right foods to achieve the recommended daily allowance of protein. That’s where protein powder comes … Continue reading “Finding the Right Protein Powder”

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian Market

3 New Healthy Products In the Indian Market

Here are the cold, hard health facts about the health of the Indian population, according to research data collected by health organisation Arogya World: – Lifestyle changes have lead to decreased physical activity, increased consumption of fat, sugar and calories, and higher stress levels, affecting insulin sensitivity and obesity. – More than 20% of the … Continue reading “3 New Healthy Products In the Indian Market”

A Bad Brew

10 Reasons Greek Yoghurt Is The New Health Food Craze

10 Reasons Greek Yoghurt Is The New Health Food Craze

It’s no secret that Greek yogurt is healthy and delicious. Over the years, we’ve found multiple uses for the popular super food. Here’s 10 reasons why Greek yogurt is a healthy dietary staple as well as a creative addition to your beauty regime: 1. Protein Boost Greek yogurt contains three times the amount of protein … Continue reading “10 Reasons Greek Yoghurt Is The New Health Food Craze”