The word ‘vitamin’ comes from the latin word vita meaning life. And this is exactly what they are: vitamins are micronutrients which are absolutely essential for growth, development and well being. They boost immunity and fight infections. They play a vital role in many functions of the body and vitamin deficiency leads to several diseases. Continue reading


Heart disease (Coronary Artery Disease)

heartdisease.jpgHeart disease is a condition characterised by the presence of cholesterol-rich plaques in the coronary arteries.

The heart works non-stop, day in and day out, throughout our life span. The heart muscle (myocardium) is constructed with special cells called myocytes which contract and pump blood tirelessly. Continue reading

Carbohydrates (Carbs)



Carbohydrates (carbs) are one of the three major macronutrients found in many food and beverages. They are a common source of energy – each gram releases 4 calories of energy. Carbs are mainly obtained from plants such as grains, lentils, fruits, and vegetables. Animal-based products have very little carb. Milk is an exception; 1 litter of cow’s milk contains 40-50 g lactose. Continue reading


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“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates

The term “lifestyle” refers to the way we conduct our day-to-day lives. A healthy lifestyle includes a socially active environment, adherence to a healthy pattern of food and beverage consumption, and requisite physical activity with adequate rest, sleep and relaxation. A healthy lifestyle promotes a healthy body weight, and also helps control and prevent hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.  Continue reading