When we say Yogic diet, our minds automatically correlate this to a plant based diet. But not all Yogis are vegans and yogic diet certainly doesn’t have to be bland and boring. There are many healthy food options out there that will compliment your yoga practice. So here are my top picks from my favourite…

Temptation is our greatest enemy, and saying “No” to some favourite foods is always tricky. Have you been successfully saying no to temptation and still not seeing results? Here is a list of food and drinks that secretly sabotage your plan to lose weight: Diet Soda You have been fooled for a while, my friend….

Fats are required by the body for energy, for normal growth and development and to absorb vitamins such as vitamin A, D, E and K. They provide 9 calories per gram and about 20-35% of your total daily calorie intake should come from them. Although all fats have the same amount of calories per gram, some are considered…

Proteins are the basic structure of all living cells. The body uses protein for growth, tissue repair and preserving lean muscle mass. Proteins provide 4 calories per gram and about 10% to 35% of your daily calorie intake should come from proteins. The building blocks of protein are called amino acids. There are 9 essential amino acids,…

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy for the body. They are converted into glucose on digestion, which is then used for energy. Carbs provide 4 calories per gram and according to the Dietary Reference Intakes, 45%-65% of your daily calorie intake should come from carbs. Carbohydrates are classified into two categories: Simple carbohydrates: Simple carbs are loosely…

Micronutrients are nutrients that are required in smaller quantities by the body as compared to macronutrients. Micronutrients are protective foods and are important for proper functioning of the immune system. They are required for supporting the functionalities of macronutrients and are important for proper growth and development. There are two micronutrients: I. Vitamins; and II.Minerals. Vitamins:…

In their natural state, whole grains are the seeds of plants. These seeds are also referred to as kernels. A whole grain is a grain containing the entire kernel, namely the bran, the germ and the endosperm, in their original proportion. THE BRAN The bran is the multi-layered outer skin of the edible kernel. It…

Do your cravings for junk food peak at night? Believe it or not, studies show that we are biologically hardwired to crave sweet, salty and starchy food late in the evening and at night. So it is only natural to feel the need to start munching at night. Here are some tips to keep you…

Staying healthy is not easy, especially in this age of misinformation. We, at FitNut, are determined to help you out, and here we bust six most common myths around nutrition. MYTH:  If it’s “multi-grain”, it’s healthy FACT: This fad really needs to end; and the real buzzword is “whole grain”. Every time your local baker…

Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism and all other bodily functions. Macronutrients are nutrients that provide calories or energy and are needed in large quantities. There are three macronutrients: Carbohydrates; Proteins; and Fats While each of these macronutrients provide calories, the amount of calories they provide vary as follows: Carbohydrates provide 4 calories per…

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