Seeds-the new super foods

When we talk about seeds, the first thing we relate them to are birds. They are usually used as bird feed but, in recent years , some seeds are making headlines as super foods for humans. Seeds are powerhouses of nutrition where the nutrients are packed within the seed kernel and inculcating them in our…

Krill oil-the nutritional newbie

A few days back, while I was reading an article published by the renowned dietician,Pooja Makhija ,I stumbled across something that was unheard of. What I am talking about is krill oil and as I dug deeper,I found out some amazing facts and benefits of it which I would like to share. The name krill comes…

Hi!My Name Is Soumya And I Haven’t Eaten In 24 hrs!!

  24 hours down and not a single calorie in me. You know that feeling you get after four or five hours of your meal? Well, as time passes the huger tends to die down.. There is a good scientific reason for all the hunger pangs. The main reasons are the hormones like epinephrine, insulin,…

Scrumptious Salads

Salads are foods that cater to your health as well as your tastebuds. They are the most appealing and colourful part of your meal. Eating a salad everyday is considered as one of the most healthiest and simplest habits one can adopt. Typically, a salad is a dish consisting of small pieces of foods such…

Chia Seeds…

Chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries. Today, they draw the interest of many people for their health benefits and uses in cooking. It turns out chia seeds are a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants. Chia seeds are among the most healthiest foods. They are the seeds of…

Coconut Confusion…The Dazzling Drupe!!!

                                        What’s all the fuss about? Coconut Oil is often described as “the healthiest Oil on earth”. But this wasn’t always so. Coconut oil was demonized because it had the reputation of causing cholesterol and heart diseases because of its high saturated fat content. A study conducted nearly 40 years ago even confirmed that it…

Microgreens- the nutrient powerhouses

Have you ever wondered what those alluring,miniature vegetables as toppings on your salads and pizzas are called and how they contribute to the nutritive value of your meal? Allow me to further enlighten you on this topic. Microgreens are tiny  vegetables that are used as both visual and flavour components to enhance the beauty, freshness…

Hello world!

We, Soumya Kumar and Nitya Bansal are students pursuing a bachelors degree in life sciences from Osmania University, Hyderabad in the St. Francis campus . The focus area being  Applied Nutrition and Public Health. We have always been curious to understand about food and human nutrition beyond the class syllabus. To help understand  the various aspects of food and…