Which we have the food industry to thank for

I never had a sweet tooth, but I was still addicted to sugar. Yes, you read that right. The sugar I was addicted to didn’t look like doughnuts, cookies, pastries, candies, and cakes, but it looked more like pasta, bread, cornflakes, nachos, and potato chips. Being a university student, I always leaned towards buying food that was easily affordable but not the healthiest. Even though I would look for “high in protein” or “low sugar,” I realized it was just a trick the food manufacturers used to get more of their products sold.

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When I had that revelation, I decided to stop letting food packaging mess with my head and always chose fresh, organic produce, even though I had to pay an extra buck. …


For good health and longevity

According to an archaeological dig, researchers found that nuts have been a major part of man’s diet from 780,000 years ago. Nuts have been a reliable food source throughout history, from ancient civilisations to royal families to peasants to grocery shoppers today.

Nuts are a great snack. Just little quantities of nuts can increase your macro and micros intake per day. They are healthy and extremely versatile too.

Nuts began to get a bad reputation because of the amount of fat they contain, and since the “low-fat” diet was trending. …


Kick Start Your Journey

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You’ve heard about and even thought about trying out this plant-based, but never figured out where to start.

Athletes like Lewis Hamilton to celebrities like Joaquin Phoenix and Ariana Grande are among the many who have transitioned to a plant-based diet, for multiple reasons from health to being sympathetic to animals.

Numerous research has been conducted to prove the multiple benefits of eliminating animal products from your diet. Being human, it can be hard to make changes and life is already pretty busy to start and things can get pretty overwhelming.

Here are 5 extremely easy to steps to kick-start your plant-based journey. …


Educate Yourself or Jump On A Bandwagon

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Being plant-based is more than a diet. It’s about having a deep understanding of what we consume. If one is keen on making a change that provides benefits to one’s health, curb the torture of sentient beings and truly gives a damn about climate change.

Allowing yourself to unlearn what you’ve been taught all your life about animal products and refusing our ego to be wrapped in an ideology so much that we can accept undeniable logical facts that are present to us.

A plant-based way of living has been successfully proved to be linked to better gut health, smoother digestion, higher productivity, more energy, and clearer skin. Amongst benefits that show externally, a plant-based diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases highly. …


You really need to care

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Why we need to sleep

There is no doubt that sleep is a vital function when it comes to maintaining optimal health and wellbeing of a person. Sleep is needed. We don’t usually embrace the necessity of a good nights sleep because it’s a normal, mundane thing, like brushing our teeth.

When you’ve had a long day at the office or worked out extra hard at the gym, sleep is a way our body tells us it needs to rest and recharge. Sleep is our superpower. …


Take a step in the right direction this holiday season

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It’s the time of the year, where family and friends get together to celebrate each other, show love and give thanks for the past year, it seems like such a contradiction when this is done by killing an innocent being and stuffing it with mashed potatoes. All while historians were still in a dilemma about whether the turkey was the meat served at the First Thanksgiving.

Each year 245 million turkeys are killed in the US alone, with 46 million just killed on Thanksgiving only. …


And how you can incorporate them into your meals

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The rise of a plant-based lifestyle has been unstoppable. Whether it's for climate change or animal welfare or personal benefits, the plant-based lifestyle is here to stay. With several people transforming, an occurring question has always been: “but where do you get your protein from?”

Why does our body need protein?

Proteins are made up of amino acids and these are the building blocks of life. …


#5: Not eating after sunset

The Buddha once said, “to keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise, we shall not be able to keep the mind strong and clear.” Most of us learn this the hard way. Not until we are prescribed medicine we can’t even pronounce. In this day and age, the mind-body connection is very relevant and obvious. When you are stressed, your body will respond by giving you fatigue or acne and when you are not eating well, your mind will respond by giving you a headache.

I learnt how to respect my body and give it all the nutrients it needs. After all, our bodies are regenerative, not degenerative. Every single cell in our body is fighting to protect us from sickness. However, this doesn’t happen without a little effort from our side. …


7 ways to improve your gut health

We are surrounded by thousands of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Some of them living outside our bodies and some of them inside.

A fun fact is, we have more bacteria cells in our body than human cells. Roughly we have about 40 trillion bacteria cells in our body and about 30 trillion human cells.

For those of you living under a rock, the gut (gastrointestinal tract) is the long tube that starts at the mouth and ends at the back passage (anus).

So this gut it’s really important. It looks something like this.

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When you think of bacteria, you would immediately think “disease”, however, some bacteria are very important for your immune system, heart health, weight, skin…


Breakfast has been a controversial topic in the health industry, so many health specialists claim it the “most important meal of your day” while others claim you need to “skip it”.

What is a flexible solution to this?

Let’s understand this first: everyone has different bodies, and what works for you might not work for someone else.

But let’s also understand the science behind breakfast. Breakfast simply means breaking your fast after a 7–8-hour sleep.

Several studies have shown us that people who go big on breakfasts tend to have healthy body weight and are able to keep this alive for the longer term, compared to the ones who skip. …

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Vishva Dave

Curating my fascination about the human body. Holistic management.

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