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WHY THE LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT (LCHF) DIET IS NOT A MYTH ANYMORE?

Constantly, we are bombarded with information on healthy lifestyle habits telling us what, when, and how to eat and exercise.  And so often you get confused and ask yourself "Oh My.... how on earth...., especially when you are someone who wants to shed a few extra pounds. 

You barely started your day, your stomach begins to rumble and you feel groggy, you reach for food in the refrigerator or turn to a vending machine and end up grabbing something to kill your hunger, and a couple of hours later you feel hungry again and you go mad. 

Day in day out, you go through this rollercoaster cycle and find it extremely hard to manage these situations. 



Indeed, it’s a lot frustrating when you are living in the age of fast foods and quick fix meals. 

Ever wondered what exactly happens when you keep consuming carb-rich foods? The digestive system converts the carbs into blood sugar which provides the body with energy for your cells, tissues, and organs. The leftover sugar is stored in the liver,…

WHY SUGAR IS YOUR ENEMY?

Rising income, busy work schedule, and changing lifestyle habits have brought in too many complications to our food plate. It turns out, majority of us end up consuming foods that are rich in carbohydrates which in turn causes our body to produce more and more insulin for it to get absorbed in the blood. 



While the optimum level of sugar our body can tolerate per day is around 5 grams or 1 teaspoon, we consume at least 25-30 teaspoons of sugar on a daily basis thanks to the carbs-rich food. This food preference is turing out to be a major trigger for insulin resistance in our body contributing to the ever growing population of diabetic patients.

During digestion, the body breaks down carbohydrates into simple sugars in the intestines, which further get absorbed into the blood, leading to high blood glucose levels. When this happens, our brain tells the pancreas to produce more insulin, our fat storing hormone.

Large amounts of insulin prevents fat burning and the surplus nutrients get st…

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO REACH OUT TO THOSE WITH DEPRESSION?

Despite the misgivings among us, depression continues to be the leading cause of disability in the world. 
Per WHO stats, nearly 350 million instances are recorded about depression each year across the globe. 

Affected ones present with a variety of symptoms such as low mood, loss of interest in things you do, changes in appetite, feeling worthless or excessively guilty, sleeping too much or too little, poor concentration, restlessness, loss of energy, recurrent thoughts of suicide. 
Left unchecked, it can spiral out of control and potentially lead to depression.
Physical, psychological, and social events can influence development of this condition. Chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease do play its part as well. 
It’s often easy to miss signs, but once diagnosed it can be easily treated.
Those who suffer from depression often feel guilty or ashamed to reach out for help as they are bound by their emotions and they end up showing resilience in the face of their illness, whil…