Category Archives: Focus on Food

The Scoop on Sugar

The Scoop on Sugar

Sugar is one of those great treats in life. Sometimes, we just gotta have it, don’t we? Yet, this wonderful treat that used to be a luxury has now become a national addiction with serious health consequences. Check out this infographic that demonstrates just how over-the-top sugar consumption has become. Indeed, overconsumption of refined sugar… Continue Reading

Are You Protein Deficient?

Are You Protein Deficient?

Do you have a constant craving for sweets and carbs, muscle cramps and/or joint pain, insomnia, fatigue, moodiness and anxiety? It could be you are not getting enough protein in your diet, which could be contributing to unstable blood sugar levels. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein… Continue Reading

Foods That Build Melanin

Foods That Build Melanin

Melanin is a dark brown to black pigment occurring in the hair, skin and iris of the eye in people and animals. It is also found in smaller quantities in our inner ear and brain. Melanin is responsible for the tanning of skin exposed to sunlight. Moreover, it protects the skin from UV rays and… Continue Reading

Salad – A Bitter Mix to Swallow

Salad – A Bitter Mix to Swallow

Summertime and bathing suit season is almost here. You know what that means? Consumption of leafy greens is now in overdrive as those love handles from the winter months are slowly coaxed into remission. Ayurvedically-speaking, there is elemental science behind the trend of consuming greens to lose weight. Most leafy greens are bitter and sometimes… Continue Reading