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Ghee Versus Butter: Which One is Better?

Ghee has made a comeback into the Indian kitchen in recent years, and what a spectacular comeback it has been. After been blamed for being a weight-gaining and unhealthy part of our diet for years – Ghee is now trending as the new superfood. Truth is, it keeps your gut healthy, is a source of good fats and is superb for the skin too! Healthy and monitored doses of ghee are actually being recommended by nutritionists around the world. “Ghee can be had in small quantities daily as a source…

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Poverty Versus Obesity and Alcohol: What’s More Deadly for Your Life?

We know that lifestyle diseases are on the rise. There are several reports published daily, bringing to light various causes, symptoms, preventive measures and other facts to spread more awareness about the consequences of our lifestyle choices, and how major diseases like diabetes, obesity, cancer, etc are killing thousands every year. We also read how in our chase for making money we are neglecting are health, which then contributes to stress and other ailments. All that money you earn can’t really buy you life, but it perhaps helps in more…

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Prebiotic Foods Versus Probiotics: What’s Best For Our Diet?

For quite a long while, probiotic bacteria and yeast were considered the hero of the stomach, fighting to swell the amount of ‘friendly’ bacteria in the gut i.e. bacteria that may have been depleted by stress, illness, certain medicines, or an improperly-balanced diet that is low on fiber. Probiotics were said to battle with IBS, diarrhoea and stomach-related ailments and subsequently even improve skin conditions, clear up allergies, and generally reduce nagging health conditions. However, later studies showed that most of the probiotics being ingested were actually not completely effective….

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Cardio versus Weightlifting: What’s The Best Way to Get Rid of Fat?

The world of fitness is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. One of them would certainly be the association of cardio exercises with weight loss and linking weight training with alpha-human, muscular bodies. Cardio and weight training, both work in tandem to drop kilos and help you get toned. While cardio helps in burning fat, resistance training builds muscles in place of the lost fat. Some recent studies suggest that our metabolism stays high from 24 to 36 hours post a high-intensity workout. In order to lose weight, one should get…

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BB Cream Versus CC and DD Cream: Whats the Difference?

Gone are the days when a pack of foundation was good enough to make your skin look flawless. With the introduction of BB, CC and DD creams, it has become easier to not only even your skin tone within minutes but address a host of beauty woes with an all-in-one solution. BB cream, the first in the alphabetic cream world, was originally formulated in the 1960s in Germany by dermatologist Dr. Christine Schrammek to protect her patients’ skin after facial peels and surgery. 30 years later, BB cream was reintroduced…

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Low Carb Versus Low Fat: Should You Follow These Diets For Weight Loss?

For the past several decades, most people believed that a low fat diet was good for weight loss, largely because of its beneficial effect on metabolic risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar and obesity. In recent years, however, a growing body of research has pointed us in another direction, suggesting that a low carb diet could also help in weight reduction. Both types of diets, however, have their pros and cons so we need to look objectively at both to gain an educated, unbiased understanding.What is…

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