The official tagline debuted in 1974, and since then, Americans have been on a quest for a beer with great taste that’s less filling. For much of this time, light beers were exclusively the domain of large brands like Budweiser, Miller, Coors, and the like. Recently, Michelob Ultra has been white-hot, overtaking Miller Lite to become the third largest beer brand in America in terms of dollar sales this year. The top four beer brands in America right now are lower-calorie, lower-carbohydrate beers—and that’s saying nothing of the hard seltzer rocket ship. Now even craft breweries can’t ignore the fact that some drinkers want lower-calorie options. Enter the 100-calorie craft beer. Most are IPAs, most weigh in between 95 and 120 calories, and most have debuted within the past two years. Hard seltzers and light beers drew the caloric line in the sand at roughly 100 calories, and now some craft breweries have found themselves in a race to market beers that fit … [Read more...] about What’s behind the rise of 100-calorie craft beers?
Before we got obsessed with intermittent fasting, there was a phase when people opted for small, frequent meals to lose weight and curb hunger. The truth is, it doesn’t matter how you eat, but what you eat and when. Five small meals work for those who find it difficult to go too long without eating or have digestive disorders, diabetes or poor appetite. If you opt for five small meals, make sure that the last one is around 7-7.30 pm. A light snack later is fine.Also, follow the five Ps: Plan your diet. Cereal intake should fit your needs and be ideally completed by 7 pm. Peak hunger time. Identify this and don’t let it pass. It prevents binge-eating and snack attacks.Proteins. At least twice a day. Pair protein. Add vegetables or fruit for fibre and phytonutrients. Protective food. Dedicate one meal to fruit or vegetables.This could be soup, cooked sabzi, salads or juices . Ishi Khosla is a nutritionist tags Meal Deal Day … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with eating five meals a day
A BRITISH mum-of-two lost almost seven stone in less than a year after ditching her 21 cans of fizzy pop a week habit. Mobile hairdresser and mum-of-two, Samantha North, 27, from Samantha struggled with her weight all her life and was After giving birth to her first child, Jack, five, Samantha She would snack on sugary foods like chocolate bars, bags of After rarely making the effort to make proper meals, she sawSamantha never drank water and instead would have three cans She said: “I’m a single working mum. I’ve raised both “Family life can be a little bit hectic as we are always on “I’ve always struggled with my weight since being a veryIt wasn’t until after the birth of her second child, Olivia, She struggled with postnatal depression, had no energy and Worried that her children would pick up on her habits of After searching on social media found a personal trainer who Now she eats three meals a day, drinks three to four litres of water and … [Read more...] about Weight loss: Mum with postnatal depression who piled on pounds after kids dropped 7st & finally feels confident
Last year, NASA held a recipe contest for cooking on Mars. Ordinary civilians like us were invited to submit recipes based on a list of available ingredients—heavy on freeze-dried produce and various meat-flavored "textured vegetable proteins"—to be cooked and judged by crew members of HI-SEAS. HI-SEAS wasn't actually a mission on Mars, of course; it was a simulation of one on the barren slopes of a Hawaiian volcano. (In full, the acronym stands for Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation.) But the six-person crew really did cook, eat, and blog their way through dozens of space-friendly recipes from home cooks. A disproportionate number of the recipes seemed to feature Spam, perhaps owing to the mock Mars colony's Hawaii locale. Advertisement Food and Astronaut Morale In simulating the diets of future Mars colonists, HI-SEAS was meant to study how foods keep astronauts healthy—not just physically but mentally, too. If you thought your school cafeteria's … [Read more...] about Spam, Silkworms, Hydroponics: The Speculative Future of Food on Mars
Lenna Cooper has a lot to answer for. Ninety-nine years ago, in the American magazine Good Health, the nutritionist declared that breakfast was “in many ways … the most important meal of the day, because it is the meal that gets the day started”. “It should not be eaten hurriedly,” she continued, “and all the family, so far as possible, should partake of it together. And above all, it should be made up of easily digested foods, and balanced in such a way that the various food elements are present in the right proportions. It should not be a heavy meal, consisting of over 500 to 700 calories.” All of this must have delighted the magazine’s editor, John Harvey Kellogg, co-creator of the breakfast cereal. The only things missing were the words “Buy more cornflakes” and a money-off coupon. Ever since, that line about “the most important meal of the day” has been trotted out by anyone with a breakfast food to flog, … [Read more...] about Why have breakfast? You asked Google – here’s the answer
One of the world’s deadliest diseases, malaria, has been a major cause of concern in India and around the world. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) calls malaria a silent emergency that kills one child every 30 seconds, that's about 3000 children every day. According to the World Malaria Report 2017, around 698 million people were at risk of malaria in 2016. In the same year, India accounted for 6% of all malaria cases in the world and the total number of cases in India was at 1.31 million, out of which 23,990 people lost their lives to the disease. Causes The mosquito-borne disease is caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which gets transmitted by female anopheles mosquito. It spread four species of parasite - P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. vivax. The most severe form is caused by P. falciparum, resulting in the most dangerous cerebral malaria. Who's at risk?These mosquitoes bite mainly at night, between dusk and dawn. Pregnant women, children, elderly, … [Read more...] about Fever, back pain, and headaches? Don’t ignore malaria symptoms, it could be fatal
Gehana Vasisth, who was seen in Alt Balaji's web series Gandii Baat, suffered a cardiac arrest during the filming of a web series at Madh Island, Mumbai. As per an IANS report, the actress was admitted to hospital on Thursday in an extremely critical condition, after being on a long work shift without proper nutrition. She has been put on a ventilator and other life-saving equipment in Raksha Hospital in Mumbai's Malad area. Doctor Reveals The Reason For Gehana Vasisth’s Condition As per the report, the doctor suspect the reason for Gehana's condition to be an adverse reaction between prescription drugs and certain energy drinks consumed by her. It is being said that the actress fell unconscious while shooting at Madh Island for a web series and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Gehana’s Condition Is Extremely Critical Now The doctor and head of Raksha Hospital, Pranav Kabra revealed to IANS that Gehana was brought in with no pulse and extremely low blood pressure. … [Read more...] about Gandii Baat Actress Gehana Vasisth Suffers Cardiac Arrest; In Critical Condition
That morning latte, the after dinner cheese board, ice-cream — for many of us the prospect of giving up dairy is too daunting a prospect to countenance. But dairy has become the latest dietary bogeyman, having been linked to myriad diseases and health complaints, from bloating and eczema to asthma and weight gain. Is giving it up another food fad or could going dairy-free really give you a svelte figure, fantastic skin and help prevent disease? Dairy has become the latest dietary bogeyman, having been linked to myriad diseases and health complaints, from bloating and eczema to asthma and weight gain Celebrities such as actress Megan Fox have credited their super-slim figures to going dairy-free, while Victoria Beckham is said to have got rid of her bad skin this way. For those following the latest trendy vegan and Paleo diets — where you emulate the eating habits of prehistoric people, relying on a lot of meat and green veg — dairy is also banned. Even … [Read more...] about As even David Cameron jumps on the latest food fad…Should YOU ditch dairy?
Do you know someone who gets "hangry?" You know that irritable feeling you get when you are overly hungry. Or, maybe you know someone who struggles more with what I call, "regretfull" --that icky grumpiness that happens when you are too full. 10 Reasons People Get Hangry Source: Susan Albers Both sides of coin--eating too little or too much have a strong impact on how you feel and in turn on how you act. When in the throes of "hanger" or "regretfullness," research shows that it's hard to concentrate, think clearly and be patient with others.* Despite our best efforts to eat well, it's often not as easy as it sounds. In my new book, Hanger Management, I reveal 10 of the most common reasons people slip into a state of hanger or regretfullness. 1. Too Busy to Eat (Don’t have time, other things take priority) 2. No Routine (No set eating schedule) 3. Too Much Effort (It takes too … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons People Get Hangry (Hungry + Angry)
Hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki rose through the ranks to represent India at the 2014 World Cup. He has since fallen out of favour with selectors of the national team, but has kept busy playing for the Indian Railways and German leagues, taking part in a reality show, and being an Instagram influencer. With around 1.2 lakh followers, the 30-year-old is now a New Balance-sponsored athlete, apart from endorsing sports-related gear like Noise Shots Bluetooth headphones and a nutrition brand.But you can’t put it all down to Walmiki’s popularity. That credit goes to the Pune-based team at influencer marketing platform, Spothlethe. Since the influencer boom in 2015, the task of these platforms has evolved from merely connecting brands with influencers (to help reach their target audience), to discussing content and creating strategies for how influencers approach their work. “We direct them on how to best present the brand in a creative way, both visually and with the … [Read more...] about Meet the strategists behind your favourite social media stars