Despite the fact that most macro- and micro-nutrients are abundant in plant-based diets and scientific evidence has accumulated to support their health benefits, there are a few nutrients you need to watch out for to avoid deficiencies.
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The plant-based diet is often used to describe a plant-only or vegan diet, but it’s not actually about avoiding animal products altogether. Contrary to the popular belief, plant-based diets do not have to be vegan or vegetarian. Food from animal products can still be consumed in preferred amounts.
Vitamin D (also known as “calciferol”) is a fat-soluble vitamin found naturally in certain foods, as a dietary supplement, and produced from ultraviolet (UV) rays when exposed to sunlight. The fat-soluble vitamin means that Vitamin D needs the presence of fat in the gut to be well absorbed.
Menopause: An Overview
We are in year 2022, however, based on a British Menopause Society survey, 47% of women still doesn’t not feel comfortable enough to ask for an off day because of the symptoms of menopause. We are at a point that women’s health should be discussed enough and not be a taboo anymore.
Is Gluten Our Enemy?
You may have heard some healthcare professionals talk about the need to exclude gluten from our diet. But, should we really eliminate gluten from our diet?
Let’s Talk About Our Gut Microbiota
Here, I share more about the complex systems of the intestines and how diet helps the gut microbes function effectively.