The Low Down on Low Carb and Keto Diets – Is It For You?

The past couple of years has seen a slow but steady rise in the “low carb” or “keto” phenomenon. Every other person you know seems to have experimented with it, or absolutely swears by it for fat loss and health. Add this to the overabundance of information and images of “shredded” selfies taking over the internet with #thatlowcarblife. Does this mean it is the right fit for you?

Is Being Gluten-Free For You? A 3-Step Process To Find Out!

Gluten, gluten intolerance, gluten free…. If you are someone who follows anyone who talks about nutrition, chances are you’ve come across one or more of these words excessively over the last decade. And you’ve probably given some thought as to whether there is merit to the pros and cons of gluten being discussed by all […]

Fasting – A Modern Yet Ancient Approach to Health

I’m going to talk about a recent breakthrough in the nutritional realm. It is a concept that is so new and radical, that you may not even appreciate it. Well, at least not as much as your grandmother will. You see a lot has changed over the last five hundred years. We’ve gone from living […]

3 Reasons Why Keeping It Local Makes All The Difference

Early man settled around areas where he could find food and water and with time built his life around these foods. Slowly, over generations, people learnt and passed on knowledge about what from that region can be eaten, how they should be cooked, when during the day they are best eaten, what spices have anti-septic/fungal/bacterial […]

Living on a Nutritional Budget

The concept of a nutritional budget I think we can all agree that any smart person would spend his/her money on food, rent, electricity, fuel etc., because today, these are any human’s basic necessities and unless those are covered everything else including Coach handbags and Mont Blanc wallets means zilch! Similarly, considering the genetics you […]

5 Healthy + Yummy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids

Given their exposure to a dozen food delivery apps, aisles of cookies and ice-creams in the supermarkets, the excessive advertising, how do we ensure that our kids eat right, eat enough and love what they eat? While there are dime a dozen options available online, are they healthy and wholesome? An ideal kid’s lunch plate […]

Nutrition 101 For Your Kids – What Should You Feed Them?

I presume that reading this heading was accompanied by some rolling of your eyes and then followed by a smile; as is usually the case when we think of our little ones.  I couldn’t think of a better way to sum up this species than this definition I came across recently: Toddler (n.) – Emotionally […]

Why Calorie Counting is a Bad Idea

Calorie counting is an “educated guess”, at best. Don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise unless that person is sitting in a lab somewhere and doing tests to measure calories. This doesn’t mean you ignore food quantity completely and eat as much as you want. Think of calories as fuel. A car or bike needs […]

If It Tastes Sweet, It Contains Sugar

Here are 5 simple points that will make you smarter about sugar. Whatever it may be, if it tastes sweet it contains sugar, or sweeteners. This applies to everything that is edible – cookies, cakes, ice cream, juice or even just fruit. The sugar contained may be natural or processed, but it is still sugar. […]

4 Rules That Define Our Nutritional Philosophy

When it comes to food for general health and fitness, there are four words that sum up everything that The Quad believes is relevant and required.   Real. Sustainable. Practical. Local. #1 Eat real food Real food is naturally occurring. It is food that is prepared from ingredients that are as close to their natural […]