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 […]

Nutrition On The Move – How To Eat Clean When You Travel

When it comes to eating high quality food, nothing comes close to home-made meals.  But that isn’t always possible and we have to/want to eat out sometimes.  Eating out presents some challenges, but with some practise we can train ourselves to choose wisely among the available options (and you can always ‘make up’ over other […]

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 […]

Open Your Eyes to Saturated Fat

Most of us love ghee. But we have a problem. We’re told that ghee isn’t healthful. We’re told that ghee causes heart disease. And more importantly, we’re told that ghee makes us fat! The primary reason behind such recommendations is that ghee is rich in saturated fat and saturated fat is supposedly harmful. This is […]