Food Archive

More Colour on Your Plate = More Nutrients!

It is found that when food is laid before them, people eat first with their eyes, eagerly searching for colour and variation on the plate, secondly with the nose searching for familiar smells and also the wonderful aromas that come from the addition of spices and herbs, and lastly taste with the mouth. So what

Going Back to Our Roots: Our Grandparents’ Diet and Lifestyle

This fascinating topic takes us to a timeline 40 to 50 years ago and before. The extended family was intact. So there were plenty of hands to share household chores and quality time to prepare food together from age-old recipes, to eat and to feed children. A number of curries, sambols, chutneys, pickles and short

Talk: Truth About Immunity

Thank you to all those who dedicated time to improve their well-being and for attending our topic on immunity organized via Zoom last month. Our special gratitude to our panelists Dr. Tyrol Ferdinands and Shanez Gunatilaka for sharing valuable expert insights on factors that affect immunity, providing new perspectives on viruses and cytokine storms, the

Video: In Defense of Food

To escape the harmful health consequences of the Western diet, we can either wait centuries for evolution to adapt our bodies to junk food, or take a much more practical and economical path: change the way we’re eating. Something that’s a lot simpler than we may think. Pollan offers us a simple seven-word guide to

Video: Food Fight (Food Industry Documentary)

This documentary talks about the fascinating history of how food as we know it today came into power and how the good food movement is fighting back: “When we walk into a supermarket, we assume that we have the widest possible choice of healthy foods. But in fact, over the course of the 20th century,

Video: How Food Affects Your Mood

When it comes to what you put in your mouth, your choices have a direct effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. Stressful times may make some of us binge eat, crave sugary sweets or reach out to unhealthy fast foods. While this is a very common response, mindful eating patterns

Video: The Truth About Cholesterol

Worried your cholesterol levels may be too high? Watch this talk by Dr. Eric Berg to untangle the truth behind your LDL and HDL numbers…

Food That Loves Thy Heart

Sure, we’ve heard often enough that ischemic heart disease is the number one cause of mortality, contributing to a staggering 23.6% of deaths in Sri Lanka. (In contrast, road injury related deaths only contribute to 2%!) The good news is that we are blessed with an abundance of heart-healthy foods that can be added to

Garlic: A Workout Superfood?

YES! That stinky little brother of the onion family can be a great healthy addition to your diet (and not just because it keeps away vampires!). Let’s get serious – here are some garlic facts you don’t hear often in the fitness industry: Eating 2g of garlic cloves can increase nitric oxide levels by 385%,

Healthy Habits Which Are Not So Healthy

There’s probably no industry packed with myths and contradictions than the nutrition and health industry. Workout.lk aims to bring you the latest developments from around the world so that you can avoid falling in to common myths and scams.  An article by Inc. summarizes a few practices that the latest science proves wrong: “Avoiding fat