• Health

    Planning to ditch white sugar this year: try these natural sugar options instead!

    Happy new year everyone!  I am sure most of us are busy during this time making new year resolutions. And like every year, “health” is a prime priority for most of us. We all want to include healthy lifestyle practices (healthy eating and regular exercise) as a part of our lifestyle.   Along with other important things, ditching the white sugar may be a priority in the year 2023 for many of us.  We all know that excessive sugar consumption is harmful to our health. Now, scientific studies have confirmed the same fact. As per recent research, increased sugar intake is not only a leading cause of obesity but also increases…

  • Health,  Parenting

    A Smart Mom’s guide to healthy snacking for kids! ( part 1)

    Kids love snacking. Snack time is their favorite time and they want to enjoy their favorite cookies, chips or cupcake as a snack to satisfied their taste buds. Though these snacking options may sounds tempting and may satisfied your kid’s taste buds temporarily but from health and nutrition perspective, unhealthy snacking is a major cause of childhood obesity.   Unhealthy food choices and lack of physical activity are two major factor that causes increase in prevalence of “childhood obesity” at rapid rate.    According to research, the prevalence of obesity has become more than double among children age 2 to 5 year (5% to 12.4%) and age 6 to 11 year (6.5%…