High blood cholesterol levels have been sighted as one of the main risk factors for heart disease. And for decades, people have been told that the dietary cholesterol in certain foods that we consume raise blood cholesterol and causes heart disease.
Do you view vegetable oils as a positive in your healthy lifestyle? There is a fairly large percentage of the population that perceives vegetable oils as healthy, and even many of our mainstream nutrition organizations recommend that we eat them, because “according to them” unsaturated fats are a much healthier option over saturated fats.
Protein is so incredibly important when it come to our bodies. In fact, except for water, protein is the most abundant substance used by the body. And while more advanced nutrition studies are now showing a compelling advantage of higher protein diets being linked to better overall body composition and metabolic health, many of us […]
Fish oil is the fat or oil that’s extracted from fish tissue that comes from oily fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, tuna and sardines. But, it can also be produced from the livers of certain fish, as is the case with cod liver oil. However, it’s important to know that only around 30 percent […]
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary your metabolism is referenced as “the sum total of the chemical processes that occur in living organisms, resulting in growth, energy production and waste elimination”. In essence, what this means is, your metabolism is the biochemical engine that keeps you alive.
Do you obsessively count carbs? The good news is you probably don’t need to if you are choosing the right ones. Research suggests that the answer to weight gain and metabolic disease lies heavily on what types of carbohydrates we eat.
Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are always on a continual search for ways to improve their performance. And while changing their routine and finding new ways to increase strength and agility are a part of this equation, good nutrition stands at the top when it comes to increasing performance and recovery time. Optimal nutrient intake prior […]
Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas. It’s secreted in small amounts throughout the day and in larger amounts after meals. This particular hormone allows your body to use sugar (glucose) from carbohydrates in the food that you eat for energy or storage, depending on what is needed at the time. Insulin is also […]
Sporting a lean, defined midsection has become one of the major status symbols of being fit and healthy. For this reason, the internet is chock-full of information on just how to achieve that desired “Six-pack” that so many of us are desperately seeking.
There are many controversial topics when it comes to the world of nutrition. Numerous studies are published weekly about the latest breakthroughs on different foods, diet, supplements and health. Yet, most of these studies are done through an observational scope, which has limited value on their own, and results are often quite conflicting.