Nutrition & Diet

 

 

 

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Cooking Oil Overview

Not all cook­ing oils are cre­ated equal. Dif­fer­ent cook­ing oils have dif­fer­ent health ben­e­fits. They also work bet­ter for dif­fer­ent cook­ing tasks. Here’s a quick overview of dif­fer­ent qual­i­ties and uses of the most preva­lently used cook­ing oils. Veg­etable oil: The most com­monly used of cook­ing oils. Can be used in recipes and for fry­ing. A […]

 

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Carbs, Proteins, and Fats

Car­bo­hy­drates, pro­teins, and fats are macronu­tri­ents; nutri­ents we con­sume in the largest quan­tity and pro­vide the bulk of our energy. We all need these sub­stances for our bod­ies to func­tion prop­erly, but over­con­sump­tion can lead to health issues. Also, under con­sump­tion of these sub­stances can also cause you prob­lems. Let’s break it down: Car­bo­hy­drates These are […]

 

 

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On Protein Drinks

Pro­tein shakes and other protein-enriched drinks have become fairly pop­u­lar over the past few years. Body builders and earnest, ded­i­cated ath­letes have used them to build mus­cle mass. How­ever, nor­mal peo­ple are drink­ing them, rely­ing on them for pro­tein when they’re on the go, miss a meal, or want assis­tance in los­ing weight. While protein […]

 

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Why Are We So Fat?

Amer­i­cans are true heavy­weights, and no, that’s not a good thing. Stud­ies sug­gest some­where in the neigh­bor­hood of 35% of Amer­i­can adults are over­weight or obese. Esti­mates place child­hood obe­sity lev­els around 15%. Weight-related issues result in health costs of nearly $147 bil­lion per year. And it’s only get­ting worse. How did things get this out […]

 

 

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Vitamin Supplements – Yay or Nay?

Over the past few decades, the vit­a­min sup­ple­ment indus­try has grown into a multi-billion dol­lar mar­ket­place. Claims abound that vit­a­min sup­ple­ments can help you fight can­cer, put the kibosh on heart dis­ease, and even stop aging. Other stud­ies have shown that there is lit­tle evi­dence that vit­a­min sup­ple­ments do any­thing at all for already-healthy people. […]

 

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They Come in Colors

A more recent devel­op­ment in the health field, phy­to­chem­i­cals are a hot topic when it comes to health and dis­ease pre­ven­tion. While much must be stud­ied in regards to how and why phy­to­chem­i­cals ben­e­fit us, there can be no ques­tion that they do a body good. Let’s explore why that is. What are Phy­to­chem­i­cals? Phy­to­chem­i­cals are […]

 

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Diet Rundown – The Top Ten

If you’re con­sid­er­ing going on a diet, you’ve prob­a­bly been think­ing about doing some research to help you decide what pro­gram is best for you. There are a ton of options out there, and not every option works for every indi­vid­ual. Every pro­gram has its pros and cons. Here’s a quick run­down of ten of the […]