Health-building fats support your brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods. Health-busting fats pretty much damage all of these (brain, hormones, immune system, heart health, and moods). Hence it is so important to know which ones to favour and which ones to avoid for for optimal health.
With a high fat intake, it may be surprising to know that studies show that a ketogenic diet is effective for weight loss. But it’s true!
It can also have better results than low-fat diets. At least one study showed that people lost 2.2 times more weight on a ketogenic diet than those on low-fat or calorie-controlled diets.
How is this possible?
Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplements in the world! Multivitamins are exactly what they sound like: multiple vitamins. They are supplements that contain several different vitamins in each one. They can also contain several minerals and other ingredients like amino acids or fatty acids. And because there are multiple ingredients, there are low doses of each ingredient.
Phytic acid is naturally present in most nuts, seeds, grains and legumes; it is the plant's storage form of the mineral phosphorus and is used as energy when the plant starts to grow.
Phytic acid binds to the minerals iron, zinc, and calcium. When phytic acid is bound to a mineral, it is in the form of phytate.
There are a ton of artificial, chemical, "frankenstein" ingredients in foods these days. If you see an ingredient called "artificial flavour," what exactly is it?
For the most part, it’s a secret! Seriously!? Big food companies don’t want their proprietary flavours to be known, so they are allowed to say “artificial flavour” and leave the details out.
Inflammation has been linked to obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and diabetes, just to name a few. Instead of writing all about what it is, how it's measured, and where it comes from, in this post we focus on some foods packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants that are proven to help reduce it!
Starches, like those in potatoes, rice or wheat, are digested into simple sugar molecules, mostly glucose; this is because starch is simple a bunch of glucose units linked together in a complex manner. Digestive enzymes in the small intestine break those bonds so that the sugars become free and can be absorbed through the gut. Once in the bloodstream, then those sugars affect your body the same wa...
The paleo diet was created to increase the amount of whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods; while reducing the number of gut-disrupting, hormone-disrupting, and inflammatory foods.
But this doesn't mean there are only a couple of foods to choose from! There is a pretty wide variety of food to choose from in the paleo diet. You can include fruits, vegetables, eggs, nuts, seeds, meat (inclu...
Coconut oil contains a unique type of fat known as “Medium Chain Triglycerides” (MCTs). In fact, 65% of the fat in coconut oil are these MCTs. The MCTs content of coconut oil is what gives it its “miracle” properties!
The idea behind them is that you can still get the sweetness, without the calories; like when you have a “diet pop” versus a regular one. Theoretically, this was going to help people maintain a healthy body weight, and hopefully not increase anyone’s risk of heart disease, diabetes, or obesity.
But, it doesn’t always work out the way we think it will...