Saturated fats have been a source of recent controversy. Once believed to be a major contributor to heart disease, the evidence that they’re heart unhealthy is weakening. Also, not all saturated fats have the same effects on the body, plant-based ones, for example, may have some unexpected benefits. This article discusses saturated fats and the role they play in health and heart disease.
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When you hear the word “anabolic,” protein is probably the macronutrient that pops into your head. Did you know that carbohydrates also have anabolic effects by helping preserve lean body mass? Find out why you need carbohydrates in your diet, especially if you do high-intensity endurance or resistance exercise.
There’s sugar in almost all processed foods, even foods we don’t expect like condiments and lunch meats. Have you ever thought about what good things happen to your health when you eliminate sugar from your diet? Here are five surprising benefits of eating a low-sugar diet.
It’s no secret that all forms of fiber have health benefits and most people don’t get enough of it. One benefit is the effects of fiber on appetite and satiety. Are all forms of fiber equally effective at controlling appetite? Read on and find out.
Most households have a microwave in the kitchen for quick and convenient food preparation. Some people can’t live without them while others are concerned that microwaving food is unsafe in some capacity. Is there any truth to this?
Garlic – could there be a more potent way to add flavor to food? What are just as compelling are the health benefits of garlic. Read on and discover why adding more garlic to your diet can pay off with better health.
Carbohydrates and fats are the macronutrients your body prefers to use as a fuel source for exercise. How does it “choose” which one to use during a workout? Here are five factors that impact fuel use and selection during a workout.
You need good nutrition to get the most out of a workout. What you eat before a workout will affect how you feel during and after your workout is over. What you eat afterwards can affect how quickly you recover and whether your muscles have the nutrition they need to grow. Here are some tips for timing your pre and post-workout nutrition.
Are you a healthy eater living with a French fry and pizzaholic? Naturally, you’d like to change their nutritional habits and help them see the benefits of eating a healthy diet. But what if you’re met with resistance? Here are five tips for living with an unhealthy eater without getting thrown off track.
Eating has a useful function – it helps us refuel. In the best of all possible worlds, we’d only eat when we hungry. Now a new study shows MOST eating is motivated by factors other than hunger. Surprised? Discover how psychological factors subtly influence how much and what you eat.