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Trans Fats: What Exactly Are They?

Trans Fats: What Exactly Are They?

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Trans fats are still common in processed foods of all sorts: cookies, pastries and snack food are likely to contain them. Regulations say that trans fat should be listed as an ingredient in the US, but foods which were already in production before 2006 are not covered. So a label might not state ‘trans fat’ in those words. The words to watch for are ‘hydrogenated’ and ‘partly hydrogenated’.

How to Add Both Kinds of Fiber to Your Diet

How to Add Both Kinds of Fiber to Your Diet

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Many people know of “fiber” as a buzzword when talking about how to improve your diet, but few actually understand what fiber is and how it helps. The most essential fundamental to grasp when talking about fiber is that it is essentially indigestible, meaning you won’t actually absorb any nutrients from eating more fiber. It can, however help you maintain a regular digestive system and may lower your risk of heart disease.

How Your Body's Reaction to Gluten Proteins Can Cause Chronic Pain and Autoimmune Disease

How Your Body’s Reaction to Gluten Proteins Can Cause Chronic Pain and Autoimmune Disease

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Researchers continue to reveal new discoveries regarding the body’s reaction to gluten proteins. A growing number of people are being diagnosed with celiac disease, and it has become apparent that an even greater number are sensitive to gluten proteins. This sensitivity can be at the root of a variety of autoimmune disorders.