Attention Dieters: Refined Carbs Are Messing With More Than Just Your Body

Attention Dieters: Refined Carbs Are Messing With More Than Just Your Body

Refined carbohydrates are foods that have the healthier parts of the whole grain extracted during processing. Examples include white bread, white rice, and most pasta. Additional examples of refined carbs are snacks and beverages made with vast amounts of added … Continue reading

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Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

Mealtime Strategy: Protein Before Carbs?

It’s well known that carbohydrate consumption raises blood glucose levels, in all people. For those living with diabetes, though, high levels of blood glucose can be dangerous – either the body doesn’t manufacture enough insulin to clear the glucose (Type … Continue reading

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What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

What is most harmful to your nutritional health?

Here’s an interesting survey conducted recently by Civic Science. Over 4300 adults were asked the following question: “Which of these do you feel is most harmful to your nutritional health?” – Added sugar – Total amount of sugar – Saturated … Continue reading

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How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

How Many Carbs in Yogurt?

Several things happen to yogurt when you take the fat out. For one, the calories plummet. However, you may also lose texture, mouthfeel, and most importantly, flavor. There are several ways to address these problems: * Add sugars * Add … Continue reading

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This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

This is Why Losing the First 10 Pounds is Easier than the Rest

Many people that decide to go on a diet are able to rapidly lose 5-10 pounds within a short period of time. However, losing the next 10 pounds takes much longer, or, in some cases, never happens. If you have … Continue reading

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A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

A Simple Trick to Reduce Calories in Rice

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could wave a magic wand at our food and instantly slash its calorie count in half? Scientists in Sri Lanka believe they have figured out how to do this with rice. Here is the … Continue reading

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Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

Before You Go Low-Carb, Read This

All foods are composed of 3 macro-nutrients – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Their intake is measured in grams. Each gram of protein or carbohydrate is equal to 4 calories. Each gram of fat is equal to 9 calories. Most people … Continue reading

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Chestnuts Are the Nuttiest Nut of Them All [Recipe]

Chestnuts Are the Nuttiest Nut of Them All [Recipe]

The holidays are a time for unique foods, and one of them is roasted chestnuts, which are available in markets for just 10 weeks a year. Chestnuts are an interesting and unique nut. The fat and protein content of a … Continue reading

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Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

Protein Builds Muscle, Carbs Are Fuel, And Fat Help With?

A little Nutrition 101 today. We all know that food can be divided into macro-nutrients and micro-nutrients. The micros are vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamin C. Our body needs tiny amounts of micro-nutrients (usually measured in … Continue reading

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In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

In Latest Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat Pow-wow, Where’s the Protein?

This is a guest blog post by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, MD So the world is abuzz with the news that in a 1 year randomized trial, a low-carb diet led to greater losses than a low-fat diet. Anahad O’Connor covered the story … Continue reading

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