Glucose, fructose, sucrose, carbs – sugar comes in many forms, but what exactly is the difference, and is one sugar any worse for you than the other? Let’s find out.READ MORE
Last week, the U.S. News & World Report published their 2018 list of best diets, placing the high-fat low carb ketogenic diet last. How could this be? I lost four pounds that same week on ‘keto’, and it’s wildly popular with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow and LeBron James.
The judge’s stance: ketogenic diets are highly restrictive, which they are. Could you live off 5% carbohydrates, 10% protein and 85% fat? Turns out, you may not need to. Mark Sisson, author of The Keto Reset Diet says it’s possible to have your cake and be keto too.READ MORE
I have a request: next time you’re at the supermarket, look for berries, tomatoes, beets, cucumbers, and corn, then, turn the other way. These foods have no business being in your grocery cart, or your diet this time of year.
Question: Which of the following statements is true?
A: ‘I can’t put weight on, I have a fast metabolism’
B: ‘I can’t lose weight, I have a slow metabolism‘
C: ‘I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure – my doctor says it’s metabolic syndrome’
Answer: All of them
Sure, metabolism is how fast your body burns calories, but when it’s out of control it can make you sick. This state, known as metabolic syndrome is on the rise, bringing with it an increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer.
“The same dietary advice cannot be good for everyone, because we are all different”.
That’s the hard line from Dr. Eran Elinav – immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. His team studies nutritional genomics, a promising field of genetics that explains why you don’t lose weight on a given diet, even though your friend does.
A study published by the Journal of American College of Cardiology has found that just one or two sugary drinks per day, can increase your risk of a heart attack by a whopping 35%!
Just in time for summer, try these healthy and refreshing alternatives instead.
Marine phytoplankton is a microscopic marine algae that lives just below the surface of the ocean. Invisible to the human eye, it is now regarded by scientists at NASA as the most important plant on earth. Why? It’s responsible for 90% of the world’s oxygen and even our food supply.
As if that wasn’t enough, the potent detox and healing properties of phytoplankton, make it one of the most promising discoveries in the future of natural medicine.
Six pack abs are like the holy grail of fitness: good luck finding them.
Forget what you see on TV. No one ever got abs from a pill or a four-week workout plan. Nothing about a six pack is quick. It takes months, if not years, to fine tune this muscle group.
Do you have what it takes? Answer these questions to see if you’re cut out for the most coveted prize in fitness.READ MORE