Tag - carbohydrates

Avoiding Catabolic States

Packing on muscle can be done in two steps: lifting weights and eating more. When you workout, you cause tiny tears in your muscles that are later repaired which is what makes you bigger, faster and stronger. When your body is repairing, it's in an anabolic state. To gain...

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Top 5 Diet New Year’s Resolutions

Losing weight is a great goal when done in a way that promotes rather than harms overall health. Weight loss mainly involves controlling calorie intake while a healthy lifestyle is more in depth and includes physical activity, stress management and smarter eating habits. A healthy lifestyle leads to weight...

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How to Read a Nutrition Label

Properly reading a nutrition label is a basic skill that everyone who is interested in staying healthy needs to learn. Too often, food manufacturers market an item as healthy when in fact it's no different than the average unhealthy product on the shelf. Don't Be Fooled Most of the time, people...

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Nutrition

Differentiating between beneficial and harmful foods is the foundation of creating a healthy lifestyle. Good nutrition helps manage weight, increases energy level, improves body composition and decreases disease risk. Good nutrition isn't only for those looking to shed pounds. Everyone, regardless of weight goals, benefits from making healthy food...

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Are all calories the same?

Eating the proper amount of calories to remain within an appropriate weight range is part of overall health but making smart food choices is also important in improving general wellbeing. Calories from different sources have various effects (both good and bad) on overal health. Maximizing intake of healthy foods...

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Overview of Sugar Part 2 – Effects, Recommendations & Lowering Strategies

Americans' intake of sugar is way too high and it has no real value in the diet. We use sugar for energy which is the extent of what it's good for. Too much sugar leads to very serious health effects including obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Though...

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Overview of Sugar Part 1 – Definition & Sources

Sugar is addictive, bad for you in large quantities and makes everything it touches delicious. Sugar is a type of carbohydrate found naturally in some foods such as fruits and vegetables, and added to other foods such as candy bars, sodas and cookies. Like all good things, Americans tend...

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Fiber: Soluble vs Insoluble

Fiber is a special type of carbohydrate which the body lacks the ability to digest. Though we do not absorb any calories from fiber, it is an important nutrient which aids in many bodily functions, specifically those in the digestive system. Fiber has been linked to a decreased risk...

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