What is protein?

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Shakes, tuna and chicken are a bodybuilder’s best friend, and as such, protein is often thought of as only a gym rat’s food. Protein is an important and essential nutrient for everyone. It has several functions including (but not limited to): providing energy, building/repairing tissue and structural support (skin and

Top 5 Sources of Bad Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. Recently, they have become everyone’s favorite macronutrient to hate. Conventional thinking says that cutting carbs out of your diet will lead to weight loss. The only reason that a low carb diet leads to weight loss is because of calorie reduction. Carbs

Top 5 Sources of Good Fats

Fat is one of the macronutrients providing the body with energy and essential nutrients. Fat is the most energy dense of the macronutrients providing nine calories per gram versus four calories per gram found in carbohydrates and proteins. Fat has many essential functions including nutrient absorption and hormone production. A

How to Eat Healthy

Your eating habits have a lot to do with your overall health. The types of food you eat can either prevent or speed up certain diseases. Eating healthy doesn’t always mean counting your calories but it does mean being able to differentiate between good and bad choices. Step 1: Eat

What are simple carbs?

Carbohydrates are one of the macronutrients (alongside fats and proteins) whose main function is to provide the body with energy. Carbohydrates are somewhat unpopular due to the misconception that they cause weight gain. This popular misconception leads some to completely eliminate carbohydrates from their diets. Carbohydrates do not cause weight

Is it bad to eat the same thing every day?

There’s a vast and almost endless supply of food available to us Westerners, both in terms of quantity and variety. With so much to choose from, why are many of us stuck eating the exact same thing every day? When describing a healthy diet, the term “balanced” is thrown around

What are complex carbs?

Carbohydrates are one of the three macronutrients (carbs, fats and proteins) that the body uses for energy. A pervasive diet myth is that carbohydrates cause weight gain. The truth is that excessive calories cause weight gain. Carbs have much less to do with unwanted weight than your overall calorie intake.

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 while

How much fat should I eat each day?

saturated faMyths perpetuated over long periods of time eventually become accepted as fact. One of the most prevalent diet myths says eating fat makes you fat. Fat has plenty of important functions, many of which are essential to life. Drastically reducing or attempting to eliminate your intake of fat can