Archive | February, 2013

Health and fitness – What is CLA ?

Health and fitness – What is CLA ? What Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid and How It Differs from Linoleic Acid? The molecular structure of Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) is different from linoleic acid structure. In scientific terms, CLA is an isomer of linoleic acid. The rearrangement of molecular structure enables CLA to have a totally […]

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Health and fitness – The importance of Magnesium

Health and fitness –  The importance of Magnesium Story at-a-glance Up to 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium, which is very difficult to measure with a blood test Magnesium guides a large number of important physiological functions, including creation of ATP, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of […]

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Health matters – Weight management is more than just for vanity

Health matters – Weight management is more than just for vanity ” The size of your waistline may be the key to a long life, according to an observational study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, involving nearly 13,000 Americans who were followed for about 14 years. In a presentation in August at the European Society […]

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Health benefits – protein, the beneficial effects in weight management

Health benefits – protein, the beneficial effects in weight management Most people should consume 46 to 56g of protein every day to maintain overall health, notes MayoClinic.com. Regular intake of protein can also be beneficial for weight loss. When eating protein for weight loss, you can decrease your calorie intake and reap the same weight-loss […]

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Fructose – a simple sugar found in fruit

Fructose – a simple sugar found in fruit Why Large Amounts of Fruit May Not Be Healthy Fruits are loaded with healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which is why eating them in moderation is fine for healthy people. However, many benefit by restricting their fruit intake.             Fructose, a simple […]

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What is protein ?

What is protein ? Protein is an essential component of a healthy diet. Your body requires protein daily for proper functioning, growth and maintenance. It is abundant in a variety of nutritious foods that you should incorporate into your diet.   Consult a registered dietitian for a full list of protein-rich foods and other personalized […]

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10 Of The Most Unhealthy Ingredients Found In Food and Their Side Effects

10 Of The Most Unhealthy Ingredients Found In Food and Their Side Effects We all know reading food labels is important, but there are some ingredients that might need that second look. It’s most often these ingredients that burden our bodies with toxins and other harmful substances. 1. Artificial Colours There’s a reason why most […]

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Weight management & Emotion

Weight management & Emotion ” I was never fat, until I started dieting  ”  Ruth Cotton          Weight management takes many forms and creates many emotions ! You get more laughs, jokes and emotion about weight than you ever do about money ! For some it is easy, the realisation that their […]

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Health matters – Why a High-Sugar Diet Will Make You Fat

Health matters – Why a High-Sugar Diet Will Make You Fat If you are seeking to lose weight and optimize your health, foods that contain added sugar, as well as grains like bread and pasta should be eliminated or else comprise very low percentages of your diet. Most people who bought into the “high-carb, low-fat” […]

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What’s New and Beneficial about Asparagus

What’s New and Beneficial about Asparagus Recent research has underscored the value of careful storage and speedy consumption of fresh asparagus. The key scientific finding here involves respiration rate. Like all vegetables, asparagus doesn’t instantly “die” when it is picked, but instead, continues to engage in metabolic activity. This metabolic activity includes intake of oxygen, […]

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