Tagged: nutrients

Foods High in Fat, Protein, and Carbs

Most of us want to eat a healthy diet but not all of us know what that means. Which foods are good sources of protein? What is the difference between refined grains and whole grains? Why should we include fats in our daily eating pattern? Read on to find out!

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Understanding the Content of Your Favorite Yogurt

We all know we love our yogurt. It has been a part of our everyday breakfast, lunch, and for sure, a snack choice for some time. Today, yogurt comes in such a variety of flavors, and forms, that we have many, many choices available to us.

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Do You Have the Blood Sugar Blues?

A well-known 1950’s actress by the name of Gloria Swanson contributed to a book titled “Sugar Blues” written by William Dufty. The opening chapter depicts Swanson’s struggle with sugar and how she would experience a “crash” within 20-30 minutes of consuming it. She described how she’d experience a tremendous drop in her blood sugar, which she coined as the “Sugar Blues.” Later her doctor figured out that […]

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Protein Content in Commonly Used Foods

Most people have no idea how much protein they are eating until they try to increase it to improve their diet or to enhance workout potential. If you would like to do this for yourself, here is an easy list to use for those calculations.

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Why I Support the Use of Dietary Supplements

It’s true, it is often questionable to consider using Dietary Supplements for daily use. After all, we all eat a good amount of foods. So, what’s the point? And, to add to the questions, the FDA continues to examine the use of—or misuse of—supplements as being detrimental to the well-being of most Americans. With all the facts […]

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Salt: Friend or Foe?

New York City, as recently as November 30th of 2015, placed a warning symbol on many high salt dishes (higher than 3400 mg sodium) on the menus of its local restaurants. For example, two of the most popular, but salty, menu items were a Cheddar Bacon Burger and a Buffalo Chicken Salad, which respectively had 4280 mg […]

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How Does Your Body Use Carbohydrates?

The role of carbohydrates in the body includes providing energy for working muscles, providing fuel for the central nervous system, enabling fat metabolism, and preventing protein from being used as energy. That said, carbohydrates are the “preferred” source of energy or fuel for muscle contraction and biologic work.

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