The Best Way to Eat Your Vitamins

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Credit: Wikimedia; Fir0002

We talk quite a bit about vitamins because of the important role they play in keeping your body healthy and functioning – from immune system and muscle function, to heart and blood health, and even eye health. When it comes to getting your essential vitamins – eating or supplementing – it’s helpful to understand how your body absorbs them best, so that you get the most bang for your buck when you’re chowing on that broccoli (vitamin c) or forking those scrambled eggs (vitamin d). Continue reading

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Why Fat Doesn’t Make You Fat (and what kinds to eat)

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Credit: Wikimedia, Muffet

Fat has long been feared as the enemy, and thought to be responsible for chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), coronary heart disease (CHD), obesity and the general expanding waistlines. “Fat makes you fat” led to the avoidance of the substance.

More research has had different findings – such as there is no significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. In this study published by NCBI, it was even reported that eating fat actually promotes satiety, which aids in weight loss and management, and that certain fats, when used in moderation, have the potential to help your body in many ways. Various studies have also observed that fats: Continue reading

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How (and What) to Eat for Eye Health

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons; Per Jensen

Did you know that the same micronutrients that you chow for heart and blood benefits can also assist in the health of other important parts of the body that you rely on daily? Today, we’re talking about your eyes. Continue reading

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6 Important Truths About Carbs & Which Ones You Should Eat

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, gazzat

It’s a common scenario: You’re out to lunch with co-workers, and you ask the waiter to skip the bread that comes with your salad. Then a co-worker across the table from you pipes up with, “Are you not eating carbs anymore? Are you on a diet?”

Au contraire, mon frère. You’re actually still eating carbs. (carbohydrates, that is)

While you have an inquisitive co-worker, it’s easy to understand if their comments are guided under a common misunderstanding: “All carbs are bad!” Continue reading

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Your Protein Powder Ingredients: What to Look For & the Risks

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Credit: Wikimedia, Sandstein

Whether you’re slugging protein powder before/after your workout or you’re too rushed in the morning to sit down to eggs, it’s important to know what’s in the gigantic tub, beyond “protein, man.” Continue reading

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7 Reasons That Will Get You to Quit Drinking Diet Soda

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Roadsidepictures

Sugar is on the brain – from legislation and regulation, to films and books – and stirring up more chance for change every day. We’ve covered a good share of topics regarding sugar recently, so we wanted to touch on a sugar-themed food item that seems to evade macro trackers and calorie counters when it comes to weight and optimal health: Diet soda.

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