Tag Archives: macronutrients

Why You Should Question the FDA’s New Nutrition Labeling Mandate 

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Miriella

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its final rules for nationwide nutrition labeling on menus and vending machines. Calorie counts will now be required to be labeled on food and alcoholic beverages that are menu-listed. The guidelines are stricter than expected, as alcoholic beverages, which were not mentioned in earlier drafts, were added to the final guidelines.The FDA’s goal is to combat the obesity epidemic by making Americans more aware of how many calories are actually in their food. 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

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Is IIFYM Healthy? What You Need to Know

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Flickr Creative Commons, TurboKanne

Diets and weight loss come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve seen nutrition advice – much of which is contradictory – range from adjusting certain food groups and our intake of them, to not eating after 6 p.m., to skipping meals entirely, to only drinking water/maple syrup/lemon juice/cayenne pepper (we know).

It’s not that these diets don’t “work,” because the reality is that any big change you make for an extended period of time is going to have an affect on your body and your health – negative or positive. It just depends on what you mean by “work,” and what your goals are. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

7 Important Minerals and the Signs that You Could Be Deficient

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Just 2.5 cups of spinach per day are enough to satisfy the daily magnesium requirement. Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, robbplusjessie

Have you ever had a few leg cramps and figured, “I just get those from time to time” ? What about poor fingernail growth or restless nights? While these daily observances can be easily written off when it doesn’t interrupt your busy day, the reality is that they are your body’s way of alerting you of potential bigger problems. Continue reading

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.