Trans fats are not the real culprit

The US Food and Drug Administration recently announced it was proposing to ban trans fats – to save lives and prevent heart attacks. In 2009, the Canadian government asked the food industry to lower the trans fats to 2% of total fat. Ironically, almost every food product that contains these horrific fats also contains processed carbohydrates. Of the 23 foods […]

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So How MUCH Fat Should you Eat? NOT handfuls of nuts.

Fat is more calorie-dense than protein and carbohydrates.But it will do your blood sugar and hormones a great deed. It has 9 calories per gram while both protein and fat have 4 calories per gram. You WANT it at all your meals, but keep in mind that the calories DO add up quickly. A tablespoon of olive oil is what you want […]

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Fat will make you lean

Healthy Unsaturated fats are very important for blood sugar balance and for steady energy levels as they are slowly absorbed through the intestinal walls into the bloodstream. Because of this slow absorption, they help slow down the speed at which carbohydrates shoot into the blood, like heroine (especially the lovely machine-broken down grains found in breads, cereals, and quick foods). […]

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Don’t blow it after breakfast.

Now that you’ve decided to give up glucose for breakfast, you may be experiencing some guilt for abandoning the starving cereal makers. Fret not – since most sweets and snacks have the same ingredients as cereal, new concoctions of corn syrup and processed grains will hit the shelves in new colourful boxes, in different sections of the grocery store. Like […]

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What you didn’t know about cholesterol

Let’s get the facts Straight about Cholesterol The drug industry has us eating out of their palms and living in fear of the risks of eating cholesterol. The diet that people have embraced as one that is low in cholesterol is a high grain, low fat diet that only serves to encourage more cholesterol production in the body. You may […]

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Why Fat Is Premium Fuel

The body has an amazing (and annoying) ability to store fat, even when you make all efforts to keep your calorie tally low. Recently, we have seen a trendy return to calorie counting, thanks to the colourful marketing of “100 calorie snacks”. Not surprisingly, all of these quick crack snacks are processed, packaged carbohydrate products. The blatant lie you are […]

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The caveman diet

No one can better attest to the power of proper fuel than an endurance athlete. Strenuous activity requires the right diet for both performance and recovery. While an inactive person trying to shed a few pounds can focus on calorie deprivation, someone who demands work from their body knows that the RIGHT food is the only way to keep their […]

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