Nutrition & Health

Tomato Juice Lowers Osteoporosis Risk

Drinking tomato juice may raise the number of cell-protecting antioxidants that help stave off osteoporosis, says a new study. Tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants, including lycopene, carotene, and anthocyanin, known to help prevent cancer, especially breast and prostate cancer. Writing in the journal Osteoporosis International, scientists claim consuming 30 mg of lycopene from tomato juice – […]

Different Sugars

Sugars – An explanation of the different kinds of sugars found on food labels.

The History and Types of Bread

The history of bread, different types of bread, and how to look for healthy bread. Bread is one of the oldest known recipes to man. It has been around for several millennia… The recent low-carbohydrate craze has given bread a bad reputation, but not all breads are created equal. There are more varieties of bread […]

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Sugar and Artificial Sugar Facts

Learn about the history of sugar, the difference between refined and natural sugars, and sugar alternatives (artificial sweeteners). We also discuss how sugar interacts with the body and both the positive and negative ways it can impact health. History of Sugar It is believed that cane sugar was discovered before the birth of Christ. As […]

Salt and Diet

Salt was used long before recorded history began. One of the earliest known writings, the Chinese Png-tzao-kan-mu, mentioned more than 40 types of salt. This work was written over 4700 years ago. Even older settlements have been found around the world with various devices such as pottery used to evaporate water to leave the salt […]

Types of Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are our body’s fuel source. They are our most efficient way of receiving energy. Carbohydrates are converted into glucose (blood sugar) and routed around the body to supply energy to our muscles and other organs. There are different types of carbohydrates, which can be consumed in different quantities. There is significant controversy surrounding this […]

Types of Fats

Fatty acids, solid fats and trans fats Oils and fats are made up of fatty acids, which can be saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Solid fats are fats that are solid at room temperature, mostly from animal products; meat, milk, butter, beef fat (tallow, suet), chicken fat, pork fat (lard), shortening. Solid fats are loaded with […]

Protein Benefits

Amino acids, the body’s building blocks, are instrumental in forming cells, repairing tissue, making antibodies, building nucleoproteins (RNA/DNA), carrying oxygen throughout the body, assisting muscle activity, as well as being part of the enzyme and hormonal system. The human body requires approximately 20 amino acids in order to synthesize proteins. About half of the amino […]

What are Trans Fats?

What if you suddenly discovered that a dangerous, life-threatening substance had made its way into nearly half the foods in your supermarket? It’s not grocery terrorism or product tampering. It’s trans fat, and the FDA estimates that 2,500 to 5,600 deaths per year could be prevented if consumers were more informed about it. But trans […]

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Coffee (caffeine) and its Effects in the Human Body

Effects of Caffeine What caffeine does to the body There is no requirement of caffeine in the human diet for the body to function properly. Caffeine is a stimulant of the central nervous system (CNS), the cardiac muscle (increases heart rate), and respiratory system (relaxes air passages permitting improved breathing, and allows some muscles to […]