General Nutrition

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High carb-low fat diets vs High Fat-low carb diets

Which diet is better- High carb-low fat diets vs High Fat-low carb diet? Obesity is a widely misunderstood subject with a lot of confusion and controversy. But the truth is, the solution is ‘calories-in vs calories-out’. Is it really that simple? In summary, yes, yes, it is. But can our body play tricks on us? …

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Health benefits of pomegranate (evidence based)

What is pomegranate and it’s health benefits? Pomegranate is a red and round, apple-looking, nature’s power fruit that originates from India. It currently grows over the whole of the Mediterranean region including south East Asia, the East Indies and tropical Africa. For centuries, pomegranate fruit, seeds and the pomegranate tree have all been used to make …

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Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil (evidence based) benefits

What are pumpkin seeds and where do they come from? Pumpkin seeds are edible seeds of a pumpkin, they are asymmetrically oval with an outer layer husk and light green once the husk has been removed. Pumpkin and their nutritious seeds come from North America, South America and Central America. They are known in North …

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Effects of alcohol on weight loss & muscle recovery

What is alcohol? Alcohol is a compound made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, produced from yeast ferment sugars. The amount of alcoholic content in a drink is determined by the amount of yeast and length of fermentation. Department of health advises that safe drinking levels for both men and women are 14 units per week. …

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A complete list of minerals, their functions and deficiency symptoms

What are minerals? Minerals are essential nutrients involved in many bodily functions, some of which include: Strengthening and Regulating Immune System Growth and Healing Tissue building eg. Muscle Maintaining strong and healthy bones and teeth As a holistic overview, minerals and vitamins are important for your overall health and wellbeing. You can also check out …

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Protein: structure, function and recommended intake

What are proteins? Proteins are organic compounds composed of 20 amino acids. Chemically, these are made-up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Proteins are used in countless bodily processes, not just muscle growth and recovery, but these play a vital role in our body for example; regulating hormones like insulin, growth hormone, IGF-1 are just a …

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