Nutrition

Did you know that the body has about 50 billion fat cells? That’s Billion with a B. At the same time, fat cells die at a rate of about 150 cells per second! Fat is one of the most talked-about subjects these days. Every day I get a few messages from people asking me about […]

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There are four vitamins that can only be absorbed by the body in the presence of fat? These vitamins are A, E, D and K. Which means that if we are not getting enough fat in our diet, chances are we are not getting these important vitamins as well. However, these are also the four […]

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Enzymes are chemicals that help speed up digestion. They break down food molecules so that the body can digest and absorb them better. Amylase is responsible for converting starchy foods into sugar. Which is why if you chew rice or potato for longer than normal, they begin to taste sweet. Amylase is also used in […]

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Did you know, that some countries are in the process of passing legislation, to have statutory warning labels on foods containing sugar? These are the same kinds of messages we see on cigarette packets. Messages that say, “not safe for children” or “Sugar kills” or Simply “Warning: contains sugar”. This is a brave brave step. […]

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There are many forms of sugar. A few are from natural sources and many artificially created. Take our table sugar, for instance, the crystals we dissolve into our tea every morning. Those crystals are actually 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Glucose is what we are familiar with from school biology. It’s what plants produce using […]

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Did you know America wastes more ketchup than the rest of the world consumes? Just think about this insane thought. I remember reading this over 5 years ago and it never quite left me. For the first time in human existence, we have more food than we know what to do with. We waste it! […]

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No ancient cultures or tribes have breakfasts as part of their culture? When we study tribes, they eat at random times in the day, whenever they feel hungry. But almost never first thing in the morning. More importantly, traditional cultures don’t have names for their timed meals. For example, while English have Breakfast, lunch, and […]

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Did you know that all diets are not just about weight loss? When we hear the word diet, it sends chills down our spine. We immediately think about how much weight we can lose. But the world of nutrition is full of different kinds of therapeutic diets. Diets that heal the body. Diets designed for […]

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Did you know salt was once a very precious commodity? Most of the ancient settlements and cities were created because of the salt trade. Salt was also once used as currency. Imagine, buying two carrots for a pinch of salt! In fact, people were paid in salt. The word “Salary” comes from the Latin word […]

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If you don’t like drinking coffee or tea in the morning…stop reading this now! 🙂 Read this instead. 3 Caffeine Free Ways to Jump Start Your Morning This is for all those coffee and tea lovers. I am one of you! Caffeine is goooooooood! 🙂 It makes the day go right. It sets you up […]

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