Thursday, January 28, 2021

Nutrition

Whether you are looking boost athletic performance, slim down, treat a health condition or just trying to stay in good health, paying close attention to your nutrition is important. But it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what advice to follow. Between your family, friends and the internet, you’ve heard the exact opposite opinions about every food and diet out there. So, what is healthy? What’s not? To know for sure, you have to turn to the science, which is exactly what we do in our Nutrition Series. Browse the articles below to learn more about how your food interacts with your body and how you can build a healthier diet for yourself and your family.

Digestive Enzymes and Overall Health: Can Supplements Be Beneficial?

Digestive Enzymes and Overall Health
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The Role of Enzymes in The Body An enzyme is a protein molecule that works as a biological catalyst to speed up chemical reactions in the body. To put that into perspective, the most enhanced biochemical reaction goes 1017 (one hundred quadrillion) times faster in the presence of a specific enzyme! Whilst the effects aren’t always that...

Healthy Fats and the Omega 6:3 Ratio: Unexpected Ways They Affect Your Health

Healthy Fats and the Omega 6:3 Ratio
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New research is showing that it's not fat itself that can be dangerous for your health -- its the type of fat. Here, Miranda, one of our resident nutritional scientists, breaks down what we now know about healthy fats and how to get them in your diet! Last Updated: June 19, 2019 Does the phrase...

The pH of Foods and Its Impact on Your Health According to Research

The pH of Foods and Its Impact on Your Health According to Research
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What Does pH Mean? If you want to understand how pH impacts your health, you need to know a few basic things about acids and bases.   From your science classes in school, you probably remember some of this.  (I actually took chemistry all the way to college level and never asked what pH stood for!...

The Top 20 Best and Worst Foods for Mental Health

Best and Worst Foods for Mental Health
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Did you know that what you eat can impact your mental health?  Find out the best and worst foods for mental health! There was a period in my life (not all that long ago, now that I think about it) where I was the busiest I have ever been.  I was working early mornings and...

Effect of Spices and Herbs On Your Health: Eat these to Get in Good Shape

Effect of Spices and Herbs On Your Health
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Spices and herbs are both of plant origin.  Whilst herbs come from the leafy, or green parts of a plant, spices come from the remaining plant material such as the bark, roots, flowers, berries or seeds. These versatile plant foods have been used across the globe for thousands of years, both in culinary use and...

How to Improve Cognitive Function Through Diet

How to Improve Cognitive Function Through Diet
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How to improve cognitive function?  A simple question that literally makes the supplement industry bazillions (that’s wayyyy more than billions, btw) of dollars each and every year.   But what does it even mean? Most people are aware that cognitive function revolves around certain aspects of mental performance, such as memory, learning, and problem-solving.   But what...

What is Cacao? Find Out Its Benefits In The Next 60 Seconds.

What is cacao
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Last Updated: September 24, 2019 What is cacao?  Have you heard of it before?  If you have ever eaten cocoa or chocolate then you have tasted the processed form of this food. Cacao grows on trees found in South America as well as parts of Central America, Africa, and the West Indies. It is a pod-shaped fruit...

How to Manage Your Immune System through Nutritious Foods

How to Manage Your Immune System
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Understanding how your immune system works how to manage your immune system is crucial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Your immune system is your body's defense mechanism.  It consists of a complex network of organs and cells with the sole purpose of fending off viruses, bacteria or fungi that could harm you. There is compelling evidence that immune...

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