While “fat” is considered a dirty word in many people’s dictionaries, it is actually an essential macronutrient that plays a major role in your nutrition. However, genes impact how a body processes fat, which is why some people are more inclined to gain weight when consuming fats. Here, we’re looking at some of the relevant facts and biggest myths surrounding fat.
In the last few decades, we’ve learned a lot about how our genes determine or influence our health and biological makeup. Scientists once thought if you were genetically predisposed to a disease, such as diabetes, you were sure to be diagnosed with it. However, newer research has shown that your genes may increase your chances of a condition, but your diet and health can lower your risk.
Do you feel hungry all the time no matter how many meals you eat in a day? And eating too much is also having an effect on your body? Do you want to change this but just cannot control yourself? The answer to all these questions is two words: your hormones.
Who doesn’t love eating? We all do. While most of us feel full after having a hearty meal, there are some people who still feel hungry after having their meals and keep sneaking into the kitchen for some more food. If you are also one of these people, this piece is for you. We have outlined here some foods that will keep you satiated and filled for long. There is now no need to go to the pantry over and over again now as these foods will keep your tummy filled for a good amount of time.
When it comes to fitness goals, each one of us is different. Some of us want to burn our body fat and become lean while others are working out to increase their endurance, stay fit or increase their muscle mass. If you are in the category of people who have the goal of becoming lean, while at the same time you are bored of going to the gym, this piece will help you out. Did you know that there are many sports that can help you get lean? These sports are fun, exciting, social and instill in you a competitive spirit that makes you a better person overall. Here are some of these must-try sports if you wish to lose some body mass and get lean.
No one can deny that milk has many nutritional benefits, regardless of whether it is from a cow, a buffalo, a sheep, goat or a camel. The question to answer is whether you need to get these nutrients just from milk and if the health risks associated with milk outweigh the benefits it offers, for some individuals if not for all.
It is clearly not possible to make any definitive judgment on this as science presents mixed results, and one result cannot be applied to the entire population. While some people may be able to derive great benefits from milk, other may increase their risk of health problems consuming dairy products.
People today are moving towards healthy eating in large numbers. There is a tailored view of nutrition that everybody has come up with according to their own understanding. This has allowed a better understanding of various concepts like genetic testing. However, a lot of information out there is still misunderstood, and a lot of it lacks evidence. We are talking about the misconceptions surrounding healthy eating. Here are some of these myths debunked that have made healthy eating a difficult thing to follow for many.
With the advancements in science and technology, many new fields have emerged that one would not have even though about some years ago. One such field is the science of nutrigenomics. Though still a new field, it is gaining popularity among the masses because of the number of benefits it provides to the healthcare professionals, as well as a common person.
Are you new to this testing technique? Do you have no idea how it works and how it helps? Worry no more. Here is all the information you need to understand nutrigenomics testing to the T.
Paleo diet is all about eating natural and healthy food that is free from all kinds of processing. If you are new to this diet or are planning to start it soon, here are some do’s and don’ts that you must know about to reap the maximum benefits.
Losing weight is not just about workout. You should be proud after you have done your share of exercise, but the work is not over yet. Your workout needs to be followed with proper nutrition. You might just be wasting time if you do not think about post workout eating. The conundrum regarding post workout nutrition is more related to how much should you eat rather than what to eat. Proteins are essential in building and maintaining muscle mass and need to be a priority after you are done with your workout. Thus, pack on those proteins when you finish your work out as a diet full of protein is needed to increase your satiety and your calorie burn.
But, how much protein should you consume after you work out? Let’s find out.