General Nutrition

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Monk Fruit Sweeteners: Everything you need to know.

Natural and artificial sweeteners are becoming more popular as people increasingly avoid sugars. The past decades have certainly been a learning curve for everyone as the dangers and side effects of sugars are surfacing. In the next few minutes you will find out everything you need to know about monk fruit, and its health benefits …

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The difference between Carbohydrates, fats and protein

Carbohydrates, fats and protein are the 3 macro-nutrients our body requires to function. For instance, all three provide energy to our body so we can perform our daily activities, exercise, and even think. There are some differences between the three: Sources The amount of energy they provide The way they are digested The way they …

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What does ‘calories-in vs calories-out’ actually mean?

If you have been researching into ‘how to lose weight’ or ‘how many calories do I need to eat’, we are sure you’d have come across the saying ‘calories-in vs calories-out’. But what does it actually mean? What are calories? Calories are normally referred to as calories (cal) to make it simple for people to …

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The effects of a low-fat diet on testosterone

Testosterone is most commonly associated with sex drive in men but it can also affect mental health, bone health, muscle mass, fat storage and red blood cell production. Women’s ovaries also produce testosterone but in very low amounts. But how does a low fat diet affects testosterone? The production of testosterone begins during puberty and …

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Can energy drinks improve our endurance performance?

Energy drinks are well known for boosting energy and alertness. But do energy drinks improve our endurance? A traditional energy drink is created from sugars, typically sucrose and glucose, caffeine and taurine. Other ingredients may include glucuronolactone, inositol, and B vitamins. (Britishsoftdrinksassociation, 2016). All these ingredients act as stimulants. Therefore, any drink that contains high …

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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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