As obesity levels and heart disease began to rise in the ‘70s, food manufacturers convinced us that it was the fat in food that was responsible. They weren’t wrong either and this sparked the tsunami of fat-free or low-fat products we still enjoy today. Trouble is; when you take the fat out of food, you take out the taste too. Bland isn’t exactly appealing, even if it is fat free! To compensate, manufacturers turned to sugar and corn syrup to add the flavor punch that makes products appealing. Continue reading
Stuck with your dad’s sluggish metabolism or is your slow cooker a result of an office job that has you sitting all day? No matter why your metabolism has slowed down, here are some science-backed ways to get your motor running. Improving your metabolic rate will mean you burn more calories every day and have more energy too. Here are a few ways to improve your metabolism that are healthy and easy to follow.
Breakfast of Champions
Eat a great breakfast every single day. After your overnight fast, your body needs to refuel or it goes right into starvation mode and slows your metabolism down. You will, as a result, feel sluggish and struggle to focus at work. A lack of fuel affects higher cognitive functions, concentration and memory, so you won’t be performing at your peak. Continue reading
From Atkins to Paleo, low-carb diets are all the rage. Touted as the best thing since sliced bread, low-carb diets are credited with everything from weight loss to curing acne, but are these high fat, high protein diets really the answer? Carbohydrates do cause high blood sugar and modern baking methods flood the body with gluten, but cutting carbs out completely is probably not the long-term answer to weight loss and other health issues.
Are low-carb diets bad for me?
At first the low carb high fat (LCHF) diet seems brilliant as you pile your plate with bacon and cheese and slather your veggies in butter. You get to eat foods traditional diets would balk at and you lose weight as well. Not only are you slimmer and trimmer, you also start to notice that your blood pressure drops, triglycerides (blood fats linked to heart attacks) and cholesterol are reduced and you may feel more energized. But before you give your grains and pastas the boot, there are some things your low-carb gurus aren’t telling you.