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Why Is Dietary Fiber Important For You

Fibers are generally classified as soluble and insoluble dietary fibers. The ideal daily intake of dietary fibers for adult men and adult women is 38g and 25g, respectively. Along with constipation, low fiber consumption can also cause elevation...

Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats: Benefits, Sources, Risks of Deficiency

Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that plays important roles in the body.DHA, in particular, is especially high in the retina, brain and sperm.A deficiency of essential fatty acids that is either omega 3s or omega 6 can...

Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates – Here is What You Need to Know

Carbohydrates contain components such as starch, sugar and fiber that are needed for the body’s growth and development.There are two main forms of carbohydrates 1) Simple carbohydrates 2) Complex carbohydrates.Complex carbohydrates provide a more lasting source of energy in...

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Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats: Benefits, Sources, Risks of Deficiency

Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that plays important roles in the body.DHA, in particular, is especially high in the retina, brain and sperm.A deficiency of essential fatty acids that is either omega 3s or omega 6 can cause rough, scaly skin, and dermatitis. Plasma and tissue concentrations...

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Why Is Dietary Fiber Important For You

Fibers are generally classified as soluble and insoluble dietary fibers. The ideal daily intake of dietary fibers for adult men and adult women is 38g and 25g, respectively. Along with constipation, low fiber consumption can also cause elevation of LDL cholesterol, and obesity. ...

Omega 3 and Omega 6 fats: Benefits, Sources, Risks of Deficiency

Omega 3 is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that plays important roles in the body.DHA, in particular, is especially high in the retina, brain and sperm.A deficiency of essential fatty acids that is either omega 3s or omega 6 can cause rough, scaly skin, and...

Simple vs. Complex Carbohydrates – Here is What You Need to Know

Carbohydrates contain components such as starch, sugar and fiber that are needed for the body’s growth and development.There are two main forms of carbohydrates 1) Simple carbohydrates 2) Complex carbohydrates.Complex carbohydrates provide a more lasting source of energy in the body than simple carbohydrates.The...

Plant-Based Proteins- Pea, Hemp, Brown Rice, Oat Proteins, What is the Difference?

The National Academy of Medicine recommends that adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight per day, or just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight. Animal sources rich in protein often contain...

Vitamin Supplements – What You Need to Know

In 2019, the sales volume of vitamins in Great Britain alone was over 431.5 million British pounds.Vitamin supplements are available in various forms such as tablets, capsules, gummy bears, oils, liquids, powders, topical creams, etc .Capsules and tablets are the earliest forms of the...

Breastfeeding vs Formula Feeding – The Pros and Cons

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year in the first week of August to encourage breastfeeding and to improve the health of babies around the world.UK have some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world.Breastfeeding decreases the risk of mothers developing breast cancer,...

Thickeners in My Food, Should I be Worried?

Thickeners usually make up a good amount of many products when they are needed. Usually there are lots of concerns about the health implications these can have on our bodies. This stops many people from buying products that consume them? But why do we add...

Food Is What You Need to Beat Depression

Depression was the second leading cause of years lived with a disability worldwide (according to a 2013 statistics). Almost 20% of those aged 16 or over in the UK experienced symptoms of depression or anxiety. Depression might not only harm us but also...

Psychoactive Food: Can Food Be Used Instead of Ritalin?

Busy and fast-paced lifestyles have reduced our ability to stay in focus and to achieve the right levels of concentration to keep efficient The WHO defines psychoactive drugs as substances that have an impact on your mental processes In fact, 35 millions of...

Psychoactive Food: Nutmeg, A Relaxant Food, Gets Converted to MDMA in Your Body

Nutmeg has many health benefits. But it contains two psychoactive compounds, myristicin and elemicin, which both get converted to MDMA and Mescaline in the body respectively  MDMA and Mescaline are psychoactive drugs that have relaxing effects.  Very high doses are associated with hallucinogenic...