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Category Archives: Nutrition
Some of us get salt cravings once in a blue moon whilst for others it’s a commonly occurring craving. It may express itself as an overwhelming desire for ready-salted chips, salty popcorn or even olives. With others you may find … Continue reading
Water is crucial for life. Whilst we might live without food for 5 weeks, we cannot survive for more than 5 days without water.1 If you were to break a human body down to its raw constituents you’d find that … Continue reading
We have all heard plenty of times that fiber is good for us because it keeps our bowels regular. But is this all we need fiber for? Are there other benefits of fiber? As it turns out, yes. There are … Continue reading
If you’re hearing about saturated fat in the news, it’s likely to be related to how they clog up arteries, increase risk of heart disease and generally make us all die! But is all this bad press fair? Why precisely … Continue reading
The saturated fats have a reputation for being bad for you, but are they really that bad for you? What are the real negative aspects of saturated fats? And are these negative aspects true for all saturated fats? This article … Continue reading
Saturated fats have a reputation for being bad for you, but is this fair? Are there any benefits to eating saturated fats?
After reading the previous articles on what saturated fats are, the benefits of saturated fats, and on why saturated fats are bad for us, what can we conclude? Should saturated fats be included as part of a healthy diet? And … Continue reading
Around 17.7% of American adults have used nutritional supplements in the past year according to one recent survey. But do we really need to supplement our diets with multivitamins and minerals? And if so, why do we need supplements?
When you think of iodine, a lot of us think of that brown smelly stuff the school nurse used to smear over our grazed knees as an antiseptic. Or maybe we think of the periodic table and violet cloud sitting … Continue reading
Zinc is a trace mineral which is essential because we can’t make it ourselves. If we don’t eat enough, deficiency signs and symptoms appear. Shockingly, studies have revealed that about 75% of the population in Western nations have suboptimal zinc … Continue reading