Dоn’t уоu juѕt lоvе a dеlісіоuѕ mіlkѕhаkе? They’re so thick аnd сrеаmу, сооl and tasty. But аn аvеrаgе ѕіzе milkshake is loaded wіth more calories than you рrоbаblу thіnk. Fоr еxаmрlе, іf you get a mіlkѕhаkе at оnе оf your fаvоrіtе take-out restaurants, you аrе gоіng tо wind uр аddіng bеtwееn 400 and 600 саlоrіеѕ to your dіеt. And you will bе getting аbоut 15 оr mоrе grаmѕ оf ѕаturаtеd fаt, 50-рluѕ mіllіgrаmѕ оf сhоlеѕtеrоl, 60 оr more grаmѕ оf sugar аnd mоrе thаn 75 grаmѕ оf carbohydrates. Doesn’t ѕоund ѕо gооd nоw, does іt? [Read more…]
Sometimes it’s difficult to answer questions with just a generalized statement that fits all. Especially when it comes to things like fitness and health because every person is different. What works for one person may not work for another. So the question asked of me the other day was: If proteins and carbohydrates have the same calories why do some people say that our diet should be high in proteins and low in carbohydrates? [Read more…]
Calcium (Ca) and Magnesium (Mg) are two minerals that are essential to our health and an imbalance or deficiency of any of the two can cause serious problems. Some of these issues related to calcium and magnesium deficiencies are headaches, fibromyalgia, anxiety, depression, tics, psoriasis, acne and eczema, asthma, blood pressure, osteoporosis, diabetes and so on. On the other hand, the correct supplementation and proper intake of these minerals can help in prevention and treatment of these and many other health conditions. [Read more…]
Somewhere, secreted in the It bags and desk draws of the chic and glamorous, you will find the evidence: a linseed or two in gathered in the lint by the house keys; a half-eaten packet of edamame beans or sriracha peas nestled by the stapler; a lone cashew nut under a notebook. [Read more…]
Naming a new venture can prove almost as difficult as coming up with a good idea in the first place. Fortunately, inspiration can be found in unexpected places. In Hayley Gait-Golding’s case, a piece of research into the eating habits of bears did the trick.