Category: Dieting

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Should you eat less fat in your diet?

Whenever you go grocery shopping, its inevitable that you will find food products advertising being ”LOW FAT”. Companies often advertise their products in this way because it is a common conception that eating fat...

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Effects of Fasting on Metabolism

I”ve been doing IF (intermittent fasting) for two weeks strong now, and in that time, I’ve converted at least one of my friends. He was initially concerned over what havoc IF might wreck on...

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How does fasting affect brain function?

Intermittent fasting sounds like an attractive dieting scheme. A quick visit to bodybuilding forums reveals no shortage of people who will attest to its effectiveness. Yet as someone well versed in human physiology, I...

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What is glycemic index?

I’m sure we’ve all ran into these terms at some point and possibly seek out low-GI foods at the supermarket without really knowing why. I mean, what possible reason could I have for buying...

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Food you can eat a lot of without getting fat

Part of the feedback system for appetite include volume sensory neurons lining the stomach. Such receptors are activated by higher stomach occupancy and signal the brain to feel less hunger. WiseGeek put together a...

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Trans Fats — are we be wrong about them?

Trans fats have been so vilified that nutritional labels list how many grams of trans fats food contains. Whatever did they do to earn criminal status in the macronutrient world? Chemistry students should recognize...

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Hemp Hearts! A superfood review

I went Costco shopping last week, and picked up a bag of Hemp Hearts. The sample-provider was eager to tout hemp’s nutritional value and tell me just how much protein and macros I get...

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Dust might explain why kids are fat

We run on hormones; they make us hungry, they make us tall, and they make us fat. It’s no surprise that chemicals that mess with our endocrine systems (hormone modulation and release) also mess...