Category Archives: Nutrition
Can Pasta Be Healthy For Me To Eat?
One common question I often hear from people when it comes to food choices is this: “Can pasta be healthy for me to eat?” Well, with the so much conflicting information that is being spread out online and even offline about food choices, even traditional staples, such as bread and pasta, are now being in question. In fact, most people […]
Supplement Review: Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA)
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. There are nine essential amino acids in total, but scientists have found that there is a key trio that helps you maintain muscle. The three Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) are Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. This trio has a unique role in various muscular processes. Most importantly of these roles, they provide […]
One “Cheat Meal” Can’t Hurt? Can It?
Ever tell yourself “oh just one donut won’t hurt!” Technically you are right, one donut only contains roughly 200 calories. But let’s say that you had just one donut a day for a whole year. That would equal 73,000 calories, just from that one innocent little donut a day. Now let’s put that into perspective for you, one pound of […]
Vegan Diet Is Increasing In Canada Leading To 1 In 3 Canadians Eating LESS Meat
There is a rising trend in the online fitness community and Canadian society as a whole. It consists of men and women who consciously refrain from eating meat and maintain a vegetarian/vegan diet. Dr.Oz came out with his “21 Day Plant-Based Diet” at the beginning of this year and stated that Veganism will be the single biggest movement in 2017! […]
Study: Obesity Is Contagious Among Friends
Is it possible for obesity to spread like a virus from person to person? According to researchers. when one person gains weight, people close to them tend to gain weight as well. The New England Journal of Medicine ran an article on an obesity study by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego. The conclusion of […]
Going Sugar Free For One Month
I am challenging myself to eliminate all added sugar for 30 days. This means no refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. Naturally occurring sugars in fruits and other whole foods are acceptable and encouraged. To keep me motivated I will be watching one of these documentaries every week: The Secrets of Sugar, That Sugar Film, Fed Up and lastly Sugar Coated. […]
High Carb Bodybuilding: Rice Protein vs Whey Protein
Starchy carbohydrates are key for muscle growth. Use white rice and brown rice pre and post workout to provide fast acting carb for energy and glycogen repletion. Brown rice is the higher fiber version, a good staple of any muscle-building nutrition plan. Cooked brown rice contains 5 grams of protein per cup, and compared with other similar plant protein sources, […]
Are Oil-Free Baked Potatoes Nature’s Most Perfect Food? Yes!
There is much more to nutritionally packed potatoes than just calories. They have 2.5 grams of dietary fiber per potato. Potatoes are very high in vitamin C, most B vitamins, potassium and other minerals. Just as important are the recognized health hazards you are avoiding with potatoes like sodium, cholesterol, and fat. Of the calories from potatoes, only 1% comes […]
The Okinawan Starch-Based Diet
Japanese people living on the island of Okinawa not only have some of the longest life expectancies in the world but are also more likely to live to 100 years old than any other people on the planet. A fact that researchers attribute to their plant-based diet. The Okinawa Diet food chart is based on 25 years of research and […]
Study: Sedentary Vegans Have Better Arterial Health Than Meat Eating Marathon Runners
The carotid arteries of sedentary plant-based vegans appear healthier than those of just as slim long-distance endurance athletes who’ve run an average of 4000 kilometers per year. In the video posted above, you can see the thickness of the inner wall of the carotid arteries where the atherosclerotic plaque builds up in the standard American diet group. This same inner […]