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Jul 17th

2014

Soy protein found to deplete testosterone in men

The health detriments of soy consumption are reiterated in a new study out of the University of Connecticut that highlights the importance of avoiding soy at all costs. Researchers from the school found that men who consume soy protein rather than whey protein for muscle recovery and growth experience considerable reductions in their testosterone levels, […]

Jul 13th

2014

The best food sources of muscle-building creatine

Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in the fitness industry. It is a naturally occurring combination of amino acids found in meat or fish or produced in the liver, kidneys, and pancreas. The body can build or synthesize creatine using amino acids from the plant or animal protein in foods we eat. According […]

Jul 11th

2014

Woman sheds 87 pounds, says clean eating now a part of her dietary lifestyle

At 5-feet-4-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, 29 year-old DeAnna Taylor often dismissed her excess weight as being “top heavy.”(1) As a result, she spoke with a doctor about having breast reduction surgery, however, the doctor informed her that because she was morbidly obese, she’d have to lose at least 70 pounds before such surgery […]

Jul 10th

2014

25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas

You’ll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet. Bananas combat depression, make you smarter, cure hangovers, relieve morning sickness, protect against kidney cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and blindness. They can cure the itch of a mosquito bite and put a […]

Jul 10th

2014

Dark chocolate found to enhance blood flow to legs

In addition to its other proven health benefits, dark chocolate may also improve the health of peripheral arteries, enhance blood flow to the legs and improve walking ability, according to a study conducted by researchers from Sapienza University of Rome and published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Polyphenol-rich nutrients could represent a new […]

Jul 9th

2014

Four ways in which gluten is making us fat and sick

It is estimated that up to 40 percent of the United States (and UK) population suffers from gluten intolerance, and that number doesn’t appear to be shrinking. For this unfortunate minority, consuming foods that contain this notorious protein composite, such as wheat, rye and barley, can lead to countless health issues, ranging from bloating and […]

Jul 7th

2014

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Jul 6th

2014

Artificial Sweeteners

SUGAR ALCOHOLS: Polyols Sugar alcohols, also called polyols – are a class of carbohydrate that are neither sugars nor alcohols. This group includes maltitol, sorbitol, mannitol, xylitol, erythritol, lactitol, and hydrolysed starch hydrolysates (HSH). These popular sugar substitutes provide the bulk and sweetness of sugar and corn syrup, but are incompletely absorbed in the intestine. […]