Nutrition

Reblog: Is Processed Fructose a Poison?

What is a poison? Well, interestingly, there are different theories as to what makes something a poison. But most of them go something like this: "A dangerous chemical, natural or unnatural, enters the blood through the skin, gut or lungs and travels to the liver, the primary organ of detoxification." The liver attempts to “detoxify” the chemical creating metabolites — sometimes the metabolites are less toxic and sometimes they’re not — in order to excrete the chemical and any remnants of it out of the body. So for us to believe that fructose is a poison, it needs to follow, in ...
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Reblog: 5 habits that foster weight loss

[wc_row] [wc_column size="one-third" position="first"] [/wc_column] [wc_column size="two-third" position="last"] Paying attention to your eating habits and other lifestyle routines can help nudge down the number on the scale. [/wc_column] [/wc_row] Often, the hardest part about losing weight isn't about knowing what to eat. You've heard it a thousand times: eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean protein. The real challenge is changing your habits to make those healthy choices part of your everyday routine without feeling too deprived. When you come home Where to st...
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Diet for a Cyclist

Diet for a Cyclist
Last week, a close relation of mine called me from India seeking help. A well built cyclist, he was a Type II diabetic. He was attempting to take his long ride in Mumbai on the west coast of India and was targeting 50 miles or 80 kms. He was seeking help for the diet he could have before and during the ride. Cyclists normally carry energy bars and drinks with sugar which help them gain the energy expended but this case was different. Since he was taking oral medication to control blood glucose levels, he was at a risk of developing hypoglycaemia during the ride. Plus the weather in Mumbai was ...
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