9 Hidden Sources Of Sugar in Your Diet
By Ellen Breslau
Sugar is not your friend. The average American eats between 150 and 170 pounds of refined sugars a year, according to the The United States Department of Agriculture. That's over 5,000 tablespoons, or...the weight of an average person.
MCore FTS did the research for you from a variety of nutritionists and other experts in the industry and there are varied results. Why is that so? Because every food provides something different: Some are a rich source of protein or fiber but void of many vitamins and minerals, while others contain disease-fighting phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals, but no protein. The trick is to get a variety of the best foods…and here’s some info to keep you informed.
Whole Foods vs Processed Foods and the Local Farm to Table Movement
Dietitians encourage patients to focus on “whole foods” that are nutrient dense rather than “processed foods” that are energy dense. What is the difference between the two? Well, nutrient dense foods provide nutrients for your body such as fiber, vitamins and minerals with low added sugar and fat, while energy dense foods, or high calorie foods, provide many calories with little value to your body.
A whole food would be considered, ideally, as a food with only one ingredient i.e. corn on the cob, apple, chicken or a cucumber. These foods will assist you in reducing your cholesterol, regulating your blood sugars and reducing risk for diabetes while also assisting you in maintaining your weight. A processed food is any food with more than one ingredient, and food companies typically add additional sugars, preservatives, dyes and “bad” fats such as saturated and trans fats.
Why Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal of the Day
Excerpt from John L Ivy, PhD | University of Texas at Austin
It is quite clear that nutrition can have a major impact on exercise performance as well as training adaption. In fact, without proper nutrition, exercise goals will not be fully realized. Recent research, however, indicates that when one eats may have as much influence over achieving exercise goals as what one eats. In other words, timing of nutrient consumption or “nutrient timing” can significantly impact exercise performance, recovery and training adaptation. These responses to nutrient timing are built into our DNA and therefore not limited to the elite athlete. Everyone, young and old, male and female, untrained and trained will respond to nutrient timing.
Sugar Is the New Fat
Posted by Katherine Aguirre | FitnessX.com Magazine
Despite 40 years of Americans being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out sugar—not fat—is what makes you sick and overweight.
The facts are in, the science is beyond question. Sugar in all its forms is the root cause of our obesity epidemic and most of the chronic diseases sucking the life out of our citizens, our economy, and, increasingly, the rest of the world. You name it, it’s caused by sugar: heart disease, cancer, dementia, type-2 diabetes, depression, and even acne, infertility, and impotence.
The average American consumes about 152 pounds of sugar a year. That’s roughly 22 teaspoons every day for every person in America. And our kids consume about 34 teaspoons every day—that’s more than two 20-ounce sodas—making nearly one in four teenagers pre-diabetic or diabetic.
Flour is even worse than sugar. We consume about 146 pounds of flour a year. Think about it. That’s about one pound of sugar and flour combined every day for every man, woman, and child in America. And flour raises blood sugar even more than table sugar, even whole-wheat flour.
Is Cardio Or Weights Better For Burning Fat?
By Sarah Klein | The Huffington Post
As long as there have been people trying to lose weight, there have been people debating the weight loss benefits of cardio exercise versus strength training. At the center of the debate is the fundamental issue that we want the biggest results from the smallest amount of effort. In other words, what's the easiest way to look great...yesterday?
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