Monthly Archives: August 2017

Natural Versus Synthetic Trans Fats

The nutrition of dietary fat is highly complex, and often misunderstood. In human nutrition there are a number of distinct groups of dietary fat and they can all have different physiological and biochemical effects. The main groups of dietary fat … Continue reading

Posted in Cardiovascular Disease, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Trans Fatty Acids, Vaccenic Acid (Ruminant trans Fat) | Comments Off on Natural Versus Synthetic Trans Fats

Carbohydrate Terminology

Within different scientific disciplines, terminology shows variety. The terminology surrounding carbohydrates in science and nutrition is an interesting example, and possibly worthy of further consideration. To a biochemist for example, a carbohydrate is an organic molecule containing carbon, hydrogen and … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrate, Fibre, Starch, Sucrose, Sugar | Comments Off on Carbohydrate Terminology

Undernutrition

Undernutrition can be defined as a condition whereby the amount of nutrients required by an individual is not met. This often refers to the macronutrients in the form of energy from carbohydrate and fat, as well as nitrogen from protein. … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrate, Fat, Macrominerals, Micronutrients, Protein, Trace Minerals, Western Diet | Comments Off on Undernutrition

Physical Activity and Energy Dysfunction: What Is The Cause And Effect?

Obesity is characterised by energy dysfunction, and a number of studies have shown that there is an association between energy dysfunction and the amount of physical activity performed. For example, in one study, researchers investigated the relationship between energy intake, … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise, Obesity, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Physical Activity and Energy Dysfunction: What Is The Cause And Effect?

Nigella sativa: The Medicinal Uses

Posted in Black Cumin (Nigella sativa), Herbs | Comments Off on Nigella sativa: The Medicinal Uses

Diet Soft Drinks: Do They Cause Weight Loss?

Posted in Aspartame, Soft Drinks, Sucrose, Sugar | Comments Off on Diet Soft Drinks: Do They Cause Weight Loss?

Cholesterol Lowering Foods: Tree Nuts

Research has identified a number of foods that have the potential to favourably modify plasma cholesterol levels. One group of foods that has consistently shown this ability is the tree nuts. The efficacy of tree nuts to favourably modify plasma … Continue reading

Posted in Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cardiovascular Disease, Cholesterol, Nuts, Peanut, Walnuts | Comments Off on Cholesterol Lowering Foods: Tree Nuts

The Gastrointestinal Effects of Whey

Evidence suggests that high protein diets are beneficial in weight loss. A number of studies have investigated the effects of high protein diets and found that they may decrease short term appetite, increase general satiety, and increase resting metabolic rate. … Continue reading

Posted in Obesity, Protein, Whey Protein | Comments Off on The Gastrointestinal Effects of Whey

Water Versus Diet Beverages: Weight Loss Effects

It is widely understood that sugar sweetened soft drinks are a causative factor in weight gain, due to the additional fructose they can supply to the diet. However it is less widely understood that diet beverage may also have detrimental … Continue reading

Posted in Aspartame, Soft Drinks, Water, Weight Loss | Comments Off on Water Versus Diet Beverages: Weight Loss Effects

Post Workout Nutrition

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and at this time you should eat like a king. This may be true, but post workout nutrition is arguably a close second, and certainly provides another opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Carbohydrate, Exercise, Glucose, Protein, Resistance Training | Comments Off on Post Workout Nutrition