Category Archives: Carbohydrate

The Carbohydrate Content of Parsnips During Storage

Parsnips are a traditional food in many countries and have the advantage over other vegetables in that they do not readily decay post harvest. Storage of parsnips at low temperatures allows a source of food throughout the winter, and for … Continue reading

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Can Berberine Aid Weight Loss?

Berberine is a phytochemical belonging to the alkaloid class. Berberine is found in a wide range of plants but is concentrated in barberry plants (Berberidaceae), huang lian (Coptis rhizomes) and goldenseal (Hydrastis Canadensis). Berberine has a number of medicinal effects … Continue reading

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Calorie Counting: More Evidence It Does Not Cause Weight Loss

Calorie counting is the belief that the amount of calories (energy) consumed is the main driver of weight change. People who succumb to the calorie counting myth suggest that weight gain is simply a result of a positive energy balance, … Continue reading

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Carbohydrate Content of Parsnips

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One Of The Main Benefit of High Fat and High Protein Diets?

High fat and high protein diets have been found to have positive health effects. High fat diets may be particularly useful for men, because they can allow the optimal production of testosterone, and other androgenic hormones. This can increase the … Continue reading

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Why Do Carbohydrate Foods Make You Tired?

Many people are aware that high carbohydrate foods can make them drowsy. The reason for this is well understood and relates to the way that carbohydrate foods cause the release of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for … Continue reading

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Good Carb, Bad Carb

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High Carbohydrate Diets: No Energy Restriction Required

Weight loss has become an important topic as more people struggle to maintain their normal body weight. The exact causes of obesity are complex, but one of the main drivers is the presence of high amounts of refined crystalline sugar … Continue reading

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How To Make An Infant Sleep for Longer

It is well established that diet can have a pronounced effect on sleep. Both caffeine and alcohol can for example disrupt sleep. Also, it is known that the macronutrient (fat, protein and carbohydrate) content of the diet can affect sleep. … Continue reading

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The Stress, Irritable Bowel, Sugar Link

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition characterised by abdominal pain and erratic bowel habits. Both stress and diet have been associated with the development of irritable bowel syndrome, and it is possible that these two factors interact in sensitive … Continue reading

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