Category Archives: Carbohydrate

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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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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What Is Sugar?

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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

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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

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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

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Low Carbohydrate Diets: More Evidence of Health Benefits

High carbohydrate diets do not damage the health. There are many examples of populations around the World that consume high carbohydrate diets with no discernible negative effects to their health. However, it is important to understand the nuances of why … Continue reading

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