Category Archives: Fat

Ficus racemosa: Lipase Inhibitor

Dietary fats are a mixture of triglycerides, and their absorption is through the lymphatic system following enzymatic hydrolysis by lipase to fatty acids, monoglycerides and glycerol. Inhibition of the lipase enzyme in the gut has been shown to decrease fat … Continue reading

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Fried Foods: Serious Health Hazard

Fried foods are popular because the frying process causes the production of chemicals that improve the taste of certain foods, and the burning process is actually beneficial in this regard. Further, the addition of the oil increases the fat content … 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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Gut Bacteria and Anxiety

One of the main factors that can influence the mood of an individual is the health of the gut. In particular, the variety of bacteria within the gut can have a significant impact on mental health. In turn, both diet … Continue reading

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Fats, Lipids and Mood

The brain contains large amounts of lipids, which are located particularly in the cell membranes of neurones. The lipid in the diet can directly influence the fat in the brain, and it has been shown for example that diets high … Continue reading

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Low Fat Diets and Mood

It is known that the dietary fat content of the diet can significantly affect the formation of certain hormones and may play a significant role in the mental state of the individual. A number of studies have assessed the 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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Fried Foods and Their Health Effects

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Fats For Your Brain

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Misrepresenting The Fat Content of Foods

Food labeling is more complex than it may first appear. One aspect of food labelling that can be misinterpreted is regarding the fat content. Fat is a group of hydrocarbon chemicals that contain 9 calories per gram when oxidised. This … Continue reading

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