Category Archives: Fat

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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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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Red Meat Fat Quality

A little knowledge is said to be a dangerous thing, and in this regard nutrition is often oversimplified to the detriment of the consumer. The science of red meat and its fat is complex and care must be taken when … Continue reading

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On The Fat Content Of Meat

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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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More on the Fat Sugar Seesaw: alcohol

The fat sugar seesaw is a phenomenon whereby as the sugar content of the diet increases, the fat content of the diet decreases and vice versa. In other words some people consume high fat low sugar diets and some people … Continue reading

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The Sugar Fat Seesaw

A reciprocal relationship between intakes of sugar and fat may exist. Such a relationship between these two macronutrients has been termed the sugar fat seesaw. The reciprocal relationship between sugar and fat is most evident when the fat and sugar … Continue reading

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Eat Salt Get Fat?

Processed and fast foods contain high amounts of salt (sodium chloride). Consumption of the typical Western diet, which contains high amounts of processed and fast foods, therefore increases salt intake significantly. The high salt intake of the Western diet in … Continue reading

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The Fat Sugar Seesaw

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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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