Nutrition

Thickeners – What You Need to Know

Thickeners are one of many ingredients added to processed foods. And they do just that: thicken. They absorb water and form a gel-like consistency. They’re often used to make foods thick and creamy, without having to add a lot of fat.  Thickeners also tend to emulsify and stabilize foods they’re added to. Emulsification allows fats…

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What to do About a Leaky Gut

Leaky gut is also known as increased intestinal permeability. It’s when the cells lining our intestines (gut) separate a bit from each other. They’re supposed to be nice and tightly joined to the cell beside it; this is to allow certain things into our bodies (like nutrients), and keep other things out.   When the…

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Low Carb Diet 101

Low carb diets have been popular on and off since the dawn of the Atkins fame (and maybe even earlier?). But, what exactly defines low carb? Does eating this way actually help with weight loss? Are there any other health benefits (or risks) to eating fewer carbs? Let’s see. What is a carb? A carb,…

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If You Take Medications, You Need to Know About Grapefruit

Grapefruit is good for you! It’s a vitamin C-rich citrus fruit that’s low in sugar and contains vitamin A, potassium, and fibre. It has a low glycemic index and does not spike your blood sugar when you eat it. The pink and red varieties also contain lycopene. It’s definitely a nutritious health-promoting food. It even…

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Prebiotics 101

“Prebiotic’s”? Yes! They’re the food that we feed our probiotics, the friendly gut microbes that are oh so important for good health. Our gut microbes are alive, and they need to eat too. Their favorite foods are called “prebiotics” and include dietary fiber and resistant starch. The same fiber that keeps us feeling full slows…

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Supplementation and Research Studies

Have you ever wondered why supplements often get a “bad rap?” To be honest, sometimes it’s deserved.  There are a lot of bad products on the market full stimulants and other questionable ingredients. But, sometimes supplementation is unfairly maligned by a research study. One of the more interesting aspects about the research conducted on nutritional…

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[Best] Online Personal Trainer And Nutritionist

Do you want a personal trainer but don’t have the luxury of time to meet with a trainer of go to the gym? If you’re looking for a virtual personal trainer in Gilbert, AZ, then Z Physique is a great solution. Z Physique offers the knowledge and tools needed to achieve your fitness goals completely…

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Intermittent fasting 101: What is it and will it help me lose weight?

In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is just that: fasting intermittently. It’s limiting calorie intake during certain hours/day or days/week. It’s more of an eating pattern than a diet. It limits when to eat, and not so much what to eat. And that’s part of it’s appeal to people who don’t want to count calories or…

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Multi-Vitamins

You’ve probably known about multi-vitamins since you were a kid. Everything from “One-a-Day” to “Flintstones” multi-vitamins have been available for decades. But, let me ask you this. Besides just hearing that they’re “good for you” do you know much about multi-vitamin supplements? Have you ever wondered what goes into them?  Or, why some are more…

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How the Process Makes a Difference

Have you ever considered the differences between an inferior nutritional product and super-premium formulation? It’s more than just the ingredients. Did you know the manufacturing process, itself, is key to producing a superior formulation?  It’s true. Every single formulation adheres to its own set of processes and protocol including machine sterilization and controlled environments (temperature/humidity)…

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