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What Food Labels Really Mean

The food store can sometimes be a confusing place. We’re all trying to eat healthily but sometimes it can be hard to know what’s healthy and what’s not. This infographic from HappyCleans looks at confusing food labels can be and will hopefully help you to make informed choices on your next trip to the store. For example, the world natural on food labels helps you to sell $40 billion worth of food every year.

Organic is what you should be looking for as these products must contain 95% organically produced ingredients. However, any guidelines relating to the word natural are only recommended and there are no official FDA guidelines.

Another confusing aisle at the store can be the bread aisle as the labels can be a bit misleading. For example, multigrain only means that the bread contains more than one grain and it does not mean it is more nutritional. 100% whole grain is what you should look for as it means every nutrient in the grain is accounted for in the bread. See the full infographic now! Continue reading

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What should you eat to stay healthy and happy?

What should you eat to stay healthy and happy?

Eat your way to health and happiness

“Oh I want to be healthy … I’ll go vegan… Nah, I think Paleo is better… Maybe I should avoid carbs and follow Atkins diet or is it South Beach diet? Nah….Probably I will stick to my calorie counting? Ugh….But what about Mono-diets,  maybe Bread and Butter diet? Or cabbage soup diet? Zone Diet? Macrobiotics? 90/10 Theory?”

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The Ketogenic Diet

What you should know about the ketogenic diet –  its application, benefits and side effects

What is ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet is essentially a high fat diet, moderate in protein and very low in carbohydrates.

 

ketogenic diet

The aim is to switch the body’s metabolism over to using fat as the primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. Continue reading

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5 HIGH PROTEIN VEGGIES

high protein vegetables

Proteins are important nutrients which contain the essential amino acids that provide energy for the body. They control many metabolic functions in the body and are essential components of all living cells. Proteins are known as the building blocks of life and they are split into amino acids within the body, which determine the growth and regeneration of cells. Also, they require more time to digest, which is exactly why you may feel more satiated with far fewer calories, and it can be perfect for people with overweight issues. You probably know that products such as meat, eggs and dairy products are excellent sources of protein, but they can be full of saturated fats and cholesterol. What you may not know is that you do not need meat to enter enough proteins, if you decide to base your nutrition solely on vegetables. There are many vegetables that are known as an excellent source of protein and contain high degree of nutritious features. They have a number of amino acids and you need to use them properly to get all of the nutritional value. Here is a list of 5 protein rich vegetables. Continue reading