Your body needs fat to function, but there’s a big difference between the natural fats in, say, a grass-fed organic burger and those in a chocolate doughnut. The type of fat you eat can literally make or break your health, which is why it’s absolutely crucial that you can decipher good fats from bad.
As a general rule of … Read More
Your body needs fat to function, which is why consuming the right types of fat in your daily diet is one of the best choices you can make for your health. Your body needs fat for energy, growth and development, and maintaining cell membranes. Fat is also essential for your body to absorb fat-soluble nutrients, like vitamins … Read More
The base for traditional antifreeze is the deadly ethylene glycol. It’s relative, propylene glycol, is used to manufacture so-called ‘safer’ anti-freezes for people who don’t want to accidently poison their pets and surrounding wildlife.
This clear slightly syrupy liquid (at room temperature) is not only used to make anti … Read More
More than half of U.S. women, and up to 45 percent of men, suffer from some type of vein problem, including spider veins. These red or blue discolorations on your skin (most often on your legs or face) resemble spider webs that can cover large patches of your body.
Although spider veins are typically not dangerous, they c … Read More
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a food additive that’s used to add a savory flavor to foods like processed meats, canned vegetables, soups, and much more.
When you eat food that’s been ‘enhanced’ with MSG, you’ll think it tastes more satisfying, more full of flavor, and more "meaty” than it actually is.
Many people experienc … Read More
Viruses are a fascinating, and still quite mysterious, part of biology. While there are millions of distinct viruses on the planet, only about 5,000 of them have been described in detail.
These microscopic organisms are capable of infecting plants, animals, bacteria and even single-celled microorganisms known as archaea, … Read More
Do you have high blood pressure? High cholesterol or diabetes? Are you a smoker, over the age of 55, physically inactive or overweight? These, as you may know, are all factors that increase your risk of heart disease.
Are you ready for a surprise (unfortunately in this case not a very good one … )? … Read More
When most people think of enzymes, they typically are thinking of digestive enzymes, which convert the food you eat into small molecules that your body uses as fuel.
Amylase is an example of a digestive enzyme that breaks down starch; protease, also known as proteolytic enzymes, is a name for multiple enzymes that break d … Read More
Eating out at a restaurant is dubious, at best, when it comes to your health — especially when it comes to chain restaurants. Most will agree that the healthiest meals are those you create in your own kitchen, using fresh ingredients and real food.
Still, it’s the rare person who doesn’t like to have someone else do the c … Read More
National chain restaurants are not known for their health appeal, but you probably assume that when you order a burger, a salad or a slice of pizza, you’re getting just that — meat and cheese on a bun, lettuce with some dressing, and mozzarella cheese with toppings on pizza dough.
This would be a lofty assumption, however … Read More