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Latest Blog Posts for Nutrition and Health

  • What is adiponectin?
    on Feb 11, 2016
    Adipokines are substances produced by fat tissue and have very important implications in some metabolic processes, mainly linked to insulin resistance and inflammation. Adipokines can be classified as hormones, growth factors, cytokines or angiog...
  • Phillyrea latifolia, effective for weight loss?
    on Feb 8, 2016
    Phillyrea latifolia is a plant that is commonly found in parts of Europe and Asia, its leaves are used in infusions for the treatment of obesity and diabetes in some communities who use traditional medicine, however there is little evidence to su...
  • Are you addicted to food?
    on Feb 7, 2016
    The endless struggle is on... the desire to eat apparently overcomes all reason and we ended up succumbing to food cravings...yet again, then feel guilty and ashamed. Who hasn't been through that? It should not be that bad if this happens every now...
  • Obesity disrupts cognitive function
    on Feb 5, 2016
    The prevalence of obesity is increasing rapidly around the world and together with this,even more cases of metabolic disorders and complications are reported everyday, as well as diseases such as cancer that are also related to obesity. However, b...
  • High fructose intake increases triglycerides in a dose-dependent manner
    on Feb 4, 2016
    Fructose is a monosaccharide found in many of the foods we eat today and its consumption has increased substantially in recent decades. The role of high fructose consumption on health has been studied relentlessly in recent years and apparently, we...
  • Macronutrients and diabetes
    on Feb 3, 2016
    As I mentioned before, proteins, carbohydrates and fats are macronutrients that are essential to mantain optimal body, but have you ever wondered what happens when in our diet there is an imbalance between macronutrients?Trying to answer this que...
  • Are artificial sweeteners good for weight loss?
    on Feb 3, 2016
    Sweeteners are compounds that are normaly used to provide a sweet taste to a food or beverage which usually does not usually have. Nowadays, there are various kinds of sweeteners in the market, such as sucralose, acesulfame K, stevia, sucrose and h...
  • Fiber intake and diabetes
    on Feb 2, 2016
    Fiber intake has been considered as a protective factor against some diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and is an essential component of a healthy diet. Supporting this information, a recent study published in "The Journal of Nutrition" (l...
  • Is fructose good for you?
    on Jun 3, 2012 in calorie health heart metabolism
    Fructose is a monosaccharide found naturally in many natural and processed foods we consume nowadays. At first sight one would hardly expect that a substance related to fruits could have harmful effects on our health, but industrialization and easy a...
  • Carb cicleCycling carbs is a very useful tool when used properly and can be our best ally when we're trying to lose body fat. In this post I will share my experience of how to use it and we'll learn how it works.As we have already seen before, carbohydrates ar...
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