If you were around during the 1990’s, you should remember the low-fat/high-carb dietary fad that swept across the United States. Shelves were packed with “reduced fat” chips, cookies, and crackers, and while we have come along way in nutritional knowledge to know that these food items are not actually healthy for you, the public’s perception of all fat being unhealthy has still remained. Research has shown that certain types of dietary fat can improve our health, including the function and development of the brain, and lower our risk for certain diseases, including heart disease.
Month: April 2016
Have you ever thought about fasting? While many may think of fasting as an unhealthy practice, a controlled and intermittent fasting can actually extend your life. Food has a sizable impact on the body as it affects our metabolism and influences hormonal and chemical balance. If you fast the correct way, you could see some real results in your body and weight. Processing of the food, resulting in absorption and use of the macronutrients and micronutrients, is the energy-consuming process. In fact, consuming sugary or highly-caloric foods increases oxidative stress, and results in premature aging. Continuous consumption of such foods is consistently linked to heart and vascular disease, dementia and cancer. Continue reading