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Monthly archive for February 2016

Thermogenesis

What is Thermogenesis?   Also known as the thermic effect of food, dietary thermogenesis (DIT: diet-induced thermogenesis) is the process of energy production in the body caused directly by the metabolizing of consumed food (thermē is Greek for heat and genesis for creation). Our diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT) rate is

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What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?   Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem that affects a woman’s: Menstrual cycle, ability to have children, hormones, body weight, facial hair growth, heart and blood vessels, appearance (acne). Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may be at increased risk

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Omega-6 fatty acids

Omega-6 fatty acids are type of polyunsaturated (PUFAs) essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health, but the body cannot make them. We have to get them through food.   Along with omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids play a role in brain function, and normal

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Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Benefits to heart health  Heart attack survivors supplementing with fish oils reduce their risk of another heart attack, stroke, or death. Regular fish consumption –once or more per week- lowers the risk of sudden cardiac event by 50 percent.   Omega-3 normalizes and regulates cholesterol triglyceride levels

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Types of Omega-3 Fats

The simplest omega-3 is called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is primarily the plant-based polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). A wide variety of plant foods contain small to moderate amounts of ALA. Flaxseed, chia, hemp, walnuts, spinach, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, mustard seeds, kale, romaine lettuce, summer and winter squash, and

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Cooking, Storage and Processing of Omega-3s

Cooking, Storage and Processing of Omega-3s   Omega-3 fatty acids are very susceptible to free radical damage. Oxidation of omega-3 fats limits their shelf life and their ability to provide us with the nourishment we need. Damage to the omega-3s in our food can be caused by

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What are Omega-3 Fats?

Omega-3s belong to a broader group of fats called polyunsaturated fats. The specific members of this group are called polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs. Unlike all other fats, PUFAs —including omega-3s— have at least two uniquely positioned “double bonds” in their chemical structure that make them more

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Fat Fighting Fat!

Fat Fighting Fat!   Omega-3 and Body Composition: The global epidemic of obesity is getting worse for children, adolescents, and adults alike. Not only are body weights climbing but we are also seeing more and more bulging waistlines, dangerous belly cavity fat surrounding our organs. Omega-3 fatty

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Vegetables Oils Are No Alternative for Animal Fats!

Are vegetables oils “healthy” replacement for natural butter and animal fats?   As the proponents of the diet-heart hypothesis told the world not to eat animal fats, they had to replace them with something. So, they proposed to eat vegetables oils such as corn oil, soy oil, canola

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Reversing Type II Diabetes with Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet is Superior for Reversing Type II Diabetes and Normalizing Blood Sugar   Do you have type II diabetes? If not you most likely know someone who does. And low carb is fantastic for treating type II diabetes. It only make sense that eating less of what turns

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