Artificial Sweeteners and your Mental Health

Artificial Sweeteners and your Mental Health In the previous article we had just learnt that coffee might be protective of one’s mental health. What was interesting to researchers, however, is how the positive effect was negated when artificial sweeteners were added to the coffee. In a large study conducted over a decade, it was found … Continue reading Artificial Sweeteners and your Mental Health

Does Coffee affect for your mental health?

Does Coffee affect for your mental health? Have you ever wondered if coffee has an impact on your mental well-being, whether it be negative or positive? Science seems to suggest that coffee might have a positive impact on one’s mental health. I must stress the word ‘might’ as these studies are mostly correlative and we … Continue reading Does Coffee affect for your mental health?

How do you get enough Vitamin D from the sun?

How do you get enough Vitamin D from the sun? Whilst it is common knowledge that the sun is the main source of vitamin D for humans, it is not commonly known how much time one should spend in the sun to achieve enough for the day. How does one get enough vitamin D from … Continue reading How do you get enough Vitamin D from the sun?

Is Vinegar Healthy?

Is Vinegar Healthy? Everyone has heard about the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, but do those benefits extend to other Vinegars? In this article we will discuss the health benefits of a condiment that is surprisingly good for you, unlike most condiments, Vinegar. Vinegar is an anti-glycaemic agent. This means it decreases your blood … Continue reading Is Vinegar Healthy?

The Benefits of Turmeric: Preventing Cancer

The Benefits of Turmeric: Preventing Cancer It is common knowledge at this point that Turmeric is a healthy spice. Its benefits are, in part, thanks to the curcuminoids and more specifically the main curcuminoid responsible for the colour, Curcumin. What, exactly, are some of the benefits? Many different compounds have been examined for possible effects … Continue reading The Benefits of Turmeric: Preventing Cancer

Does Alcohol cause weight gain?

Does Alcohol cause weight gain? When someone starts a diet, it appears that not only is sugar cut out but alcohol is also, generally, cut out also. The reason for this is that individuals will state it inhibits weight loss. Is there science behind these claims or is it a myth? For those who regularly … Continue reading Does Alcohol cause weight gain?

Natural supplements that reduce your cholesterol

Natural supplements that reduce your cholesterol There are many natural supplements sold in pharmacies these days that claim to reduce cholesterol. The supplement always seems to advertise this new wonder herb that magically reduces your cholesterol. But what are the tried-and-true natural supplements that have research supporting their use in cholesterol management? Citrus Bergamot ExtractBergamot … Continue reading Natural supplements that reduce your cholesterol

Do not Fry your food!

Do not Fry your food! It is well known by many that smoking increases your chances of lung cancer but what is not well known is that frying your food puts your lungs at a similar risk. How does this happen? When fat is fried (this could be fat from oil or lard) and reaches … Continue reading Do not Fry your food!

Water can make you stronger!

Water can make you stronger! The title may seem a bit odd since water does not contain any specific muscle building nutrients, but more and more studies are being published highlighting the importance of hydration is strength performance. Let us see what the science says. Research shows that a body weight loss of just 2% … Continue reading Water can make you stronger!

Green Tea for Fat loss

Green Tea for Fat loss As I have alluded to in my previous article on green tea, besides the enormous range of health benefits, green tea has a lot of research on its ability to aid in fat loss. Let us delve into the research and come to our own conclusions. Green tea is the … Continue reading Green Tea for Fat loss

Lose weight easier with a vegan diet

Lose weight easier with a vegan diet. The dieting community always tends to have a flavour of the month. That is, the most popular diet of the month. This ranges from low carb to no carb to no sugar to no oils and the list goes on. The popularity is usually sparked by a new … Continue reading Lose weight easier with a vegan diet

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Health Benefits of Green Tea It is common knowledge amongst everyone that green tea has multiple health benefits. It is an acquired taste (which I am yet to acquire). But it there any science behind these health claims? The health benefits seem to be derived from a nutrient that is unique to the tea plant. … Continue reading Health Benefits of Green Tea

How to get enough iron on a vegan diet!

How to get enough iron on a vegan diet! One of the more common misconceived arguments against a vegan or plant-based diet is the argument around iron. This is an important topic because iron deficiency can result in multiple unwanted ailments. How do you get enough iron on a vegan diet? Whilst the following fact … Continue reading How to get enough iron on a vegan diet!

Fish oil is a scam

Fish oil is a scam. It is common for individuals to advise the use of fish oil for prevention or treatment of heart disease. This craze over fish oil has led it to develop into a industry worth millions. Should you use fish oils daily to help with your heart health? What does the science … Continue reading Fish oil is a scam

Should you eat Carbs before or after you work out?

Should you eat Carbs before or after you work out? There are multiple schools of thought for this question with each one seeming as true as the other. You may have heard someone say, “You should eat carbs before working out because carbs give you energy” or “You should eat carbs after you work out … Continue reading Should you eat Carbs before or after you work out?

How much water should I drink a day?

How much water should I drink a day? Let me preface this by warning that these recommendations are for individuals who are healthy with good, heart, kidney, and liver function.  With that out of the way, let us answer this common question. Current recommendations for women are that they consume at least 2.7 litres of … Continue reading How much water should I drink a day?

Do you need a protein shake after working out?

Do you need a protein shake after working out? For anyone who has worked out before, you may have been told that you must have protein after working out because of this “anabolic window.” Is this a myth? What does the science say? First and foremost, if you are new to the gym, nutrient timing … Continue reading Do you need a protein shake after working out?

Does the hCG Diet work?

Does the hCG Diet (Simeon’s Diet) work?In this article, we will discuss whether the hCG diet works and whether it is safe. As with most of my articles I will try to keep this article as brief as possible. What is hCG?First discovered in 1920, it stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. It is produced by … Continue reading Does the hCG Diet work?