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HAVING DIABETES ON A KETO DIET

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HAVING DIABETES ON A KETO DIET

What’s better for your health - a lower fat or a higher fat diet? …. We discussed this topic in a previous blog post, but what does that mean for people with diabetes?  To better understand fat consumption, let’s take a look at one of the trendiest diets right now: The Infamous Ketogenic (Keto) Diet! Taking A Closer Look on Keto A Keto Diet consists of high fat content with low carbohydrates, yet its ever-increasing popularity still baffles a lot of people. The most common reason for doing Keto is to lose weight or to help treat certain diseases. Yet,...

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PROTEIN POWDER & YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS, CAUTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND!

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PROTEIN POWDER & YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOALS, CAUTIONS TO KEEP IN MIND!

It is a tiresome task to lose weight and to keep it off.  What can we do to efficiently achieve our ideal weight? Many people take protein powder in the last decade to supplement their diet and workout regimen, but some don't understand what even goes into the powder and what it can do to your body if used incorrectly. Like many fad diets and nutrition claims, there are pros and cons. We’ll let you be your own judge, but we'll give you some insight on the current research. Protein powder have been studied to be a potential option for...

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WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS TO EAT HEALTHY

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WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS TO EAT HEALTHY

A healthy dietary intake is essential for proper brain functioning, and therefore is needed for optimal learning and academic performance (1). Yet, balancing a healthy lifestyle, studying, and a social life as a university student can seem impossible at times. After interviewing a few peers about their eating habits at university, I became aware of trends and barriers in regards to healthy eating as a student. Some students have no problem consuming a balanced diet, but others are challenged by it; due to the convenience of pre-made food, the lacking of cooking skills, and budget restrictions. With so many possibilities arising,...

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FOODS FOR YOUR MEMORY'S SAKE

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FOODS FOR YOUR MEMORY'S SAKE

In this fast-paced society, most of the working population is under great pressure and stress. With prolonged exposure to stress, it is likely they will experience decreased brain performance, such as declined memory and decreased attention span, earlier in life (1). Therefore, many people start taking nutritional supplements hoping that they will delay the onset of decreased brain function, particularly memory loss. Some popular supplements are gingko, ginseng, turmeric and omega-3 fatty acids. Let’s discover more about them below! Ginseng and gingko are popular herbal supplements in Asia, especially in China and Korea. Due to the claims that they help...

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THE AMAZING TEA

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THE AMAZING TEA

Boost your immune system naturally with the help of the perfect beverage for the winter season – tea! There is abundant research done on different types of tea that suggests many beneficial effects of tea on the body. Green tea, for example, stimulates your body’s natural immune response and protects your nerves (1, 2). Black tea is high in powerful antioxidants and anticarcinogenic compounds that fight away harmful substances. By sipping some black tea, you are actually reducing your risk of heart disease (3). White tea is equally amazing – not only is it delicious, but it is also rich in...

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