Types of Dietary Fat

There are three main types of fat in food: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated.  Other types of fat are cholesterol and fats formed during processing of unsaturated oils (hydrogenated fat and trans-fat). Saturated Fat The saturated form of fat is usually solid at room temperature.  Key food sources are animal fats such as butter, lard, milk, …

Six Basic Nutrients Required for Good Health

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates can be grouped into two categories: simple and complex.  Simple carbohydrates are sugars whereas complex carbohydrates consist of starch and dietary fibre.  Carbohydrate provides about 4 kcal (kcal = kilocalories = Calories) per gram (except for fibre) and is the energy that is used first to fuel muscles and the brain.  Soluble fibre (fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds, brown rice, and …

“Non-compliant”

Why would someone choose to kill themselves in one of the slowest and most painful ways imaginable? This isn’t a hypothetical posed for thought-experimentation. Nor is this hyperbolic. This something millions of people are doing every day. It is something I have attempted myself.   Diabetics are constantly made to feel guilt and shame for …

10 Reasons To Get Fit

1) Get confident in your abilities. 2) Extend your life expectancy. 3) Raise your quality of life. 4) Look and feel better, dressed or not. 5) Reduced stress levels. 6) Become more energetic. 7) A mood booster. 8) Become more productive due to more energy and better mood. 9) Help you discover who you are. …