Tag: carbohydrates

Diets do not work – truths you probably never knew

For those who have tried, they soon realized: diets do not work. Everyone has either heard of or has tried to go on a diet. Sadly, most of the time, they fail to stick to it, and give up halfway. This causes them to feel demoralized and go on eating binges because they feel deprived of various foods because of the… Read more »

The high protein diet

Many people are of the mind that if you go on a diet that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates that the body goes from using the carbs as its main fuel to instead using the fat and protein. When the body burns the fat, a by-product called ketones supposedly gets passed out of the body through the… Read more »

Carbs and proteins are mortal enemies

One of the great diet myths is that people should not eat proteins and carbs together as these two things are great enemies and like to fight each other. Why is this such a great myth? The answer is because if it were true then nature would be wrong and nature is never wrong; but humans are. Lentils and beans,… Read more »

The food pyramid

The food pyramid is a nutrition guide that is shaped like a pyramid. It is separated in parts, with each segment depicting the suggested intake of a particular food group. It was in Sweden that the first food pyramid was published in 1974. However, the most famous food pyramid was introduced in 1992 by the United States Department of Agriculture…. Read more »

Healthy eating guidelines to follow

Understanding some of the healthy eating guidelines can actually help you to plan your meals well. This is even more important if you are a person who tends to have your meals on the go, due to work or home commitments. Knowing these guidelines are a must, especially if you are serious about improving the quality of your life, be… Read more »