It is the Holy Grail of fat loss lifestyles, is it not? To eat everything you want and still lose fat? We ache to be impulsive and irresponsible. Convenient meals and treats are cheap and delicious and readily available making it easy for us to live our lives in the loving arms of foods hedonic
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MCT oil is making headlines. A recent USA Today article featured the commercially made oil— which is derived from coconut and palm plants and is high in good saturated fat—and reported some of its benefits. MCTs—medium-chain triglycerides—are easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides. Triglycerides themselves are organic compounds with one glycerol and three fatty acid
Ah, motivation. It is a funny and fickle thing. Motivation is centered in the belief that we can be something that we want to be and we can achieve things we want to achieve. While it can inspire us to do things good and bad, large and small, motivation also requires the assistance of both
Vitamin K is an essential vitamin the body needs for blood clotting and the building of bones. The name vitamin K comes from the German word koagulationsvitamin, or “coagulation vitamin.” There are two main vitamins in the vitamin K group: K1and K2. They are grouped together because they’re both water soluble and need to be
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” -Laozi Being a beginner can be a lot of things. It can be exciting, scary, daunting, empowering and all kinds of feels all at once. But you don’t have to let the trials of uncertainty hold you back if you just arm yourself with a
In our increasingly wired and plugged-in world, it’s easy to imagine the heads of the big tech companies rubbing their hands together, devising even more ways to glue us to our gadgets. Technology serves many purposes, but addiction and distraction shouldn’t be among them. According to FastCompany, results from studies that have been conducted on
If you are a parent, you have seen the yuck face on your kids probably more times than you care to recall. If it were only the funny face to contend with, it might not be so bad. But, with a refusal to eat you often get the fits and tantrums, the squirming, the ‘ugh’s’,
Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is essential for good nutrition. The U.S. National Library of Medicine reports that magnesium is necessary for more than 300 biochemical reactions. It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady, contributes to the structural development of bones, and
Milkshakes. Those are what scientists use to study why we eat and what happens when we eat. A milkshake has been identified by science as being the absolute pinnacle of foods for reward. So, if you have ever treated yourself to a milkshake because you felt like you needed it or deserved it, science
Spirulina might sound like a pasta shape, but it’s actually blue-green algae that became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions. According to the National Center for Biotechnical Information (NCBI), spirulina, found worldwide in fresh and marine waters, has a long history as a food