What is the glycemic index and glycemic load?

glycemic index
September 2, 2016

The glycemic index is a theoretical concept that guides us on the speed with which a food increases glycemia, i.e. the glucose in blood and popularly known as sugar in blood. Let us remember that glucose is going to get through food intake. Carbohydrates are the nutrient that greater effect causes on the glycemia. In contrast, proteins and fats have less of an impact on the glycemia. To settle this…


Could A Copper Deficiency Be Keeping You Fat?

copper in your diet
July 16, 2016

When you think of copper, you probably have visions of expensive cookware or earrings. As it turns out, copper may be one of the most essential minerals that your body needs not only for your health but for the maintenance of your weight. Copper plays a role in preventing anemia, increasing energy production and for the maintenance of healthy bones, but a new study is finding that it may also…


5 foods that help strengthen your joints

strengthen joints
April 8, 2016

Every athlete has suffered in some moment some injury to articulate as a result of an excess of exercise, poor training or inadequate warm up. These are annoying lesions that involve pain and inflammations causing the athlete have ceased its activity to get a proper recovery. But what power can do in this regard? A good joint health also depends on proper nutrition, as some foods have certain properties that…


Benefits offered by the papaya for a perfect digestion

benefits offered by the papaya
October 17, 2015

It is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and enzymes for digestive health. In the below we describe some benefits offered by the papaya: It helps to fight constipation. Papaya consumption either natural, juice, smoothie or as part of a salad, stimulates the movement or bowel motility of the intestine. The World Health Organization, WHO, recommended to eat 30 grams of fiber a day to have a good intestinal…


How to measure obesity and to know if you’re fat

measure obesity
July 18, 2015

To measure obesity, how to know if you’re fat, body mass index, waist circumference, body fat and indicators of obesity. Instrumental methods of measurement of obesity Anthropometric, based on the realization of body measurements. Weight and height. Measurement of skin folds, held exerting a fold compression of subcutaneous fat in a particular location. Measurement of perimeters or circumferences of the waist and of the hip. The measure of the average…


Five foods that burn fat

foods burn fat
June 23, 2015

You can not deny that those rolls of fat that accumulates in areas of the stomach, hips and back are a headache for men and women who want to show off a royal body every summer. And there is nothing worse for your metabolism and overall health that subjecting the body to those calls starvation diets to lose weight and look good in a bathing suit. It is best to…


The best way to shed off extra weight

shed off extra weight
June 11, 2015

Sarah is a high school going student aged 13 who is obese and is not comfortable with her condition. At such a young age, she has high blood pressure and eye sight problems, because she used to love MacDonald foods. She is 40kg overweight and since she is suffering from these obesity-related diseases she wants to get rid of the obesity problem. This story is common in every state nowadays….


Carbohydrate foods for the body

carbohydrate foods
February 27, 2015

The body needs many nutrients to function, including one of the most important are carbohydrates. Thanks to them, you have the sufficient energy to be able to give good results perfectly and your immune system is strengthened compared to the risk of contracting any diseases. That is why you should follow a rich diet and balanced in carbohydrates play an important role. Then below takes note of foods rich in…


Improve your health by controlling your diet

controlling your diet
February 11, 2015

Health is the most important factor for a person to proceed the life. A person who does not have a proper health cannot make a happy living. In this hectic life people do not pay attention to their health and so most of all around us are affected by one or other diseases.The main reason behind the health impact is the food habit that we follow in our day to…


Changing Your Diet to Feel Better

paleo diet
January 17, 2015

When you’re not feeling well, one of the main things which you start thinking about is your diet. There are many foods which can make you feel unwell, and if you eat a varied diet, it can be difficult to pick out exactly which foods are causing you to feel bad. If you’re thinking about dieting and eating the foods which will make you feel better, there are several things…