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. …

Body Types and Nutrition for Muscle Gain, Maintenance and Fat Loss For Each

Each person fits into one of three categories: ectomorph, mesomorph, and endomorph. I will not only explain them below but a guideline for how many macronutrients you should consume if you are trying to put on muscle mass, maintain what you already have, or go for fat loss. Ectomorph An ectomorph is best described as slender. Characteristically, …

Nutrition Quickie: Macronutrients and Micronutrients

So some have asked me what the difference between macronutrients and micronutrients are. MacronutrientsMacronutrients, also know as macros, are your big three. The three things that you need in your diet to survive. 1)carbohydrates2)fat3)proteinThere are general recommendations for regular population but also recommendations for athletes as well. For carbohydrates, it is recommended that the general …