General Health & Wellness

General Health & Wellness

Cacao vs Cocoa, what is the difference?

Cacao and cocoa may sound similar, but both of them are unique when it comes to taste, nutrition, and cost.  If you’re unsure if you should buy cacao or cocoa, check out these differences below so you can make a well informed, choco-licious decision! CACAO Cacao is the purest form of chocolate you can consume, which means it is raw …

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Clean Workout: How to keep Germs and Bacterias away at Gym

You attend the gym to maintain your health and fitness, but what you don’t often consider is that gym equipment can harbor thousands of germs, acting as a hotbed of bacteria that can be harmful to your health. In order to maintain your physical health and also protect yourself from infections and viruses, follow our guide to cleaning gym equipment. …

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Insulin resistance may be making you fat

Insulin resistance (IR) is a physiological condition in which cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the hormone insulin. For many years, scientists and nutritionists have preached that weight loss comes down to a simple equation: kilojoules in versus kilojoules out. While this principle is true to an extent, there are a number of increasingly common hormonal shifts that …

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Diabetes Mellitus: Understanding the Core Concepts

 ou may know that Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism that results in high blood glucose, other metabolic disturbances and if uncontrolled, long-term mainly vascular damage and dysfunction. However, to gain insight into the holistic management of diabetes it is essential to have a good understanding of the Core Concepts involved. Diabetes is a common, …

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Blood Sugar Management: Questions & Answers

here is still so much doubt among the ketogenic dieters when it comes to managing the blood sugar. Obviously this is a major issue when the main goal is to reach ketosis, as the blood sugar regulation is what will determine about your ketogenic adaptation. To make this subject clear, we selected some questions and answers fairly generic, so we …

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The Hidden Danger of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFAs)

Fats are divided into three main categories: saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Vegetable oils and animal fats are most often composed of a mixture of these types of fat. For example, olive oil is mainly composed of monounsaturated fat with some polyunsaturated fat. Coconut oil is primarily saturated fat. Lard is generally half saturated fat and half monounsaturated, but also contains some …

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