Nutrition

Olive Oil Increases Energy Expenditure

Olive Oil Increases Energy Expenditure

People consuming the Mediterranean diet— high in olive oil, lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, and red wine— live longer and have a reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer, and less blood vessel inflammation.

Do Mineral Supplements Boost Performance?

Do Mineral Supplements Boost Performance?

Chromium, magnesium, zinc and selenium are involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions. They help block the destructive effects of free radicals, promote protein synthesis, help regulate energy production and storage, preserve genetic material (i.e., DNA and RNA) and protect the mitochondria— the cells’ energy centers.

Broccoli Helps Fight Cancer

Broccoli Helps Fight Cancer

Your father told you to eat broccoli because it puts hair on your chest. While you might not want a hairy chest, you should be interested in preventing cancer.

Unlocking the Sugar Mysteries

Unlocking the Sugar Mysteries

Are you addicted to sugar? Not the biggest deal – or is it? Sugar has been proven to be more addicting than marijuana, fat, salt, and caffeine combined – plus your body actually needs it. Yes that’s right, it needs it – it’s just the surplus portions that you need to manage.

Dietary Fibers: Are They Important?

Dietary Fibers: Are They Important?

Have you ever heard of dietary fibers? Could you have ever imagined that not eating enough dietary fibers could cause many diseases including bowel cancer? Well, chances are you never took dietary fibers seriously, or perhaps you even neglected them completely.