What are the Factors to Consider when using Serum Zinc Concentration to determine the Zinc Status of a Population?

Research Paper Title Serum Zinc Concentrations in the US Population Are Related to Sex, Age, and Time of Blood Draw but Not Dietary or Supplemental Zinc. Background Serum zinc concentration is used to assess the zinc status of populations. Cutoffs for serum zinc were developed on the basis of data from the second NHANES (1976-1980).… Read More

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10 Simple (But Important) Things to Remember About Soy Protein

Soy protein is a very controversial food due to the many rumours surrounding it, especially those who state that it might cause cancer and others that swear that it is a great protein substitute for anyone who wants to stop eating meats. Soy protein has many benefits that are overlooked because people give it a… Read More

Why Are You Not Losing Weight?

Are you trying hard to lose weight but all your efforts seem fruitless? Do not worry; this is a very common worry among those trying to make a difference. The problem may be more about mindset rather than individual practices. Therefore, the following is a brief outline to clear out some misconceptions people might have… Read More

The Number of Fast Food Joints

“Across England, there are 8.2 fast-food outlets per 10,000 people, and 11.6 in the poorest parts of the country, according to Public Health England, a government agency.” (The Economist, 2018, p.29). Parents concerned about paying rent and keeping the electricity on are less likely to think about cooking a healthy dinner. One experiment found that subjects who were asked to… Read More

Is Not Eating After 3pm Good For You?

A study suggests that eating all of your meals in a 6-hour window may prevent diabetes (Sutton et al., 2018). Courtney Peterson at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her colleagues tested a time-restricted diet in eight overweight men who were all on the threshold of developing type 2 diabetes. For five weeks, the volunteers ate identical… Read More

Can a Fibre-rich Diet Help Control Diabetes?

A high-veg diet can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by altering gut bacteria. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 12 weeks 16 people followed a low-fat, low-carb diet; and 27 people ate a… Read More

A Complete Guide to Natural Pre-Workout Foods for Women

For women, natural pre-workout can be a great choice. They not only give you an edge in the gym and keep you running for longer, but they also ensure that you do not get all the crazy side effects like vomiting, jitters, headaches, itching, cramps, etc. of pre-workout supplements. Do you need a Pre-workout Diet?… Read More