How Much Protein do we Need?

Remember protein is only used for building your body if you have a healthy diet. Protein is not needed as an energy source and should not be treated as one. That being said the question of how much protein you should eat is not really that easy to answer. According to the American College of[…]

Protein- Of First Importance?

The word protein literally means of first importance and they are very important in our diet but maybe not for the reason we think. Let’s start with what proteins are. They are chains of amino acids that twist up into very specific shapes to do their jobs. Amino acids differ chemically from fat and carbohydrates[…]

Starch, Friend or Foe

The final type of carbohydrates to discuss is starch. Starch is often called a complex carbohydrate and is considered to be better than sugar; however, it depends on the type of food as to whether it is better. Simple starch is just a long chain of sugars that are easily digested and hit the blood[…]

How to Eat More Fiber and Like It.

Most people when they think of higher fiber intake think of the worst whole wheat/high fiber thing they ever ate and say, “I hate fiber”. There are some things that you need to be dedicated to increasing your fiber intake to eat; however, there are some things that are fiber rich and tasty. Here are[…]

Fiber-It Does More Than Make You Regular.

I made the point that we don’t get enough fiber in our diets but that alone did not make you want to run out and chew the bark off of the trees. So what does fiber actually do for us? People with higher fiber intake have smaller waists. This is most likely due to several[…]