Carbohydrates are fuel for metabolism. Chemical reactions in cells require fuel. Muscles, from heart to digestive system to biceps and quads all use carbohydrate, in the form of glucose. Brain cells need twice the energy as other cells. The brain runs almost exclusively on glucose, using up about 20 percent of your daily calorie needs.
Resources & Glossary
In this section, you'll find posts with resources on eating, cooking and living healthier - including a glossary for all vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Continuing this week’s posts about New Year’s resolutions: Holiday eating, constant parties, and the stress of playing “Santa” can throw your system out of whack. Here are 10 simple yet super ways to recharge your body and sooth your nerves…
I’ve been knee-deep in kale over the past two weeks, but I do like to browse the web for new and interesting reading material. I came across a new informative read, The Hormone Cure, by Dr. Sara Gottfried.
Winter can hit you hard with a host of minor aches and pains that colder weather brings on… if you’re looking for a quick home remedy, look no further than your pantry and fridge!
Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Here are five superfoods that help diabetics improve their condition.
Farmer’s Markets are the best way to getting the most delicious, seasonal produce while supporting local farmers and helping the environment.
When low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets were all the rage in the 80′s, fat was pure evil. Yet the last 25 years have seen a significant shift on the proper role of fats in your diet…get the skinny on what fats to use, and which ones to avoid.