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GI: The Glycemic Index Explained

The Glycemic Index (GI) measures the effect of foods on your blood sugar levels. Eating foods with a high glycemic index value will raise the blood sugar level more dramatically than foods with a low […]

Sep, 07

How to Read a Food Label

What’s New About the Label? It’s Simple. Healthy eating has never been easier, thanks to the new nutrition label. Here’s the good news: Most foods in the grocery store must now have a nutrition label […]

Aug, 29

Pierre Dukan, M.D. – exclusive interview

The renowned nutritionist Pierre Dukan, M.D, in an exclusive interview for the Bulgarian National Television: There is no one hurt by the protein diet. •    Teenagers should not follow any diet programs. Prevention is paramount […]

Aug, 05

Caffeine: how caffeine affects our body

Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in the leaves, seeds, or fruit of over sixty plants around the world. Caffeine exists in the coffee bean in Arabia, the tea leaf in China, the kola […]

Aug, 04

Coffee and Dieting

NOTE: The intended audience for this article is the average coffee drinker who happens to be overweight. This is not intended as medical advice. This article is not geared toward athletes who are already lean […]

Aug, 04
A calorie is a unit of energy. Technically a calorie is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water up 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The measure of Calories gives us an indication of the potential energy that food possesses.

Calories and KiloJoules

A calorie is a unit of energy. Technically a calorie is the amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water up 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The measure of Calories gives us an indication of the potential energy that food possesses.

Jul, 05

Yoyo Diets and Weight Cycling

How many times have you successfully lost weight — only to gain it again further down the track? Some people struggle with this for most of their lives. This is “yo-yo” dieting – a continuing […]

Jul, 01

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