Category Archives: Diet

Protein Bars in Sports Nutrition

Food industry takes into consideration the needs of weightlifters, who need to count proteins, fats and carbs as well as stick with tough sports diet. Protein supplements, muesli, gainers (protein powders for shakes) now also include protein bars. Nutritionists and sports coaches are still not sure whether sweet bar can be considered as a part of sports nutrition… Читать дальше »

The Ways to Calculate Daily Caloric Intake

Nutritional substances include three sources of energy such as proteins, fats and carbs. Entering human body, they are burned like a gasoline to provide organism with life power, energy and ability to live and breathe. Energy is measured in calories. Optimal amount of calories ensures right body type, correct muscle gain and overall wellbeing. Excess of energy, which… Читать дальше »

The Ways to Choose the Best Yogurt

The Ways to Choose the Best Yogurt Colorful labels and flashy advertising about product benefits, appetizing images of fresh fruits and cereals: this is all about yogurt cups located in the stores. The question is how to choose the best yogurt without falling for marketing tricks to escape harmful colorants and food additives? So, let’s deal with this… Читать дальше »

Mushrooms: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Dangers

Mushrooms: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Dangers Are mushrooms good or bad for you? Russian people love mushrooms. They are pickling, freezing and making some paste from them. Russians eat mushrooms with fried potatoes, vegetable stews and porridge. This is a tasty and healthy food. However, sometimes mushrooms can cause harm to health. Chemistry and Nutritional Value of Mushrooms… Читать дальше »

The Pros and Cons of Hot Chocolate

The Pros and Cons of Hot Chocolate Hot chocolate is a drink that is made from cocoa powder, water or milk and sugar. It can be seasoned with cream and spices. There are two types of chocolate: «Traditional» hot chocolate which is a creamy dessert that is whipped along with pieces of chocolate, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. It… Читать дальше »

Bacon: Health Benefits and Dangers

Bacon: Health Benefits and Dangers Pork dishes including bacon are the bone of contention for nutritionists and common healthy eaters. Vegetarians are not intruding to these debates as they are not eating meat in general. Foodies know that muscle gain decreases without animal protein as well as it results in disturbed functioning of internal organs and worsened metabolism.… Читать дальше »

Wine: The Source of Youth, Well-Being and Rejuvenation?

Wine: The Source of Youth, Well-Being and Rejuvenation? Wine: health benefits and disadvantages of the «Nectar of Gods» There are many legends about wine, it is the Nectar of Gods. French people are having couple of glasses of wine a day, and, therefore, they rarely die from cardiac infarction. But, is this alcoholic beverage so good for your… Читать дальше »

Functional Nutrition: Good or Bad?

Functional Nutrition: Good or Bad? Truth about benefits and dangers of functional nutrition Nowadays people are living crazy lives, therefore they just don’t have any time left to eat healthy. Hurrying up, they must skip breakfast, eat on the run buying hamburgers and other fast food. All that results in digestive issues, bad feelings and weight gain. For… Читать дальше »

Bread Toasts: Health Benefits and Dangers

Bread Toasts: Health Benefits and Dangers Bread is one of the most popular products ever consumed by human being. People have learnt to collect grains and transform them to flour as well as bake some bread on the hot stones in stone age. There is only one step from bread making to toast appearance. A toast is just… Читать дальше »

Facts About Fast Carbs

Facts About Fast Carbs Carbohydrates are divided into «fast» and «slow» depending on speed our body breaks them down with. Taking a closer look at that issue, we understand that these terms do not correctly convey the meaning. Scientists have proven that different carbohydrates are absorbed and impact human body in almost similar way, and they are broken… Читать дальше »