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By Registered Dietitian
The standard serving sizes are often much less than what people actually eat. Many individuals often believe they’re eating fewer calories than they take in, which can lead to unwanted weight gain. Here are a few guidelines to help you control your portions, calories, waistline, and ultimately your health. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 06, 2009
Understanding basic nutritional concepts and the components of a healthy diet is important to everyone. Proper nutrition is vital to an individual’s health and wellness as More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 06, 2009
Carbohydrates make up the bulk of a healthy diet by providing energy, several vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytochemicals, which are substances in plant foods that support health. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 06, 2009
Protein provides amino acids, the building blocks of all structures and organs. Besides providing the materials needed for building muscle, protein is required More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 06, 2009
Lipids include fats, oils and cholesterol. They add flavor to food and provide a dense source of energy More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 06, 2009
Vitamins are substances required in small amounts for normal growth, development and reproduction. Minerals are essential for bodily structures and regulation. Water is the most essential nutrient for the human body. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 06, 2009
A dietary supplement is a preparation—a pill, powder, or liquid—that contains nutrients or other substances and is consumed as part of one’s daily food intake to supply adequate or large dosages of a nutrient or compound More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
Things have changed over the years in how scientists and nutrition professionals view dieting and what is truly considered “high protein.” More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
All legitimate science agrees that the causes of continuous weight gain in developed nations consists of a variety of environmental, psychological and physiological factors, not sugar and sweeteners. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
Humans, as periodic eaters, need insulin to survive. Insulin helps the body store energy to fuel the body’s continuous needs and activities. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
Weight gain is a result of eating more calories than you burn on a regular basis, not when you eat those calories. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
Much controversy and misinformation surround this food additive. It has been accused of causing obesity, diabetes, cancer and liver failure. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
In adults, muscle growth, or hypertrophy, is initiated by appropriate training and will manifest with proper rest and nutrition. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 07, 2009
Protein powders such as whey have their place and purpose, but they are not a required part of a healthy lifestyle or all training and nutrition programs. More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
The RDA for protein is quite specific in its application: Adults with low activity levels who are getting their energy needs met by dietary carbohydrates (CHO) and fat and More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
Saturated fat is found in animal foods, chocolate and tropical oils, such as palm, cottonseed and coconut. It is interesting to note More...
By Registered Dietitian
on August 10, 2009
Choosing healthier fats is a great idea. Foods such as nuts and seeds, monounsaturated oils such as olive, peanut, canola and sesame, and avocados all provide More...
By dotFIT experts
on October 24, 2008
Proper growth and development requires sufficient amounts of vitamin D mainly because without it, the body cannot absorb calcium. Calcium and phosphorus are the major minerals in bone and if vitamin D is lacking, these minerals are not deposited in bone. More...
By dotFIT Experts
on February 24, 2009
This is the best and most complete longevity program supported by current research. Using the supplement strategy outlined below would provide an adult with all the currently well-studied compounds that have demonstrated positive outcomes in supporting brain, bone and cardiovascular health and thus may contribute to a longer, more productive lifespan. More...
Most people who have trouble digesting lactose can consume 6-12 grams of lactose without major symptoms. More...