Spice Up Your Health

A spice is a seed, bud, fruit, root, bark, or other substance primarily used for seasoning or coloring food. Available either fresh or dried, the flavor of a spice is derived in part from volatile oils that oxidize or evaporate when exposed to air. Grinding a spice greatly increases the rates of oxidation and evaporation … Continue reading Spice Up Your Health

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Cooking – making do with what you have!!!

You can spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on cookware, but that won't make you a good cook! For me there are 3 golden rules when it comes to choosing my cookware: Can I cook a high quality food without it? Will this cookware  react chemically with the food I'm about to cook?  How well … Continue reading Cooking – making do with what you have!!!

Do we really need to take vitamins?

Walking down the vitamin aisle this weekend made me fell a bit panicked, as there are countless options, and reading through the labels started this reaction in my mind. So I started asking myself : should I buy some? Am I doing something wrong by not consuming any vitamins supplements? We all know that vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Do we really need to take vitamins?

Does consumption of dietary BCAAs stimulates muscle protein synthesis or produces an anabolic response in humans?

The branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are leucine, valine and isoleucine. There are a total of twenty amino acids that comprise muscle protein. Nine of the twenty are considered essential amino acids (EAAs), meaning they cannot be produced by the body in physiologically significant amounts, and therefore are crucial components of a balanced diet. The … Continue reading Does consumption of dietary BCAAs stimulates muscle protein synthesis or produces an anabolic response in humans?