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!!!

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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?

intermittent Fasting – Back to the hunter-gatherer paradigm.

Back in the days when  we were largely hunters-gatherers, When we had a successful hunt, it meant a day or two of feasting on a calorie-rich meat diet. But when the feast was over, it meant surviving on calorie-poor wild fruits, roots, and berries. That, in turn, led over the years to a metabolic adaptation, BUT... Fasting … Continue reading intermittent Fasting – Back to the hunter-gatherer paradigm.

Vegan Pad Thai

INGREDIENTS Main Dish 2 tbsp olive oil, divided½ block super firm tofu, drained and chopped into cubes*1 cup/8oz. rice noodles1 medium head of broccoli, very small chopped florets2 large zucchini, spiralized½ small red pepper, sliced thin1 medium garlic cloves, minced4 green onions, chopped small Sauce ¼ cup brown sugar¼ cup soy sauce1 tbsp tomato paste2 … Continue reading Vegan Pad Thai

Some facts about Peanut Butter

    Let’s take a look at the nutritional breakdown of peanut butter: Carbohydrates: 20 grams (13 percent of calories)Fat: 50 grams (72 percent of calories)Protein: 25 grams (15 percent of calories) There are 558 calories in a 100-gram portion of peanut butter. Although peanut butter is a rich protein, it is lacking in some … Continue reading Some facts about Peanut Butter

Plant based diet

Are you ready for the best kept secret in medicine? Given the right conditions, the body can heal itself. By treating the root causes of diseases with plants not pills, we can also avoid the adverse side effects of prescription drugs, which kill more than 100,000 Americans every year, making them a leading cause of … Continue reading Plant based diet