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Having pain during exercise does not always mean you are out of shape!

Having pain during exercise does not always mean you are out of shape!

Regular aerobic exercise improves heart health, helps with weight loss and lowers blood pressure! Exercise strengthens muscles, joints, bones, improves mood, helps with food cravings and hormonal control. Research has even shown that lack of exercise can increase heart disease risk by as much as 50%. These are just some

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Probiotics vs. Prebiotics

Probiotics vs. Prebiotics

Did you know that 57% of the human body is made of bacteria???
There are 69 trillion cells in the human body. 30 trillion of these cells are human cells forming everything from the blood, all the organs, tissues, bones, and skin. The remaining 39 trillion cells are microbial cells.

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How to read a food label

How to read a food label

Learning how to read a nutritional label is an essential step when aiming for a healthy lifestyle. It will help you to choose between different products while grocery shopping and also to achieve your personal goals, whether they are to lose or gain weight or just generally to become healthier.

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Micronutrients

Micronutrients

Micronutrients are all Vitamins and Minerals, required by the body in small quantities. As opposed to macronutrients, micronutrients generally don’t provide any energy in terms of calories, however, they often aid the macronutrient utilization and conversion into energy and they ensure the overall health of the brain, heart, bones and

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Fats

Fats

Fats are one of three essential macronutrients for the body, needed for energy, absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), hormonal function, tissue repair and internal organ protection.

Although they are highly beneficial for the body it is important to be mindful of the fact that fats are

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Protein

Protein

Protein is another one of three essential macronutrient groups. Apart from providing energy in the form of 4 calories per gram, proteins are mostly used as building blocks and are the major structural component of all body cells. Because of these properties, they are crucial for growth, development, and maintenance

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Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are one of three essential macronutrients. Although all three, Fats, Carbohydrates and Proteins are essential for survival, Carbs are the primary source of energy for the body as conversion into glucose only consists of a single step.
Once carbohydrates get broken down and converted into glucose, it quickly enters

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Why does proper nutrition matter?

Why does proper nutrition matter?

‘Eat healthy and you will be healthy!’ We hear from everywhere. Definitely easier said than done!
As human beings, we are stubborn. It is very hard for us to change our behavior when the effect of our current behavior is not immediate. Even more so, when that specific behavior provides

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