Are you confused about which fats are good and bad? I do not blame you – there’s a lot of conflicting information about fats out there. Some myths just won’t die. The biggest one is that eating fat leads to weight gain. While recent studies show that’s not true, we still see books and articles advocating for low-fat diets for faster weight loss. Fats play a major role in weight loss and overall health. They help absorb other nutrients you consume, balance hormone levels, maintain cell structure and much more. However not every type of fat. Eating bad fats (trans fats, and hydrogenated oils) can lead to heart disease, high cholesterol, weight gain, depression and other diseases. Not only should you know which fats are healthy and which are not, but you should also know which fats are safe to cook with. Some fats are better consumed in their room temperature state as they react with the heat and become unhealthy fats. What are the Best Fats for Cooking ? When you’re cooking with high heats, you would want to use oils that do not oxidize or go rancid easily, as these can cause harmful free radicals that are damaging Read more…
Best Fats for Cooking
The Negative Effects of Sitting: It`s worse than you think
Is Sitting too Much Really that Bad? “Sitting is the new smoking!” at least that is what people are saying these days. Sounds a little bit extreme for some, but did you know that sitting can actually cause more than physical dysfunction and can also be systemic? Harvard University recently published an article stating that too much sitting is linked to heart disease, diabetes and premature death. The 2015 Inaugural Active Working Summit presented findings on the increase risk of lung, uterine and colon cancer with longer hours seated. More than half of the average person’s waking hours are spent sitting, watching television, working at a computer or commuting. Studies have also shown that brain function slows when the body is sedentary for too long. This is explained by the decrease in blood flow and oxygen to the brain. Sitting and Weight Gain If one spends a significant amount of time in a sedentary position throughout the day, they may find that weight gain becomes an issue. As the body slows down while in a resting and seated position, our metabolism slowly slows down as well. Calories are burned at a far lower rate when most of the muscles are Read more…
Stress and Heart Rate Variability
Have you ever wondered how well your body is coping with stress? A great place to start is to have your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) assessed.
Natural Ways to Lower Cholesterol Levels
What you eat, the state of your digestive system and the health of your spine can impact your cholesterol levels
Is Your Heart Healthy or at Risk?
Do you experience the following symptoms regularly? Shortness of breath; Angina (discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, squeezing, or painful feeling in your chest); Chest pain…
Cardiovascular Disease: Are You At Risk?
Young and Old Are Affected By Cardiovascular Disease. In the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2010 Annual Report on Canadians’ Health they warn of a “perfect storm” of risk factors and demographic changes that will place an unprecedented burden on Canadians fragmented cardiovascular care system.