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Plastics from the global food industry are responsible for about 15 billion EUR in natural capital impacts annually. Each stage in the food supply chain, including production, processing, retail and consumption, drives a range of impacts on society and the environment – particularly when it comes to plastic usage. A…

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A recent year-long randomized done by @stanford in conjunction with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI), and a team of nutrition experts looked into whether there was a significant difference between these two dieting techniques. The set up: 609 participants in either a low-fat…

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Keto was the most-Googled diet of 2018. But what is it? The aim of a ketogenic diet is to limit carb intake to under ~50 grams a days. For reference, a low carb diet suggests 50-150g per day. When carb intake goes lower than 50g, most people start producing high…

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Is creatine the key to better physical and mental performance? Creatine is a molecule that’s produced in the body from amino acids. It’s primarily made in the liver, and can be found in some foods such as meat and fish. The primary benefit of creatine is an improvement in strength…

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How do you know how much protein is enough? If you’re sedentary, aim for 1.2–1.8 g/kg (0.54–0.82 g/lb). Keep in mind that your body composition is more likely to improve if you add regular activity, especially resistance training, than if you merely hit a protein target. If you’re active, have…

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A topic that comes up quite often with parents who have teenage children. Your child becomes interested in weight training and wants to join a gym, or maybe you want to push them in that direction and have them follow your passion for fitness. But you are wondering, is it…

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When we think of cholesterol, usually one thing comes to mind: heart attack. But, there’s more to it. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all the cells in your body. We need some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest food. Though…

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Veganism is one of the most controversial and debated subjects in the nutrition industry today. A vegan diet contains only plants and foods made from plants. Vegans do not eat foods that come from animals, including dairy products and eggs (sometimes even honey)! Three main reasons for veganism are perceived…

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With everyone these days trying to gain muscle, lose fat and improve overall health – The fitness industry in recent years has seen an explosion of supplements that are aiming to help do just that. One of the most widely used supplements these days has been BCAAs, which supposedly build…

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Fat is an essential nutrient and is not bad for you. Cue Drama. Your body needs fat for brain development, controlling inflammation, and blood clotting. Fat also keeps your skin and hair healthy, and helps absorb vitamins A,D,E and K. However, not all fats are created equal. The most commonly…

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