In the United States, consumption of lamb appears to be pretty low. For example, some reports say that the average American eats less than a pound of lamb per year. On the other hand, Americans eat a lot of beef (some sources say the average American eats more than 80 pounds of beef per year). Here’s why you may want to get more lamb in your diet.
We often talk about how people look “just like their mother” or “just like their father.” And it’s true that we may inherit some of our parents’ physical characteristics. But genetics are really a fascinating science and involve so much more than just how we look.
It can be really confusing when it comes to figuring out what and how much nutrients you need to stay healthy. Generally, our bodies require six groups of nutrients to stay healthy: water, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and protein.
Model Chrissy Teigen was allegedly able to lose her belly fat after the birth of her first daughter by relying on her “go-to health foods,” which included eggs, avocados, green juices, tuna salad, seaweed, omega-3 rich sashimi and nuts.
Edamame, which are young soybeans (so they are legumes and not veggies) that are usually still in the pod (but can also be bought shelled), are a great plant-based source of protein. And protein is one of the six nutrients we need to stay healthy. (The other nutrients are water, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals). Our bodies use protein to build and repair tissues and make enzymes, hormones and other body chemicals.
Kids fall down and get bumps, scrapes and bruises all the time, and it’s usually no big deal. But one mother in the United Kingdom recently had the scare of her life when her eight-year-old son developed sepsis after what seemed like a harmless fall at the zoo.
It has been suggested that the term ‘protorexia’ was coined to “describe an unhealthy fixation with protein-heavy foods and supplements, such as protein shakes and chicken,” according to one source. The overemphasis of a single nutrient like protein may be unhealthy. The key lies in balancing the nutrients. You have to have the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, water, minerals, vitamins and fats in order to properly nourish your body.
Meegan Hefford was a 25-year-old bodybuilder competitor and mother of two. She seemed to be the perfect picture of health. As she prepared for an upcoming competition, Hefford visited the gym religiously and maintained a strict diet that included egg whites and protein supplements.
Gelato recently went viral after i-Creamy, a gelato store in Sydney, Australia, posted the most gorgeous photos of their flower-shaped gelato on Instagram. However, though beautiful, it’s the health benefits we’re most excited about.
There is a fruit so rich in nutrients, it very well could end hunger in tropical regions of the world. And the crazy part? You probably haven’t heard of it! It’s called breadfruit. Cultivated and enjoyed in the South Pacific for over 3,000 years, explorers brought breadfruit to the Caribbean islands in the 1700s, allowing breadfruit to continue to spread in tropical regions.
So how much do you really know about the famous vitamin B12? You see it in energy shots at the convenience store, but if that’s all you know about it, you're missing the whole picture! Read on to make sure you are not deficient in this critical vitamin.
In my younger days, I was a track and field athlete. But I had no idea about sports nutrition. However, I did pay attention to what made me perform better or worse. Having more carbs was fine, especially for running, jumping and other cardiovascular exercises. But fats and greasy foods made my body more sluggish. A runner might eat more carbohydrates because his muscles will use them for energy, whereas fats and proteins are converted to energy much slower.
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