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The reason for food cravings

When activity in a certain part of our brain is suppressed our craving for high-calorie foods increases. Scientists have found that when they temporarily decreased activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex – the brain network responsible for self-control – participants in a study evaluated high-calorie snacks more positively, paid more ...

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New research on eating whole dairy products

Dairy that is high in fat quantity will not send people to an early grave. This is the latest conclusion reached by a team of scientists after they conducted research at the University of Texas on the link between dairy fats found in full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter and ...

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More fantastic flavours from USN!

Imagine if your wholesome post-workout whey protein shake tasted just like a crispy delicious wafer covered in creamy Nestlé chocolate. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, believe it, because USN has done it again with their latest flavour sensation. This home-grown global supplement brandnow offers its popular Hardcore ...

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Swap starches for lentils

Replacing carbohydrates such as potatoes and rice in your diet with lentils can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 percent. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada found that swapping starchy side dishes with lentils significantly improved the body’s response to carbohydrates. “Lentils are extremely nutrient-dense ...

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Carb tips

In one of his latest newsletters Y3T-creator Neil Hill shares valuable knowledge on carbohydrates: Protein has been scientifically shown to be most beneficial for muscle growth when consumed within specific parameters. With a numerical attachment to protein it is easier to prescribe a specific protocol, although there is still a relatively vast ...

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Rely on food for health

Scientists say healthy servings of less processed plant foods such as vegetables, fruits and nuts are sufficient enough to sustain a healthy lifestyle. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada have found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C showed no advantage or added ...

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Eat your eggs

People who consume an egg a day could significantly reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who don’t eat any eggs. This was a finding in a study carried out in China and published in the journal ‘Heart’. A team of scientists led by Professor Liming Li and ...

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Magnesium crucial for vitamin D consumption

You cannot skip magnesium, especially when you are taking vitamin D as part of your supplement stack. The reason? The mineral aids in the metabolism of vitamin D so it can be used by the body. “People are taking vitamin D supplements but don’t realise how it gets metabolised,” researcher ...

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Stay away from ‘the dirty dozen’

You cannot eat junk food and expect good results in the bodybuilding arena. According to bodybuilding expert Tom Venuto the top twelve worst fat-storing foods an athlete should never eat are the following: Ice cream Fried foods Doughnuts and pastries Candy, chocolates and sweets Soda Fruit drinks and other sugar-sweetened ...

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Big Fat Lies

Set up your nutrition for maximum results. Here are some of the biggest nutrition lies – exposed: Nutrition Lie#1 Say no to egg yolks Excluding egg yolks from your diet is wrong and based on the misconception that dietary cholesterol, found in the yellows, leads to spikes in blood cholesterol ...

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