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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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Getting ripped – what not to do

It’s no secret that competitive bodybuilders are among the most successful dieters on the planet. How do they get so totally sliced and diced? Here are the most common mistakes that might keep you from getting as ripped as your bodybuilding idol: Obstacle#1 Avoid drastic changes The gradual reduction of ...

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Obese to benefit the most from dieting

People with a higher genetic risk for obesity benefit more from clean eating than those with a lower genetic risk. Although the latest study on dieting was observational, the findings highlight the importance of sticking to a healthy diet when you are fat and out of shape. In fact, the ...

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Whole eggs better than egg whites

Researchers in a new study have found the post-workout muscle-building response to eating whole eggs is greater than consuming an equivalent amount of protein from egg whites. “Eating protein within its most natural food matrix tends to be more beneficial to our muscles as opposed to getting one’s protein from ...

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A link between food and mood

You are what you eat. In fact, your mood depends on the food you eat. Researchers from Binghamton University in New York have found that mood in young adults (18-29) seems to be dependent on food that increases the availability of neurotransmitter precursors and concentrations in the brain such as ...

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Is a low-carb diet superior to a low-fat one?

In a new long-term diet study where magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging technology was used for the first time scientists found low-carbohydrate diets to be superior to low-fat diets. “Weighing patients or using blood tests to detect changes, hasn’t, until now, given us accurate pictures, literally, of how different fat ...

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Diet optimal in fighting disease, death

Research in over 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet low in carbohydrates and moderate in fat, fruits and vegetables is associated with a lower risk of death. The data formed part of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study which followed more than 135,000 people from 18 ...

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New drug highly promising for weight loss

A newly developed fat loss drug might be the answer to your shredding woes. On average, subjects in a study conducted by scientists at the University of Leeds in England, dropped 5kg over a 12-week period after receiving weekly doses of semaglutide, a drug currently in development by a Danish pharmaceutical ...

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