Wednesday , 21 February 2018

Proteins

How Much Protein Should You Really Be Eating

With the explosion of high-protein diets like Atkins, South Beach and myriad copycat versions, you may well think that protein is a veritable miracle food. Purported to curb hunger and promote fast weight loss, protein is the darling of many a recent fad. However, as with most things related to diet, protein is best in moderate doses. Protein may not be a shortcut to weight loss and eating too too much can possibly make you sick. Protein in Proportion If you’ve been upping your protein intake to try and grow bigger muscles or lose body fat, brace yourself: you may be getting way more protein than you need. In fact, the average American eats double the protein that their body ... Read More »

8 Natural Mood Boosters

Natural mood-boosters aren’t a replacement for seeing a doctor if you’re depressed, but may be the first line of defense when you’re feeling blue. If you’ve been feeling down lately, you’re not alone. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that almost 7 percent of Americans suffer from major depressive disorder yearly. Even if you’re not diagnosed with depression but are feeling blue more than usual, natural mood boosters may help. 1. Zinc Getting plenty of zinc in your diet appears to help prevent depression — and may be an effective treatment as well, according to a 2010 review published in Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care . Authors of this review say that zinc deficiency induces ... Read More »