Macronutrients

Five Things Science Can Tell Us About Coffee

Coffee is one of the most known beverages around the world. It’s warm and comfy smell makes us want to relax and rest, especially on a rainy day. But aside from its surging popularity, coffee is also one common subject of medical research. And since a lot of people like coffee, here are 5 interesting facts scientists discovered about this drink: Note: the following facts pertain to pure coffee without any form of sugar or creamer.1) It can help in lowering the risk of developing Parkinson's Disease and similar neuropathologies (Herden et al., 2018) Parkinson's and Alzeihmer's are neuropathologies that affect millions of adults globally, causing not only ugly symptoms, but sadness and sorrow for family members as well. A study done in 2018 showed that coffee drinkers had a decreased risk of developing neuropathologies such as Parkinsons, Alzheimer's Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.2) It lowers the Risk of developing diabetes Mellitus (Yarmolinsky,...

Basic Nutrition 101: Fat

Written by: Sarah Brown As the last part of our nutritional series (see carbohydrates and protein), we’re going to dwell on dietary fat, a topic most people are aware of but have probably been misguided by mainstream ideas on certain points. Fact is, fat is healthy. Your body needs it for growth and repair just like any other nutrient. But the problem lies in the type, processing, and cooking which makes it either a friend or foe. So to make sure everything is geared towards healthy weight loss, here’s what you need to know.What is fat? [lwptoc] Fat is another macronutrient that is also known as triglyceride (TGA). This molecule is composed of four constituents: 3 fatty acids and 1 glycerol. The focus of this article will be on fatty acids since are often cited in nutritional regimens, plus are basic to every intelligent dieter. For simplicity’s sake I’ll use fat and fatty acids...