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Thursday
Sep172009

A Good Fat to Lose Fat

Recently, the type of fat that has received the most attention has been Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Another healthy fat sometimes overlooked is conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Unfortunately, the average diet today contains a very small amount of, if any CLA. The best dietary source of CLA in the diet from beef and dairy products. However, commercial beef and dairy contains very small amounts. Cows fed commercial diets such as grains and soy produce meat and dairy with...

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Wednesday
Aug122009

Exercise may not make you thin? Say what?

The recent Time Magazine article on exercise and weight loss has led to significant debate and confusion. As is often the case, many news headlines about a story like this have focused on the most controversial aspects of the story, and left out the points that can help an individual get the direction he or she needs to enhance their health and fitness. We'll take a look at some of the important points from the article...

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Sunday
Jul122009

The Power of Protein - Part 2: Protein & Body Composition

The first post in this series looked at some of the misconceptions related to protein intake and its impact on health. The key message was that as long as someone is generally healthy, consuming protein beyond the Recommended Daily Allowance has not been shown to be detrimental to health. In some cases, such as bone metabolism, studies show that extra protein can actually be beneficial. Of course, consuming too much protein can lead to an excess of calories, which can increase body fat levels.

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