IS CAKE ADDICTIVE?

The main components of cake, sugar, and flour, might have addictive potential. That could mean a situation where a cake is addictive! Sugar Sugar comes in many forms. More and more evidence is emerging to show that the refined stuff that’s on our tables and in our cakes is bad for our health. A 2007…

UNDERSTANDING MACRONUTRIENTS – PART 1. FAT

There are certain buzz words when it comes to our dietary intake, some of these have become almost dirty words – especially in the media. One such word is “fat”. However, most fat is not at all bad- in fact, it’s good for us, even essential! That makes understanding them necessary. Trans, unsaturated and saturated…

GETTING ENERGY FROM FAT – PART 1. LONG CHAIN FATTY ACIDS

DISCLAIMER – THIS ONE IS MORE SCIENCY-Y. Our body is impressively adaptable and can use a broad array of metabolic pathways to produce energy. If we think of our body as a car, our cells as the engine and food as our fuel, then we’re a bit like a hybrid. We can use multiple different…

METABOLISM PART 3: NUTRITIONAL KETOSIS

So far on this blog, I’ve discussed metabolism of the three primary macronutrients within the body and their metabolism under normal conditions, but sometimes they’re used a little bit differently if circumstances aren’t normal. An example of this would be a Ketogenic diet, which is a type of high fat, very low carbohydrate diet that…