Flavanols, Chocolate and Your Brain

A new review published in the May 2017 edition of Frontiers in Nutrition analyzed the evidence to date that flavanols (found in dark chocolate and cocoa, among other foods) may benefit human brain function. Flavanols are a form of flavonoids, plant-based substances that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Here’s a sample of the findings: Short-term consumption may be helpful. … Continue reading Flavanols, Chocolate and Your Brain

Getting Into Ketosis

Excerpt from a great post on "This is how to get into ketosis the right way.": How do you get validation that you are in ketosis? There are 3 main methods how to measure the presence of ketones in your body. Blood Urine Breath Here is a big picture about ketone bodies flow The liver … Continue reading Getting Into Ketosis

Are you getting enough protein? One estimate says not by 41%

Byte Sized Summary: a method estimating protein needs by amino acid consumption estimates that the recommended protein intake is too low. Background While the method used in this study will not be accessible to most people, we did find it noteworthy that being deficient in single amino acid can waste a slew of others, and … Continue reading Are you getting enough protein? One estimate says not by 41%