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What’s the Best Low Carb Post-Workout Drink?

You’ve just run 5 miles. Or come back from a hot yoga class dripping wet with sweat. Or maybe you just went for a long walk. You’re parched. Your trillions of cells are simultaneously crying for refreshment. Your body needs immediate rehydration. But if you’re on a Low-Carb diet, refueling with sports- or energy drinks may negate any positive impact that your exercise routine has because your two primary reasons for eating low-carb is to control your blood sugar and prevent weight gain.  There are […]

Best Low Carb Smoothie

If you want to fall off the Low-Carb bandwagon, go visit one of the ubiquitous Jamba Juice’s around town and order any fruit smoothie. In fact, right on their own website, they list the nutritional info for their Classic Smoothies, one of which is Aloha Pineapple.  This smoothie has a whopping 67 grams of carbohydrates with 63 of them coming from fructose. There’s only 1 gram of fat, which might sound great if you don’t understand nutrition and think that consuming dietary fat makes you […]

Why some low-carb dieters can eat noodles every day

Would you eat something called ‘devil’s tongue’ or ‘snake palm’ or ‘voodoo lily’? What if all three suddenly provided you with magical powers, allowing you to eat all the noodles and pasta dishes you want, without gaining weight? Although these three names are nefarious and unappetizing-sounding, they are actually quite harmless and quite delicious. Devil’s tongue, snake palm and voodoo lily are actually all one and the same, better known as ‘konjac,’ the root of a yam plant. Konnyaku is the name given to a […]

Addicted to Carbs? It’s Not Your Fault!

Carbohydrates are scientifically proven to be addictive, triggering the same response in the brain as valium and other tranquilizers. So if you’re carb crazy, it might not be your fault. But there are some high-carb foods, and sugar-free foods that you should avoid at all costs. How do you know which ones to avoid? Perhaps some of these golden rules that nutritionists often dispense to their clients may help: –If the food wasn’t around 1,000 years ago don’t eat it. –As the legendary health guru, […]

How Sugar Weakens Your Immune System

Want to avoid getting sick this winter? In addition to washing your hands frequently and staying warm–mom was right, bring a sweater; viruses thrive in cold weather–perhaps the best way to prevent illness is to avoid eating excess sugar. Sugar weakens the immune system. After you drink a regular soda or eat a piece of cake, or anything else that is loaded with added sugar, your cells, much like your body at large, undergo a sort of sugar lethargy. This effect can last for several […]