What are BCAA’s? BCAAs are branched chain amino acids which are made up of three essential amino acids, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. These three amino acids are considered “essential” because our bodies cannot create them, they must come from our diet. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and have various functions relating to [...]
All Star Health has an tab under ‘Vitamins & Supplements’ titled ‘Essential Fats,’ but what makes a fat good or bad for you? Naturally we associate fat with weight gain, because the excess weight on our bodies is indeed fat. However, I just want to make sure everyone realizes that the fat on our bodies [...]
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has always been praised as a powerful antioxidant that is both fat and water soluble, so your body is easily able to absorb and utilize it compared to other antioxidants. It has also been praised for possessing the ability to sensitize insulin and help promote glucose metabolism. But who knew that [...]
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I have a friend who carries CLA softgels in his pocket so he can eat a few with every meal. He claims CLA helps reduce belly fat and has cancer fighting properties. Turns out that he may be on to something…manufacturers and other researchers of CLA products claim that taking it leads to a leaner body mass and may contribute to [...]
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) has been known to help with fat loss and preserve lean body mass. CLA is a fatty-acid found in dairy foods and meat from grass fed animals and is considered a “good fat” for your body. By taking a CLA supplement you can add the good fat into your body without adding the calories from [...]
It’s already been well-established that increasing dietary fiber has all kinds of benefits for you; lower cholesterol, lower risk of disease, better elimination and detoxification and even better weight management. And it’s also pretty well-established that most people don’t get enough dietary fiber in the first place. So it’s always been easy to make a case for fiber supplements, since they’re so inexpensive, safe and easy-to-use.
But there are different types of fiber, and they have different effects and benefits. So you want to make sure you’re using the right kind of fiber supplement for your situation. If you’re using or considering using fiber for weight management, there’s new information that points to a crucial difference between the type of fiber and whether it promotes weight loss or weight gain.
Here we go again. The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published a comparison study of weight-loss diets that seems sure to shake up the Conventional Wisdom of weight loss one more time. Many of the major news services covered this report since its conclusions upend the popularly-held belief in a high-protein (or practically any other type of weight-loss) diet. Instead, the putatively surprising finding of this study was that it didn’t matter whether protein, carbs or fats were high or low; long-term weight loss success came down to simply calories-in versus calories out. That is to say, manipulating protein fat and carb levels didn’t matter, what mattered was reducing overall calorie intake. So what does this mean to the millions of people trying to lose weight? Is it time to rethink the high-protein low-carb approach?
Reducing calorie consumption is a proven way to lose weight, but people aren’t always disciplined enough to maintain a reduced calorie diet on their own. That accounts for some of the success and popularity of gastric bypass and gastric band surgeries, both of which reduce the quantity of calories absorbed. But since both procedures carry [...]
Let’s take another look at the concept of appetite suppression and appetite suppressant supplements. They’ve both been around a long time. But is that a good strategy for everyone trying to lose weight, or just certain people? And do any of the products work?