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Macronutrients

Fats are a highly varied macronutrient group, and they're present in both animal and plant-derived foods. At nine calories per gram, fat is the most dense source of calories required by the human body.[1] However, not all fats are created equally and it’s crucial to pay attention to which types of fat you include in your diet.[2] Some fats are healthy, some are fairly neutral, while others are actively detrimental to your health. (more…)

Polysaccharides are molecular strands that contain multiple monosaccharide or disaccharide units. Think of these as simple sugars linked by glycosidic bonds. When it comes to nutrition, polysaccharides play a huge role in the body. Polysaccharides, sometimes called “glycans”, have two roles: some, like starch or glycogen, help store the energy we gain from consuming food. Others help with cell structure. One common example of a polysaccharide used for storage is cellulose. [1] Polysaccharides Known for Storing Energy There are two types of polysaccharides that the body uses for storing energy: […]

Cultures and countries across the world use and appreciate the coconut tree. Because of its nutritional and therapeutic values, it's referred to as "Kalpavriksha" (the all-giving tree) in India. As the name implies, the coconut palm is exceptionally versatile and used in many capacities. Everything from the coconut water to the leaves to the kernel hull supports human health.[1] Coconut oil, specifically, has become quite popular. 7 Facts About Coconut Oil Let's look at a few facts about coconut oil that you might not know. 1. The Saturated Fat in […]

Dextrin is a natural fiber with a lot to offer. It can support your body’s ability to remove wastes. Fiber may also support satiation and healthy weight loss. Dextrin also has the ability to lower the glycemic load of a high-carbohydrate meal. Because it's a water-soluble carbohydrate, it can act as a natural binding agent and that's what we use it for in our Detox Foot Pads. Without a natural binder, the ingredients would disperse and deprive you of the product's benefits. Let's take a closer look at dextrin... (more…)

Next to water and air, food is the most necessary thing in our lives. But beyond its status as a necessity, food can be comforting, nourishing, and supportive. It can bring people together and even provide a sense of community. I say "can" because the quality of your food matters and is what makes it either a potent, health-supportive tool or the slowest form of poison... not just for your physical health but your mental health, too. (more…)

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