Archive for January, 2006

Fats Simplified

We need some fat in our diet. (Fats are also one of the three main ). The kind of fat we eat makes the difference between feeling and functioning at our prime or putting ourselves at risk for heart disease and obesity. Natural fats come in two forms: Saturated fats: These come from animal sources… Read the Full Article

Carbohydrates Simplified

Carbohydrates are one of the three main  in foods. They are stored in the body in the liver and muscles, and in the blood. They are the main source of energy for your body, and for your brain. There are two types of carbohydrates: Simple carbohydrates and Complex carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates are primarily sugars. They… Read the Full Article

Carbs, Fats and Proteins

You hear the terms all the time: Carbohydrates (carbs), proteins, and fats. Most people know what a fat is, but what is a protein or a carbohydrate? Each is a form of energy, and they are all so much more. Carbohydrates Carbohydrates are primarily sugars. One gram of carbohydrates has about 4 calories. Selecting carbohydrates… Read the Full Article

Proteins Simplified

Proteins are one of the three  your body needs to function. Dietary protein provides the raw materials that the body uses to make its own variety of proteins that it needs. Protein can come from both plants and animals. It is used for structure (such as rebuilding muscles) and also to regulate cell functions. The… Read the Full Article

Super Easy Zone Snack Ideas

You are busy. You don’t have much time, and if you’re like most members of FormulaZone, you’re looking for some easy snacks that you can enjoy and still stay balanced. You are in luck. By being a member of FormulaZone, you have access to literally hundreds of snack ideas. Depending on your needs, there’s tons… Read the Full Article