Posts Tagged ‘carbohydrates’

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

Eating Vegan in the Zone

More and more people are choosing to follow a vegan lifestyle. The challenge of eating vegan 40-30-30 comes when trying to boost protein to 30%. Many vegan and vegetarian recipes fall into a carbohydrate percentage of around 60% and a lower than 30% protein percentage. There are several ways to increase protein in a vegan… Read the Full Article


Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. It is known as a cruciferous vegetable which has been noted to have cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. Recipes use it steamed, roasted, sauteed and raw. It can be equally tasty in raw appetizer trays, slow cooked, stir fried, and even as an… Read the Full Article

The Glycemic Index Revisited

More and more focus lately is on diets as a way to combat heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In response to this, researchers are looking not only at calories and fats, but also the differences in carbohydrates. Researchers noticed that blood sugars are affected by the way carbohydrates were digested. Slower digestion meant slower and… Read the Full Article

Learning How to Eat Well

Our Most Common Requests Many members ask if we can add this ingredient or that ingredient, or tell us that their brand of cottage cheese is not exactly like our cottage cheese. Our ingredient database includes many generic foods to choose from. We also have added many specific foods that members have suggested. Taking the… Read the Full Article

Straight Talk About Fast Foods

What are the pros and cons of fast foods. How do they measure up to 40-30-30? Is it really worth the effort?

How Do Carbs fit in The Zone?

Everywhere you turn these days, carbs are the buzz word. What exactly are carbs and what role do they play in nutrition? How do they factor into Zone nutrition? This article will help demystify carbs and explain how they fit into the Zone. Carbohydrates are a macronutrient the body uses for fuel. Not too far… Read the Full Article

Sleep and The Zone Connection

Scientists still are not exactly sure what goes on during sleep, however, research is revealing that what we assume is a time of tranquil and blissful rest is anything but for the brain. Sleep is now considered a critical factor in wellness, and even survival. The body takes this time to repair and rebuild itself,… Read the Full Article

Diabetes Seminar Misinformation

I recently had the opportunity to attend a seminar on Diabetes and the Diabetic Diet. I was amazed at the information, or I should say misinformation, that was presented. Misinformation: I learned that insulin was produced in the liver and stored in the pancreas. Reality: Insulin is produced in the pancreas, specifically in the islets… Read the Full Article

Debunking The Zone Diet

Have you ever attended a “diet” seminar? FormulaZone recently attended one presented by a dietician with respectable credentials. We were drawn to the seminar by the flyer that was sent to us, suggesting that this seminar would answer all of our questions about The Zone, Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and other popular diets. Over… Read the Full Article