Ingredient Reviews

Is cholesterol good for you?


It seems common knowledge that cholesterol is bad for you and that we should avoid foods that contain it. I wanted to understand what exactly is bad about it, what foods cause the most harm and whether there is a safe amount that can be consumed as a part of a healthy diet. My research proved interesting yet again as it revealed some of the misconceptions that exist on this topic. Continue reading “Is cholesterol good for you?”

Ingredient Reviews

Is coffee good for you?


I’m not a big coffee drinker myself but I do enjoy a latte every now and again. Coffee has been known to be a vice – after all, it’s a stimulant, it’s addictive and is even sometimes referred to as a “legal drug”. I wanted to explore this in a bit more detail to understand how harmful coffee actually is and what makes it so.

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Ingredient Reviews

What type of fat is good for you?


Fat is one of three macronutrients (the other two being protein and carbohydrates) and is a major source of energy. Fats make up cell membranes, nerve coating and help your body absorb some vitamins. It’s a vital ingredient of a healthy diet, yet it has a very bad reputation. Does fat make you fat? What kind of fat is healthier? How much should you consume in order to stay healthy?

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Ingredient Reviews

Why is sugar not good for you?


When starting my research for this post I was under no illusion that sugar is probably not the healthier ingredient out there but I wanted to delve deeper to understand what exactly the problem with it is. The amount of exaggerated claims and myths about sugar is astounding and it’s important we separate the real dangers from “clickbait” headlines.

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Ingredient Reviews

Is chocolate good for you?


Ok, so one of the principles that I have regarding this blog is that all my research and information must be objective and non-biased but I must admit that when it came to chocolate I found myself secretly hoping that the facts will demonstrate that chocolate is not as bad as some people make it out to be. After all, life without chocolate just isn’t worth living, right? Let’s see what I have discovered. Continue reading “Is chocolate good for you?”