Tag: glucose

How to cut sugar from your diet

The body needs glucose for fuel, but most Canadians are overfilling their tanks. Everyday, Canadians consume about 26 teaspoons of sugar from all sources. About half is coming from added sugars, now a staple in most grocery store food items. Some of the biggest offenders include desserts, regular pop and sauces. The WHO is now…


The Ultra Cycle Diaries – Nutrition

The crucial component of staying competitive in Ultra Race is staying fuelled. The distances that we ride aren’t really compatible with regular feeding. So we have to eat regularly on the bike. That will include having a bag of nuts, or a bag of Haribo sweets, or Nutrigrain bars for example. These are all the…


How do carbohydrates impact your health? – Richard J. Wood

Which of these has the least carbohydrates? This roll of bread? This bowl of rice? Or this can of soda? It’s a trick question. Although they may differ in fats, vitamins, and other nutritional content, when it comes to carbs, they’re pretty much the same. So what exactly does that mean for your diet? First…


Photosynthesis: Crash Course Biology #8

Photosynthesis! It is not some kind of abstract scientific thing. You would be dead without plants and their magical- nay, SCIENTIFIC ability to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into glucose and pure, delicious oxygen. This happens exclusively through photosynthesis, a process that was developed 450 million years ago and actually rather sucks. It’s complicated,…


Lower Blood Sugar After Eating Breakfast. Are Your Blood Glucose Levels Normal?

blood sugar drops after eating what’s going on here I thought blood sugar was supposed to go up after you eat let typically what happens but people with insulin resistance working on reversing that insulin resistance can see some really strange and paradoxical blood sugar readings so today we’re going to talk about that and…


Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects

“Vinegar Mechanisms and Side Effects” As I note in my chapter on greens in my book, “How Not to Die”, vinegar may be one condiment that’s actually good for you, though mustard could be another. Randomized controlled trials involving both diabetic and non-diabetic individuals found that adding two little teaspoons of vinegar to a meal…


How the food you eat affects your brain – Mia Nacamulli

Your Brain on Food If you sucked all of the moisture out of your brain and broke it down to its constituent nutritional content, what would it look like? Most of the weight of your dehydrated brain would come from fats, also known as lipids. In the remaining brain matter, you would find proteins and…


How To Plan Your Race Or Sportive Nutrition With Asker Jeukendrup

– Hello and welcome to a very special edition of GCN’s How To… with Professor Asker Jeukendrup, who has very kindly agreed to give us some of more of his time after we did that ask with him. And we got loads of questions from people on how to really personalise their nutrition for their…


ATP & Respiration: Crash Course Biology #7

Oh, hello there. I’m at the gym. I don’t know why you’re here, but I’m going to do some pushups, so you can join me on the floor if you want. Now, I’m not doing this to show off or anything. I’m actually doing this for science. [pained grunt] You see what happened there? My…


Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

Hello, and welcome to the kitchen. I wanted to invite you here today because last week we started off in my bathroom and kinda feel bad about that. And also because as I’m making lunch today I wanted to sort of use it as a lab. During this time in my kitchen I’m going to…