Protein: Just for Musclemen?

In our previous issue of this InstaHealth series, you were introduced to carbohydrates. In this segment, we will unveil the world of proteins. Many folks out there hear the word protein and immediately associate this macronutrient with big tough muscles. But as you can see below, protein has a number of other roles: Have a…

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Carbohydrates: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em?

In part 1 of this InstaHealth series, you learned that all nutrition labels list these three macronutrients: Carbohydrates Proteins Fats In this post, you’ll learn about the first of these: Carbohydrates (often just called “carbs”). Take a look at the Nutrition Label from the UK (on the right). Can you spot where the carbohydrates are…

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Does Reading Nutrition Labels Improve Health?

Have you ever looked at a nutrition label and felt unsure of what you were looking at? If so, you’re not the only one. Maybe you were confused by the terminology (“what does ‘of which saturates’ mean?”) or maybe the amount you’re eating per portion (“how many calories does the slice I cut contain”?). In…

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