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The role of proteins

  Proteins are essentials for building muscle tissue and they are the basic material for the growth of cells in our body. If our food and energy are satisfactory, the molecule mTOR gives the signal to cells to grow they grow, thicken, and divide themselves. Without proteins, there is no mTOR activity. Moreover, proteins are advised for anyone wanting to control their weight. First of all, Proteins are stored in the muscles. Our body does not want to consume its muscles, it will prefer to use its carbohydrate and fat reserves as a source of energy. Secondly, we usually feel full when we have eaten enough protein. If the food contains very few proteins, we risk eating twice as much energy to fill the gap. However, beware of...

The myths behind fats & mindful eating

  The myths behind fats It is commonly said that fats / lipids make you gain weight because a gram of lipid contains 9 kcals compared to a gram of protein or carbohydrates that only contains 4 kcals. However, it is very important to differentiate “saturated” and “trans fats” with the “unsaturated” ones. It is advised to limit your consumption of saturated fats that you find for example in butter, red meat, whole milk ; and trans fats found in chips, French fries, industrial pastries or pizzas for example. Those fats increase your “bad” cholesterol, linked with heart disease, and decreases the “good” cholesterol. It also provokes an inflammatory process and can lead to insulin resistance. However, increasing evidence shows that unsaturated fats are an essential part of...

Two simple mindful exercises to bring you into the present moment

  You may focus on a still object or bring your attention on your breath. Conscious breathing is often used as an anchor in the present moment. You may go further by widening the focus to include all physical sensations along with it. Try out these two exercises to start your mindful journey   One-Minute Mindful Exercise   The 5-4-3-2-1 Mindful Exercise ...

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