Nutrition Tip November 20 2010


How to read a label to Avoid Transfats

Within the “Total Fat” section of a nutrition label, you’ll usually find any amount of saturated fats and transfats.  Although it may be confusing, even when a type of fat is listed as “0,” it may actually be anywhere from 0-0.4 grams (they are allowed to round down).  In the case of transfats, this is a big problem because even small amounts are potentially harmful.  So, go beyond the nutrition label to the ingredients list…

Anytime you see partially hydrogenated oil, the product has trans-fats – avoid these products as much as possible!

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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.


Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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