Why Bodybuilders Need Fiber

What is Dietary Fiber? Dietary fiber is a nutrient found in the cell walls of plants that your body can't digest or absorb.  Fiber is classified as a carbohydrate, unlike other carbs which your body breaks down and absorbs.  Fiber isn't digested by your body, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine, colon and out of your body.  It might seem like fiber doesn't do much, but it serves many health benefits.

Foods You Should Never Eat

This is post by NoBull Author, Mike Boyle 1. High Fructose Corn Syrup: Consuming HFCS actually causes our bodies to grow fat cells and contributes to the early onset of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.  Traces of mercury have been found in almost half of the commercial HFCS used in the United States.  So not only can HFCS make you fat, it can make you sick.  HFCS in products are usually sign of poor quality, nutritionally depleted, processed foods full of empty calories and artificial ingredients.  Its actually quite easy to stay away from HFCS.  The best things to do are...

What’s in Your Brown Rice Protein?

Maybe you've started to see protein with organic brown rice as the main ingredient?  Maybe you've seen videos touting how it is superior to "old school" foods like eggs or whey protein? Is Brown Rice Protein Superior? Don't be fooled into thinking that suddenly brown rice protein is somehow superior to whey or the standard egg.

Southern Cooking Leads to Type 2 Diabetes

In reality, Southern Cooking itself DOES NOT lead to type 2 diabetes.  However, a poor diet with a lack of exercise can cause the environment for Type 2 Diabetes.  The real reason for this post is an editorial on some recent news. Paula Deen (the famous southern style recipe chef) is expected to reveal she has Type II Diabetes.  Not only but she received a multimillion dollar deal to become the new face of a Novartis drug used to help treat the disease. (confirmed) Paula Deen’s diabetes announcement is even more surreal than expected

Introducing the Super Tracker

Did you hear?  Big Brother... The United States Department of Agriculture (informally the Agriculture Department or USDA) launched their "state of the art" nutrition tracking tool. code name: SuperTracker.    This is being billed as: "The SuperTracker is a comprehensive resource available at ChooseMyPlate.gov designed to assist individuals as they make changes in their life to reduce their risk of chronic disease and maintain a healthy weight"

How to Live 20% Longer

Have you heard the news?  People who follow a Mediterranean diet live an average of 23 years longer than people who eat more meat and animal products. However, before you get too excited (but you should be hopeful) you've got to put some baselines around what the Mediterranean diet means.  There's many countries that fall into the region and lumping them all into a single diet is incorrect.  What one country eats may not be what another consumes but they are in the same region.

The Scary Truth About Soy Protein and Bodybuilding

Inevitably there's a myth that soy protein is horrible for bodybuilding and that if you are any where near serious about working out or building muscle you will stay away from it. In fact, some sites show 'studies' that soy protein and soy products can be detrimental to your health. And while it's true that early claims of soy wonders might not be entirely true, there's also myth that soy protein is bad. The Biological Value Scale First off, there's a concept called the Biological Value Scale that was developed to measure the quality of specific proteins. It basically rates how efficiently...

Soy Protein – Now in High Quality

If you are a bodybuilder, you've probably been scared off from using Soy Protein.  While eating soy as your primary protein source for building muscle is not my recommendation, don't fall prey to the scare tactics that if you use any: you'll lower your testosterone grow male breasts build less muscle than a meat eater

Cost of Food to Decrease in 2012?

"According to the Chicago Tribune, the U.S. government left its food price inflation forecast unchanged in a monthly report Nov. 25, projecting that a sharp climb in prices will abate in 2012." Oh so the cost of food isn't going to decrease, just the steep increases may decrease in 2012.  Gotcha! If you've done any grocery shopping in 2011, you've probably noticed some price increases in the food you buy.  In fact, roughly all food for 2011 was expected to be up between 3.5 and 4.5% followed by a projection of 2.5 to 3.5% in 2012.  Great, next year it's going to...

8 NoBull Holiday Survival Guides

If you survived the first holiday, Thanksgiving, congratulations!  But with December in full swing and New Year's on the horizon, the temptations have begun.  On average, a person gains 1 lb between Thanksgiving and New Year's (much less than the original reports of 7-10 lbs during this time).  That's great news! The bad news?  That 1 lb or more gain isn't lost for the most part during the rest of the year.  In a decade, that's 10 lbs and that ends up being a big deal as you get older. Holly Hull, the lead researcher on the Oklahoma study, says Thanksgiving marks...