I am regularly asked what a Nutritionist does – and “whether there really is any difference between a Dietician and a Nutritionist?”
It’s not a grain and it’s not related to wheat. Buckwheat is actually the seed of a leafy plant similar to rhubarb, first cultivated in China and the Himalayas over 1,000 years ago. Local populations depended on it for the vital nutrients, protein and fats needed to survive their difficult living conditions.
Seems that everyone’s got a good reason for using for protein powders these days. Added to smoothies, shakes, juices and even soups, they’re an easy and convenient source of complete protein – making them handy for weight management, fitness training and muscle building, as well as meal (and snack) replacements.
There’s no getting away from it – sugar tastes good and foods that contain it tend to be irresistibly palatable to the average human being. But unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few decades – you know it’s bad for your health. Apart from promoting obesity and contributing to tooth decay, consider a few of the other damaging effects of sugar: