Caffeine: good or bad for your health?
Nutrition

Caffeine: good or bad for your health?

Every day, billions of people consume some coffee. Whether it is to go through your night shift or starting your day, coffee is part of our every day life making it one of the most used ingredient in the world. The caffeine contained in regular coffee is often avoided for its negative effects on sleep…

Body-glucose and glycogen
Nutrition

Body-glucose and glycogen

Glucose, one of the major fuel of our body, is stored in our body as glycogen that basically consist of chains of glucose. Glycogen is the counterpart of starch found in plants. Due to the limiting storage capacity of our body for glycogen, mainly in the liver and muscles, we need a relatively constant supply…

The power of Oat Beta-Glucan
Nutrition

The power of Oat Beta-Glucan

Fibers are complex carbohydrates that are not digested and not absorbed by the small intestine. Fibers play many important roles in our diets such as efficient intestinal functioning. There are two main types of fibers, mostly found in plant foods: Soluble fibers. They dissolve in water forming a gel-like substance in the stomach and provide…