Nutrition and health can be simple, but with so much conflicting information out there, it’s easy to get confused. Many foods get a bad rep, but we want to know if they’re really as bad as they’re made out to be.
To help us understand, we spoke to Nutritionist Resource member, Susan Hart.
Many of the foodstuffs that are labelled as not being good for us, are usually that for a reason! However, with that caveat in mind, there are some foods that can (in moderation) be part of a healthy balanced diet.
Caffeine improves both mood and brain function and in effect, can make you think quicker. It can also temporarily ward off drowsiness and restore alertness. It can be beneficial in the reduction of long-term weight gain by slightly raising your metabolic rate and can also enhance physical performance.
For most healthy adults, moderate doses of caffeine, 200 to 300 milligrams, or...