What is Intermittent Fasting? – The MetaFire Life

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Understanding Blood Sugar Understanding intermittent fasting means understanding the things it affects. First, we will talk about blood sugar and calories. Calories are the unit of measurement for the energy contained in things that you can eat or drink. Carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and proteins contain 4 calories per gram. Fats contain 9 calories per […]

What are BCAAs? Why Should I Take Them?

BCAA

First, What Are Amino Acids? BCAAs belong to a group called amino acids. Amino acids are what is left once we digest proteins. Our body collects, organizes and puts them back together as proteins we need. Proteins make up 75% of our entire body. It’s like cutting down a tree to make paper. We can’t […]

How to Boost the Immune System With Supplements

Immune System

Stop Being Sick Most people have heard the term “immune system“, but how many actually know how it works? Your immune system is actually a group of particular cells, mostly white blood cells. These cells are made in certain organs to protect you from bacteria, viruses, toxins and any other pathogens that may cause you […]

Health Benefits of L-Theanine – Caffeine’s Partner

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Theanine is an Amino Acid Theanine is an amino acid. To learn more about amino acids, check out What Are Amino Acids? Usually, an amino acid is what is left after we break down proteins. When someone says “protein”, most people think of meat, fish or eggs. However, proteins find many forms and there are […]

What is L-Glutamine For? Why Should I Take It?

Glutamine

The Popular Amino Acid Glutamine is an amino acid. If you want to know more about amino acids, read What Are Amino Acids?  Glutamine makes up 30% of the amino acid-based nitrogen in our bodies. We use Glutamine for more amino acid interactions than any other amino acid. It is considered a non-essential amino acid […]

What Are Amino Acids? The Body’s Building Blocks

Amino Acid Diagram

Amino Acids What are amino acids? Amino acids are the pieces that are left over after your body breaks down proteins. If the protein was a Lego house, amino acids are the Lego blocks. (Science explanation warning) Each of those protein Lego blocks is made up of a carbon atom as the foundation. Attached to […]

Easy Ways to Lose Weight – Stop Trying

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Where Are You Starting? When it comes to losing weight, it is important to realize that your journey is going to be yours and not anyone else’s. You might have better results than someone else, someone might have better results than you. The only person you should be comparing your results to is yourself a […]

What is the Best Multivitamin? What Makes Them Different?

Tablet Vitamins

What is a Multivitamin For? Before we can talk about which is the best multivitamin, we need to take a look at what they are actually used for. We have done a lot to figure out what we need in a day. So far, we have learned the following: Optimal amounts of vitamins and minerals Minimum amounts […]

Speed Up Your Metabolism – Let Your Body Do the Work

Ignite your metabolism

What Is Metabolism? Before we can really know how to manipulate and speed up your metabolism naturally, we need to know what it is. Think of your body as a steam engine. In order to do something physically, you require energy to move your muscles. So, if the body is a steam engine, we need […]