Avoiding Sugared Drinks Limits Weight Gain in Two Studies
By Roni Caryn Rabin, NY Times
Amid fervid criticism that New York City risks becoming a nanny state, city health officials this month banned the sale of supersize sugar-laden drinks in restaurants and movie theaters. Now scientists have handed the ban’s advocates a potent weapon: strong evidence that replacing sugared drinks with sugar-free substitutes or water really can slow weight gain in children.
Two-thirds of all American adults and one-third of children...
Maintaining a food diary faithfully and not skipping meals could be one of the safest and surest ways of shedding weight, especially for obese postmenopausal women, a study says.
The study by Anne McTiernan from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, US, and colleagues, is the first to look at the impact of a wide range of self-monitoring and diet-related behaviours and meal patterns on the weight of such women.
“When it comes to weight loss, evidence from randomised, controlled trials comparing different...
Numerous research studies continue to show replacing or altering the ratio of protein for carbs (high glycemic index foods) in your diet results in FAT LOSS. Whether a vegetarian or meat lover, up your protein intake and cut down on carbs.
Studies are now showing that processed sugar found in snacks and treats is actually toxic to our bodies.
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If you’re like millions of other people who have difficulty losing weight, you probably engage in two common behaviors:
You can’t control your appetite – especially your cravings for sugary, starchy foods – and you don’t have enough energy to exercise regularly.
Nutrient-rich goji berries directly target these two weight-losing obstacles.
The Vicious Cycle of Cravings
High-calorie sugary and starchy foods tend to have little nutritional value. Instead, they trigger a hormonal reaction...
1. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are a testosterone boosting food and therefore perfect for a natural bodybuilder! Packed with vitamin E they increase testosterone levels in the body, and are in fact the best source of vitamin E available, with just 30g of seeds providing 90% of your RDA of vitamin E. In addition they are packed with proteins (muscle), fat, selenium and zinc, all of which keep the body working more efficiently and help to elevate muscle building hormones.
2. Kiwi Fruit
Kiwi Fruit provides you with...
You can do all the exercises for sculpting your abdominal muscles, but if your diet isn’t right you will never get to see that “six-pack” you have sweated blood and tears for. Here’s all you need to know:
1. Eat after exercise
Training seriously depletes your body of energy reserves and vital nutrients, so you’ll need to replenish your system with protein rich foods, fast-acting carbs and nutrient dense foods to fuel and repair muscles.
2. Drink plenty of water
Don’t just drink before,...
Oats supply slow-burning complex carbohydrates and hunger-filling dietary fibre (both insoluble and soluble).
Insoluble fibre’s cancer-fighting properties are due to the fact that it attacks certain bile acids, reducing their toxicity. Also helps prevent colon cancer by keeping an optimal pH in intestines to prevent microbes from producing cancerous substances.
Soluble fibre helps reduce LDL cholesterol without lowering HDL cholesterol therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. LDL is bad, HDL is good. Soluble...
by Monica Mollica MSc. (Editor’s note: Take at least ~1600 mg EPA and ~800 mg DHA daily! Fish oil should be in the top 3 of everyone’s daily supplement).
Fish oil is well known for its beneficial cardiovascular and cardiac health effects. In 2004 FDA approved a prescription fish oil preparation for treatment of high blood triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia) 1. However, recently several studies have shown that fish oil also has other beneficial effects, which might appeal more to the younger population, and...
Blueberries contain compounds like anthocyanin that are antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Inflammation and oxidative stress are involved in virtually every major killer disease of ageing: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, diabetes, and heart disease, not to mention ‘run-of-the-mill’ conditions of ageing like arthritis. Blueberries have been tested to have the highest ORAC values of any food in the world. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, and is a rating system for antioxidant power.