A new study has revealed that eating dark chocolate can reduce the markers for heart disease and even reduce belly fat in a single week.
There are many health benefits of peppers, with numerous studies showing how peppers can ease multiple types of pain and help promote weight loss.
A peer-reviewed study from Brazil shows how eating just two tablespoons of coconut oil a day can help promote weight loss and boost overall health.
Recent research has shown that simply drinking more water can both help with weight loss and provide a mental boost.
Research suggests that a powerful compound in the peels of apples could not only help you build stronger muscles, but combat excess body fat at the same time.
Did you know yoga can actually help you lose weight? Here are 4 different ways yoga can help with your quest for weight loss.
While MSG is said to improve taste, it has many more sinister effects. The enhancer has been tied to headaches, possibly even ADHD, and obesity.
One study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism reminds us of how eating slowly can be an extremely simple weight-loss solution.
In a stunning look at the medicinal properties of marijuana use, a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found that obesity rates are lowered by roughly one third in those who smoke three times weekly. The research included 52,000 participants, with findings concluding that 22% of those who did not smoke marijuana were obese, compared with just 14% of the regular marijuana smokers.
Capsaicin, a compound responsible for the hotness of many peppers, is thought to increase the rate at which the body burns fat, ease pain, lower cholesterol and support healthy heart function. The compound is especially studied for its ability to aid in weight loss, where researchers from Purdue University in Indiana found that capsaicin reduces hunger and increases energy expenditure.
Research has indicated that omega-3 fatty acids may even help slow down the “fattening” of America. Omega 3’s keep metabolic function in check which helps keep the weight down. In addition, these essential fatty acids also keep the liver and white adipose tissue, which are vital for for fat metabolism, healthy. Omega 3’s also quarterback signals from genes to keep the body from storing calories as fat.
According to a study conducted at the University of Granada, melatonin can be quite helpful in controlling weight and increasing “good” cholesterol while decreasing “bad” cholesterol. After analyzing the effects melatonin had on obese, diabetic rats, the researchers found that melatonin was able to help prevent “heart diseases associated to obesity and dyslipidemia”.
Sleep is vital not only for surviving, but also for thriving. Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine revealed that irregular sleep patterns can lead to unhealthy fat deposits around vital organs. This dangerous fat accumulates around the middle region of the body and is extremely dangerous.
Research shows that obese women are at a much greater risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers including breast and ovarian and coronary artery disease, but that isn’t all. Being overweight could even lead to infertility in offspring.
People in America are constantly looking to slim down. Shedding the pounds seems to be near the highest level of priorities for many people, despite the fact that America is showing no sign of slimming down on a grand scale. Many factors must be inspected to determine why someone is overweight.
It’s not all about looking good. Roll your eyes if you must: everybody’s beautiful in some way. But visceral fat—fat inside the abdomen—is little more than a time bomb wrapped around a belly.Visceral obesity results in fatty acids accumulation in the pancreas, heart, liver, and other organs.
A fat stomach is connected with numerous health issues including a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes, and a doubled risk of premature death. But losing belly fat isn’t always easy. While your diet is the most important contributor to obesity, staying active is crucial as well. Luckily, there are a number of exercises to reduce stomach fat you can do right at home!