According to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal,eating avocados is associated with a lower body weight, lower BMI and waist circumference (a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes), higher “good” cholesterol, a lower intake of added sugars, better diet quality overall, and higher nutrient intake levels.
As it turns out, many northern states are actually statistically more populated with obese citizens. The previous error was due to survey lies.
Known as an excitotoxin, MSG is thrown in everything from Ramen noodles to potato chips, all to “enhance” the flavors in these quasi-foods. But while MSG is said to improve taste, it has many—more sinister—effects. While many people know that MSG can sometimes be blamed for headaches and possibly even ADHD, others are unaware of its link to obesity.
If you thought you were doing your body justice by reaching for the low-fat cheese or milk, you may want to think again. While dietitians and others recommend low- and no-fat varieties, more experts are starting to realize why full-fat milk, cheese, and dairy as a whole should be chosen. If you want to lose weight and be healthy, skip the skim and reach for full-fat varieties of foods instead, especially dairy.
An estimated one-in-four Americans over the age of 45 is currently taking cholesterol-reducing medication known as statin drugs. Lifestyle changes can be as (if not more) effective than statins at reducing cholesterol and that people are far more likely to stick with the lifestyle changes than they are with the prescription regimen.
An estimated 25 million American adults have acid reflux, or a severe form of heartburn, and experience the issue on a daily basis. More than 60 million suffer from heartburn once a month. And while simple overeating can be to blame, there are several foods that only exacerbate the condition and make it worse. Here you will learn of many foods to avoid with acid reflux.
A proper diet (meaning nutritional plan, not weight loss fad) paired with an active lifestyle is the foundational key to a healthy weight and disease prevention. While these things take some serious effort and practice, here are some simple fat loss tips to help you get started on your weight loss journey.
Omega-3 fatty acids have received a great deal of attention due to their outstanding health benefits. Research has revealed just how spectacular omega 3’s are at reducing inflammation throughout the body. Already thought to help with such things as depression and rheumatoid arthritis; omega-3s may also be able to reduce the risk of developing diabetes, according to two studies.
A new study using brain imaging says that fructose, a ubiquitous sugar in the modern western diet, prevents the brain from recognizing fullness, promoting overeating and thereby weight gain. The researchers concluded that glucose does not have this effect.