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More Data on Dieting

by MPK January 21st, 2008 | Diet, Nutrition
With the start of a new year, many Americans have started a new diet and workout regimen (perhaps using weight benches or a Needak mini trampoline). Halfway through winter, many are starting to think of warmer weather and more revealing clothing items. A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has data that should help dieters.

In this study, the level of ghrelin, an appetite stimulating hormone, was measured in participants. The participants were given three beverages. Each of these drinks had a differing amount of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Blood
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Folate

by Editorial Team April 1st, 2007 | Nutrition, Vitamins
Having a strong, healthy mind is key to functioning in our daily lives, and stress can affect a persons state of mind. Taking a daily multi-vitamin is extremely important as life is busy and we don't always have the time to eat balanced meals. Folate helps to keep stress under wraps, and promotes mental awareness. Folate is a B-complex vitamin found in fruits such as oranges, strawberries, and avocados and in vegetables, such as asparagus, Brussels sprouts, artichokes, broccoli, and spinach. The synthetic form of folate is folic acid and it is found in certain fortified grain foods, such as
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Heart Healthy Foods

by Editorial Team October 15th, 2006 | Diet, Nutrition
Certain foods help to keep hearts healthy. Many of the foods traditionally found in the Mediterranean style diet of France, Greece and Italy boost the body’s levels of anti-inflammatory compounds. This is an easy diet to adhere to. The diet includes lots of fish, olive oil, whole grains, vegetable and fruits. Fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, trout and tuna are good sources of the omega-3 fatty acids, which actually help dissolve blood clots. Fish oils also block several inflammation promoting compounds. If you do not eat these fish, be sure to take omega-3 supplements.

Whole grains help lower blood cholesterol.
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Benefits of Garlic

by Abigail B. September 12th, 2006 | Nutrition
Garlic has been called the “Stinking Rose” and it is the chemical that makes that smell (check out this aromatherapy safety guide) that brings health benefits. This chemical that gives garlic its pungent taste and smell is a sulphur-bearing compound called allicin. The benefits of garlic go back 5,000 years in India, having been recorded in Sanskrit records, and Chinese medicine has recognized garlic’s powers for over 3,000 years.

Recent research has discovered that garlic fights heart disease, lowers blood pressure helps prevent cancer and helps fight off colds.

Scientists through clinical trials have shown that taking garlic tablets lowered volunteer’s
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Food Portions

by Abigail B. May 5th, 2005 | Diet, Nutrition
It is an obvious principle that any successful weight loss requires less calories in than one is taking in now. However, portions have exploded since the 70's. Supersized servings of french fries and sodas are often two to five times larger than when they were introduced. In order to downsize your portions one must know the portion sizes of today and realize the difference in portion sizes when they were introduced.

The Burger King hamburger in 1954 went from 2.8 oz and 202 calories to 4.3 oz. and 310 calories today. Macdonald's french fries went from 2.4 oz and 210 calories
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