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The Superfood You Already Eat (But Need More Of)

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Heart Attacks, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Health websites are full of information about “superfoods.”

Often they come from strange plants grown in exotic places. Goji berries from China, maca root from the Andes Mountains, and spirulina from Mexico are three examples. 

But the most powerful superfood is one that you are familiar with.

You probably eat it regularly. But recent studies show that more is better.

Researchers have found that it prevents heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and extends lifespan. 

We’re talking about nuts

A new Harvard study may be the largest ever that examined the health effects of eating tree nuts.

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6 Best Exercises for People With ‘Fat Genes’

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s not easy to fight genetics. Especially when it comes to body weight. 

If your grandparents, parents, and siblings are obese, is there any chance that you can maintain a healthy weight?

A new study provides hope. It shows how you may be able to overcome “fat genes.” 

The research was published in the journal PLOS Genetics. Researchers analyzed data from 18,424 people, looking at how their exercise habits affected their genetic predispositions to obesity.

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The Supplement That Promotes Weight Loss While Cutting Cholesterol

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

It seems like the Holy Grail of natural health products…

A completely safe supplement that:

  • Promotes weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Cuts inflammation
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Improves liver health

A new study finds that one probiotic has all those benefits.

In 2007, researchers found that the intestinal bacteria Akkermansia muciniphila were able to slow development of obesity and diabetes in mice. Recently, the same team from Belgium’s Louvain Drug Research Institute wanted to see if A.

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Coffee Wakes Up Obesity-Fighting Brown Fat

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Can coffee help you lose weight??

Plenty of dieters use coffee or other caffeinated drinks to curb their appetites. But researchers have found that coffee works through another mechanism to help make you thinner.

A new lab study shows that when you drink coffee, you activate brown fat in your body. It promotes a process called thermogenesis, which generates heat.

And it does another thing as well… It burns calories.

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Low-Carb Benefits Go Beyond Weight Loss

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, Diabetes, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Low-carb diets are popular because they are more effective for weight loss than traditional low-calorie, low-fat diets. And people often find they are easier to stay on. 

But new research shows cutting carbs has other important benefits.

The study comes from Ohio State University. It looked at  obese people with metabolic syndrome.[1]

Metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of conditions that, taken together, increase risk for heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.

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The Simple Food Swap That Makes Low-Carb Dieting Easier

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Those of us on a low-carbohydrate diet face one big hurdle…

Cravings.

Giving up bread, pasta, potatoes, and all those other carbs that used to be such a big part of our lives is easier said than done.

But a new study shows that one simple food swap reduces hunger and the intense cravings that come with them. This makes low-carb eating a whole lot easier.

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