Category: Diet

Walnuts Light Up Brain Region That Controls Appetite

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Unique study reveals documented mechanism of just a few walnuts to decrease hunger signals A recent two- or three-part, double-blind study demonstrated that less than half a cup walnuts (0.44 cup or 48 grams to be exact) per day made a significant difference in hunger levels on obese, post-menopausal women. But the study didn’t…

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17 Magnesium Filled Foods That Can Lower Your Risk of Anxiety, Depression and Heart Attacks

By Organic and Healthy Magnesium is vitally important for biological function and optimal health. It’s the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, and researchers have detected more than 3,750 magnesium-binding sites on human proteins. More than 300 different enzymes also rely on magnesium for proper function. This reflects the impact magnesium has on your…

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Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional

By Mae Chan A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts. A gluten-free, casein-free diet may lead to improvements in behavior and many physiological symptoms. Why is there so much attention now being put upon gluten sensitivities? According to research from Netherlands consumer association, Consumentenbond, gluten-free foods…

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5 Things I Learned from ‘Why Am I Still Fat?’

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Why Am I Still Fat? is an Australian mini-documentary that is free on YouTube and totally worth watching (below). The 28-minute film with male and female hosts, follows three different women on three different weight loss strategies – low-energy “crash” diet (800 calories a day), typical conventional diet with regular amount of calories…

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15 Diverse Superfoods that Fight Inflammation

By Anna Hunt One of the simplest ways to prevent, and even reduce, chronic inflammation in the body is with your diet. By eating high-quality superfoods, including herbs, spices, vegetables and seeds, you can pack your meals with anti-inflammatory ingredients. Scientists have discovered that chronic inflammation is the source of many illnesses, including cancer, obesity…

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Consuming Walnuts Boosts Good Bacteria

By Mae Chan Walnut consumption may increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, according to a recent animal study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. At the end of 10 weeks, rats fed a diet containing ground walnuts showed an increase in beneficial bacteria types including, Lactobacillus, Roseburia, and Ruminococcaceae. Rats in…

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Two New Scientific Reasons Why Cacao is the Ideal Brain Food

By Anna Hunt Great news to all chocolate lovers! Italian scientists confirm that cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is an ideal food for the brain. Thanks to flavonols, a substance found in the cacao plant, consuming dark chocolate can enhance your cognitive abilities. This could mean improved memory and attention span. Scientists out of…

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