Whey Protein to Control Blood Sugar Spikes

Whey Protein Helps Control Blood Sugar Spikes

A new Tel Aviv University study, published in Diabetologia, suggests that the consumption of whey protein concentrate before breakfast may suppress post-meal glucose spikes in diabetics. According to TAU’s Prof. Daniela Jakubowicz and Dr. Julio Wainstein of the Wolfson Medical Center’s Diabetes Unit, Prof. Oren Froy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Prof. Bo Ahrén of Lund University in Sweden, the consumption of whey protein before meals may even keep diabetics’ need for insulin treatment at bay. Blood sugar surges, or after-meal glucose spikes, can be life threatening for the 29 million Americans with diabetes. Diabetic blood sugar spikes have been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney failure, and retinal damage.

Find out more here: http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2014-08-07/whey-protein-helps-control-blood-sugar-spikes/

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Wheat Grass and Its Benefits

The Power of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is liquid sunshine! A raw, vegan, mega-superfood! Just 2 ounces contains the same amount of nutrition as 5 pounds of organic vegetables. And, about 20% of its calories come from complete branch chain amino acids and protein. It’s a powerful detoxifier for the liver and blood, neutralizes toxins and pollutants in our body, and lessens the effects of radiation. Wheatgrass cleanses the body of heavy metals too. The color comes from chlorophyll, a very important phytonutrient our cells need to heal and fight disease. Chlorophyll also helps carry tons of oxygen to our blood. Lots of oxygen is always a good thing!

Find out more here: http://www.aniphyo.com/power-wheatgrass/

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Slimming Creams: Effective or Not?

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SLIMMING CREAMS DON’T BURN FAT

Slimming creams promise what consumers want to hear as summer draws near: they’ll burn off fat and the kilos in record time. However, no scientific studies support their effectiveness. In the USA, some reducing cream brands have received heavy fines for misleading advertising. In 2002, a well-known firm presented a cream that claimed to slim by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system through smell. The cream flew off the shelves. And not because of its price. Six months after international launch, the company had already sold a million units. Slimming creams sell. Especially if presented with tempting promises and with literature that people cannot interpret. The truth is that science still has produced no evidence of any rapid improvement in the figure promised by such products. Basically because the creams (or lotions or sprays) are cosmetic products and, as such, have limited effects and barely penetrate beyond the epidermis.

Find out more here: http://www.thehealthyskinblog.org/slimming-creams-dont-burn-fat/

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The Health Benefits of Chickpeas

What are the health benefits of chickpeas?

Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have spread their culinary influence to areas all over the world. They are featured prominently in Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Though the most common type of chickpea appears round and beige, other varieties include colors such as black, green, and red. Like other legumes such as beans, peas and lentils, chickpeas are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals known to benefit human health. This MNT Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods. It provides a nutritional breakdown of the chickpea and an in-depth look at its possible health benefits, how to incorporate more chickpeas into your diet and any potential health risks of consuming chickpea.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280244.php

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Probiotics Consumption Helps Diminish Fat Accumulation

Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study

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Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics during thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. This new finding, published by the journal PLOS ONE, is a great step forward on the fight against the Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is closely related to obesity and diabetes. Researchers from the ‘Nutrition Biochemistry: Theurapetic Applications’ group (CTS-461) and the José Mataix Institute for Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Granada have demonstrated that the administration of three probiotic strains diminishes the accumulation of fat in the liver of obese rats.

Learn more info here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279854.php

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The Mediterranean Diet and Its Effects on Cognitive Decline

The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. The team of researchers, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU Prof. Danit R. Shahar RD, Ph.D, analyzed an NIH/NIA prospective cohort study [Health ABC] conducted over eight years in the U.S. to measure the effects of adherence to a Mediterranean diet. Prof. Shahar is affiliated with the BGU S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. The Mediterranean-style diet (MedDiet) has fewer meat products and more plant-based foods and monounsaturated fatty acids from olive and canola oil (good) than a typical American diet.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279764.php

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The Mediterranean Diet and Its Effects on Cognitive Decline

The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. The team of researchers, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU Prof. Danit R. Shahar RD, Ph.D, analyzed an NIH/NIA prospective cohort study [Health ABC] conducted over eight years in the U.S. to measure the effects of adherence to a Mediterranean diet. Prof. Shahar is affiliated with the BGU S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. The Mediterranean-style diet (MedDiet) has fewer meat products and more plant-based foods and monounsaturated fatty acids from olive and canola oil (good) than a typical American diet.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279764.php

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Stress and High-Fat Meals Can Slow Down Metabolism in Women

Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

Researchers questioned study participants about the previous day’s stressors before giving them a meal consisting of 930 calories and 60 grams of fat. The scientists then measured their metabolic rate — how long it took the women to burn calories and fat — and took measures of blood sugar, triglycerides, insulin and the stress hormone cortisol. On average, the women in the study who reported one or more stressors during the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer calories than nonstressed women in the seven hours after eating the high-fat meal — a difference that could result in weight gain of almost 11 pounds in one year. The stressed women also had higher levels of insulin, which contributes to the storage of fat, and less fat oxidation — the conversion of large fat molecules into smaller molecules that can be used as fuel. Fat that is not burned is stored.

Find out more here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140714100128.htm

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The Best Weight Loss Supplements

Which weight loss supplements are best?

Dozens of supplement ingredients have been touted for weight loss, but which have the strongest evidence showing they work and, among those, which products are highest in quality? To answer these questions, ConsumerLab.com, the independent health and nutrition product evaluator, reviewed the clinical evidence for more than 20 ingredients and tested the quality of more than 50 products. ConsumerLab found that no supplement has a large weight-loss effect, but certain ingredients may have a modest, short-term effect equating to 1 to 3 pounds lost in a month. From a quality standpoint, however, more than one-third of products used for weight loss have failed to pass ConsumerLab.com’s testing, most often for containing less of an ingredient than claimed.

Read more here: http://newhope360.com/ingredients/which-weight-loss-supplements-are-best

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A Raw Warm Salad by Ani Phyo

A Warm Green Salad Recipe

I like the raw diet and I like Ani Phyo. In fact, her cookbook I think is my favorite raw cookbook. Tomatoes do much better with heat and I think that as they are cooked they are better for you.

When I am practicing the raw diet sometimes, I really want something warm. This is a great recipe to give you just that little bit of warmth

Source: http://www.aniphyo.com/warm-green-salad-recipe/

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