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Your Family’s Weight: What’s at Stake

How does weight impact your family dynamic? The answers to this question go far beyond the number on the scale, as research has shown us. Your sex life: Interestingly, science suggests that weight can have a measurable effect on the quality of the marital relationship. In a study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Duke University researchers …

December 31, 20210 comments
Healthy lifestyle

How to Boost Your ‘Good’ Cholesterol?

New research questions the benefit of drugs to raise HDL, but lifestyle steps to boost good cholesterol are still recommended. There are two main types of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). Lipoproteins are made of fat and proteins. Cholesterol moves through your body while inside lipoproteins. HDL is known …

October 27, 20210 comments
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Motivation and Exercising to lose weight

When losing weight, more physical activity increases the number of calories your body uses for energy or “burns off.” The burning of calories through physical activity and reducing the number of calories you eat create a “calorie deficit” that results in weight loss. The Best Weight Loss Tips : Motivation and Exercising to los …

October 20, 20210 comments
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Weight loss beginning with what you drink

Human studies suggest a similar effect as an increase in water intake has been associated with a decrease in body weight in obese, overweight, and normal children, and adults. 1. Drink plenty of water. It is recommended that you drink eight glasses per day, but that may take you some time to work up to. Your body needs a whole lot of water. Water doe …

September 29, 20210 comments
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The Ketogenic Diet and Sport: A Possible Marriage?

The ketogenic diet is a nutritional approach c onsisting of high fat and adequate protein content. However, insufficient levels of carbohydrates for metabolic needs (<20 g /d−1 or 5% of total daily energy intake) thus forcing the body primarily to use fat as a fuel source. The original ketogenic diet was designed as a 4:1 lipid: nonlipid ratio, w …

July 27, 20210 comments
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FOUR SIMPLE FOOD ENVIRONMENT “HOME IMPROVEMENTS”

The steps you take toward a healthier home food environment need not be extreme. Here are four small steps you can take today. 1. Ditch the sugary soda: It may seem simple, but for some households, this may be easier said than done. A Gallup poll, the results of which were published in July 2012, found that nearly half of Americans drink soda daily. …

February 3, 20200 comments
Healthy food

Breakfast The most important meal of the day

Breakfast is often described as the most important meal of the day, providing as it does sustenance and energy (i.e., calories) for whatever activities lay ahead. As nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”. According to the latest evidence, we should all …

November 7, 20180 comments
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Do fruit and vegetables help prevent cancer?

There’s some evidence that certain types of fruits or vegetables work against specific cancers. Examples include the following: Prostate cancer : Lycopene from tomatoes and cooked or processed tomato products, such as tomato sauce and ketchup, seems to be involved in the prevention of prostate cancer. In the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, for e …

November 7, 20180 comments
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Eating well and losing the pounds

1. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables that have high water content. These are foods like tomatoes, watermelons, cantaloupe, kiwi, grapes – you get the idea. All of those fresh and flavorful, juicy fruits and veggies are good for you. 2. Eat fresh fruit instead of processed fruit. Anything that is processed as more sugar. Processed and canned fruits also …

November 7, 20180 comments
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Too Much of a Good Thing

Almost all essential nutrients can be toxic if you take in too much of them. That cautionary note likely applies to fruits and vegetables as well. Legendary biochemist Bruce Ames once pointed out that plants evolved to make chemicals that are toxic to insects and other animals that might eat them or to ward off infections by bacteria, yeast, and ot …

November 7, 20180 comments
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