Friday, March 29, 2013

High-Protein Breakfast Keeps You Slim

Eating a high-protein breakfast will help keep you slim, says Amanda Williams.
A high protein breakfast of eggs and steak could help you stay slim and stop dieters snacking at night, scientists say.

Experts at the University of Missouri have found that a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening. Read more

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

3 Essential Building Blocks for Neurotransmitters

Your body can't make them, so you'll have to take them, says Margaret Durst.
Taurine, tryptophan and tyrosine are three amino acids that begin with the letter ‘T’. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are classified as essential if they cannot be made by the body on its own and must be acquired through the diet. They are classified as non-essential if the body can make them. However, we can become deficient in the non-essential amino acids if we do not take in the nutrients necessary to make them. Read more

Monday, March 25, 2013

Beet Juice: A Red Nutritional Goldmine

Beet juice boosts endurance, lowers blood pressure, fights cancer, and more, says Roger Dobson.
With its sweet, earthy taste and ruby-red interior, beetroot is a favourite of foodies, but there’s far more to it than that.

We explain how the secret weapon of sports stars increases fitness and can help stave off cancer...


The majority of beetroot’s benefits stem from the unusually high levels of nitrates it contains – gram for gram it possesses about 20 times more than most other vegetables.

Nitrates have suffered a bad reputation because of their use as a food additive.

Animal experiments had linked their commercial use to cancer and in the Sixties the World Health Organisation set upper limits on their use. However, recent studies have shown that nitrates in beetroot lower blood pressure. Read more

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rev Up Your Fat-Burning

To rev up your fat-burning, avoid doing this one thing before lunch.
Is it a good idea to “starve” yourself just a little bit each day? The evidence suggests that yes, avoiding eating around the clock could have a very beneficial impact on your health and longevity.

What we’re talking about here is generally referred to as intermittent fasting, which involves timing your meals to allow for regular periods of fasting. Read more

Monday, March 11, 2013

Can You Starve Cancer Cells?

Can you starve cancer cells? Glucose is their fuel, so cut out the carbs and eat healthy fat instead, says Joseph Mercola.
To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein.

The premise is that since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then cutting out carbs literally starves the cancer cells. Additionally, low protein intake tends to minimize the mTOR pathway, which accelerates cell proliferation.

This type of diet, in which you replace carbs with moderate amounts of high quality protein and high amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone, whether you have cancer or not. It’s simply a diet that will help optimize your weight and health overall, as eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode to fat burning. Read more

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Lemon Detox Diet: A Recipe That Really Works

Spring is the traditional season for detoxification, and the lemon detox diet's effectiveness has made it a popular option for spring cleaning of the body.
Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet, there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for almost 50 years and has seen variations on its recipe and program. It's effectivity in breaking down built up toxins in the body while contributing to short term weight loss has made it a popular option for a spring detox. Read more