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Keep Up Protein Intake, Dieting Postmenopausal Women Told

Posted April 30, 2012

If you are a postmenopausal dieting woman and you do not want to lose muscle tone as you lose fat, you should keep up your protein intake, researchers from the University of Illinois wrote in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. Protein also helps stave off hunger pangs, they add.

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New study says omega-3s improve blood sugar and fat metabolism

Posted April 30, 2012

Omega-3s can help to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease especially as people age, says Massey University in New Zealand nutrition professor Bernhard Breier, co-author of a new international study just published in Nutrition & Metabolism.

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Regular Chocolate Consumption Linked To Leaner Bodies

Posted April 30, 2012

People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner than those who never or very rarely consume chocolate, researchers from the University of California, San Diego, reported in Archives of Internal Medicine. The authors added that some kinds of chocolate had previously been found to improve factors related to metabolism, including insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, as well as cholesterol levels.

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Resveratrol May Help The Body Burn Fat

Posted April 30, 2012

If you’ve been reading the news in the past few years, you may have heard some of the hype concerning berries and red wine, which reportedly contain some of the same healthy compounds commonly found in herbal supplements made with dark-purple fruit peels. But what are these benefits? And can they be gotten without drinking alcohol ?

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Dietary fat intake and quality of life: the SUN project

Posted April 30, 2012

Few studies have related nutritional factors with quality of life in healthy populations. The purpose of the study was to assess whether dietary fat intake is associated to mental and physical quality of life.

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Eating This Fatty Snack Can Protect Your Heart and More

Posted April 30, 2012

If you’re looking for a nutritious, quick snack, nuts (raw, organic and in moderation) are a near perfect option. With healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols and many vitamins and minerals, nuts pack a powerful nutritional punch, all wrapped up in a tiny bite-sized package.

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Turmeric And Cinnamon Lower Negative Effects Of High Fat Meals

Posted April 30, 2012

According to Penn State researchers, eating a diet rich in spices, like turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body’s negative responses to eating high-fat meals. Sheila West, associate professor of biobehavioral health, Penn State, who led the study said that people eating a high-fat meal end up with high levels of triglycerides (a type of fat) in their blood.

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Omega-3 fats from fish oil and supplements prevent and slow arthritis progression

Posted April 30, 2012

Humans have been consuming omega-3 fats from natural fish, nut and seed sources for countless generations. Our core genetic structure depends on a regular supply of the long chain omega-3 fats EPA and DHA to form cell wall structures and perform millions of metabolic functions that we normally associate with vibrant health. Imbalance of omega-3 to omega-6 fats cause a surge in inflammatory cytokines that can lead to the painful and debilitating condition known as osteoarthritis.

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Eat more fish; risks overstated

Posted April 30, 2012

Nutritional advice is usually straightforward. There are things were supposed to eat more of: vegetables, fruit, whole grains. There are things were supposed to eat less of: trans fats, added sugars, anything coated with salty orange dust. And then theres fish.

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Aerobic exercise bests resistance training at burning belly fat

Posted April 30, 2012

Aerobic exercise is your best bet when it comes to losing that dreaded belly fat, a new study finds When Duke University Medical Center researchers conducted a head-to-head comparison of aerobic exercise, resistance training, and a combination of the two, they found aerobic exercise to be the most efficient and most effective way to lose the belly fat that’s most damaging to your health.

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