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7 Reasons To Love Beets. Michelle Schoffro Cook, Care2 Beets are delicious and nutritious powerhouses. Here are 7 healthful reasons to love beets! 1. Lower Blood Pressure (when high) A recent study at London’s Queen Mary University found that one glass of beet juice daily was more effective at lowering high blood pressure than medication. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should stop taking medication if you have high blood pressure. But, it does mean that adding a cup of beet juice and more beets to your diet could be helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure, angina and heart disease. 2. A study at England’s University of Exeter found that eating foods rich in naturally-occurring nitrates, like beets, improved endurance during exercise. 3.

Raw beets or raw beet juice contain betaine, a natural anti-inflammatory that helps protect against aging and disease. 4. The phytonutrient, proanthocyanidin, that gives beets their rich purplish color is also a potent anti-cancer compound. 5. 6. 7. Cereal Killers Official Trailer. Diabetes Information – Symptoms, Causes and Prevention. Story at-a-glance By some estimates, diabetes cases have increased more than 700 percent in the last 50 years.

One in four Americans now have either diabetes or pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose) Type 2 diabetes is completely preventable and virtually 100 percent reversible, simply by implementing simple, inexpensive lifestyle changes, one of the most important of which is eliminating sugar (especially fructose) and grains from your diet Diabetes is NOT a disease of blood sugar, but rather a disorder of insulin and leptin signaling. Elevated insulin levels are not only symptoms of diabetes, but also heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cancer, and obesity Dr. One in Four People Have or Will Get Diabetes Get Your FREE REPORT and receive our Free Natural Health Newsletter Most Popular Diabetes Articles By Dr. Diabetes: Symptoms of an Epidemic The latest diabetes statistics 1 echo an increase in diabetes cases, both diagnosed and undiagnosed.

Dr. Not All Calories Have the Same Effect. 'Fed Up' Theatrical Trailer | Watch the video. Good News: Artificial Sweeteners Are Gaining Bad Press. By Dr. Mercola Soda and other sweetened beverages have been pinpointed as some of the primary culprits in the obesity epidemic.Recent research1 also suggests that regular soda consumption may increase aggressive behavior in young children. The study found that each incremental increase in daily soft drink servings resulted in a corresponding rise in aggression scores.In an obvious effort to save the beverage industry, companies like Coca-Cola have rolled out glossy ads touting the myth that you simply need to exercise more to burn off the extra calories. This "conventional wisdom" has been firmly debunked by science. Your Brain Is Not Fooled by Non-Caloric Sweetness "Published in The Journal of Physiology,12 the research findings suggest that our pleasure in consuming sweet solutions is driven in great extent by the amount of energy it provides—revealing that greater 'reward' in the brain is attributed to sugars when compared to artificial sweeteners.

" As explained by Dr. USANA, word!: You booze? You don’t lose! By Ravinder LillyUSANA ANZ Writer and Dietitian OK don’t get annoyed with me for this one. You asked for the truth and the whole truth and here it is... If you just can’t understand why you’re not shifting the weight, it could be due that alcohol is holding back your best made weight-loss plans. Let me explain... Many of us enjoy a drink or two. But when you’re trying to lose weight, you may find that it’s best if you lay off it completely – or stick to just one drink per day.

That’s because alcohol is loaded with calories. Plus, when you add in the mixers/juices, the calorie load rises even higher. When your body detects alcohol, it responds to the introduction of what is essentially a toxin by switching from fat metabolism in order to focus on getting rid of alcohol from your body. Putting the brakes on fat breakdown One small study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition involved eight men who drank two units of vodka and sugar-free lemonade. Incoming fat… • 250ml of beer. Exercise Found to Be EQUAL to Drugs for Heart Disease & Diabetes. By Dr. Mercola One of the key health benefits of exercise is that it helps normalize your glucose, insulin, and leptin levels by optimizing insulin and leptin receptor sensitivity. This is perhaps the most important factor for optimizing your overall health and preventing chronic disease, and may explain why exercise is such a potent preventive medicine.

In fact, researchers recently suggested that exercise is "the best preventive drug" for many common ailments, from psychiatric disorders to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. According to Jordan Metzl, a sports-medicine physician at New York City's Hospital for Special Surgery and author of The Exercise Cure: "Exercise is the best preventive drug we have, and everybody needs to take that medicine. " And, as stated by Dr. Get Up And Move - Your Health Depends On It Unfortunately, many fail to get sufficient amounts of exercise. Forget The Drugs - Exercise Can Equally Help Prevent Diabetes And Heart Disease Muscles Lungs Heart Brain 1. 2. 3. 4.

Chocolate, wine and berries may protect against type 2 diabetes. 5 Foods to Avoid When Trying To Lose Weight | Raw for Thirty Days. We spend a lot of time suggesting foods and herbal supplements that you can use to turbo charge your diet, but what about the things you should stay away from? In the sea of food options that exist in the world, there are quite a few danger zones that you should be aware of – especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Now, if you turn to dated dieting books or mainstream media outlets for what NOT to eat, you’ll still hear the typical junk foods like hotdogs, pizza, soda pop, potato chips, deep fried snickers bars, bacon wrapped sausage, etc..

The standards for what not to put in our mouths have become dangerously low and truly are a scary indication of where the masses currently stand with regard to diet. Today’s piece is geared toward you enlightened eaters (which is the entire Simply Raw community!) And is focused on 5 sneaky foods that are being branded as health foods, but actually are not. One of these actually took me off guard when I saw its nutrient profile… 1.) 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) Certain probiotics could help women lose weight, study finds -- ScienceDaily. Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay.

Studies have already demonstrated that the intestinal flora of obese individuals differs from that of thin people. That difference may be due to the fact that a diet high in fat and low in fiber promotes certain bacteria at the expense of others. Professor Tremblay and his team tried to determine if the consumption of probiotics could help reset the balance of the intestinal microbiota in favor of bacteria that promote a healthy weight. To test their hypothesis, researchers recruited 125 overweight men and women. After the 12-week diet period, researchers observed an average weight loss of 4.4 kg in women in the probiotic group and 2.6 kg in the placebo group. According to Angelo Tremblay, probiotics may act by altering the permeability of the intestinal wall. My Advice to Weight Loss. Anti-Aging Miracle Supplements. Wrinkles? Try GTF Chromium. GTF stands for glucose tolerance factor, a complex molecule that has the mineral chromium. GTF chromium is found naturally in the body and works by making insulin more efficient.

Insulin is a hormone that helps sugar move into the cells from the blood stream. GTF chromium helps insulin work its best and may aide in fighting wrinkles by controlling blood sugar. How Aging Can Make You "Crusty" Blood sugar in the body can damage body tissues and contribute to aging. GTF chromium helps control the sugar spikes that can damage the vessels that keep your skin looking young and vital. Hesperidin for Varicose Veins Veins are the vessels in our body that carry blood away from tissues, and back to the heart and lungs. Flavonoids are natural plant pigments with amazing healthful properties.

To work most effectively, we recommend our patients take 50mg hesperidin per day. Your Go-to Guide for Yoga & Wellness - What is Cinnamon Good For? - The Winsomeness of Cinnamon Botanical name: Cinnamomum cassiaThe sweet, woody scent of cinnamon has been known from almost the beginning of time as one of the warmest, most soothing fragrances on the planet. Derived from the brown bark of cinnamon trees and native to Sri Lanka, it's been used for millennia as a spice, a medicine, and an extremely valuable trade commodity. Chinese botanical textbooks mentioned it as early as 2,700 B.C., and Biblical references are numerous.There are two types: Ceylon cinnamon, produced in Sri Lanka, India, Madagascar, Brazil, and the Caribbean, and cassia cinnamon, coming mainly from China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.Cinnamon usually comes in stick or ground powder form.

Either way, the best way to preserve its freshness is to store it in a glass container in a cool, dark place (the refrigerator works).Cinnamon is a popular ingredient in recipes and adds a slightly spicy flavor to numerous dishes. Health Benefits of Cinnamon Studies on Cinnamon Summary.


Cardio Trek - Toronto Personal Trainer: 20 Ways to Tighten Skin after Weight Loss. The most popular blog post on this website thus far is one titled Weight Loss + Loose Skin, even though my later post Preventing Loose Skin During Weight Loss has more information on the topic. I also wrote How to get Rid of Fat Lines as an expansion on that topic, as it goes hand in hand with loose skin. The post below (are you listening up Toronto?) Is the most expansive list of ways to get rid of loose skin that I've compiled thus far. Some of them I have already covered in the older posts mentioned above, but sometimes it is necesary to beat a dead horse (metaphorically, not literally!) There are lots of ways to tighten skin after you lose weight, and many reasons to do so - mostly because its embarrassing and it looks bad. Well keep reading because here are 20 Ways to Tighten Skin after Weight Loss! If you haven't already lost the weight or are still in the process of losing weight, then keep at it.

Yo-yo dieting is a big no-no. Remember what I said about massages and scratching? Top 5 Diabetes Super Foods. By Dr. Stephan Ripich, M.D, My Healing Kitchen Even though we live in a pill-popping, drug-oriented culture, more and more people are starting to realize that food is really our best medicine. In 90% of all chronic and degenerative diseases, poor diet is either the direct cause or a significant factor.

This is especially true for Type 2 diabetes. There is no stage of Type 2 that can’t be helped by making some smart dietary changes. The “prescription” is simple A few simple changes in a patient’s eating habits can actually reverse Type 2 so that all metabolic functions, including the body’s insulin production, return to normal. Here’s the shorthand version… Quit consuming the foods and beverages that spike your blood sugar and trigger the insulin response (sweets, sodas, juices, plus refined carbs such as bread, baked goods, pasta, chips, and grain-based commercial foods, like breakfast cereals). 1.

Unfortunately, the olive oil in your supermarket may not be strong enough. 2. 3. 4. 5. An aspirin before bed may reduce morning heart attacks. Here's some news that may be useful to millions of people who take a low-dose aspirin for their heart health: Taking the aspirin before bed may reduce the chance of having a heart attack or stroke in the morning, a new study suggests. The American Heart Association recommends that people at high risk of having a heart attack should take a daily low dose of aspirin, if told to by their health care provider, and that heart attack survivors regularly take low-dose aspirin. Aspirin keeps platelets from forming clots, which can cause heart attack and strokes, says cardiologist Sidney Smith Jr., a professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and a spokesman for the heart association.

"Heart attacks are more likely to occur in the morning, so anything that would reduce platelet activity during the morning hours could be beneficial. " Researchers in the Netherlands studied 290 patients with heart disease who were already taking aspirin. Children Who Sleep More Eat and Weigh Less. Nut Consumption Associated with Life Extension. Visit the Mercola Video Library This is a Flash-based video and may not be viewable on mobile devices.

By Dr. Mercola Many people needlessly shun raw nuts from their diet, believing their fat content contributes to weight gain. But mounting research suggests nuts such as pecans and macadamias may actually help you live longer—and help you lose weight to boot.This isn’t so surprising considering the fact that tree nuts are high in healthful fats that, contrary to popular belief, your body needs for optimal function. Nut Consumption Associated with Life Extension, Study Finds A recent study published in NEJM was a large-scale, 30-year long study done at Harvard.1, 2, 3, 4 It found that people who regularly ate a small handful of nuts at least seven times per week were 20 percent less likely to die for any reason, compared to those who largely avoided nuts in their diet. “Even those who ate nuts less than once a week had a seven percent reduction in risk. The study does have its weaknesses. Magnesium may help people with heart problems to live longer.

Increased intakes of magnesium may help people with a high cardiovascular risk to live longer, according to a new study from Spain. A study of 7,216 men and women aged between 55 and 80 found that people with the highest average dietary intakes of magnesium had a 34% reduction in risk of mortality from cardiovascular issues and cancer, compared to people with the lowest average intakes, report researchers in the Journal of Nutrition. “There may be several explanations for these associations,” wrote the researchers. “In particular, hypertension is a strong risk factor for CVD, and it is known that magnesium can lower blood pressure. Also, magnesium intake may inhibit platelet aggregation, modulate inflammation, and improve endothelial function.

All of these mechanisms can have a beneficial effect on lowering the risk of CVD and death.” The research adds to the ever-growing body of science supporting the health benefits of magnesium. Study details Magnesium in Europe. Exercise doesn't stop obesity, US report finds it's all about diet. Updated 4 hours 43 minutes ago Anyone pounding the pavement or sweating it out in the gym in the hope of shedding extra kilos may find they are wasting their time. A new report from the United States shows that obesity rates are continuing to rise despite more Americans becoming more physically active.

Health experts say the key to reversing obesity trends has everything to do with food. The study by the University of Washington looked at three million Americans over the past decade and found increasing levels of exercise reduced death, heart disease and diabetes but did not put a dent in obesity rates. Professor Bruce Neal, from the George Institute for Global Health at Sydney University, says the problem is the same in Australia. "We've seen physical activity go up, but obesity continue to rise. Professor Neal says even this can be hard to control. "Vast amounts of food, fundamentally unhealthy, really large, really energy dense.

" He says food is now responsible for most chronic diseases. Snack cravings late at night, trigger unlocked in study. Global report: Obesity bigger health crisis than hunger.


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