Monday, November 19, 2007

Research Facts

1. Dark chocolate increases your immunity and improves cardiovascular health.
2. Nuts lowers cholesterol level and satisfies your appetite without causing weight gain. Go nuts!
3. Did you know that eating at least one fish meal a week can significantly reduce risk for Alzheimer disease, and increase brain functioning? In the meantime, make the smart choice and eat fish. No wonder they travel in schools. Try salmon, which is high in omega –3 fatty acids and much lower in mercury than other types of fish.
4. Eating 5 to 6 times a day actually increases your metabolism, burns calories quicker, lowers cholesterol and promotes fat loss. In the meantime, don’t forget to SATISFY those midday munchies.
5. Eat your tomatoes for lycopene to help prevent against cancer, specifically prostate. Research shows fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce or paste are more powerful than the lycopene supplements. 6. 20% of children are overweight or obese, November’s journal of Pediatrics published findings that behavioral health needs more attention when analyzing weight gain. Depression is linked to more TV watching and eating. Help your kids be happy, they’ll be healthier.
7. No more eat till you pop!
8. Cocoa is high in flavonols that improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure.
9. Eating high fiber foods, 25 to 35 grams of fiber a day can prevent heart disease, cancer and reduces calorie intake, which promotes weight loss. Eat 5 servings a day of fruits and vegetables and a couple servings of whole grains to help you live longer and healthier. Did you know that the fiber in 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and cereals with at least 5 grams of fiber will actually help you… In the meantime, remember when it comes to fiber give yourself a high five.
10. Did you know that exercising helps keep you smart. Studies show the benefits of exercise in improving decision making and pattern of blood flow in the brain. In the meantime, remember to make time to move.
11. Did you know that people with higher fat diets are more likely to experience vision loss at a younger age? Harvard researchers found that people who ate 70 grams of fat, had nearly 3 times the risk of progressing to advanced macular degeneration compared to people with the lowest intake of fat (24 grams). People who ate more than 2 daily servings of processed baked goods were more than twice as likely to have their disease progress as people who virtually never consumed those foods. Processed baked goods contain high levels of saturated fat and trans fat, which increase heart disease risk. , do good for your heart and eyes, by choosing fruits and vegetables rather than pies, cakes and cookies. In the meantime, see your way clear to a low fat lifestyle!
12. Eat at least 2 fruits and 3 vegetables along with whole grains at your meals and you’ll meet your needs. Did you know that research looking at the diet records of over 100,000 men and women in US and Europe show that for every 10 gram increase in fiber there is a 14% decreased risk in getting a heart attack and a 27% decreased risk of dying from heart disease? In the meantime, don’t forget to pump up the fiber.
13. Did you know that eating foods rich in vitamin C, such as fruits and vegetables protect against arthritis? Studies show that people who consumed the lowest amounts of vitamin C were 3 times more likely to develop arthritis compared to those who consumed the highest amounts.
In the meantime, keep your bones and joints strong and have a fruitful day!
14. Did you know that Yo-yo dieting may increase one’s risk for disease? Researchers at the Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that repeatedly losing and regaining weight may have a lasting negative effect on immune function, whereas maintaining the same weight appears to have a positive effect.
In the meantime, rather than going up and down in your weight, try going up and down with the weights as a step towards long-term health.
15. 3 svgs. lowfat dairy per day may lead to greater weight loss. A trip to the dairy section may mean inches off your mid-section.
16. Did you know that increasing the level of magnesium in your diet may help lower your risk for Diabetes? Results from over 150,000 men and women found that individuals who ate foods rich in magnesium such as roasted almonds, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans, were least likely to develop diabetes.
In the meantime, make sure to incorporate magnesium rich foods in your diet and enjoy the sweet life!
17. Cannabinoid Receptor 1 helps control hunger. Acomplia weight loss drug blocks it.

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