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Breakfast is the key to burning more carbs and building a better metabolism

Through all of the advances the study of medicine has gone through over the course of human history, the idea notion of breakfast being the most important meal of the day seems to only grow stronger. The latest example of this prevailing belief comes from the University of Bath’s Department for Health. In their new study,…

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Increased protein in diets reduces fatty liver disease, risk of type 2 diabetes

The benefits of a high-protein diet continue to grow as more and more research is done on the subject. The latest study on the subject — courtesy of the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism — found that protein-heavy diets may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people…

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How your intestines’ bacteria affect emotional health

When people typically think about what parts of the body affect emotions, they’re more likely to think of the brain or the heart first. But, believe it or not, the most mentally influential organs within ourselves are the large and small intestines. The trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, have some important jobs within…

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Study finds carbohydrates linked to osteoarthritis

The carbohydrate composition of diets increased the risk of osteoarthritis (OA) in laboratory mice, a new study from the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation found. Tim Griffin, Ph.D., and his lab placed groups of mice on different high-fat diets to test the effect of obesity on OA. Researchers noticed that fiber and sugar in the diets were enough to…

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Eggs could reduce your risk of heart disease

Diets that include at least one egg a day have a higher chance of lowering one’s risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of Chinese participants published in BMJ Journals. The research found that those who ate eggs on a daily basis had an 18 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, commonly referred…

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Struggling to Lose Weight? Focus on WHEN You Eat

Introduction When on a diet, it is easy to get caught up in what we are eating and how much. New research, however, finds that when you eat has a remarkable impact on your metabolism and weight. According to Satchin Panda, a professor at the Salk Institute, metabolic health improves when eating solely between an…

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3 Ways Probiotics Improve your Health

Introduction Your body holds three to four pounds of microorganisms which live in your body. Essentially, probiotics are the good bacteria that help with processes such as digestion. Moreover, it is important to replenish these bacteria in your body by taking probiotic supplements, or eating fermented food such as kimchi or yogurt. Here are three…

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Meal Replacements Lead to Major Weight Loss

Introduction Meal replacements are healthy, filling prepped meals which help reduce overconsumption of food. For instance, a recent study conducted in the UK found that patients who implemented meal replacements into their diet lost an average of 33 pounds in 12 months! Moreover, 48% of the type 2 diabetic patients went into remission after 12…

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The Power of Vegetables: Reduce the Mental Effects of Aging

Introduction As we age, it gets harder to remember things and stay focused. This is because of a direct correlation between aging and decline in cognitive function. Jae Hee Kang, Associate Professor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, conducted a study in order to determine if fruits and vegetables are helpful in reducing the cognitive…

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Revealing the Truth Behind Fruit

Introduction Fruits gain their sweet and sugary taste from a sugar called fructose. Fructose is a type of sugar which differs from glucose in structure and in digestion. According to a study done in Texas, the metabolizing of sugar is done in the liver, however the hormones leptin and insulin known for regulating glucose, have no…

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