Trans fat is still here in our foods, How bad are they?

By Michael F. Jacobson

Hooray! On June 17th, the Food and Drug Administration ended a battle that started a quarter century ago. The FDA banned partially hydrogenated oil, the source of artificial trans fat. The food industry will ask the FDA to allow specific amounts in certain foods, but I hope the FDA permits only levels that won’t harm consumers. read more…

These foods you should not eat for breakfast.

By David Schardt

pancakesSix out of ten Americans drink coffee every day. And millions pick up their cup of joe at a Starbucks, Panera, or other coffee shop.

What’s in that pastry you may grab with your coffee? Maybe more than you think. Here are 5 foods you shouldn’t eat for breakfast (or drink) when you’re on the go.


Starbucks’ La Boulange “artisanal pas­tries” are all mostly white flour, sugar , and butter, which makes it easy to earn a spot among the top 5 foods you shouldn’t eat for breakfast. Also ignore pastries at Panera (around 400 calories). Panera’s cinnamon roll hits 630 calories. read more…

Can calorie restriction diet give you a longer life ? The facts..

By David Schardt

“We’ve known for a long time that if you reduce the calorie intake of rats or mice, they live much longer,” says Mark Mattson, chief of the laboratory of neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) in Baltimore.

What happens in species closer to humans is more complicated. Rhesus monkeys fed 30 percent fewer calories lived longer in a study at the University of Wisconsin, but not in a study at the NIA. read more…

Easy protein snacks to keep in the fridge for weight loss.

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By Malia Frey , Weight loss happens faster when you eat a calorie-controlled diet full of healthy meals and portion-controlled snacks. But trying to eat the right foods and the right amount of each food can be a huge challenge.  When I recently talked to Dr. Brian Wansink, a Cornell University researcher who studies eating behavior, he suggested that dieters keep at least six single servings of protein in their refrigerator at all

times. read more…

Six simple things you need for a healthy life

photodune-259648-jogging-xs-300x208By Angela Shurina,(  One of the benefits of having survival (more or less) sorted is that we can turn our efforts toward personal happiness. The downside of all that research, though, is that there’s an overwhelming amount of STUFF being thrown at us from all sides, all the time. This diet for diabetes, that one for weight loss, this food to stave off cancer, that supplement to improve brain function. read more…

Detoxification During Weight Loss

Every person in America is exposed to a wide variety of fat soluble toxins that tend to accumulate in their fat as they get older. Managing your detoxification systems properly as you lose weight is an important determining factor in how much progress you make and whether of not you reach your goal weight. Before I explain the importance of detoxification during weight loss let me first convince you that this problem applies to virtually everyone. read more…

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What are 4 health benefits of Green Tea Extract ?

A dietary supplement of green tea has now been shown to help lower multiple factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in overweight adults.

The 56 participants in this study were classified as obese, insulin resistant, and hypertensive, meaning they already had multiple difficult metabolic issues similar to millions of Americans. Amazingly they took a relatively small daily amount of green tea extract standardized for 208 mg of the most potent antioxidant catechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). read more…

A new approach, the no diet, weight loss.

Is weight loss on your to-do list? If so, you’ve probably considered going on a diet, starting an exercise program or even paying for a commercial weight loss program. And those strategies can work. But did you also know that you can lose weight without dieting? It sounds too good to be true, but a recent study found that some people are able to slim down by making small changes to their daily habits. read more…

Do you know what to eat for your age group?

I would like to continue from the last post in the same lines about diet and age . We feel our bodies getting older only as we look in the mirror and suddenly our skin is not as young and fresh as it used to be . Maybe we put it down to that we’ve had a hard week and lately we’ve been stressed with work , read more…

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