A HEALTHY diet in middle age can prevent dementia in later life, research claims.
But now, the source said, he has an assistant ready to hand him the green juice at all times and “Ryan has also completely given up drinking alcohol for dietary reasons. He was never a heavy drinker previously, but now, …
Emilia Clarke reveals her ‘Terminator’ diet: I’m not allowed to eat
Emilia Clarke has been forbidden from eating all of her favorite foods to get into shape to play Sarah Connor in the upcoming “Terminator: Genesis” movie.
Emilia Clarke on grueling diet for Terminator movie role. Reality TV World. UPI News Service 03 07 2014. Emilia Clarke has given up eating anything that’s tastes good at all as she prepares for her role as Sarah Connor in the upcoming film Terminator Genesis.
In an interview for the March issue of InStyle publication, Emilia Clarke reveals her Terminator diet I’m not allowed to eat anything.
Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer
There are only a few studies in humans because of the difficulties in studying the effects of diet on human cancer. However, in the few studies that have been done, probiotics – sometimes in combination with prebiotics have been encouraging.
The latest health craze is all about probiotic in supplements and in food. But what exactly are they?
We see them everywhere from our yogurt to supplements to baby food, probiotics seem to be in everything but do we know what exactly probiotics are.
“The human gut is full of billions of bacteria that help us survive and most are naturally good but some are bad,” says Dr. Christine Frissora of New York Presbyterian Medical Center. “A probiotic introduces good bacteria into the gut flora to try to get the ratio of healthy good bacteria into a helpful dominant state.”
There are several different types of probiotics with names we can hardly pronounce. So to help digest all this information, we asked Frissora to break down a few. Yakult is a probiotic dairy product made by fermenting a mixture of skimmed milk with a special strain of the bacterium Lactobacillus casei bacterium.
Roast Some Veggies for This Delicious Salad Tonight
The tahini (sesame paste) dressing makes a great topping for steamed vegetables.
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2 sweet bell peppers, chopped
2 bunches scallions, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
1 Tbs. + 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. tahini
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, finely minced
1 Tbs. reduced-sodium soy sauce
6 cups salad greens
People who eat a high-protein diet during middle age are more likely to die of cancer than those who eat less protein, a new study finds. However, for people older than 65, a moderate protein intake may actually be beneficial, …
LOW-fat diets could be doing more harm than good to our hearts.
Big arm-to-arm difference in blood pressure linked to higher heart attack risk
The next time you have your blood pressure checked, ask your health care to check it in both arms, rather than just in one. Why? A big difference between the two readings can give you an early warning about increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.
Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues measured blood pressure—in both arms—in nearly 3,400 men and women age 40 or older
with no signs of heart disease. The average arm-to-arm difference was about 5 points in systolic blood pressure (the first number in a blood pressure reading). About 10% of the study participants had differences of 10 or more points. Over the next 13 years or so, people with arm-to-arm differences of 10 points or more were 38% more likely to have had a heart attack, stroke, or a related problem than those with arm-to arm differences less than 10 points. The findings, which appear in the March American Journal of Medicine, uphold earlier work on arm-to-arm differences in blood pressure.
Stop wringing your hands over AIDS, cancer and the avian flu. Cardiovascular disease kills more people than everything else combined — and it's mostly preventable. Dr. Dean Ornish explains how changing our eating habits will save lives.
The Food and Drug Administration has announced its first overhaul of the Nutrition Facts label since it was introduced in 1993.
Its proposed new emphasis on calories, revision of certain foods’ serving sizes, and new line for added sugars is welcome. But the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, which lobbied for the passage of the 1990 law requiring nutrition labels on packaged foods, says the agency should revise its proposal to include a Daily Value for added sugars and to further lower the Daily Value for sodium to 1,500 milligrams.
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“Nutrition Facts labels have helped millions of Americans select healthier diets and have spurred food companies to compete more on the basis of nutrition,” said CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson. “But industry practices and understanding about nutrition have changed since the labels first appeared on packages 20 years ago. While the FDA is off to a strong start, the agency must do more to ensure that these labels communicate better advice on sugar and salt.”
Adding a line for added sugars, which the FDA has proposed doing, is a major step forward, says CSPI. That’s because nutritionists are much less concerned about the naturally occurring sugars in fruit and milk than the high- fructose corn syrup, sucrose, or other sugars added to foods. However, the group will strongly urge the FDA to define a Daily Value for added sugars so consumers could know how much of a day’s worth a food contains. CSPI recommends a Daily Value of 25 grams—about six teaspoons—considerably less than the 23 teaspoons the average American now consumes. Thus, the Nutrition Facts label for a 16.9-ounce bottle of soda would indicate that its 58 grams of added sugars represents 230 percent of the DV—a fact that the soda industry would prefer not to see revealed on labels, according to CSPI. Sugar drinks are a major contributor to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems.
The Food and Drug Administration did propose lowering the Daily Value for sodium from 2,400 to 2,300 milligrams. But the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that people over 50, African-Americans, and people with hypertension—which adds up to about two-thirds of adults—should limit themselves to 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. CSPI says that that lower level would be more protective of the public’s health. Plus, the FDA typically bases Daily Values on the most vulnerable segment of the population. (For instance, the Daily Value for iron is 18 milligrams, the recommended level for women 50 and younger, and not 8 mg, the recommended level for men and older women.) As it happens, Americans average about 4,000 milligrams of sodium per day. That level is causing about 100,000 more deaths per year from heart attacks and strokes than would occur if people were consuming 2,000 milligrams per day, says CSPI.
Diet Coke has an interesting new ad campaign: telling New Yorkers, "You're on Coke."
When Toronto mayor Rob Ford decided to give out his real phone number to anyone who wanted it, Jimmy Kimmel had an idea. He called the mayor — and to his surprise, Ford picked up the phone. Even more surprising: Ford …
Linked To Healthier Arteries Throughout The body And Reduced The Risk Of Cardiovascular Problems
You may have heard that the key to a healthy heart and brain is a healthy diet. For a growing number of people, a Mediterranean-style diet has been the stand-in for “healthy diet.” A landmark clinical trial done in Spain, known by the acronym PREDIMED, has been putting the Mediterranean eating plan on a more solid scientific foundation.
Last year, PREDIMED researchers reported that Mediterranean-style eating—rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy plant oils—prevents heart attacks, strokes, and death from heart disease. This week in The Journal of the American Medical Association, they report that a healthy Mediterranean-style diet can also help prevent peripheral artery disease (PAD), a form of “hardening of the arteries.” PAD happens when fatty deposits obstruct the arteries that supply blood to parts of the body beyond the heart and brain, like the legs, arms, and abdomen.
“To our knowledge, this is the first randomized primary prevention trial to suggest an association between a dietary intervention and [reduced risk of] PAD,” the study authors wrote.
Diets fail. Not just often, but almost always—90% of the time. If diets worked we wouldn't have a worldwide obesity problem. And obesity is a problem that needs to be solved. The prevalence of obesity has doubled since 1980 …
I spend most of each workday sitting in a chair, my fingers the only part of my body moving with any intensity. Technology lets me—as well as millions of other people—earn a living from the relative comfort of our desks, without having to break a sweat or even stand up. Once the workday is done, we can transition straight from desk to car to couch, taking barely a step in between.
The ease of our modern workday could come at the expense of our longevity. A new study of older women in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that sitting for long stretches of time increases the odds of an untimely death. The more hours women in the study spent sitting at work, driving, lying on the couch watching TV, or engaged in other leisurely pursuits, the greater their odds of dying early from all causes, including heart disease and cancer.
More than three decades after hitting the market, Coca-Cola’s Diet Coke brand is experimenting with a frozen variety for the first time.
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Caution on testosterone therapy for low hormonal levels
Mass marketing of testosterone therapy may have men eager to try this seemingly simple fix. But the latest science should have them scratching their heads and putting away the credit card—at least for now.
A new study published in the online journal PLOS One shows an increase in the risk of having a heart attack in the months after starting testosterone therapy.
The potential for danger was highest in older men. A report in the November 6, 2013, issue of JAMA showed that men who used testosterone therapy didn’t fare as well after artery-opening angioplasty as men who didn’t take testosterone.
Whilst no alcoholic choice is ideal, red wine is the best choice as long as it is drunk with a meal or snack.
- The vodka and orange juice is a shot of alcohol and a refined carbohydrate which can cause havoc with blood sugar levels.
- Lager contains large quantities of yeast and sugar that contribute to bloating.
- Red wine in small quantities contain antioxidants that are beneficial to good health.
Do isotonic drinks work or are they just another waste of money?
An isotonic drink is essentially just water and glucose (sugar) with some added vitamins and minerals. The most well known type of isotonic drink seems to be Lucozade Sport but there are now dozens of similar drinks on sale in the UK.
Your Weight Loss Surgery Options
Are you looking to lose weight?
If you are, you likely already know that you have a number of different options. For instance, you can go about losing weight naturally, with the use of exercise and healthy eating. You can also lose weight with the assistance of weight loss products, like diet pills.
Another option that you have is weight loss surgery.
Although all of the previous weight loss methods are popular, weight loss surgery is rapidly increasing in popularity and if you are interested in undergoing weight loss surgery, you are not alone.
As previously mentioned it is increasing in popularity but If you have never considered weight loss surgery before, you may be wondering what all of your options are. While there are a number of different weight loss surgical procedures that you can undergo, you will find that there are two main procedures.