Posts Tagged Nutrition

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Delay Cell Aging

Scientists discovered omega-3 fatty acids appear to help reduce the rate that cells age, which further explain one of the ways these acids help the heart.

Researchers found that the slower the structures at the end of their cells’ chromosomes shrank coronary heart disease patients consumed omega-3 fatty acids more often.

Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include mackerel, salmon, herring, and albacore tuna.

Further reading: Shedding Light on Why Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Help the Heart

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Pomegranate Compounds May Lower Breast Cancer risk

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U.S. researchers discovered that there are 10 natural compounds found in pomegranates appears to reduce the risk of estrogen-fueled breast cancer.

And how do these compounds work? The chemicals block an enzyme associated with tumors called aromatase.

“We identified some of these chemicals in pomegranates that actually have properties that can suppress aromatase,” researcher Shiuan Chen, of the City of Hope cancer research and treatment center in Duarte, California, said in a telephone interview.

Previous research suggests that pomegranates may also be helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

For further reading: Pomegranate compounds may ease breast cancer risk

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Eat Whole Grains to Lose More Weight

Whole grains control body weight better

Harvard University researchers who, after more than 8 years of analysing the diets of more than 30,000 people , discovered that those who ate whole grains daily weighed 2.5 pounds less than those who ate only refined-grain foods.

The antioxidants in whole grains help control inflammation and insulin. Thus eating whole grains won’t cause spiking in blood sugar inside our body.

As extra wonder, whole grains also strengthen your heart, helping you live longer.

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Lose Weight with Nuts

Nuts Help You to Lose More Weight

Nuts are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids that lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.

According to researchers from Georgia Southern University, eating a high-protein nuts such as almonds increases your calorie burn.

New York Presbyterian Hospital discovered that just 1 ounce of almonds boosts vitamin E levels, increasing memory and cognitive performance.

Those who like to eat pistachios tend to lose 10 to 12 pounds, on average after eating them for 3 months.

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The Nutrients You Ever Need

Here are some important nutrients that you need the most:

A plays a crucial role in vision and may protect against some cancers.

B1, B2 and B3 help your body process carbs and protein.

B12 may reduce your risk of osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s.

C keeps skin supple and helps your body absorb iron.

Calcium helps maintain strong bones, thus protecting against osteoporosis, and may aid in weight loss. In one study, people who ate three servings a day of low-fat yogurt lost 60 percent more fat than those who didn’t eat dairy.

D aids your body’s calcium absorption.

E helps your brain and eyes stave off disease. It may also decrease the risk of death from heart disease.

Folic acid may lower blood pressure, and taking it before conception and while pregnant can slash birth-defect risk by as much as 70 percent. Note: This is the only nutrient your body actually absorbs better from a pill than from food.

Iron combats fatigue and increases blood circulation.

Zinc is necessary for maintaining your sense of smell and healing wounds. Some studies have found that taking zinc can shorten the duration of the common cold, too.

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Having Healthy Christmas Breakfast with this #1 Secret

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Eating Breakfast for Healthy Christmas Good Start

Breakfast is important meal when we start a new day because it  help give us all a good start to the day, especially during this Christmas season.

Try this healthy Christmas breakfast with #1 secret. You’ll benefits from:

1. boost your metabolism
2. Burn more body fat
3. Get more energy at the start if the day
4. Feel less hungry after breakfast because of high fiber from cereal and fruits
5. No more craving for something sweet

The recipe:

Add a few pieces of fresh apple and pear with your usual breakfast cereal/oatmeal when serving your family. The combination of apple, pear and cereal/oatmeal provide high fiber, therefore will boost your metabolism and burn more body fats.

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Healthy Eating on Christmas Special Report

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Serve Turkey for Healthy Christmas Dish

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Turkey A Healthy Christmas Dish

Turkeys are traditionally eaten as the main course of Christmas feasts in much of the world.

Turkey is naturally low in fat without the skin, containing only 1 gram of fat per ounce of flesh.

Turkey provides almost half of the recommended daily allowance of folic acid, and is a good source of B vitamins and minerals like zinc and potassium.

These nutrients have been found to keep blood cholesterol down and heart disease; boost the immune system, and regulate blood pressure.

To make a healthy turkey meal, leave the skin on the turkey before you cook. This helps to preserve the juiciness and tenderness of the bird.

Remove the skin once the turkey is ready to be served.

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