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Omega-3 Diet Linked to Lower Heart Disease Risk

In yet another study showing the benefits of consuming foods high in Omega-3, Akira Sekikawa (MD) and colleagues found that rather than genetic factors contributing to the lower heart disease risk in Japan’s population, the actual Omega-3 content of Japanese diets may be responsible instead. The study, cited in the August edition of the Journal…

POM Wonderful

So I guess you must’ve seen the massive ad campaign being conducted by the ‘POM Wonderful’ company, especially here in the UK, if not, where have you been?!  To my knowledge, the drink is not new, it has been around for quite some time now, so why such a big campaign?  No idea. What is…

Cookies benefit breast milk

Who would’ve thought that “The Health People” might advocate the consumption of cookies, huh?Ok there’s a slight catch, these aren’t ordinary cookies, they are enriched with CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid). As a result of eating these enriched cookies, researchers found these healthy fatty acids to be present in breast milk at a higher level (46% ~…

Fructose and Fat gain Study

According to a new study in the Journal of Nutrition, fat-build up from fructose consumption may be greater than consumption of other types of sugars such as glucose and sucrose. The study involved six young, lean participants who had to drink either:  A soft drink sweetened with 100% glucos A soft drink sweetened with 50%…

Green Tea and Resistance Training

  source: flikr   Study Info. You’ve guessed it, yet another study expounding the great benefits of green tea. So what was the study about and what did it show? The study investigated the effects of the consumption of green tea for 7 days on biomarkers (i.e. indicators) of oxidative stress in young men undergoing…

Acid and Alkaline Food Diet, Part 2

source: flikr   So what did I mean when I said I shall provide two lists for the Acid and Alkaline Food diet in Part 1? Confused? Well, whenever I have scowered the internet for a list identifying the state (i.e. acidic or alkaline) of foods, I always come across some discrepancies in relation to…

Acid and Alkaline Food Diet, Part 1

source: flikr Many of us have heard things about our diets being too acidic or that we have to eat more raw foods to counter-balance the acidity of modern day diets. So how true is this you ask?

Finally I found Something HEALTHY to EAT!

Yesterday I went to drop my sister off Heathrow airport – she is off to my cousin’s wedding! So anyway, as usual, with all the delays and stuff – “…one acquired an appetite!” (last bit requires an archaic English accent!). I went on the mission of trying to find something to eat which was not…

5 Reasons Why Your Diet Isn’t Working

This is a guest post by Susan Jacobs. If you’re being repeatedly disappointed every time you step on the scales or slip into your jeans, then you know your diet isn’t working. How could this be, you ask yourself. You could have sworn you were doing everything right! Below, you will find the top five…

Nutrigenomics: The new way forward for your nutritional needs?

It sometimes confusing when one is bombarded with disparate views on various health topics. For example, one minute we are told that coffee is good for us, the next we are told that it is bad. What the…!? Okay, confusing is not the right word…maybe frustrating? Annoying? Sort it out Mr. Scientist? You get my…

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