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Tips for planning a healthy diet

There is so much advice these days about how to eat healthy, but here are our top tips for planning a healthy diet for you and your family: A healthy breakfast can jumpstart your metabolism, and eating small, healthy meals throughout the day (rather than the standard three large meals) keeps your energy up and your metabolism going. Every change you make to improve...

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Are almonds beneficial to weightloss?

A new study in America has found people who eat 1.5 ounces of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds every day experienced reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated fat intake without increasing body weight. So are almonds beneficial to weight loss? Snacking has become a regular habit in the US with an estimated 97 per cent of Americans...

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6 Easy Steps for Weight Loss

There are so many diets aroung these days, let us talk you through 6 easy steps for weight loss: 1. – Before you can start any diet program you need to be in the right frame of mind. If you do not feel good about yourself you probably will not want to choose healthy foods. You cannot expect the act of going on a diet to make you feel better about yourself. The...

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Top Tips for Weight Loss : Exercise

Top Tips for Weight Loss : Exercise

Exercise may sound like the obvious way to loose weight, but it often overlooked in favour of dieting alone. Exercise and dieting can be combined for optimal weight loss. If you are new to exercise or haven’t done anything in a while, this should be done under the supervision of a personal trainer. A combination of weight training and cardiovascular exercise...

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How Good Bacteria Can Prevent Obesity

A new study has discovered that good bacteria can play an important role to prevent obesity and type -2 diabetes. These findings suggest that foods that stimulate the production of bacteria in the digestive system could help to facilitate faster weight loss than eating less and exercising more. The study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,...

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How to live a healthy life

How to live a healthy life

In the fast paced world that we live in it can be easy to neglect our health and wellness. We’re so busy racing through our day to day lives that we don’t take the time to look after ourselves. It’s no wonder that so many of us are tired and run down. The following simple tips can help you learn how to live a healthy life. Drink Drink Drink...

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Can Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Can Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Foods scientists at Penn State University in Pennsylvania have found that green tea could help to reduce spikes in blood glucose. These new findings could have a positive impact on the diets for people who have type-2 diabetes, and for people who are pre-diabetic. This could also benefit people who are on a weight-loss programme. The researchers concentrated on an...

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Does sugar cause weight gain?

  According to a new book the obesity epidemic that is gaining pace may not be a simple case of over eating and a lack of exercise. In his new new book, Robert Lustig, a professor of clinical paediatrics at the University of California, suggests a new theory on weight gain. The number of obese people has more than doubled in the last 30 years. The way we eat,...

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Does Fruit Cause Weight Gain?

A new study has found a possible link between fructose intake and weight gain. The study compared the effect of glucose and fructose on the parts of the brain that regulate appetite. The results indicate that the ingestion of glucose produced feelings of satisfaction and fullness, whereas fructose produced no such feelings. So can fruit cause weight gain? This...

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Eat to Lose Weight

This may sound too good to be true, but eating more has been found to result in weight loss according to a recent study conducted at Harvard School of Public Health. The research was based on 12,000 people over a 20 year period.  The results showed that eating larger portions of healthy food can be more effective than diets that cut down on calories in helping you...

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Quality over Quantity for Successful Weight Loss

Scientists have discovered that the quality of food that you eat, rather than the quantity of food has the biggest impact on successful weight loss. They also found that diet has a bigger influence on weight loss than exercise or sleep. The study was led by Professor Frank Hu, a nutrition expert at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. He said that the...

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Can Exercise Help Prevent Diabetes?

Researchers have claimed that just one minute of exercise a day can help prevent diabetes. The researchers claim that performing short cycle sprints three times a week could be enough to prevent and possibly treat type-2 diabetes. Type-2 diabetes is usually associated with an increase in body weight, and more specifically an increase in fat around the waist line. In...

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