Thursday, July 16, 2009

Help to quit smoking!

by Denise Austin
Denise Austin is a long time favorite of both Sue and MikeBoosting your fruit and vegetable intake right away may actually help you quit smoking! An interesting study from Duke University found that fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, and non-caffeinated drinks like water and juice made cigarettes taste worse to smokers, while caffeine, alcohol, and meat tended to make them taste better. So eating plenty of fruits and veggies and drinking lots of water may help you in your efforts to quit.

Don't wait for tomorrow to stop smoking. Quit right now - I know you can do it! It will be worth it, I promise!

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Going Vegan, Booze, Obesity shrink your brain

Scientists have discovered that going vegan could be bad for your brain, with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage. The hippocampus, the part of the brain that stores memories, was smaller in beer and wine drinkers and cannabis users. Oxford University scientists used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to on 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87. Being overweight or obese is linked to brain loss, Swedish researchers discovered.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Some Fats Make You Hungrier

Fri, 18 May 2007 by RealAge.com

That fatty bacon cheeseburger may be loaded with calories, but at least it stomps out your hunger. Right?

Not necessarily. Compared to low-fat meals with the same number of calories, meals high in saturated fat will produce lower levels of leptin -- a hormone that turns off appetite. Here's how to get leptin levels up.

All fats, saturated and unsaturated, have 9 calories per gram. Because they provide equal amounts of energy, you'd think all fats satisfy your appetite in the same way. But they don't.

To get leptin levels up, you need to eat healthful unsaturated fats. You'll find them in nuts, seeds, olives, fish, avocados, and vegetable oils.

And while you're cutting back on hunger-amping sat fat, watch your alcohol intake, too. Alcohol also inhibits leptin.

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