Tag Archives: weight loss

Drinking Water and Losing Weight

We all know that water is essential for life. Unfortunately, the modern life style has deprioritized the importance of water to such a nonexistence that heavily sugared and artificially flavored soft drinks are synonymous to water. If you need a reason to quit soft drinks, here it is: drinking plain water leads to weight loss […]

6 Seriously-Incredible Benefits Of Almonds

Guest blog by Ashley Halsey Did you almond is a super-nut? No, really! Not only are almonds a tasty treat, but they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, fibers, and other important substances which promote a healthy life.  Here are 6 benefits that come from almonds, and why you should add them to your diet […]

The bubbles in carbonated drink increase the hunger hormone

Sodas are a staple food of modern life. They are basically carbonated sugar water. We know that water is good but too much sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup in sodas, is bad for you. What about carbonation, i.e. those cool frizzling bubbles that are so tempting in TV ads? It turns out that the […]

Want to lose weight? Don’t eat before exercising

Those who exercise to lose weight often wonder whether it’s better to eat or fast before a workout. The short answer is that — to lose weight, don’t eat before exercising. A study published in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism is the first of its kind to show the effects of […]

Fight chronic inflammation with food

Inflammation occurs naturally in the body, but when it goes wrong or goes on too long, it can trigger disease processes. Uncontrolled inflammation plays a role in many diseases, including accelerated aging, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Researches have shown that low grade persistent inflammation is a hallmark of metabolism syndrome. A study […]

Caffeine could offset health risks from a high-fat high-sugar diet

A group from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) reported that caffeine may offset some of the negative effects of high fat diet by reducing the storage of lipids in fat cells, limiting weight gain and controlling the production of triglycerides.  The study was published in the Journal of Functional Foods. The study exploring the effect […]

Exercise not only makes you stronger, it makes you smarter too

Exercise not only makes you stronger, it makes you smarter too

Obesity may lead to poor sleep quality

A growing body of research has shown the link between obesity and sleep loss.  However, it was unclear the “chicken and egg” relationship between the two – does sleep loss result in weight gain, or does weight gain lead to poor sleep quality? A study in PLOS Biology suggested that it is not the sleep loss that leads […]

Jogging and walking are among the best exercises to keep off weight gain

Obesity is a serious public health challenge in modern society leading to many metabolic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.  Extensive researches have shown that obesity results from interactions between lifestyle and a person’s genetics.  Specifically, certain individuals are predisposed to be gain weight due to their “obesity gene.”  To combat obesity, doctors often recommend exercise, but […]

Breakfast plus no late-night snacks reduce weight gain

It may sound like a common sense – the balance between weight gain and weight loss is predominantly determined by what you eat, how much you eat, and by how much exercise you get.  A research from Vanderbilt University published in the open-access journal PLOS Biology showed that another important factor is often neglected – the study shows […]