Intermittent fasting is becoming a popular weight loss dieting strategy. You may have heard that intermittent fasting is a way to manage your weight and prevent, or even reverse, some forms of disease. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? What is intermittent fasting? Intermittent fasting an eating plan that switches between fastingContinue reading “Intermittent fasting: is it worth the hype?”
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Handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away!
New research released this month found that eating a handful of nuts every day cuts the risk of a wide range of illnesses. Researchers at the Imperial College of London and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology concluded that people who eat around 20g (around a handful) of nuts on a daily basis haveContinue reading “Handful of nuts a day keeps the doctor away!”
Coffee + fast food = bad for blood sugar levels
Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but drinking coffee along with it is even worse, according to a recent University of Guelph study. The study finds that a healthy person’s blood sugar levels not only spike after eating a high-fat meal, but that the spike doubles after having both aContinue reading “Coffee + fast food = bad for blood sugar levels”
The walnut: best nut for your heart!
Walnuts are apparently the best nuts to prevent heart disease, according to the latest research presented at the 241st national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, California. Eating seven walnuts a day could also help cut the risk of some cancers and type 2 diabetes. Containing antioxidants up to 15 times more potentContinue reading “The walnut: best nut for your heart!”
“Help! I’m overweight- but I don’t eat much!”
Whenever I hear this statement in my office, I first ask for a detailed 24-hour diet recall. Some people may not be consciously aware of how much they eat, so it’s a good idea to recall what’s actually been consumed (e.g. “Let’s see. I had coffee this morning. I only had a chicken salad for lunch. I had some Häagen–DazsContinue reading ““Help! I’m overweight- but I don’t eat much!””