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Top Ten Nuts To Eat

Top 10 Nuts to Eat

Nuts are high in protein and ‘good’ fats that reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Here are the specific benefits of commonly sourced nuts which should be included in your daily diet. Macadamia – High in monounsaturated fat, which also makes them high in calories. Macadamias are a great source of protein, calcium, potassium and dietary fibre and are low in sodium. Pecan – Pecans are a good source of thiamin, magnesium, iron, zinc and vitamin E. They also contain fibre and anti-antioxidants. Hazelnut – Hazelnuts contain Tontain, the plant enzyme, which helps to lower cholesterol. Hazelnuts have… read more

The Third Fiber – The Healthy Starch

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Despite its name, Resistant Starch performs in a similar nature to both soluble and insoluble fiber. Some even classify it as third type of fiber. Although it is indeed a starch, resistant starch (RS) cannot be fully broken down and absorbed. This creates unique health benefits, including improved digestion, lower rates of insulin release, lower levels of blood cholesterol and fat, and improved weight management. There are four known types of resistant starch. The first type, “physically inaccessible”, is unable to be broken down and digested. It is found in beans, seeds, and whole or partially milled grains. Physical inaccessibility is… read more

Garlic and Weight Loss

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Garlic is a health-promoting superfood that helps to protect against cancer and heart disease. It also has antibacterial and antiviral properties, which means that consuming it regularly may reduce the risk of suffering colds and flus. In addition, new research suggests that garlic may provide weight loss benefits. Korean researchers spent eight weeks fattening up a group of mice, after which they continued to provide a fattening diet but supplemented it with garlic for seven additional weeks. Both fat and overall body weight were reduced among the garlic-eating mice, along with the negative health impacts of the fattening diet (Sass,… read more

The Recommended Intake

Fruit and vegetables

Nutritionists recommend eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day, but most people fall far short of this goal. A serving is: One medium-sized whole fruit One cup of raw leafy vegetables Three-quarters of a cup of vegetable or fruit juice (100% juice) Half a cup of cooked, canned, or frozen produce One-quarter of a cup of dried fruit Eating five fruits or vegetables per day significantly reduces your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, cataracts, osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and obesity, so it’s worth getting into this habit. Here are some easy ways to… read more