• Healthy eating,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips

    There is more to exercise that what you may know

    Exercise has more influence in giving you a healthy living lifestyle Do You Know All the Benefits of Exercise? How sad that we’ve learned to associate exercise almost exclusively with weight loss. Sure, we may know in a vague way that it promotes a better quality of life or helps prevent cancer or heart disease. The truth is that exercise can help improve not only whatever ails us, but contribute to longevity as well. So say the experts in “The new science of exercise” by Mandy Oaklander (Time, 9/12/16, pp 54-60). The good news is that, though the recommendation still stays at “150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise weekly and…

  • Diabetes,  Healthy eating,  Healthy living

    Exercise can lead to diabetes

    Diabetics could be a results of less fat Burning more fat, less glucose could lead to diabetes, mouse models indicate Making muscles burn more fat and less glucose can increase exercise endurance, but could simultaneously cause diabetes, says a team of scientists from Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions. Mouse muscles use glucose (carbohydrate) as fuel when the animals are awake and active and switch to fat (lipid) when they are asleep. The team discovered that disrupting this natural cycle may lead to diabetes but, surprisingly, also can enhance exercise endurance. The switch is controlled by a molecule called histone deacetylase 3, or HDAC3. This finding opens the possibility…

  • Healthy eating,  Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips,  Treats,  vegan

    The best treat for those Vegans!!!

    Vegans can also spoil themselves in a healthy way by tying A Salted Caramel Truffles It’s Settled: This is the Best Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles Recipe (Only 4 Ingredients!) by Karrisa Bowers These vegan salted caramel truffles are little bites of heaven. A chocolate coating encases a rich and gooey caramel filling. Specks of sea salt add savory notes that provide a delicious juxtaposition to the sweet flavors. The rich and decadent flavors of these salted caramel truffles are certain to leave you swooning. While there might be quite a few recipes for vegan salted caramel truffles, this one is truly the best. It only requires four ingredients and four steps…

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    How to make your kids to naturally eat the greens (fruits and veggies)

    A healthier way for kids to eat fruits and veggies Getting kids to eat veggies when there’s no time for family meals    By Lisa Rapaport Eating meals as a family is a proven way to get kids to follow healthier diets, but there are other tricks parents can try when there’s no way to get everyone around the same table, a recent study suggests. In homes where family meals were rare, children ate more fruits and vegetables when these items were readily available and they routinely saw parents consume them too, the survey of about 2,500 teens in Minnesota found. “Interestingly, we found that in the absence of regular…

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    The world is starting to look at plant based diet as the future

    Plant based food is the future 5 Nutrition Trends You Should Follow in 2017 Jumping on board the plant-based bandwagon has never been tastier. Tons of trendy new foods are hitting store shelves this year – from seaweed snacks to animal-free “meat” and “dairy” products to fungi edibles. Most of these buzzy bites are focused on one central theme: plant-based everything. That’s because more and more people are seeking out foods that are kinder, greener and healthier. Good for them! Ready to jump on the bandwagon? Here are five healthy eating trends to sink your teeth into in the new year: 1. Seaweed Meet the new super veggie that’s making…

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    Old wheat could preserve lives

    Healthy old wheat may have benefits Farro: An Ancient Wheat for Modern Meals The word “farro” refers to three types of ancient wheat: einkorn (farro piccolo), emmer (farro medio) and spelt (farro grande). Technically speaking, emmer is the true farro. Enjoyed by Italians for centuries — it provided sustenance for the Roman legions around the turn of the first millennium — wild emmer dates back about 20,000 years and was first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent. Emmer and other forms of ancient wheat began to fall out of favor in the 1960s as modern bread wheat became predominant, but the 1990s heralded a resurgence of ancient grains in Europe and…

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    Carbs are the culprit for a healthier you, not fats

    Healthy eating involves a decrease in carbs Low-carb diets may be more effective than low-fat diets Research analysis shows low-carb diets may be more effective in the short term for weight loss than low-fat diets     CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) — Low-carb diets such as the Atkins, South Beach and Paleo diets may be more effective for weight loss than low-fat diets, according a recent report. An article published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association reported a slight advantage of low-carb diets at reducing weight over low-fat diets and that low-carb diets are relatively safe in the short term. Doctors from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona analyzed…

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    Why exercise is important during holidays

    Healthy living is important during holidays Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays    Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends and the media. But an equally important reason to exercise every day is related to blood pressure, not waistline. As a physiologist who has studied exercise and health for over 20 years, I can tell you that exercise lowers blood pressure – and does so right…

  • Healthy living,  healthy wellbeing tips,  Positivity

    The way to a happy life is true relationships

    Healthy living is not measured to how much wealth you have but rather how much well being you have Mental health and relationships ‘key to happiness’ Good mental health and having a partner makes people happier than doubling their income, a new study has found. The research by the London School of Economics looked at responses from 200,000 people on how different factors impacted their wellbeing. Suffering from depression or anxiety hit individuals hardest, whilst being in a relationship saw the biggest increase in their happiness. The study’s co-author said the findings demanded “a new role from the state”. The study was based on several international surveys from around the…

  • Diabetes,  Healthy living

    Height thought to affect your risk of diabetes

    Healthy living can be affected by your height Short stature predicts beta-cell function, type 2 diabetes, CVD risk in men In Finnish men, greater adult height was associated with decreased 2-hour glucose levels and decreased risks for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to findings from a population-based study. “Beta-cell dysfunction in shorter subjects could possibly result in higher glucose levels followed by several downstream pathologic effects leading to a greater risk of type 2 diabetes and [CVD],” Jagadish Vangipurapu, PhD, of the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues wrote. “Future mechanistic studies investigating the pancreatic beta-cell function with respect to height might…