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Sugar Craving

Apr 21, 2015 - 0 comments

Researchers said physical activity alleviates stress, and stress can encourage overeating! The study had participants
sit or walk for 15 minutes and then had them rate how much they wanted to eat candy. Those who were walking
significantly wanted sweets less than those that just sat. The research said even after the walking the participants
didn't crave the sweets. All the participants were overweight. Then in 2009 they did another study with all the participants being of normal weight and the results were the same.
According to study author Martin Kopp, Ph.D., professor of Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of Innsbruck, physical activity alleviates stress, which can encourage overeating.

Dietary Nitrate and Hypertension ( beetroot juice )

Apr 14, 2015 - 0 comments

http://hyper.ahajournals.org/content/65/2/320.abstract?etoc

Seafood Fraud

Apr 14, 2015 - 0 comments

oceana.org/our-campaigns/seafood_fraud/campaign

Sleep and your brain

Apr 11, 2015 - 0 comments

A study conducted at the University of Rochester Medical Center, researchers discovered that it's during sleep that the brain clears out potential harmful waste that builds up during the day.
As you sleep your brain pumps spinal fluid into the brain to "flush out" waste into the circulatory system and eventually to the liver for removal.  Because this process is very energy intensive, it's difficult for the brain to perform it during the day while already over-active and preoccupied with performing every day tasks.
Instead, researchers found that sleeping brains were able to clear out much more amyloid-beta, the plaque-building protein associated with Alzheimer's disease.
If you want to keep your brain healthy and free of toxins, strive for 7 - 8 hours of sleep each night.