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High-Dose Vitamin D Increases Upper Respiratory Infections        

Jun 17, 2015 - 0 comments

A study among older people found that taking a high dose of vitamin D every 2 months increased the risk of upper respiratory infection by 48% compared to taking low-dose vitamin D daily. Infections lasted two days longer for those taking the high dose versus the low dose.

Homemade Protein Bars

Jun 16, 2015 - 0 comments

www.eatthis.com/homemade-protein-bars-that-boost-energy-and-help-you-lose-weight

Are Heartburn Meds Hurting Your Heart?

Jun 15, 2015 - 0 comments

Are Heartburn Meds Hurting Your Heart?

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0124653

Smoothies For Weight Loss

Jun 13, 2015 - 0 comments

Frozen Bananas, (one medium banana contains only 106 calories) A study found that women who ate a banana twice daily before meals for two months reduced belly bloat by 50 percent. Bananas increase bloat-fighting gut bacteria and they’re packed with potassium, which can reduce water retention. And a good source of fiber, to keep you feeling full.

Tofu, It's loaded with isoflavones, an antioxidant, and is high in fat cutting genistein, a compound that acts directly on obesity genes, helping to turn them off and reduce the storage of body fat.

Blueberries are the best fat loss food you should be eating ( WILD ARE THE BEST). They’ve been shown to switch on the genes that burn belly fat. In an animal study at the University of Michigan, researchers found that rats that ate a blueberry-rich diet for three months had significantly reduced belly fat than the control group.

Cinnamon also contains polyphenols, which have been proven to slim bloated bodies and improve insulin sensitivity. A study published in Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics showed that the consumption of cinnamon led to reduced belly fat in animals. And a series of studies printed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that adding a teaspoon of cinnamon to a carb-heavy meal could help stabilize blood sugar, preventing insulin spikes.

Spinach for a green smoothie. Blenders save the fiber that juicers press out. Spinach is especially powerful when it comes to weight loss. In one Swedish study, 19 overweight women drank a mixture with five grams of spinach extract each morning. After three months, they lost 11 pounds, far more than the control group. The women also reported fewer food cravings, thanks to elevated levels of GLP-1, a physiological regulator of appetite and food intake.

Almonds contain good fats that will fill you up. They contain fat burning compounds that limit the amount of fat absorbed by the body, so some passes through undigested. They’re also high in magnesium and B vitamins, which could lend you more energy to burn at the gym. Almond butters are high in protein, which will make your smoothie more satisfying.

Coconut Oil, Because of its neutral flavor, coconut oil is an ideal mix in for just about any smoothie. Consuming coconut oil reduces abdominal obesity, a study printed in the journal Lipids found. Half of the study participants ate two tablespoons of coconut oil daily; the other half of the group was given soybean oil. Only the coconut-oil group saw their waistlines shrink.

Cayenne smoothies, Capsaicin, the natural compound that gives chili peppers that beautiful burn, has been proven to reduce belly fat, suppress appetite and start the body’s ability to burn food as energy. Daily consumption of capsaicin improved belly-fat loss, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found. This Bloody Mary smoothie, which incorporates spinach and Sriracha, is only 37 calories.