We all know to go easy on the sweet stuff, but what actually happens to your system when you indulge? Here, eight ways sugar affects your body.
8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Eat Sugar
Meet Leptin – The “Master” Hormone That Regulates Body Weight
Many people falsely believe that weight gain (and loss) is all about calories and willpower. However, modern obesity research disagrees… and scientists are increasingly pointing their fingers at a hormone called leptin. Being resistant to this hormone’s effects (called leptin resistance) is now believed to be the leading driver of fat gain in humans.
Is Meat Glue Sabotaging Your Gluten Free Diet Improvements?
Do you find yourself at the grocery store staring at different cuts of meat trying to find the perfect piece to buy? You look at the color, marbling, and for the overall freshness of the meat. Little do you know; the meat industry could be using a pink slime meat glue enzyme to create that perfect piece of meat. This enzyme is called microbial transglutaminase, and it has been used secretly by the food industry for decades. Although this enzyme is technically gluten free, it has been shown to create intestinal damage that can mimic celiac disease (CD)
Plant-based diets good for healthy weight loss
If you’ve resolved to eat healthy and lose weight in 2017, a new report suggests the DASH diet may be your best bet.
For the seventh year in a row, U.S. News & World Report has named the plant-based eating plan as the best choice overall, followed by the Mediterranean diet, up from fourth place last year. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, but its benefits go beyond preventing high blood pressure, the report found.
The 10 Reasons You STILL Can’t Lose Weight
The truth is that weight loss goes far beyond diet, exercise, and willpower. And research now confirms that lasting weight loss, good overall health, and the current obesity epidemic involve an unexpected web of complex factors and root causes.
Love Cheese? On a Diet? Make Your Own Ricotta!
Ricotta, it’s not just for calorie-laden lasagna anymore. This soft, mild cheese has more to offer than you may think. Much more — particularly if you’re trying to lose weight.
Hold up, you’re probably thinking. Cheese? Good for weight loss?
Well, yes — but before you go on a total Brie bender, let’s be clear: We’re talking about ricotta cheese here.