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Reduce your cardiovascular risk with the right fat

Common opinion goes like this: fat creates heart disease. New research is questioning that assumption and proving the opposite, that fat can be heart protective. The research reviewed is one of these studies.

7447 participants were assigned to one of three diets:

Improve Your Glucose Control with Green Tea

Don’t risk poor health! Increased inflammation is a risk factor for all chronic diseases. Poor glucose control is tissue destructive and will increase low grade inflammation. You need to improve your insulin sensitivity to increase glucose control.

If you want to feel great and function well, you need to do all [...]

High blood levels of omega 3 = Low incidence of mini strokes

Many studies rely on food questionnaires to calculate omega 3 fatty acid intake, but questionnaires can never be as accurate as a blood test. The reviewed research is especially interesting. Not only were blood levels of omega 3 fatty acid measured: 3660 participants also had MRI scans of their brains at the start [...]

Memory and the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has proven to be beneficial for the prevention of several common chronic diseases. The research reviewed investigated the link between cognition/dementia, and how well the participants followed a Mediterranean diet. (Lourida I, et.al.,2013).

Information from eleven observational studies and one randomized controlled study were analyzed. Results suggested that consistent adherence [...]

Enjoy your snacking with no weight gain

Ever wonder what to eat if you get hungry between meals? The reviewed research investigated the response to almonds not only as a snack, but also when eaten with a meal (Tan SY, Mattes RD, 2013).

The study went on for 4 weeks. The participants with an increased risk for type 2 [...]

Depression, inflammation and oxidative stress

Research has indicated that inflammation is one of the reasons for depression. The reviewed study is especially interesting since biomarkers of both inflammation and oxidative stress were measured in the 80 participants diagnosed with depression and also in the control group (Baek D., Park Y., 2013).