Saturday, November 19, 2011

Eat Protein to Avoid Unhealthy Foods

Protein is a powerful nutrient. It makes sure your body doesn't eat its own muscle for lunch, it takes longer to digest, occupying your digestive tract and making you feel full longer. You don't have to cook a chicken breast. Whey protein powder has been shown to keep levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, low while boosting levels of another hormone called cholecystokinin, which makes you feel full.

1 comment:

  1. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This old saying could hardly ring more true today, as Americans are finally beginning to realize the critical health benefits of a diet rich in dietary fiber.

    In fact, a diet high in fiber can be convenient and tasty – as easy a bowl of bran cereal topped with berries…or as exotic as, say, conchiglie with artichoke sauce, a simple pasta recipe that contains nearly 20 grams of fiber in one serving. There are no limitations.

    Now, however…recent studies are bringing the benefits of fiber back to the forefront. Realizing the benefits of this essential nutrient, the American FDA has permitted product labels to carry health claims that oatmeal and oat cereals may reduce the risk of heart disease – as part of a diet low in fat and cholesterol. But high fiber isn’t just limited to oats any more. Those looking to begin a healthy diet rich in fiber are encouraged to get their daily dose from a variety of sources. And don’t worry, there are plenty to choose from.

    Great post, do you mind if I re-blog this (with full attribution and linking)? I really want to share it with my readers, they would find it very useful.

    high fiber