Thursday, February 21, 2013

Diabetes and Lycopene

Diabetes is powerfully driven by oxidation and inflammation. Diabetes may be able to protect themselves by increasing their lycopene intake; studies show that high consumption of tomato products can improve resistance to oxidation in people with 
type II diabetes. Diabetics with the highest blood lycopene levels also have a greater glucose tolerance than do those with lower lycopene levels. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Protect Yourself Against Food

Heavily cooked foods inflict massive damage to the genes. According to the University of Minnesota women who ate overcooked hamburgers had a 50% greater risk of breast cancer than women who ate rare or medium hamburger. An Iowa Women's Health Study found that women who consistently eat well-done steak, hamburgers, and bacon have a 4.62 fold increased risk of breast cancer.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cooking for Health

How food is cooked has a lot to do with whether it prevents or causes disease. An example is fish. People who eat fish have fewer heart attacks. People who eat more fried fish have higher increases of heart disease. Depending on the cooking method, the same food can either accelerate obesity or aid in weight loss. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Lose More Weight

Women taking multivitamins were less hungry while losing weight on a diet and exercise program, and men on the program lost more weight with multivitamins, according to a Canadian study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers noted that nutrient deficiencies may interfere with hormones that normally turn off hunger during and after meals, and multivitamins can correct the problem.