Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cookies

Preheat oven 350 Ingredients: -1 egg -1 cup natural, low sugar peanut butter -1/2 cup whey protein, unflavored -3T unsweetened cocoa -1 tsp vanilla -1/2 erythritol (add as much or as little as you need to get batter dough consistency) -Mix all ingredients together in mixer. -Using small cookie scoop, scoop onto parchment lined cookie […]

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Weight Loss is Harder for Obese

The fat of obese people becomes distressed, scarred and inflamed, which can make weight loss more difficult, research at the University of Exeter has found. An analysis of the health of adipose (fat) tissue in overweight people found that their fat can cease to cope as it increases in size and becomes suffocated by its […]

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What Lack of Sleep Does to Your Body

If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know how you’ll feel the next day — tired, cranky, and out of sorts. But missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more than make you feel groggy and grumpy. The long term effects of sleep deprivation are […]

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The Truth About Fat

National dietary guidelines were introduced in 1977 and 1983, by the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) governments respectively. The two specific guidelines introduced were for people to consume no more than 30% of total calories as dietary fat and no more than 10% of calories as saturated fat. It was believed at the […]

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Emotional Eating Triggers and Strategies for Control

When you understand how surrounded we are by messages connecting emotions to food—from ads conflating candy with fun to the rom-com pint of breakup ice cream to the lessons we learn within our families—it makes sense that many of us eat emotionally. This is nothing to feel ashamed of. It’s very normal to overeat or […]

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The Effects of Long-Term Ubiquinol Intake on Improving the Quality of Life of Community Residents

Ubiquinol is widely used as an anti-aging supplement. In this study, we evaluated the effects of long-term ubiquinol intake on improving or maintaining the quality of life (QOL) of community residents. Methods: 124 adult (aged 22-86) residents (36 male, 88 female) participated in this trial. Each consumed 100-120 mg of ubiquinol per day for 6 months […]

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid as a Dietary Supplement

Alpha-lipoic acid (LA) has become a common ingredient in multivitamin formulas, anti-aging supplements, and even pet food. It is well-defined as a therapy for preventing diabetic polyneuropathies, and scavenges free radicals, chelates metals, and restores intracellular glutathione levels which otherwise decline with age. How do the biochemical properties of LA relate to its biological effects? […]

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Health Benefits of Nut Consumption

Nuts (tree nuts and peanuts) are nutrient dense foods with complex matrices rich in unsaturated fatty and other bioactive compounds: high-quality vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds. By virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes. Epidemiologic studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of […]

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How Sugar Affects the Brain

When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine — an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets […]

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Walking and Diabetes

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, especially in the U.S., and is classified mainly into type 1 and type 2. Although type 2 diabetes constitutes ∼90% of the population burden of diabetes and is classically associated with a BMI that is >27 kg/m2, modern society and improvements in multiple technologies have transformed type 1 diabetes into […]

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