Monday, December 9, 2013
New weight loss research isn’t just looking at how many calories people eat and burn, their genes and how many hours of sleep they obtain at night, but at the microbes in their gut. New evidence suggests that certain microbes help you digest more fiber and can give off more short chain fatty acids which cause less fat to accumulate in fat cells, boost calorie burning and increase satiety hormones. Eating healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and yogurts, encourage the growth of microbes associated with leanness.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Getting bored of white and brown rice? There are many varieties of rice available to try; Arborio, basmati, black, sweet, jasmine, jade, red or wild rice.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Cooking pasta? After placing it in boiling water, make sure to stir it for the first 30 seconds as this is when the starch is released and it can stick together.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Did you know that obesity may be associated with hearing loss? Extra pounds and inactivity may constrict tiny arteries that supply blood to the inner ear which can damage cells that convert sound vibrations into nerve impulses.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Looking for a breakfast that will keep you feeling full? Try oatmeal. The beta-glucan, a viscous, gummy fiber in oatmeal, keeps you feeling full much longer than low fiber cereals like Cheerios or Rice Krispies.