A new breakthrough, long-term diet study was recently published in the American Heart Association Journal Circulation on measuring body fat! This diet study used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology for the first time, measuring changes in body and organ fat during 18 months on a Mediterranean/low-carb diet, with and without moderate physical exercise.
Snacking is a habit we’ve been doing since we were kids, and it follows us into adulthood. We snack at those times when we feel hungry, but not hungry enough for a full meal. But, sometimes our quick ‘snack’ becomes as calorically dense as an entire meal. We tend to forget that a snack should be proportioned as a ‘snack’ and should not become something that fills you up as much as an entire meal.
Brown rice has been a staple of healthy and fitness-conscious diets for years. A new study published by healthybabycereals.org shows that the amount of arsenic contained in rice is staggering, and way above the health limit. While this study was centered around baby cereals— and nearly 105 baby cereals were surveyed – it does point out a very alarming fact.
Eating the right combinations of food after your workout helps ensure your muscles get what they need to recover faster and get you back in the gym sooner. Try these 4 delicious and quick meal combos to maximize recovery and speed up your gains.
The holidays are here! Put up your Christmas tree, hang up your stockings, and get ready for cold nights warmed with hot cocoa and touches of cinnamon. Cinnamon has long been a staple of the holiday season— and now, new studies point to cinnamon being a great fat burner too!
From a basic fundamental standpoint, when you force a muscle to contract against a heavy load, the fibers that make up the skeletal muscle undergo stress and tear— and the primary response is to, in turn, signal protein synthesis. On a slightly deeper level, this activation is controlled by a series of phosphorylation (turning on) of a protein called mechanistic target of rapamycin complex … better known as mTORC.
If you’re experiencing the symptoms of low ‘test levels’ - therapy can be prescribed in the way of patches, gels, injections, and pellets and some pills over the counter.
Over the last decade, researchers have elucidated the fact that in order to speed up one’s metabolic rate, you must eat, not diet. Researchers have also discovered how certain individual foods and combinations can increase your fat-burning potential. One individual macronutrient, namely protein, has been found to substantially raise the metabolic rate and promote fat loss.
Here are 12 tips to keep you from packing on the pounds and help you stay on track this Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season.
Consumer Reports recently surveyed 15 Supplement Ingredients to Avoid. Possible risks include liver damage, heart attack and even cancer! Not only that, if you’re taking prescription medicine, it could interact in a dangerous way that may even lead to death! Of these supplements, one of the most popular is green tea extract.
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