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Walnuts May Control Your Mind To Help Lose Weight

Walnuts May Control Your Mind To Help Lose Weight

No nut is going to control me, you may say. You are your own person. You eat what you want, when you want. But science may say otherwise about walnuts. What is up with deez nuts? Five researchers from the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston (Olivia M. Farr Ph.D., Dario Tuccinardi M.D., Jagriti Upadhyay M.D., Sabrina M. Oussaada, and Christos S. Mantzoros M.D., D.Sc., Ph.D.) conducted a study published in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism. The researchers first randomly…

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A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

Relaxnews    Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Results of a study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of those at high risk of developing diabetes lowered cholesterol and improved blood vessel cell wall function while also boosting overall quality of diet. Researchers followed 31 women and 81 men, all varying in age between 25 and 75, and all at a high risk of developing diabetes. Participants were in two…

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5 Reasons To Eat A Handful Of Walnuts A Day

5 Reasons To Eat A Handful Of Walnuts A Day

By Diana Kelly And Sarah Klein      January 6, 2016 Serious snackers know there’s nothing like a good nut, and science agrees: Adding walnuts to your diet—even just a handful—has a whole host of benefits. They can lower your cholesterol. About a handful of walnuts, or 2 ounces, was linked to lowering total cholesterol numbers and LDL or “bad” cholesterol as well as improved blood vessel cell wall function in a recent study of 112 people between the ages…

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A Handful of This Everyday Food Improves Memory, Concentration And Processing Speed

A Handful of This Everyday Food Improves Memory, Concentration And Processing Speed

Just 13 grams of this regular food improves brain function across the ages. Eating a handful of walnuts each day may help improve memory, concentration and the speed at which the brain processes information, a new study finds. No matter what people’s age, gender or ethnicity, adults who ate walnuts had greater cognitive function, the research found. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, is the first in humans to show that walnuts may have a…

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Omega 3s for Weight Loss: Timing is Everything

Omega 3s for Weight Loss: Timing is Everything

Michelle Schoffro Cook      January 17, 2014 You’ve probably heard that Omega 3 fatty acids are good for you. You may even know they help with weight loss. But, timing when you ingest them plays a huge role in how much fat you’ll burn or whether you’ll burn fat at all. When researching my book 60 Seconds to Slim, I discovered that when people take Omega 3 fatty acids, or ingest them from food sources, plays a significant role in whether…

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Top 10 Brain Foods

Top 10 Brain Foods

by Daily Health Post on March 22, 2013Boost your brain power and keep your cognitive processes running smoothly into old age with these top ten brain foods.1. Olive OilDrizzling your salad with olive oil or using it to sauté veggies may help preserve your brain’s overall health and function as you age. A 2010 study found that diets rich in monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, can improve scores on test of overall cognitive function as well as verbal memory.2….

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5 Foods to Make You Happy (Hint: Omega-3s)

5 Foods to Make You Happy (Hint: Omega-3s)

By Sherry Guastini   June 13, 2012 Do you ever feel depressed or disconnected from your daily life, as if you’re just going through the motions? Are your relationships suffering because you feel numb and joyless? Do you forget appointments or events and then wonder why? Do you have a child who seems to cry easily, feel sad a lot or just seems withdrawn? If so, you are not alone. Depression rates in the U.S. “have roughly tripled over two decades,”…

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The Five Healthiest Nuts

The Five Healthiest Nuts

By Julie O’HaraPISTACHIOS1 OZ./49 NUTS158 calories, 13 g fat 3 g fiberPistachios are high in cholesterol-lowering plant sterols and have more potassium than most nuts (291 mg per ounce).ALMONDS1 OZ./23 NUTS163 calories, 14 g fat, 4 g fiberOne ounce provides half your daily vitamin E—more than any other nut. It also supplies 8 percent of your daily calcium needs.HAZELNUTS1 OZ./21 NUTS178 calories, 17 g fat, 3 g fiberThese are rich in iron and proanthocyanidins, antioxidants that strengthen blood vessels and…

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What to Eat to Help You Sleep

What to Eat to Help You Sleep

February 21, 2013    by David Grotto, RD, author of The Best Things You Can Eat The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now considers our lack of sleep a “public health epidemic.” Currently, Americans spend more than $84 million on over-the-counter sleep aids each year, leaving many searching for natural, cost-effective ways to help manage their sleep deficit. So, what’s keeping everybody up? Lack of sleep can be influenced by many factors, from medical illness to side effects…

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Top 10 Brain Foods

Top 10 Brain Foods

by Fiora Stevens on March 22, 2013Boost your brain power and keep your cognitive processes running smoothly into old age with these top ten brain foods.1. Olive OilDrizzling your salad with olive oil or using it to sauté veggies may help preserve your brain’s overall health and function as you age. A 2010 study found that diets rich in monounsaturated fats, found in olive oil, can improve scores on test of overall cognitive function as well as verbal memory.2. AvocadosLike…

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