19 September 2019 | Editor
In a survey, participants who took fish oil, and took moderate exercise for 45 minutes three times per week, but did not change their normal eating habits, lost an average of 4.5lb over three months.
Lead researcher Alison Hill, an honors student in the School of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia, observed 68 overweight and obese study participants with high blood pressure and high cholesterol and divided them into four separate groups for a period of 3 months:
Group 1 - Small doses of tuna fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids)
Group 2 - Sunflower oil (much lower in omega-3 fatty acids)
Group 3 - Small doses of tuna fish oil, PLUS 3 x 45 mins. exercise a week
Group 4 - Sunflower oil, PLUS 3 x 45 mins. exercise a week
30 August 2018 | Editor
Of the different food types we eat, sugar is the simplest for the body to create energy from. So it’s logical to think that a sugary snack is the quick fix solution when you’re feeling tired.
But the reality is that high blood sugar leads to you feeling less energised, as well as increasing your chance of weight gain, aging your body’s cells and causing medical conditions like diabetes. Let’s look at why.
27 June 2017 | Editor
Health bloggers and clean-eating advocates frequently extol the benefits of quitting sugar - but is it actually desirable and what are the actual benefits of limiting the amount of sugar you eat?
Entirely eradicating all sugar from your diet would be extremely difficult. You can ditch fizzy drinks, cakes and stop adding sugar to your tea, but as long as you've still got bread, milk, fruit ready meals, condiments, and a thousand other innocuous-looking foods in your shopping basket, you'll still be consuming sugar.
16 April 2016 | Editor
A review of studies on acne and diet over the last 40 years has revealed a connection between acne and diets with a high glycaemic load (GL).
High glycaemic load foods are those which trigger a sugar rush, which stimulates insulin activity in the blood. Insulin helps the body to balance blood sugar levels, but also increases sebum production in the skin
14 April 2016 | Editor
The recent news story calling for fruit juice not to be included as part of the recommended ‘5-a’day’ follows calls earlier this year by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) for the average intake of sugar to be halved in order to reduce rising levels of obesity.
12 April 2016 | Editor
Using prebiotics alongside probiotics as part of a weight management programme can enhance weight loss and lipid profiles according to new research from Turkey.
13 November 2015 | Editor
To lose weight you can either decide to increase your energy output through exercise, or to reduce your calorie intake - best of all, of course, is to do both. When your energy output exceeds your calorie intake your body starts to burn fat to make up the energy it needs. A good rule of thumb to remember is that each pound of fat you burn will give you the equivalent of 3,500 calories of energy.