Tag: nutrition

  • Diets High in Fructose Lead to Overeating

    Scientists have shown, using imaging tests, that fructose can trigger brain changes that lead to overeating. They found that after drinking a fructose beverage, the brain doesn’t register the fullness feeling as it does when simple glucose is consumed. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Lower Mortality Risk for Overweight People

    A new report on nearly three million people found that people whose BMI ranked them as overweight had less risk of dying than people of normal weight. Obese people had the greater mortality risk over all, but those at the lowest obesity level, a BMI of 30 to 34.9, were not more likely to die…

  • Genetically Modified Tomatoes Counteract Heart Disease

    Researchers have developed a genetically modified tomato that produces a certain peptide which will lower the plaque buildup in the arteries of mice. This could also work in humans. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Daily Multivitamin Usage Cut Cancer Risk By 8% in Men

    A new study following men has shown that taking multivitamins daily reduced the total risk of cancer by 8%. The study used Centrum Silver multivitamin, and included nearly 15,000 male doctors older than 50 and followed them for up to 13 years. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • Consuming Fruits & Vegetables Improves Psychological Well-Being

    The World Health Organization recommends five servings of fruits and vegetable every day to keep the human body healthy, but how much is needed to keep your mind happy? That’s the question that researchers pursued in a new study. Read more @ SciTechDaily

  • A Year Without Sugar

    Well, technically that’s not true. I have been eating sugar, sometimes in the form of chocolate and cookies, but I have completely stopped using sugar in my hot drinks, mainly tea and coffee. It’s allowed me to refine my taste buds and realize that sugar just masked some of the neat things that you can…

  • Rest Days

    I’ve got problems sleeping without an AC in Taipei. It gets so hot at night that I have trouble sleeping, ever since our bedroom AC broke down. We still have our main unit in the living room, but it’s not the same. Also, the drone of the AC was nice since it drowned out other…

  • My Comment To Leana

    Hi, I do a lot of fruits. I squeeze my own OJ out of oranges in the morning and for supper. Takes 6 to make 500cc, that’s pretty energy dense. I’ve almost gone off cooked food, and I’m sticking to a raw food diet. No breads, no pasta, no rice. I munch on veggies, ham,…