Daily Archives: April 29, 2017

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Carbs

Eating carbs won’t make you fat. Eating too many calories will.

This right here says it all.

I eschewed carbs as much as possible for a long time and only started reincorporating them into my diet plan in the last couple of years.

I still think it pays off to be highly selective.  I avoid sugars and processed carbs and wheat as much as possible and there is a noticeable difference in the way I feel when I splurge on cheat meal.

If low-carb works for you great.  But incorporating moderate carbs into your diet can definitely be beneficial.

Source: Muscle & Fitness

Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer

New research brings some good news for men who like a caffeine kick. Drinking more than three cups of Italian-style coffee daily could more than halve the risk of developing prostate cancer.

The findings come from an analysis of almost 7,000 men from Italy – a country where coffee drinking is a culture

The researchers found that men who consumed at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day were at a 53 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, compared with men who consumed fewer than three cups daily.

Can the news get any better Medical News Today?  First they publish a study on the health benefits of Gin and Tonic prevents asthma and now Coffee helps prevent cancer!  Keep you fingers crossed that they have an ice cream study in the works.

Source: Medical News Today

Tonic water compounds prevent allergic asthma in mice

Asthma affects around 1 in 12 people in the United States, and this number is on the rise. A new study, however, finds that two compounds added to tonic water may be an effective treatment for the disease.

Researchers from the U.S. and Australia reveal how chloroquine and quinine prevented the development of allergic asthma in mice by activating the rodents’ bitter taste receptors

Gin and Tonic – Miracle Cure!

Source: Medical News Today

Gut bacteria tell the brain what animals should eat

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Neuroscientists have, for the first time, shown that gut bacteria “speak” to the brain to control food choices in animals. In a study publishing in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology, researchers identified two species of bacteria that have an impact on animal dietary decisions.

the gut bacteria “seem to induce some metabolic change that acts directly on the brain and the body, which mimics a state of protein satiety,”

Interesting study that may explain why some people seem to crave certain foods while other people have no interest.  This study was on fruit flies and needs a lot more work before it can correlate to humans.  Interesting observation.


Source: Medical News Today