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Avocados are an amazing food. But until recently, you’d never know it. Avocados were almost a casualty of the fat-phobia that swept the nation back in the 80’s. That fat-phobia has not yet died its much-deserved death, but there are promising signs that it’s sputtering out. Which is good news for those of us trying to redeem the reputation of this (and other) glorious high-fat foods that are really, really good for your health. Here’s why avocados deserve to reclaim their place at the top of the pantheon of superfoods… Incoming search terms:Avocados:ThePerfectFuelforyourFat-BurningMetabolism|NaturalHealthSherpa com (25)aboutvbb (1)
Continue reading Avocados: The Perfect Fuel for your Fat-Burning Metabolism
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Imagine a plant-based product that can absorb more than 200 times its weight in water, forming a thick, glob of gel. Sound like something out of a science fiction film? Maybe. But this goo could have very real benefits for human health. Just think: That gel-like substance might very well help lower cholesterol and blood sugar, keep your digestive system running smoothly – and may even help you lose weight. No, this is no futuristic fiction. In fact, this fantastic remedy is as close as your local supermarket.
Continue reading Glucomannan: Can Nature’s “Skinny Sponge” Soak up the Fat?
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Imagine if Indiana Jones or Lara Croft went in search of Egyptian treasures – and returned bearing not a golden artifact but a simple dried plant seed… It sounds like a comedy skit, but the truth is that this tiny treasure might be even more valuable than precious metals and jewels. In fact, this little seed with roots in the ancient world claims to offer big benefits for a modern epidemic. The disease I’m talking about is diabetes, a disorder that affects nearly 26 million Americans and growing. The plant? Well, that’s called fenugreek. And while more research is needed, […]
Continue reading Fenugreek: Could This Ancient Plant Cure a Modern Disease?
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Triglycerides are the most abundant fat molecules in the body. They occur naturally in foods and are also produced by the liver from carbohydrates that are not immediately used for energy, thus serving as a form of energy storage. When found in high levels in the blood, triglycerides can increase one’s risk for acute pancreatitis, diabetes and heart disease. Elevated triglyceride levels are common among alcoholics, diabetics, and obese individuals. Treatment for hypertriglyceridemia (high serum triglyceride levels) usually includes dietary modifications and exercise. A recent study at Kyoto Prefectural University, Kyoto, Japan demonstrated that even light exercise in the form […]
Continue reading Light Exercise after Meals Reduces Triglyceride Levels
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