Monday, July 08, 2019 by: Zoey Sky Tags: #nutrition, alternative medicine, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, clean food, dietary fiber, digestion, fermentation, fight obesity, fightobesity, flaxseed, flaxseed fiber, food cures, food is medicine, functional food, goodfood, goodhealth, goodscience, gut bacteria, gut health, gut microbiome, gut microbiota, microbiota, natural cures, natural medicine, nutrients, obesity, prebiotic foods, prevention, research, slender, superfoods, weight control, weight loss, weight maintenance, weight management (Natural News) Flaxseed is a popular superfood because it’s fiber-rich and can help improve your cholesterol levels. According to the results of an animal study, flaxseed can also be used to promote weight loss naturally. The study was published in the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism. It was a collaboration between researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the … [Read more...] about Flaxseeds can help you lose weight: Here’s how
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One of hottest health supplements on the market is MCT oil. It is often used in salad dressing, added to smoothies or ingested directly. Experts say this medium-chain triglyceride oil offers a myriad benefits ranging from weight loss to improving cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients. Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., director of the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine and a 10-time No.1 best-selling New York Times author, says MCT is a type of fatty acid that is derived from coconut oil. He calls MCT a super fuel for your cells, because it burns fat and increases mental clarity. "For many of patients, MCT becomes the little nudge to help you drop those last 10 to 15 stubborn pounds that just won't go away," he says. In a 2013 study at McGill University published in the "Journal of Obesity and Research," researchers found men who ate coconut oil lost more body fat than a second group who ate a diet rich in long-chain triglycerides found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados. Hyman … [Read more...] about This Oil Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep You Healthy
Taking probiotics for your gut health is one thing. But can these teeny-tiny bacteria—found in dietary supplements and fermented foods—help you lose weight, too? They do live in your stomach, after all. Probiotics are live microorganisms that naturally live in your body already, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). “Probiotics are substances that encourage the growth of bacteria, specifically beneficial bacteria, that help to keep intestinal health in balance,” says Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D.N., author of Eating in Color. “A healthy balance of good bacteria in the body may help regulate weight and ward off a range of health issues.”Those other health issues include digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), along with allergic skin diseases like atopic dermatitis, and even the common cold, per the NCCIH. [Build a killer midsection in the kitchen for powerful, effortless miles on the road … [Read more...] about Can Probiotics Really Help You Lose Weight?
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undefined undefinedGetty Images Chia seeds are all over Instagram these days—in everything from puddings to smoothies. With good reason, too. These small black seeds, responsible for a flowering plant in the mint family called salvia hispanica, are a nutritional powerhouse, rich in protein (four grams per one-ounce serving) and omega-3 fatty acids, per the USDA. Plus, the nutrient-rich seed is loaded with 11 grams of fiber per serving, which can help with everything from weight loss to satiety. “Many Americans are falling short of the recommendations for fiber intake, and incorporating chia into snacks and recipes can be one step towards getting more fiber,” says Cara Harbstreet, RD, of Street Smart Nutrition. But can chia seeds really help me lose weight? All that fiber in chia seeds could certainly help. Increased fiber intake can help with weight-loss goals, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine.Chia seeds are also a good source of … [Read more...] about Can Chia Seeds Really Help You Lose Weight?