People consuming the Mediterranean diet— high in olive oil, lean meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, and red wine— live longer and have a reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer, and less blood vessel inflammation.
Chromium, magnesium, zinc and selenium are involved in more than 300 metabolic reactions. They help block the destructive effects of free radicals, promote protein synthesis, help regulate energy production and storage, preserve genetic material (i.e., DNA and RNA) and protect the mitochondria— the cells’ energy centers.
Caloric restriction is the most efficient way to lose body fat. However, typically reported with weight loss is the undesirable loss of muscle primarily due to the increase in catabolic degradation of muscle protein during muscle protein turnover.
Eating a modified Paleolithic diet may very well be the key to reducing many of the chronic illnesses and diseases of the 20th century, including obesity, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Your father told you to eat broccoli because it puts hair on your chest. While you might not want a hairy chest, you should be interested in preventing cancer.
Pycnogenol studies show that the supplement might be useful for treating menstrual cramps, erectile dysfunction and muscle cramps.
In the never-ending quest for washboard abs, pecs that will stretch a T-shirt, tight tummies and buns, quads/hams that will make it not so embarrassing to wear shorts, we all want to know the diet and supplement secrets to achieve this elusive state of body.
Are you addicted to sugar? Not the biggest deal – or is it? Sugar has been proven to be more addicting than marijuana, fat, salt, and caffeine combined – plus your body actually needs it. Yes that’s right, it needs it – it’s just the surplus portions that you need to manage.
Have you ever heard of dietary fibers? Could you have ever imagined that not eating enough dietary fibers could cause many diseases including bowel cancer? Well, chances are you never took dietary fibers seriously, or perhaps you even neglected them completely.
Tyrosine is an important amino acid used to synthesize neurotransmitters such as epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine. Higher levels of these important hormones give athletes the “will to win.”