Daily Archives: October 22, 2012

Eat slowly!

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Eat slowly! – A study presented at the International Congress of Endocrinology showed that the hurried eater is twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes. It also helps you to stay slim- check out this interesting article… http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/food+diet/diets/eat+slowly+to+stay+slim,18587

Vitamin D

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A few quick notes about Vitamin D, a fat soluble steroid vitamin of which there are 5 forms but  the major ones are D2- cholecalciferol and D3- ergocalciferol. It is obtained from the diet and also from sun -exposure (made from cholesterol)  In the liver, it is converted to calcidiol (this is what is measured […]

Nuts

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Current recommendations are to consume a serve of nuts, 30g on a regular basis. Large epidemiological studies have shown that this reduces the risk of heart disease by 30-50% and diabetes by 27%. Almonds significantly lowered LDL-cholesterol (the “bad” one) and total cholesterol, although HDL-cholesterol remained the same. In fact, studies have shown that for every […]

Health benefits of coconut oil

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Coconut oil has surprisingly variable health benefits…   Weight control Reduces abdominal obesity– A study in 2009  found a correlation between consumption of coconut oil and  weight loss in women (Try adding one teaspoon to your diet and gradually work your way up to four teaspoons per day) Increases  metabolism–  Journal of Nutrition study – participants who consumed two […]

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