Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cheap Foods To Boost Weight Loss

Chia seeds, almond butter, weird organic greens from a far off region on the globe?  These aren't cheap.  How do you or a client help reach goals when the rising cost of food and 'super foods' seem out of reach?  Remake the old classics.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, a recent study in Nutrition shows that onions may potentially prevent stroke induced brain damage.  Onions have antioxidants may decrease or block the dangerous compounds and act as a protective barrier.

An apple a day.
University of Iowa researchers  found ursolic acid in apples and other fruit that have shown to increase muscle mass and increase levels of brown fat (which burns white fat) in mice.  This research could lead toward a supplement to be effective in humans. 

From The Dairy Queen:
Probiotics found in yogurt, kefir, and cheese may decrease the chance of type 2 Diabetes.  The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had a recent study that showed people who consumed a lot of dairy (these folks also had extra Calcium, Vitamin D, magnesium) and a decrease of 12% reduced risk.  Got Milk?

Still a bit broke?  Stop buying any junk food to begin with.  The Journal of Physiology  reports that sugar can impair the mind.  A group of maze-trained rats ran a lot slower when they had been fed sugar-spiked water daily for 6 weeks.  It was more noticeable in rats that did not have omega-3 fatty acids in their diet either.  
So skip the pop, juice, teas, and other drinks and fill up on walnuts, salmon, and flaxseed to keep your brain in shape.  

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