Recent research from Travis Air Force Base in California indicates there may be very good reason to steer clear of energy drinks. Irrespective of their caffeine, other ingredients in the energy drinks may have deleterious effects on both blood pressure and heart function.
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Eating right should not be complicated. You don’t need to count calories, “net carbs,” glycemic loads, or “points” all day long. With the Pritikin Program, you’ll simply eat and enjoy good food. Learn how easy healthy eating can be.
Is sugar bad for you? A diet high in refined sugar certainly is. But interestingly, for roughly the past 15 years in the U.S., rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes have continued to rise while per capita sugar intake has actually been declining.
The Tsimane people in the Amazon rain forest of Bolivia have recently been found to have the lowest reported levels of heart disease of any population examined to date. Their diet is radically different from industrialized society. Nearly three-quarters of their calories come from carbohydrates, but they’re whole, straight-from-the-earth carbohydrates.
Are avocados healthy? Or is the hype too good to be true? Learn about the health benefits of avocados, how to include them in a healthy diet, and when you should never eat them.
New research on people with type 2 diabetes found lifestyle better than medicine for improving blood glucose. A healthy diet and exercise beat out pills.
The Pritikin Program isn’t just about losing weight. It’s about losing everything else that may be weighing you down, like high blood pressure, high blood sugar, diabetes, and heart problems. It’s about becoming your best and happiest self.
In recent years, the discovery of gut sweet taste receptors in the body have led some to question Splenda’s safety. It appears that Splenda activates these receptors. But would activating them mean anything? Would doing so raise blood sugar?
Freezer aisles are full of ice creams that tout themselves as heart-healthy because they’re dairy-free. But manufacturers are often replacing the dairy with things that have more (yes, more!) artery-clogging saturated fat, like coconut milk. A serving of Coconut Bliss Ice Cream, for example, has as much saturated fat as a Quarter Pounder With Cheese.
“Sometimes it feels like burning, other times it feels like throbbing — throbbing so bad that you can’t think about anything else,” observes a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer. Researchers have not yet pinpointed the exact causes of the disease, but that hasn’t stopped them from looking for ways to eradicate the disease, or at the very least, lessen the pain.
Is coconut oil fattening? How could it not be? Ounce for ounce, there isn’t anything more calorie dense on earth than oils. Olive oil. Corn oil Coconut oil. They’re all packed with calories. One tablespoon of oil is about 120 calories. Now, 120 calories may not seem like much, but adding 120 calories to our…