Shades of Alice in Wonderland! A new study demonstrates that mushrooms may have near magical powers in making your body feel as full as if you had consumed meat – when protein levels are matched. This could be really good news for anyone who feels concerned about reducing his saturated fat consumption from red meats.
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then mushrooms may be one of the most imperative ingredients. A new study on satiety published in the October issue of the journal Appetite indicates that eating a mushroom-rich breakfast may result in less hunger and a greater feeling of fullness after the mushroom breakfast compared to the meat breakfast.
“Previous studies on mushrooms suggest that they can be more satiating than meat, but this effect had not been studied with protein-matched amounts until now,” said gut health and satiety researcher and study author Joanne Slavin, PhD, RD, professor at the University of Minnesota. “As with previous published research, this study indicates there may be both a nutritional and satiating benefit to either substituting mushrooms for meat in some meals or replacing some of the meat with mushrooms.” Continue reading
Eat less; move more; live longer remains the mantra of this blog. So, it is always useful to learn more about how various inputs like food and exercise impact the brain. Here is some fresh info on walnuts from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
- Double-blind test bolsters observational data that walnuts promote feelings of fullness.
- Results provide a quantitative measure for testing other compounds’ ability to control appetite, including potential medications for the treatment of obesity.
Fascinating how walnuts also suggest the shape of the brain.
Packed with nutrients linked to better health, walnuts are also thought to discourage overeating by promoting feelings of fullness. Now, in a new brain imaging study, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have demonstrated that consuming walnuts activates an area in the brain associated with regulating hunger and cravings. The findings, published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reveal for the first time the neurocognitive impact these nuts have on the brain. Continue reading
I just stumbled across this infographic and it seemed intelligently constructed and particularly informative. Enjoy!
Some really good thoughts here that coincide with my own feelings about working at being healthy and living a long and happy life. We really need to get our heads straight and quit trying to lose a couple of extra pounds instead of focusing on the big picture and living a healthy life. Sadly, the only time most people focus on their health is when they think they need to lose some weight. Living a healthy life is positive. Just trying to lose weight is negative.
Eat less; move more; live longer.
All About Healthy Choices
How do we know? What do we base our answers on? What are the signs we’re transitioning from healthy to unhealthy?
Most people assume if they can go about their daily tasks without “feeling” sick, they are healthy. Is this a good way of determining our health status? What about symptoms? Do we base our health on their severity? Do we often base our health on their absence?
What do the following conditions all have in common?
High Blood Pressure
Sudden Onset Heart Attacks
Positive Testing For The HIV Virus
Typically, none of these conditions produce SYMPTOMS early on. What about early breast cancer, early prostate cancer and early colon cancer? What about hepatitis C? Again, no sign of SYMPTOMS!
There are countless conditions we may develop, yet we haven’t become a paranoid society fearing the ABSENCE OF SYMPTOMS? WHY?
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Getting control of your weight depends on a lot of variables. How much, when and what you eat are all relevant. Here are four that you can count on.
Some good tips on weight control.
The key to dieting is eating smart. That means you are eating for fuel, and giving what your body needs, not just what your tongue wants to taste. It’s also about getting the most nutrients out of the least amount of calories. The smarter you eat, the more satisfied you will feel, the healthier you will be, and the faster you will reach your goal.
Also, you will learn to eat calories when you are hungry and avoid calories when you want to taste food, but you are aren’t really hungry (like after dinner). It’s all about prioritizing food and picking and choosing the correct food for that moment. Simply put, eating smart requires thinking before you eat.
#1 Stick to a Plan
One of the biggest problems in the kitchen is not cooking with rules. It is easy to add a dash of this, and a dollop of that…
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