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Glycemic Index: What It Is and How to Use It

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 10 March 2022
Glycemic Index: What It Is and How to Use It
The glycaemic index is a tool that’s often used to promote better blood sugar management. Several factors influence the glycaemic index of a food, including its nutrient composition, cooking method, ripeness, and the amount of processing it has undergone. The glycaemic index can not only help increase your awareness of what you’re putting on your plate, but also enhance weight loss, decrease your blood sugar levels, and reduce your cholesterol.  The glycaemic index (GI) is...
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12 Minute Recipe: Lavender Chai Latte

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 February 2022
12 Minute Recipe: Lavender Chai Latte
Lavender is not only fragrant and pretty—it is edible. Lavender can offer a floral, herbal taste and aroma to many recipes, such as this delicately spiced beverage. Filled with chai tea, coffee, almond or coconut milk,  dried lavender flowers and just a touch of honey, you can enjoy this relaxing beverage as a much healthier option over many coffee shop latte drinks, which are often laden with sugar and high-fat additions that are high in calories. Ingred...
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High-Fibre Diet Linked With Lowered Dementia Risk

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 27 February 2022
High-Fibre Diet Linked With Lowered Dementia Risk
When compared with insoluble fibre, soluble fibre was particularly more effective at staving off dementia. “The inverse association was more evident for soluble fibre intake and was confined to dementia without a history of stroke. As for fibre-containing foods, potatoes, but no vegetables or fruits, showed a similar association,” say study authors. In Japanese culture, potatoes are not considered a vegetable the way they are in the U.S. For this reason, the researchers opted to d...
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Exercise Can Help Older Adults Retain Their Memories

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 February 2022
Exercise Can Help Older Adults Retain Their Memories
We all know exercise is good for us, but that still leaves plenty of questions. How much exercise? Who benefits the most? And when in our lives? New research led by University of Pittsburgh psychologists pools data from dozens of studies to answer these questions, showing that older adults may be able to prevent declines in a certain kind of memory by sticking to regular exercise. "Everyone always asks, 'How much should I be exercising? What's the bare minimum to see improvement...
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The Immune System Also Helps A Healthy Body

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 19 February 2022
The Immune System Also Helps A Healthy Body
The immune system has cells stationed all over the body, and they're actually doing their business even if you're fit as a fiddle. This is shown in a new study published in the scientific journal Cell Metabolism. Until recently, they believed that the immune system was mostly dormant unless the body was under attack in connection with infections. However, it now turns out that the immune system most likely also plays an important role for perfectly healthy people and can affect ...
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