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Month: February 2016

The MIND diet 'reduces risk of Alzheimer's'

The MIND diet may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53%.

What is it?

The MIND diet is an acronym for Mediterranean-DASH intervention for neurodegenerative delay, fusing the acclaimed Med diet and DASH (dietary approaches to stop hypertension).

Strictly following the MIND diet could markedly drop the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease according to journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia. A study showed that the diet reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s by up to 53 per cent in strict adherents and 35 per cent in moderate followers.

Try it: The MIND diet has 15 dietary components including 10 brain-healthy food groups – green leafy veg, other vegies, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil and wine.

At least three servings of whole grains

A salad

One other vegetable

A glass of wine

Nuts as snacks

Beans on alternate days

Poultry and berries at least twice a wee…

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I Can. I Will. End of Story! ~*Stacy's Journey.*~

~*Stacy's Journey*~

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OooO my goodness, here I am again at my heaviest weight. *sigh* :toetap05:

5 years ago I was 193.5, my heaviest ever.. TODAY: 190.0

When on track and doing well, I seem to hold/get stuck at 170.0… My goal has always been to reach the LOW 160's and see if that is my Goal Weight.

I'm 5'8 … Age 42 now.

Last October, I was almost at 170 and then my husband and I became sick with chronic bronchitis/sinusitis for 5…

I Can. I Will. End of Story! ~*Stacy's Journey.*~…

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Healthy, nutrient boosting smoothies

Get your daily dose of nutrients with one of these healthy smoothies, each unique and delicious in their own way.

HERO: Matcha (powdered green tea)

TIP: Unlike many ingredients with weight loss claims, green tea won’t overstimulate your adrenal glands.

If your goal is fat loss, a low-energy smoothie (500 to 750 kJ) is ideal. A smoothie with a low GI level, and high protein and fibre counts, will keep blood glucose levels steady and promote satiety, curbing your hunger for longer than a high GI snack or meal. As a base, try green tea, which has been found to assist with weight control. “Green tea increases general health and improves body weight by increasing the metabolism and the body’s ability to burn fat,” says Dr Joanna McMillan, resident dietitian at NuYu. A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that green tea extract was found to boost energy expenditure by around four per cent for each 24 hour…

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