Posts Tagged ‘Inflammation’
Written: January 19, 2011 In: Diet
The Secret of the Mediterranean Diet
a) Mediterranean diet is high in fat content. Can people enjoy weight loss and optimum weight management if they follow this diet?
To some extent, Mediterranean diet really has a high fat content. But you have to take note that the fat content of a Mediterranean diet consists of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats are essential and healthy for your body unlike the saturated fat which is common in American diet. Do take note also that calorie intake is the determining factor for weight loss and not fat consumption. If you follow the Mediterranean diet, you will enjoy lots of healthy benefits but you still need to lower your daily calorie consumption to achieve weight loss.
b) In simple terms, what is the principal difference between the American diet and the Mediterranean diet?
Written: January 15, 2010 In: Holistic
Author: By Michael Byrd
Research studies show fish oil benefits are down right amazing.
And knowing this is the second most important thing you can do for your health. (We’ll get to #1 in importance soon.)
Studies are published almost daily as the scientific community discovers more and more of the many extraordinary omega 3 fish oil benefits.
If you haven’t already been swept up in the net yet, here are 7 proven omega 3 benefits you should know about.
1. Less Pain and Inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids, particularly EPA, have a very positive effect on your inflammatory response. Through several mechanisms, they regulate your body’s inflammation cycle, which prevents and relieves painful conditions like arthritis, prostatitis, cystitis and anything else ending in “itis.”