Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

Regular consumption of avocados could help control cholesterol: study

(Relaxnews) – Eating one avocado per day as part of a moderate-fat diet can improve cholesterol levels, according to researchers from the American Heart Association who worked with overweight and obese individuals in a small-scale study. The research team set out to see what would happen if saturated fatty acids from the typical American diet […]

09.01.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vinegar: the next superfood?

Vinegar: the next superfood?

(Relaxnews) – Between the balsamic, sherry and red wine vinegars on our salads and the alcohol vinegars in our cleaning products, the applications for the acidic liquid are virtually endless. But can vinegar be considered a health food? A report published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in the¬†Journal of Food Science¬†shows that certain […]

26.05.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

Girls who are told they’re ‘fat’ are more likely to become obese

(Relaxnews) – Girls who were told they were fat at the age of 10 are more likely to be obese at the age of 19, according to the results of a new US study. The findings out of the University of Los Angeles California underscore the importance of refraining from making flippant fat comments to […]

30.04.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

Britons, the European kings of anti-cholesterol drugs

(LONDON-AFP) – As the home of cooked breakfasts and pints of beer, it is perhaps no surprise that Britain is the European king of anti-cholesterol drugs with some seven million users. But recommendations to widen the use of “statins” — the class of drugs used to battle cholesterol — has sparked a national debate about […]

07.04.2014 · Filled under: News ·
Americans eating a little less, a little better: study

Americans eating a little less, a little better: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Americans are eating a bit less, dining out fewer times and consuming slightly healthier food, the US Department of Agriculture said in a study released Thursday, calling the finding “encouraging.” Between 2005 and 2010 the number of calories consumed each day decreased five percent among working-age adults, the study reported. Fat consumption also […]

18.01.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Earlier bedtime may help a child’s waistline: study

Earlier bedtime may help a child’s waistline: study

(Relaxnews) – Setting an earlier bedtime for your children could help keep their weight in check, a new study finds. Fast food, too much screen time, and sugary sodas are not the only factors to blame for the childhood obesity epidemic, experts say. Lack of sleep is also an important factor, the findings show. Scientists […]

05.11.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Online ·
Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

Less fatty ‘Satisfries’ hit Burger King menus in US

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Fast food giant Burger King introduced a lower-fat, fewer-calorie French fry to US patrons Tuesday, allowing customers to order a side of “Satisfries” with their meal. The new fry, which is being sold alongside the old classic, has one-third the fat and 20 percent fewer calories. And a small-size order contains 270 calories […]

25.09.2013 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·