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Monday, April 26, 2010

The Dukan Diet Slim Secrets to Lose Weight (part one)

Monday, April 26, 2010
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You may often hear that there is no fat French women. They remain slim despite eating whatever they like. The secret apparently lies in their diet. They apply what is known as The Dukan Diet.

When the French nutritionist, Dr. Pierre Dukan, introducing his book 'The Dukan Diet' 10 years ago, this book soon occupy the top spot in the French best-seller list. Now, more than 1.5 million French women adopt a dramatic decrease of body weight and the results are not only temporary. This former neurologist spent 35 years researching and perfecting the various elements of the diet patterns.

Experts recommend that to calculate calorie diet from the foods they will eat. Counting calories means setting quotas, dosage, and the portion of food. But experts recommend a diet that calorie counting may forget, those who have followed him was made of flesh and blood, with emotions and instincts. It was obvious to me over the years is that counting calories is not going to work. Our brain does not work like that, said Dukan.

The Dukan diet program designed to root into the brains of the dieter. The Dukan diet consists of four different meals programs that follow one another. Weight loss begins with a quick and dramatic, resulting in a simple meal arrangements, structured, and valid in the long term, to ensure you will not get back the weight that you lose.

The most important element that links the four stages of the program is to eat only protein for days. You just need to eat foods high in protein, low in calories, and reduced appetite. Absorption of protein will cause the body to burn calories, and allow weight loss without losing muscle strength.

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Steamed Broccoli for the Fitness of the Body and Fight Cancer

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Content of beta-carotene, lutein and flavanol is very high in a broccoli. These three nutrients in the broccoli has the potential to fight cancer. The content of calcium in broccoli is also believed by experts more easily absorbed than that derived from milk.

Broccoli should be steamed. Steamed broccoli contain more carotenoids than the crude. This is derived from recent research that was published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Another advantage, the content of vitamin C in broccoli could not be reduced more than 30%, although have been steamed. Likewise with kaempferol substances, like flavonoids that are important to repair body cells.

What we need to remember also is the storage of broccoli after cooking. Like spinach, the vegetable is not allowed to be stored for too long, given its high nitrate content. This substance can be transformed into nitrite, which when mixed with amino acids in the body will give nitrosamines. Nitrosamines are carcinogenic or trigger cancer. So, cook the broccoli in sufficient quantities, according to which will be consumed.

To maximize the nutrient content in broccoli, broccoli should be rinsed and cut just before steaming.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cooking Meat Too Mature Can Trigger Cancer

Sunday, April 11, 2010
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Eating too much red meat, especially undercooked cooked, may increase the risk of bladder cancer. Scientists from the United States, Professor Xifeng Wu, proving that people who like to eat red meat two times greater risk of cancer.

Research conducted on 1,700 people. A number of University of Texas researchers found a greater risk of cancer in people who eat meat cooked, as are fried, baked, or burned. Processed meat overcooked (well-done) will produce chemical compounds that are believed to trigger cancer.

he experts emphasized, not just beef and pork, but even fish and chicken when processed overcooked also have the same risk of cancer. It is therefore advisable to avoid overcooking meat processing by reducing the temperature of the fire while cooking.

In research for 12 years, the researchers analyzed the DNA of the respondents to find any difference in how the body metabolizes the meat though. Those who have a particular gene was five times higher risk of cancer of the bladder if they ate red meat.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Junk Food as Addictive

Friday, April 2, 2010
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A study has shown that junk food may be as addictive as cigarette and drugs. Expert researchers found fatty and sugary snacks trigger the same pleasure centres in the brain that drive people into drug addiction - making them binge on unhealthy food.

The findings could partly explain the soaring obesity rates in Britain and the fruitfulness of fast food outlets. Experts studied rats fed on cheesecake, bacon and sausages. Immediately after the experiments began the animals began to bulk up and show signs of addiction.

Professor Paul Kenny said that It presents the most thorough and compelling evidence that drug addiction and obesity are based on the same underlying neurobiological mechanisms.

'In the study, the animals completely lost control over their eating behaviour and continued to over-eat even when they anticipated receiving electric shocks, highlighting just how motivated they were to consume the palatable food.'

During the trial the animals were rewarded with a pleasurable electrical stimulation. The rats could control how much of the stimulation they got by running on a wheel. Animals living on junk food ran far more - suggesting they needed more brain stimulation to feel good, the researchers found.

The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida, also gave rats electric shocks on their feet when they ate high-fat food.

Rats on a normal diet quickly learned to avoid the unhealthy food. But those used to junk food refused to let the shock get in their way of their high calorie food.

'They always went for the worst types of food,' said Professor Kenny, who published his findings in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

'When we removed the junk food and tried to put them on a nutritious diet they simply refused to eat.'

The researchers found junk food altered the chemical balance in the brain's 'reward circuits' - the parts of the brain that handle the feel-good chemical dopamine.

Identical changes happen in the brains of rats given cocaine or heroin and are thought to play a key role in drug addiction.

Britons are the world's biggest junk food addicts. At the same time, the average adult eats just over three portions of fruit and vegetables a day - the recommended number is five.

We will also get through 22,000 ready meals, sandwiches and sweet snacks in a lifetime - just under one a day.




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