Could fasting boost your brainpower? A stomach hormone that stimulates appetite seems to promote the growth of new brain cells and protect them from the effects of ageing – and may explain why some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. When ghrelin was first discovered, it became known as the hunger hormone. … More Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells
Metabolism. Its discussed on health and wellness sites on a daily basis. Is your metabolism too low? Is it too high? How can you boost your metabolism? Head over to the Fitbit Blog to uncover the latest metabolism myths.
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that is frequently used in medicine to treat drug resistant epilepsy. This diet is becoming increasingly popular in the news due to its suggested ability to cause weight loss and improve brain function. In this post Brianna Stubbs, DPhil student in metabolic biochemistry at Oxford University, explains exactly … More Ketone Bodies for Optimal Health
If you’re looking to lose a couple of pounds, don’t forget that what you add to your tea and coffee can add up at the end of the week. Coffee and tea drinkers regularly use caloric add-ins to improve the flavour of their drinks, without fully realising or taking into consideration its caloric and nutritional … More Counting Calories? Consider Your Coffee
Children aged four to ten are consuming twice as much sugar as they should be and teenagers three times as much, a national survey of diets has found. It also found that adults are still eating too much saturated fat and not enough fruit, vegetables and fibre. This has been reported as “extremely worrying’ but … More Children Consuming Twice The Amount of Recommended Sugar
We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day While some researchers have begun to question that claim, there is recent scientific evidence that reveals why breakfast just may be the ‘must-have’ meal of the day. Studies have found that skipping your morning meal may be linked to increased risk of … More Five Breakfasts To Jump-Start Your Day
People should aim to get more protein from vegetable sources rather than meat, to boost life expectancy, a stud has suggested. US researchers writing in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at 30 years’ of diet data for 130,000 people. They found a reduced risk of early death in people who ate more plant-based protein, and a … More Plant Proteins Boost Life Expectancy
Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, ketogenic, Atkins, 5:2, alkaline, low GI, clean, raw, there’s a diet for everyone at the moment it seems and just about everyone is on a diet. The diets of today often don’t just involve cutting down on calories, but on eliminating whole food groups, which can often have unintended consequences. With … More Is Your Diet Affecting Your Health?
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice for the UK recommends. It comes as a government-commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day in order to protect bone and muscle health. But officials are concerned this may not be achievable through … More Vitamin D Supplements Advised For All
A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with weight management, especially if you’re overweight or obese. Find out more at CNN