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drjayweber:

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the  fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.
Obese mice that were fed a compound found in green tea along with a  high-fat diet gained weight significantly more slowly than a control  group of mice that did not receive the green tea supplement, said Joshua  Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.
“In this experiment, we see the rate of body weight gain slows down,” said Lambert.  Read More
Dr. Jay’s Note:  More research showing the health benefits of drinking green tea. If you have not added a least one cup of green tea to your daily routine, What are you waiting for??

drjayweber:

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.

Obese mice that were fed a compound found in green tea along with a high-fat diet gained weight significantly more slowly than a control group of mice that did not receive the green tea supplement, said Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.

“In this experiment, we see the rate of body weight gain slows down,” said Lambert.  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  More research showing the health benefits of drinking green tea. If you have not added a least one cup of green tea to your daily routine, What are you waiting for??

Filed under wellness health holistic living Nutrition food inner peace

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drjayweber:

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the  fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.
Obese mice that were fed a compound found in green tea along with a  high-fat diet gained weight significantly more slowly than a control  group of mice that did not receive the green tea supplement, said Joshua  Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.
“In this experiment, we see the rate of body weight gain slows down,” said Lambert.  Read More
Dr. Jay’s Note:  More research showing the health benefits of drinking green tea. If you have not added a least one cup of green tea to your daily routine, What are you waiting for??

drjayweber:

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.

Obese mice that were fed a compound found in green tea along with a high-fat diet gained weight significantly more slowly than a control group of mice that did not receive the green tea supplement, said Joshua Lambert, assistant professor of food science in agricultural sciences.

“In this experiment, we see the rate of body weight gain slows down,” said Lambert.  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  More research showing the health benefits of drinking green tea. If you have not added a least one cup of green tea to your daily routine, What are you waiting for??

Filed under wellness health holistic living Nutrition food inner peace

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drjayweber:

Micheal Pollan Answers Readers’ Questions
How to Spot Genetically Engineered Food?
What Will Our Food System Be Like in 100 Years?
Cultural Differences and What We ‘Should’ Eat?
What Do You Think of In Vitro Meat?
Is Frozen Produce as Nutritious as Fresh?
Why Is the Expiration Date on Organic Milk Longer Than Regular Milk?
What Must Government Do to Promote Healthy Food?
How in the World Do I Cook Fish?
What Is the Controversy Regarding Raw-Milk Cheese Producers?
Are Generic Brands Worse Than Name Brands?
Why Is Food Labeled ‘Organic’ More Expensive?
What Healthful Breakfasts Can You Recommend?
What Do You Think of Gluten-Free Diets?
Can We Make an Impact on Current Food Issues?
What Would Happen if the Government No Longer Subsidized Corn?
Is White Rice Really That Bad?
Are There Any Foods You Won’t Eat?   Read More
Dr. Jay’s Note:  Pollan continues to do a fantastic job of educating the masses on food matters. Even though I don’t agree with 100% of his info & opinions, he remains one of my favorite reads & resources.

drjayweber:

Micheal Pollan Answers Readers’ Questions

  • How to Spot Genetically Engineered Food?
  • What Will Our Food System Be Like in 100 Years?
  • Cultural Differences and What We ‘Should’ Eat?
  • What Do You Think of In Vitro Meat?
  • Is Frozen Produce as Nutritious as Fresh?
  • Why Is the Expiration Date on Organic Milk Longer Than Regular Milk?
  • What Must Government Do to Promote Healthy Food?
  • How in the World Do I Cook Fish?
  • What Is the Controversy Regarding Raw-Milk Cheese Producers?
  • Are Generic Brands Worse Than Name Brands?
  • Why Is Food Labeled ‘Organic’ More Expensive?
  • What Healthful Breakfasts Can You Recommend?
  • What Do You Think of Gluten-Free Diets?
  • Can We Make an Impact on Current Food Issues?
  • What Would Happen if the Government No Longer Subsidized Corn?
  • Is White Rice Really That Bad?
  • Are There Any Foods You Won’t Eat?   Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  Pollan continues to do a fantastic job of educating the masses on food matters. Even though I don’t agree with 100% of his info & opinions, he remains one of my favorite reads & resources.

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drjayweber:

Even If Chocolate Doesn’t Ward Off Heart Disease, It’s Still Yummy
Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but the tools  to fend it off — low-fat diets, exercise, statin drugs — leave a little  bit to be desired in the charm department.
Then  there’s chocolate. It’s hard to resist the notion that eating lots of  one of the world’s most delicious foods could be the key to  cardiovascular health.
But is chocolate “good for the heart”?  Read More
Dr. Jay’s Note:  Is chocolate good for you? I have found that the answer to this question is determined by the quality of the chocolate. Through performing individual nutritional testing in my office, I have found that most people do quite well with organic dark chocolate (raw or cold processed when possible). I advise avoiding milk chocolate & any dark chocolate treats that have a long list of added ingredients (soybean or canola oils & preservatives).
High quality dark chocolate is a fantastic, healthy & guilt-free treat.

drjayweber:

Even If Chocolate Doesn’t Ward Off Heart Disease, It’s Still Yummy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but the tools to fend it off — low-fat diets, exercise, statin drugs — leave a little bit to be desired in the charm department.

Then there’s chocolate. It’s hard to resist the notion that eating lots of one of the world’s most delicious foods could be the key to cardiovascular health.

But is chocolate “good for the heart”?  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  Is chocolate good for you? I have found that the answer to this question is determined by the quality of the chocolate. Through performing individual nutritional testing in my office, I have found that most people do quite well with organic dark chocolate (raw or cold processed when possible). I advise avoiding milk chocolate & any dark chocolate treats that have a long list of added ingredients (soybean or canola oils & preservatives).

High quality dark chocolate is a fantastic, healthy & guilt-free treat.

Filed under wellness inner peace holistic living health Nutrition chocolate

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Ambitious Goals Equals Satisfaction

drjayweber:

Cecile K. Cho, a University of California, Riverside assistant marketing professor and her co-author and Gita Venkataramani Johar, a professor at Columbia University, set up two experiments to compare people who set ambitious goals to those who set conservative goals. They focused on situations in which goals were achieved, and measured the level of satisfaction with the achieved goals.

“The moral of the story is don’t sell yourself short,” Cho said. “Aim high.”

The paper, “Attaining Satisfaction,” has been published online in the Journal of Consumer Research. It will appear in the December issue of the journal.  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  Dream big & start small. You can accomplish anything that you set your mind to & starting with small steps towards those goals will help to keep any feelings of overwhelm at bay.

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Happiness Lengthens Life

drjayweber:

Happiness does not heal, but happiness protects against falling ill. As a result, happy people live longer. The size of the effect on longevity is comparable to that of smoking or not.  Read More

Dr. Jay’s Note:  Cultivating a positive mental attitude (PMA) will add years to your life & life to your years. Begin by spending a few moments each day thinking about the things that make you smile.

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