Insulin Control and Weight Loss

Insulin and Weight Loss Excess fat interferes with your body’s ability to use insulin effectively, which can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. You can control insulin production by controlling glucose production, since the hormone insulin is produced by your pancreas in response to changes in blood sugar. Too much insulin can lead…

Why do we need Cholesterol?

The role of cholesterol Cholesterol is a waxy substance that circulates in blood in a complex with protein called a lipoprotein. Low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, is a bad form of cholesterol, because in excess it raises your risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. Nevertheless, cholesterol is also needed by your body for…

Refined Sugar & Heart Blockage

  Consuming too much sugar Consuming too much sugar is not healthy and can contribute to weight gain and dental problems. While often not connected, a high-sugar diet can also contribute to heart disease and heart blockage. To prevent complications, it is important to reduce intake of all types of sugar, including both refined and…

Green Beans with Almonds and Thyme Recipe

Ingredients 1Kg of (fresh or frozen) green beans, trimmed ¼ cup butter 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon garlic salt 2 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1/3 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted  Method Cook the green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until just crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and transfer…

Blood Sugar Levels & High Cholesterol Levels

High Cholesterol Levels More than 16 percent of adults in the Western world have high cholesterol, doubling their risk of getting heart disease. Many factors contribute to elevated cholesterol levels, including your weight, age, intake of fatty foods and family history. Your blood sugar levels also influence your cholesterol if you have high glucose.  Definition…

Caffeine, Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Loss

Artificial Sweeteners  While you may think that switching to artificial, no-calorie sweeteners is an effective means of losing weight, you may not get the results you hoped for. According to the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, sugar substitutes may actually cause you to gain weight. Caffeine, on the other hand, may increase…

Benefits of Increased Blood Circulation

Poor Blood Circulation Blood circulation is an important part of your body’s overall function and health. Your heart pumps blood through blood vessels within your circulatory system. Red blood cells have specific tasks of carrying oxygen to your body’s vital organs, providing vitality and energy. When your vital organs and circulatory system work in unison,…