Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Health news from the net 3 June 2014

Health news 3 June, 2014.
Do you enjoy reading about health as much as I do?
Here are links to a few health and nutrition related articles I was reading today. Click on the links for the full article and to read them from the source. Hope you find them interesting.

Lyndal @ Lean Green and Healthy

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Eating positively work sheet
Article originally published at The Nutrition Guru and the chef

Our health philosophy is really quite simple. Focus on the positives rather than the negatives.

How does this translate to helping you to lose weight? Well, by trying to add more healthy foods to your diet, you will find that you don’t have room for the unhealthy foods.

At 3 pm when you normally have that chocolate or biscuit craving, you will already feel satisified and have adequate energy because you have just eaten your afternoon snack of a healthy banana and yoghurt.

Read more: http://www.thenutritionguruandthechef.com/2014/05/31/eating-positively-work-sheet/
Is Greek Yogurt Really More Nutritious Than Regular Yogurt?
Article originally published at LiveStrong

America's preference for Greek yogurt is growing, and fast. In 2008 Greek yogurt sales accounted for three percent of total yogurt sales in the U.S. Just four years later in 2012, that number had already grown to 19 percent. And an interesting fact: Canadians consume 33% more yogurt per capita than Americans. According to Business Insider, Greek yogurt is "one of the hottest-growing food categories of all time."
Is all the hoopla about Greek yogurt justified? Just what is the difference between Greek yogurt and regular yogurt? And is Greek Yogurt more nutritious? Read on, for some answers.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/blog/is-greek-yogurt-really-more-nutritious-than-regular-yogurt#ixzz33PJCRMDS
What do GI and GL mean and what’s the difference between them?
Article originally published at Catherine Saxelby's Foodwatch

GI stands for Glycaemic Index and GL, Glycaemic Load. These two terms can be confusing. GI seems to have been around for ages and people are comfortable checking the GI of the foods they eat, but GL? In this post I try to demystify these two terms for you so you can make an informed choice when deciding what you should eat, especially if you have diabetes.

Read more: http://foodwatch.com.au/blog/carbs-sugars-and-fibres/item/what-do-gi-and-gl-mean-and-what-s-the-difference-between-them.html#ixzz33PK3oKEL
How to follow the Mediterranean diet, or “way of life”
Article originally published at Figureate

No doubt you have heard people talking about the Mediterranean diet and how good it is for your health.

There is mounting research to show how the Mediterranean diet can be protective against heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and how this style of eating can benefit brain health (even slow Alzheimer’s) and assist with weight loss and control.

Read more: http://www.figureate.com.au/follow-mediterranean-diet-way-life/

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