Do Coffee Mannans Reduce Body Fat?

Raise your hand if you’re not thinking about shedding a few pounds. Okay, so now you’re sitting in your office or at home reading my blog, with your hand raised in the air. If you’re lucky, maybe you’re alone in your room or at least no one’s looking at you. You might even look a…

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Study: Blueberries Decrease Cardiovascular Risk Factors

For those who have a family history of heart disease or who struggle with weight issues, you may be interested to know that eating blueberries themselves can have potentially beneficial effects on your cardiovascular health. Previous research studies suggest that consuming blueberries may exert protective effects on your brain and cognitive functioning.  Polyphenolic compounds which…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States according to the Center for disease control and prevention. Common risk factors for cardiovascular disease include: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, metabolic syndrome, and physical inactivity. From that list, there are plenty of…

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Blueberries Improve Insulin Resistance?

Over the past several months, I’ve often referred to The Metabolic Syndrome. Essentially, there’s a connection between being overweight and insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. When medical conditions such as high blood sugar (diabetes), high cholesterol and triglycerides, obesity, and high blood pressure converge, it puts individuals at a greater risk for vascular related…

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How Dietary Fiber Combats the Metabolic Syndrome?

Though the prevalence of obesity continues to rise in developed nations, there are simple lifestyle and dietary adjustments that can help us win the battle of the bulge. Obesity itself carries a number of health risks including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease as well as certain types of cancer. Lately, there’s been a lot of…

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