(Reuters Health) - While extremely low-carbohydrate diets may aid short term weight loss, they have mixed effects on health markers that can contribute to heart disease risk, according to new recommendations from the National Lipid Association.Based on a review of existing research, the scientific statement emphasizes some advantages of a ketogenic, or very low-carb, diet including appetite suppression, lower lipid levels and lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.But a keto diet is also associated with spikes in the "bad" cholesterol that can build up in blood vessels and lead to clots, known as low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C).Over six months, people may lose more weight with popular low-carb diets like the Atkins, ketogenic, South Beach, and Zone diets, according to the recommendations published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.But after a year, weight loss with these diets is similar to what people can achieve with diets that allow more carbohydrates, according … [Read more...] about Low-carb ‘keto’ diets have some health benefits and some risks
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How to make healthy breakfast on a busy school morningBreakfast is the most important meal of the day — that is especially true for school kids who need fuel for energy and learning. But serving a healthy breakfast can feel like one more challenge for parents trying to get themselves and their kids out the door on time. Never fear. With a bit of planning, breakfast can be a great opportunity to get dairy, fiber, fruits and even vegetables into a child’s diet — and it doesn’t have to be complicated. “It’s not like there’s one perfect breakfast,” said Jessica Jaeger, a registered dietitian at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.Just try to include a mix of proteins, complex carbs from whole grains and healthy fats, “This helps stabilize blood sugar and appetite,” Jaeger said. Diane Dembicki, an associate professor of nutrition who works with Jaeger at Adelphi, suggests involving kids in decision-making, and even in prep … [Read more...] about How to make healthy breakfast on a busy school morning
And so, the tough get going as this year’s grueling Spartan Races kick off under the blazing sun on the tortuously challenging terrain of historic Corregidor with Luminox-Lucerne as the official timing partner. As for the not-so-tough (like me and other press invitees), we’re simply happy to lend our robust voices in cheering on the high-spirited racers who include an actor, a beauty queen, a media sportsman, and a publishing company CEO-turned-fitness addict. The challenges: running (3k for the non-pros and 10k for the pros), jumping over an eight-foot wall, lifting sandbags while running up and down a hill, crawling through deep mud, and swimming after all those sweat-inducing activities. Certainly not for the faint of heart, a Spartan Race is not your ordinary race. Not for ordinary mortals, it’s a little bit of what the Navy Seals or army groundwork feels like. Of course, a little bit is a whole lot for those whose physical activity is limited to jumping to … [Read more...] about Are you tough enough for the Spartan Races?
The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans' nightmares. If you ever let slip that you're on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, "How to lose weight when it's HIGH fat?" and "You need carbs to live!" But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow for $15 protein bowls at that trendy CBD salad place for a month, and you'll be feeling lean in more ways than one. Obligatory disclaimer: Obviously, MoneySmart isn't a fitness or medical advice website. I'm not going to extol the virtues of the diet, nor will I disparage it. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to go on a LCHF diet, here's how you can do it without going broke. WHAT IS A LCHF/KETO DIET? AND WHAT'S THE POINT? A low carb high fat diet is one that restricts the amount of … [Read more...] about Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget
Global food trends 2019: Fats make a comeback (Philstar.com) - April 30, 2019 - 4:26pm MANILA, Philippines — First, there were the Avocado Toast recipes, then came the Instagram-famous Unicorn Frappucino, and more recently those Poke Bowls that took the spotlight from chopped salad. Thanks to the Internet, all we had to do was type in a few words to discover what people all over the world are eating. But what food trends will be on the tip of our tongues and devour our social media feeds this year? This year may be the year of “Pegan” diets, faux meat snacks, super Chocho (Chayote), and the taste of the Pacific Rim, with more people looking to Pinterest to get their food inspirations. This was according to the presentations made by International Chef Gary Evans at the recent Tabasco TasteSetters Workshop. The two-day workshop was organized by premium food brand importer-distributor Sysu … [Read more...] about Global food trends 2019: Fats make a comeback