We all know that overindulging in alcohol can harm our liver. A new study shows that sipping a little wine may protect our liver against the most common liver disease here in the United States. Scientists found that those who drank a glass of wine daily had a 50 percent lower risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than their alcohol-free counterparts did. However for the beer and liquor it did not hold true. NAFLD known to lead to cirrhosis in some cases also shares a number of risk factors such as obesity and high blood pressure with heart disease. Although studies suggest that moderate wine drinking may cut your heart-disease risk, cautions from Tufts University nutrition science and policy professor Alice Lichtenstein it's too early to tell whether the same is true for NAFLD. Lichtenstein adds, because of breast-cancer risk rises with alcohol intake, women at high risk should limit their drinking as much as possible.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Every time we are sick our Mom always make us Chicken soup. Chicken soup helps reduce the severity of common cold. It turn's out our Mom is right all along. A study published in the journal Chest found that while it won't cure the common cold, eating Chicken soup when we are sick can decrease the duration of illness and the severity of our symptoms. It appears to work by reducing the inflammatory response that your immune system mounts as a reaction to those nasty viral invaders. When you think you are going to have a cold make a Chicken soup. Help yourself get rid the nasty viral invaders right away. Don't make it worst for you.
Friday, November 14, 2008
We all know the importance of exercise to our health but there is more to it. Just being active during day time will help us a lot. I'm talking about sleeping. I know some of us have problem sleeping at night or what we call "insomnia". Keeping your self physically active during the day could keep you from tossing and turning at night. According to a study presented at the Associated Professional Sleep Societies' annual meeting, 28 women and 8 men suffered from insomnia, assigned to a session of moderate aerobic exercise had a 37 percent increase in their total sleep time. It's not clear how exercise might ease insomnia but elevated levels of stress-relieving brain chemicals such as serotonin and endorphins could play a role, says Lawrence Epstein, M.D. author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep. Doing simple walking to bicycling, tennis or swimming will help you. Doing more relaxing exercise like yoga might help promote sounder sleep when you do it near bedtime, says Epstein.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
According to a recent study, getting plenty of protein and carbs at your morning meal can help you to slim down. Seattle-based dietitian Kelly Horton, R.D., explains that fueling up on slow-burning carbs and protein in the morning can stave off cravings that can lead to overeating later. For best results, pair good-quality carbs (such as whole-grain cereal or oatmeal) with food that offer both protein and a little fat like eggs, yogurt, nut butter, or cottage cheese. They conducted the test to 48 obese women and the results are amazing. After eight months of getting nearly half of their 1,240 calories at breakfast, these women lost over 21 percent of their body weight. While the other 46 women stuck to a strict low-carb meal plan, with a breakfast providing about a fourth of their 1,085 daily calories. They shed an average of 28 pounds in four months but they gained back about 18 pounds over the next four months. Those on a big-breakfast diet dropped 23 pounds in four months and another 16.5 pounds by the end of the study. This only show that eating a proper breakfast helps more to lost weight than do the low-carb diet.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Sorry you guys for not posting anything new yet. As you all know we are moved to our new place now. I'm currently busy organizing and putting everything in place, so that our place looks like home. My son is having a hard time to adapt to his new place. It's hard for me and it is hard for him too. I'm hoping to blog new topics once I get done soon. Please bare with me at this time. I promise to visit all of you when I get done. Thanks! God bless us all.