– Many dieters ‘finish up heavier’
No wonder I don’t diet! 😛 Researchers in the States have found that two-thirds of the people on diet end up gaining more weight than they had lost within five years. And losing and gaining weight is not good for your health. Studies have shown that repeatedly losing and gaining weight is linked to heart disease and stroke. Honestly, the best way to lose weight is to really sick. I lost quite a bit of weight when I heard chicken pox during Christmas period. Unfortunately, it seems like I’ve regained most of it.
– How stress can strain the heart
All along I’ve thought that stress causes heart disease. Now studies in the UK have shown that when you are stressed, the centres of the brain that controls learning, memory and emotion play a major role in putting your heart under strain. This is in contrasts to what was previously thought: that the primitive parts of the brain were the main culprits.
– Fat ‘counters vitamin C benefits’
Scottish researchers have shown that fat counters the benefits of taking vitamin C. And it might even increase the chances of getting certain types of stomach cancer. Quite scary!
– Study shows fruit juice benefits
Guess a former boss of mine was right after all as she kept making us drink juices and even bought a juicer for the office. Studies done by researchers in Scotland has shown that a diet rich in fruit juice could possibly cut the risk of Alzheimer and other diseases. Apple, grape and cranberry juices were found to contain high amounts of the antioxidants. Ok … time for me to go get myself a glass of grape juice. 🙂