Benefits Of A Leptin Diet

dietAs I have grown older, it seems to me that all I have to do is look at a piece of cake and my waist expands. I was told that getting older has its benefits, but losing and maintaining weight isn’t one of those benefits. So why me? I see others who can eat anything and never gain an ounce.

The secret lies in a little hormone contained in our fatty cells called “leptin”.

In 1994 a group of scientists at Rockefeller University discovered that “Obese Rats”, lacked a certain gene that was absent in creating a hormone which they named leptin. Coming from the Greek word “leptos” meaning thin.

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Your Guide to Snacks For Those With Type 2 Diabetes

10If you have type 2 diabetes, your main focus should be on controlling your weight and eating a healthy, balanced diet, just like everyone else.

There’s a common belief that people with type 2 diabetes should snack regularly to keep their blood sugars stable, but it’s not necessarily the case. If you’re trying to lose weight (which will also help to control your diabetes) the wrong choice of snacks can add extra kilojoules to your day, especially if you’re eating them when you’re not actually hungry. However, the right snacks can be a useful part of a healthy diet, especially if you’re taking a medication that can result in a drop in your blood sugar levels if you don’t eat regularly. The most important thing is to know what kinds of snacks you should be eating.


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Shop Food for Health

9Dietitian Caitlin Reid reveals the products you should buy (and avoid!) for better health.

  • High cholesterol
  • Bone health
  • Digestive health
  • Fatigue
  • and more …


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How to Make Any Recipe Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free


Feel like gluten is in all of your favourite recipes? Don’t worry – you can make many recipes gluten-free-friendly with a few swaps.

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The Power of Food

7Most of us tend to think “it won’t happen to me” when it comes to illness, then look at diet changes and treatments when illness does “happen”. But what if simply making better food choices meant fewer health issues and visits to your GP? Diet-related diseases are on the rise, primarily because society and our busy lifestyles make it easy to swap nutrient-rich fruit and vegetables with convenience foods.

“Our research on diets is giving us increasingly powerful evidence that what you eat and drink does make a difference to your risk of developing common diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even some cancers,” says Dr Alan Barclay, dietitian and researcher at the University of Sydney. Prevention is always much better than the cure, so here is the food and drink you can choose to avoid illness and disease and rejoice in optimum health.


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