Breastfeeding Helps Kids Like Vegetables

Researchers discovered babies whose mothers have lots of veg in their diet while they are breastfeeding are much less likely to turn their noses up at them as they get older.

They believe newborns exposed to the subtle flavour of vegetables through their mother’s milk get used to the presence of them in their diet.

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Low-Fat Diets May Be Deadly

Low-fat diets could raise the risk of early death by almost one quarter, a major study has found.

The Lancet study of 135,000 adults found those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those enjoying plenty of butter, cheese and meats.

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Diet Foods Could Trigger Diabetes and Cause Obesity

Diet drinks and meals could cause people to put on weight and trigger diabetes even when they are low-calorie. Modern diet products confuse the human body because there is nothing natural like them, scientists say. Where a low-calorie drink is still as sweet as the normal version, the mismatch appears to send our metabolisms haywire…

The team of scientists from Boston University believe the artificial sweeteners including aspartame and saccharine maybe affecting the blood vessels, eventually triggering strokes and dementia.

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The research continues to pour in that consuming artificially sweetened products is counterproductive if you’re looking to lose or maintain your weight.

A 2017 meta-analysis published in the Canadian Medical Journal found artificial sweeteners do not show a clear benefit for weight management and, instead, may be associated with increased body mass index (BMI) and cardiometabolic risk.11 A 2013 study likewise concluded that, like sugar-sweetened beverages, “artificially sweetened (diet) beverages are linked to obesity,”

Caffeine May Actually Be Good For Health

A review of 44 trials dispelled the widespread myth that caffeine, found in tea, coffee and fizzy drinks, is bad for the body.

It found that sticking to the recommended daily amount of 400mg – the equivalent four cups of coffee or eight cups of tea – has no lasting damage on the body.

Conducted by a leading British dietitian, the paper also shows the substance boosts both mental and physical performance.

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Fizzy Drinks in Pregnancy May Increase Childhood Obesity Risk

Pregnant women who consume just two fizzy drinks a day could be increasing their child’s risk of becoming obese, new research suggests…

Fruit juice, diet drinks and water do not have the same effect, the study found.

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Coffee Can Help With Weight Loss

Drinking coffee really could hold the key to combating obesity, new research implies.

Caffeine, the beverage’s main stimulant, helps to burn off calories by boosting the release of oxytocin.

This hormone affects both appetite and metabolism – allowing people to battle their bulging waistline, scientists suggest.

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American Heart Association Warns Against Use Of Coconut Oil

A new report released by the American Heart Association advises against the use of coconut oil.

This is because coconut oil contains high levels of saturated fats – almost six times higher than olive oil.

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