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Archive for June, 2009

June 29

Is Agave Nectar a Health Scam?

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Blue Agave Plant

Agave nectar aka agave syrup came of the shelves of your local health shop to the mainstream supermarkets and grocery stores.  It’s easy to see why, it’s sweet as hell, tastes good and this supposedly without the disadvantages of refined sugar. But is agave really safe to use? Here are the claimed health benefits of […]

June 25

Alcohol and Weight Loss

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Alcohol and weight loss

Contrary to popular belief, it are not the calories in alcohol that produce a beer belly.  The problem with alcohol is that it reduces the amount of fat your body burns to get energy. Here’s how it works: Only a small percentage of your alcohol intake turns into fat. The liver converts a major portion […]

June 23

New Research: Eating Fat Increases Your Hunger

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Fat Foods Increase Desire to Eat

A recent American study shows that eating fat food increases the desire to eat more food.  Fat foods trigger the release of a hormone called ghrelin.  This hormone is produced in the stomach and pancreas and stimulates hunger, increases food intake and fat mass.  You usually have higher levels of ghrelin before meals and lower […]