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How To Eat Healthy Fats

Many people will tell you that fat is bad for you. After all, fat can be quite dangerous if too much is accumulated within the human body, leading to obesity concerns and a lesser quality of life. What may surprise you, however, is that not all fat is bad fat. In fact, some foods that are rich in the right types of fats can actually be extremely healthy. When you think about it, our bodies need some types of fat in order to survive. The types of fats that will improve your health certainly don’t come in the form of junk food type snacks, but rest assured that fat is not all that it’s painted out to be. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the foods with good fats that you should be eating and why they are considered a healthy item.

Thorsten Hagemann How To Eat Healthy Fats

Many people will tell you that fat is bad for you. After all, fat can be quite dangerous if too much is accumulated within the human body, leading to obesity concerns and a lesser quality of life. What may surprise you, however, is that not all fat is bad fat. In fact, some foods that are rich in the right types of fats can actually be extremely healthy. When you think about it, our bodies need some types of fat in order to survive. The types of fats that will improve your health certainly don’t come in the form of junk food type snacks, but rest assured that fat is not all that it’s painted out to be. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the foods with good fats that you should be eating and why they are considered a healthy item.

 

Avocados

There are a ton of medical benefits when it comes to Avocados. Full of the healthy fats, oils, and acids that your body craves, avocados actually contain a special monounsaturated fat that contains acids that will fight off hunger pangs. Along with the healthy fats, they are a great source of protein and fiber, making this fruitful fruit the perfect snack.

 

How to Eat: Avocados can be enjoyed in many different types of ways. Either sliced to be eaten on their own, or mixed up into guacamole with a side of chips, this delicious source of healthy fats will satisfy your hunger and build up your body.

 

Walnuts

Small but mighty, this nut is one of the best sources for several acids that are essential for your health. These include omega-3 fatty acids, otherwise known as an alpha linoleic acid, which is mainly found in plants. This small snack has the ability to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of blood clots that lead to heart attacks. This is certainly one addition to your diet that you’ll be happy you added!

 

How to Eat: Similar to the avocado, walnuts are a great snack on their own or when mixed. If you are going to mix your walnut serving with something, many nutritionists suggest a trail mix partnered with other healthy nuts and dried fruits. You can also add walnuts to salads to give it an extra crunch.

 

Fatty Fish

Fish is a wonderful food to incorporate into your diet. Robust with flavor without weighing your stomach down, this light option can provide some crucial fats. By eating fatty fish dishes with salmon, trout, or herring, you’ll be gaining a lot of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and plenty of protein as well.
How to Eat: Easy to prepare, fish can be served as the main dish of your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Not only can it be enjoyed in it’s entirety as an entree, you can also have smaller servings of fatty fish in cooked sushi, on salads, or as part of a ceviche or seafood appetizer.

 

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Foods That Boost Your Mood

Sometimes something as simple as what you eat can improve your mood. With astonishingly less side effects than your leading mood-enhancing prescription, and definitely with less withdrawal effects, take a taste of these four foods to lighten your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and combat depression.

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Sometimes something as simple as what you eat can improve your mood. With astonishingly less side effects than your leading mood-enhancing prescription, and definitely with less withdrawal effects, take a taste of these four foods to lighten your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and combat depression.

 

Coconut

Columbia University found that just the scent of coconut reduces blood pressure, and coconut in its oil form is also considered to work better than anti-anxiety drugs in certain cases. Taking one to two teaspoons of coconut oil has been discovered to have the following benefits:

 

-Improves digestion

-Improves metabolism

-Higher testosterone levels

-Enhanced thyroid function

-Overall virus and bacteria elimination

-Inhibits certain cancers

-Heighten immune system

-Improves cardiovascular health

 

This overall boost in general health also almost instantaneously serves as a boost to your mood- healthy body equals a healthy mood. Make sure to purchase virgin coconut oil that is cold-pressed to avoid unhealthy fats and to receive more potency.

 

Fish

Fatty, oily fish such as rainbow trout, tuna, salmon, and mussels allow the mood to be boosted by its high omega-3 content. Omega-3s are not produced by the body and enhance the dopamine and serotonin levels in the body. Dopamine is a chemical related to exciting and happy experiences, and low serotonin levels are linked to suicidal tendencies, depression, and over aggression.

 

Fruits and Vegetables

Numerous prestigious studies have found undeniable evidence that increasing fruit and vegetable intake improves not just the mood, but a person’s overall psychological health. While it has been found that only one in four Americans eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily, it has also been found that only 11 percent of Americans consider themselves to be in a generally positive mood most days out of the year. The CDC recommends that adults consume up to 2 cups of fruit and day and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables a day, and studies have found that increase fruits and vegetable intake to at least 8 portions causes the same upward mood change as becoming employed. Fruit high in antioxidants such as strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries, the wonderful acai fruit, and the mulberry work great for boosting the mood. Vegetables such as red and yellow peppers, sweet potatoes, and dark leafy greens have the highest competency in boosting your mood.

 

Chocolate

The news will make a lot of people happy, no pun intended: chocolate is a great source of certain nutrients and helps to increase happiness. Dark chocolate reduces stress hormones, such as cortisol, that run rampant in the body during highly stressful experiences due to its high antioxidant content. Just be sure to be mindful of the high calorie count involved in increased consumption; it is a well-known fact that weight gain is correlated to an instant bad mood.

 

 

Obesity Surgery May Remake Your Microbiome

“Facing extreme threats to their well-being, over 200,000 Americans annually choose to undertake surgical intervention.”

Obesity Surgery May Remake Your MicrobiomeWhile shedding even a substantial amount of weight is increasingly achievable through the use of fitness and nutrition tracking tech, those suffering from severe obesity often require a more drastic form of intervention. Staple weight-loss strategies like starting a new exercise regimen, or cutting calories aren’t always effective, or even physically feasible for morbidly obese individuals carrying over a hundred pounds of excess body weight.

 

Facing extreme threats to their well-being, over 200,000 Americans annually choose to undertake surgical intervention. Bariatric surgery involves altering the stomach so that appetite is reduced and fewer calories are consumed and absorbed. As an emergency tactic, bariatric surgery validates itself by virtue of its results: morbidly obese patients who undergo bariatric procedures often experience tangible weight loss, and can be up to 40% less likely to die prematurely.

 

Gastric bypass surgery is widely considered the “gold standard” of bariatric methods due

to its comparatively high success rate; the procedure involves realigning portions of the stomach and intestines to effectively “bypass” a large part of the digestive tract, thereby limiting absorption of calories and nutrients.

 

Not only does the surgery alter the physical makeup of the human gut, new research suggests it also rearranges patients’ microbial profile in a massive way; according to a recent study backed by the National Institute of Health and conducted by experts at Arizona State University, patients who receive gastric bypass surgery cultivate in their digestive tracts an entirely different (and permanent) microbiome, full of beneficial, weight-loss promoting bacteria.

 

The realignment of gastric bypass patients’ digestive system leaves…

 

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Top Cycling Podcasts

If you’re truly passionate about biking, love for the sport doesn’t stop after going out for a ride. If you’re looking to stay plugged in to cycling news while stuck in the office or looking for some informative background news at home while relaxing, choosing a cycling-based podcast can elevate your day.

Top Cycling Podcasts

If you’re truly passionate about biking, love for the sport doesn’t stop after going out for a ride. If you’re looking to stay plugged in to cycling news while stuck in the office or looking for some informative background news at home while relaxing, choosing a cycling-based podcast can elevate your day.

Since podcasts are easily accessible and only require your ears to indulge, you can take your cycling interests with you everywhere you go. I highly suggest the podcasts listed below to stay up to date on the culture of cycling. Even if you’re new to cycling, there are podcasts for beginners as well. From the top spots on iTunes, to personal favorites, these are the podcasts to follow in 2017.

 

Cycling 360

An informative and comprehensive podcast, the Cycling 360 podcast covers topics such

as, “Cycling Without Stress,” and “Foot Pain and Cycling,” to give listeners real advice for the road.

 

The Cycling News

This world-wide-reaching podcast covers everything about professional cycling. The Cycling News podcast was created by the world center of cycling, and often features interviews with high profile cyclists.

 

Ask a Cycling Coach – TrainerRoad Podcast

This podcast is extremely popular since it gives listeners the chance to have Q & A’s with some of Cycling’s top coaches. Perfect for anyone training for a triathalon or looking for new techniques

Preventive Care Programs and Studies

Preventive care is one of the newest medical trends sweeping the globe. However, it’s practices are derived from classic care being taught in medical school systems for centuries. Essentially, preventive care revolves around the theory that with the proper medical attention and practices, one can prevent harmful diseases and chronic illnesses as well as simple issues such as headaches and pains. With new technology and innovative research, more and more universities and facilities are embracing preventive care as its own separate area of care, including new research and ties to microbiome health. The programs and studies listed here are some of the most highly recognized groups looking to dive deeper into this beneficial market.

Preventive care is one of the newest medical trends sweeping the globe. However, it’s practices are derived from classic care being taught in medical school systems for centuries. Essentially, preventive care revolves around the theory that with the proper medical attention and practices, one can prevent harmful diseases and chronic illnesses as well as simple issues such as headaches and pains. With new technology and innovative research, more and more universities and facilities are embracing preventive care as its own separate area of care, including new research and ties to microbiome health. The programs and studies listed here are some of the most highly recognized groups looking to dive deeper into this beneficial market.

 

UNC School of Medicine

The University of North Carolina is one of the first education courses of its kind. Focusing primarily on microbiome health, the UNC School of Medicine has their own Microbiome Core Facility in which students and staff take on rigorous experimental research. Some of their highlighted areas of research include modulation of the intestinal microbiome by prebiotics, Modulation of the intestinal microbiome and functional effects of probiotics on intestinal cells, and perturbations of the intestinal microbiota.

 

Princeton Longevity Center

As described on their website, the Princeton Longevity Center, located in the U.S., is “…a next-generation preventive medical facility providing one of the most advanced, integrated and individually tailored programs in the country.” Not only does this institution provide services for…

 

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Who Can Benefit From Preventative Medicine

Many healthcare plans cover the cost of what has been called preventive services. These are services such as shots, boosters, and screenings. Men, women, and children all have different preventive care measures that they should take annually, however, these services span far beyond common yearly physicals. When asking the question of who can truly benefit from preventative medicine, the answer is, simply: everyone.

Many healthcare plans cover the cost of what has been called preventive services. These are services such as shots, boosters, and screenings. Men, women, and children all have different preventive care measures that they should take annually, however, these services span far beyond common yearly physicals. When asking the question of who can truly benefit from preventative medicine, the answer is, simply: everyone.

 

Preventive medical screenings start at an early age, with children being tested for autism and certain behavioral traits in their first few years of life, as well as hearing tests and BMI measurements from birth until the age of 18. You might not have known that these precautionary measures not only test for these items, but that doctors can work with parents and children in order to make sure these illnesses are avoided. That is where the power of preventive medicine impacts a child the most.

 

Growing into your adult years, preventive medicine is not always taken as seriously. Because there are so many precautionary measures taken as a child, young adults might feel as if they have a grasp on their health as long as they are feeling healthy. What is important to note is that feeling healthy is very different from being healthy, and any discrepancies between these two areas is where preventive care will help. Instead of waiting to see a doctor until you are feeling ill, screenings for your gut health, weight, depression, and blood pressure can yield early results of potentially serious issues…

 

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Top Medical Schools in the UK

The decision to pursue medicine as a career is not a decision that medical hopefuls take lightly. After all, their work will directly impact the lives of everyone they come into contact with. In order to prepare for this incredible responsibility, proper education must be considered. There are dozens of incredible institutes all over the world to choose from that have intense programs to transform mere students into doctors and medical professionals. If you’re looking to stay in the UK to attend school and practice medicine, your choices are plentiful, as the UK is home to some of the most prestigious programs in the world. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the top medical schools in the UK to help make your decision a bit easier.

The decision to pursue medicine as a career is not a decision that medical hopefuls take lightly. After all, their work will directly impact the lives of everyone they come into contact with. In order to prepare for this incredible responsibility, proper education must be considered. There are dozens of incredible institutes all over the world to choose from that have intense programs to transform mere students into doctors and medical professionals. If you’re looking to stay in the UK to attend school and practice medicine, your choices are plentiful, as the UK is home to some of the most prestigious programs in the world. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the top medical schools in the UK to help make your decision a bit easier.

 

Newcastle University

Founded in 1834, The Newcastle University Medical School takes pride in being the only English university that began as a medical school. Being the first of its kind is not the only thing that Newcastle can be proud of, however; the school currently has a sister campus in Malaysia as well. This innovative institution is known for its incredibly tenacious students, as the admission process is very competitive.

 

Imperial College (London)

The Imperial College of London in its current form may have only been established in 1997, but the College’s roots date back all the way to the early 1800’s. One of the school’s founding establishments, St. Mary’s Hospital, is quite famous for being the institute where Sir Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin. This innovative spirit has expanded over the years to make Imperial College of London one of the best medical schools in the UK today.

 

University of Cambridge

It should come as no surprise that this institute tops the lists of nearly every major publication when ranking the top medical schools in the UK. Not only is it one of the top schools here…

 

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