A study based on several years of data, published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics,showed that increasing water consumption by one to three cups a day decreased total calorie intake by between 68 and 205 calories. Intake of sugar and cholesterol were also reduced as a result of drinking more water.
Some physicians believe that drinking more water before sitting down for breakfast, lunch or dinner will curb the appetite. With other benefits such as better brain function, improved digestion and the ability to maintain energy levels, the old adage of drinking eight to ten glasses of water a day just may be more appropriate then ever.
Steering clear of fad diets is the best way to achieve lasting weight loss.
Fad diets don’t work for the long term because most people can’t continue to stick to them. If you’ve tried one, you probably remember feeling grouchy, starved, irritable, or deprived. Continue reading
5 Everyday things you can do to lower your blood pressure
- Take a brisk walk or do some other physical activity for a total of at least 30 minutes.
- Plan your meals and snacks to include eight to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables and two servings of low-fat milk. These foods are packed with the minerals that help control blood pressure.
- Avoid adding salt to your food at the table, use herbs and spices for seasoning, and limit processed foods. Continue reading