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Anti-Cancer Superfoods

broccoli and onions

Recent research (published last month) done at the University of Warwick Medical School found two superfood molecules, sulforaphane and quercetin to assist a key signaling protein involved in boosting immunity and antioxidant production in cells. This has wide ranging implications in prevention of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

The two superfoods containing these compounds are Broccoli and Onion!

Sulfur containing foods are also essential for the production of Glutathione which is the most potent endogenous antioxidant produced in the human body. Quercetin is a powerful anti-can…

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Beyond Weight Gain: Blood Sugar and Premature Aging

age cartoon

The guy in the next cube at your office has a pronounced pot-belly and even though he claims he is only 40 he looks more like a 60 year old with receding hairline dry scalp and crow’s feet around his eyes. His skin seems wrinkled and spotty and every time you watch him climb stairs he is huffing like a 60 year old as he pauses to catch his breath. Sounds familiar? We all have come across a few such people that seem overly ripe for their age.

Are they lying about their age or are they aging faster than they should? The answer lies in AGE which is short for Advanced Glycation End-products…

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‘Tis The Season For Cakes & Pies

cake

With the holiday season around the corner and with Halloween celebration at workplace I was faced with a few tough choices today.  After a hearty chicken and vegetables lunch I was feeling like a good boy until the cakes and pies were brought to the table. Even though I don’t get any cravings for desserts anymore, the festive mood wanted some part of me to indulge in a slice of cake.  I was faced with a choice of regular frosted cake, pumpkin pie and cheesecake. Knowing the ingredients of each type the most judicious choice was a cheesecake since it’s only got a very thin crust of flour at…

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5 Fat Burning Foods To Eat Every Day

avocado

1)      Avocados: the medium unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) in avocado help your body burn fat especially that stubborn belly fat. Avocado is also a good source of high quality protein so it will give you that extra Thermogenic boost for additional fat burn.

walnut

2)      Walnuts: The MUFA in walnuts are also good for belly fat reduction. On top of that they are a rich source of the parent Omega-3 fat (ALA) which helps fight inflammation.

coconuts

3)      Coconuts or Coconut oil: The short chain fatty acids (SFCA) in coconut oil are easily burned for energy and help your body re-learn how t…

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10K Kettlebell Challenge: My Impressions

10K KB Challenge Very few of you might have heard of the 10K kettlebell challenge. It’s basically a one month program to do a cumulative total of 10,000 kettlebell swings. It was started by Dan John of TNation. Some do it for weight loss (more about it later) while some do it for the challenge and some do it because they want to improve their metabolic conditioning. I did it for the challenge and conditioning. Men are advised to use 53lb bell and women should use a 35lb bell. You have the flexibility to choose the reps/day scheme. Some people do 333 swings/day for 30 days. Some do 500 swings/day for 5 days a…

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