Need to lose a few pounds? According to a 2015 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine people who simply ate 30g of fiber daily lost almost as much weight as those on a low-cal diet. Choose healthy fiber rich foods like raspberries, broccoli and lentils.
Stop the Sugary Drinks:
According to a British study, when adults swapped their daily soft drinks for water, unsweetened coffee, or tea their type 2 diabetes risk dropped 14-25%. Take the blah out of water by adding cucumber or mint. Switch it up by drinking sparkling mineral water and lemon.
Lower Meat Consumption:
According to a review published in JAMA International Medicine going vegetarian was associated with a 5mmHg drop in systolic blood pressure which could reduce your risk of death from heart disease by 9%. *If you’re going vegetarian make sure its done right so youre getting all the needed nutrients. Follow the advice of a doctor or nutritionist.
Take an Omega 3 Supplement:
Omega 3s may help you quit smoking, according to a study from Israel. Smokers who took supplements of EPA and DHA (2 types of Omega3) for a month smoked less and had less cravings. To get this level of Omega 3s from salmon youd need over 12 ounces daily, so a good supplement may be more realistic.
Research from FASEB Journal compared those who ate oatmeal for breakfast to those who ate eggs everyday for a month. Egg-eaters saw no increase in LDL (bad) cholesterol, and HDL (good) cholesterol increased. Oatmeal eaters kept LDL steady but didnt get the HDL boost.