Archive for: April, 2013

A Snack Strategy That Helps You Slim Down

If you’re having a snack while you read this article, here’s a great reason to put your fork down: Distracted eaters–people who dine while watching TV, surfing the Web, playing video games, or reading–tend to consume more calories, according to a new review of two dozen earlier studies, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In fact, distracted eating can boost the amount of calories consumed by up to 50 … Continue reading “Mindful Eating: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Cut Calories”

Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil

Amazing, but true: Getting enough magnesium could actually save your life. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study recently reported that women with the highest levels of magnesium in their blood plasma had a 77 percent lower risk for sudden cardiac death or fatal heart arrhythmias, compared to women with the lowest levels, even with other cardiac risk factors were taken into account. Every organ in the human body–especially your heart, muscles, … Continue reading “Magnesium: A Marvelously Powerful Health Booster”

Tana talks about the Omni Diet on the Today Show

Some dietary superstars outshine other foods for both their nutritional content and the wondrous things they do for your health. These traditional plant-based cures have been dubbed “superfoods” or “nutraceuticals” due to their medicinal properties, but I call them Omni NutriPower foods. Not only do macadamia nuts have a delightfully crunchy, creamy flavor, but their oil ranks as a true nutripower food. It enlivens salad greens with a rich, nutty … Continue reading “Macadamia Oil: The Power Food from Paradise”

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Even The Aroma Aids Weight Control

In the study, the group that ate extra nuts consumed a mix of walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. Several other recent studies also show that nuts have powerful medicinal benefits (when eaten as part of an overall healthy diet), including these five: Pistachios lower blood pressure and improve blood vessel function, Pennsylvania State University researchers reported in a 2012 study. An earlier study also found that the tasty nuggets help lower … Continue reading “Nuts: An Amazing Nutritional Powerhouse”