An italian study shows that if you eat half a kilo of strawberries daily, this will help prevent skin ageing an reduce your risk of cancer and heart disease.
Another study shows that blueberries can help you break down fatcells and make you skinnier. Tests have been done on mice and they are yet to know how big the daily dose needs to be on humans.
Research also shows that the healthiest food you can eat, is purple food.
Some studies show that skipping breakfast is the stupidest thing you can do when you want to lose weight. Other studies show that there is no correlation between breakfast skippers and weight loss. Five studies found an association between breakfast-skipping and weight gain: three studies found it made no difference, and one study found the opposite – that amongst overweight children, the breakfast-eaters weighed even more. One study stated anything eaten before 10AM was breakfast, therefore breakfasts eaten at 10:15 AM was not considered to be breakfast.
Research on lemons shows us that adding lemon to your water or food will flatten your stomach and lower your pH-levels. And regulate your blood pressure. Help protect against cancer, is very good for your digestive system and for your tired feet. Be aware though, lemons are not good for your teeth, according to research.
A high intake of olive oil can lower the risk of heart disease. You can also use it as a hair mask or a makeup removal. Other research tells us that monounsaturated fats like olive oil may still lead to diseased arteries. When scientists fed a monounsaturated fat–rich diet to monkeys for five years, the monkeys developed extensive atherosclerotic plaques in their coronary arteries.
Some research show that eating chocolate is actually good your you. It can prevent blood clotting in your veins and therefore stop you from getting a stroke or a heart attack. Warning though; the research was done one people eating 25grams of dark chocolate daily (not a family size block of Cadbury’s Marvellous Creations). Older research tells us that chocolate makes us happy (really, I don’t actually think I needed research to tell me that).
If you eat 4 apples a day, you may prevent having a stroke later in life. Maybe you can put them in your fruit salad with strawberries and blueberries.
A high intake of red meat leads to heart disease. And breast, bowel and prostate cancer. Research tells us that women should eat more red meat, due to low iron levels. At least 3 big serves per week. Other studies shows us that an adequate intake of red meat every week will help you maintain your weight loss.
Research shows that broccoli is good for pretty much anything, even for absorbing vitamin D better. Studies have even show that kids like broccoli (I am not making this up as I go) and to ensure they like it even more (!!) you should steam it, not boil. You should eat 1.5 cups of broccoli 3 times per week and it will lower your cholesterol, detox your body and prevent any form of cancer.
New research show that human’s don’t need 8 glasses of water per day (shock, horror). Apparently there is no real evidence to the claim that drinking more water reduces urinary tract infections, helps with weight loss, reduces headaches, improves skin tone, and relieves constipation. I am sure I have seen research saying we need at least 2 litres of water per day, plus a litre extra for every hour of exercise?
Research shows ingredients in low-fat cow’s milk may help to reduce the risk of osteoporosis, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes. Last time I checked there is only one ingredient in milk; milk! Another study showed drinking goat’s milk regularly may help to reduce cholesterol levels, and support those with iron deficiency anaemia. Researchers also found that antioxidants in wholegrain oats help to prevent coronary heart disease and also lower cholesterol levels and that the same applies for oat’s milk. Dairy milk may cause Crohn’s Disease. Other studies show there is no connection between the high fat content in normal milk and the risk of heart disease and high cholesterol. Choose your milk wisely.
I love research. I hope I cleared a few things up for you.