Vitamin D may protect the pancreas from diabetes in people who are at high risk for the disease because their blood sugar levels are above normal. Researchers assigned 92 adults with predieabetes to take vitamin D, calcium, both, or a placebo. Then they measured how well beta cells in the pancreas secreted insulin.
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 03:33am
There's nothing easier than opening a jar of pasta sacue. But there's nothing more satisfying than making your own healthier version. Here are Exhibits A,B,C, and D. Each serving will nicely cover 1 cup of cooked pasta. Parmesan Cream2 cloves garlic, chopped2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil1/2 lb zucchini, diced1 1/2 cups fat-free half and half1 cup grated parmesan cheese1/2 tsp. kosher saltfreshly ground black pepper1/2 tsp. lemon zest1 Tbs. lemon juice, more to taste
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 18:45pm
Conventional wisdom says that aerobic exercise (combined with cutting calories) is the best way to lose weight. But millions of people have logged hours on ellipitical machines and stationary bikes without dropping any pounds. This means that either (a) losing weight takes a lot more effort than most people expect, or (b) we’ve been misled and there’s a much better way to lose weight. Strength training is often proposed as that “better way” – though the evidence strongly suggests the real answer is (a).
Posted by Lynsay Ryan @ Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 17:31pm