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High-Carb Diet Linked To Alzheimer's!!

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A new study found that elderly people who eat a carb heavy diet are almost four times as likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Carbs break down into sugars, and sugar plays a role in the development of MCI.

MCI is a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.

Not everyone that has MCI develops Alzheimer's but many do.

5.2 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's so researchers are doing what they can to find ways to stop MCI before it happens.

The study's lead author said:

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For ABSolutely Fabulous Leanness, cut out carbohydrates at night. These cause major fat storage to occur and send your blood-sugar levels haywire when you eat them too late at night. So no carbs 5-6 hours before bedtime. Stick to lean protein and fibrous veggies in the evening like Grilled mahi mahi w/steamed broccoli–this combo may also help you burn calories while you sleep!

- Celebrity Nutritionist, Rehan Jalali

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For ABSolutely Fabulous Leanness, Cut out carbohydrates at night. These cause major fat storage to occur and send your blood-sugar levels haywire when you eat them too late at night. So no carbs 5-6 hours before bedtime. Stick to lean protein and fibrous veggies in the evening like Grilled mahi mahi w/steamed broccoli–this combo may also help you burn calories while you sleep!

- Celebrity Nutritionist, Rehan Jalali

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The Perfect Snack has carbohydrates AND protein to keep blood sugars even and satisfy you longer such as: apple + peanut butter, string cheese + wheat crackers, or yogurt+ granola.

- Lisa DeFazio, MS, RD Media Dietitian and Host

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Bread: Is It Good Or Bad?

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Bread has always gotten a bad rap when it comes to health. Many studies and researchers have gone back and forth on the matter, so here are some facts when it comese to bread.

Overindulging on bread can be bread and could add too many carbs. But bread is okay in whole wheat options so stay away from white bread!

Other researchers have also found that bread increaes the risk of type 2 diabetes. But once again, white bread and other refined wheats can cause higher risk for diabetes.

Dependence on insulin if there is too much sugar in the blood can be deadly. However, you can't swear off bread it important to have balanced with other foods. In a 2,000 calorie diet plan, bread should equal six ounces or servings a day.

Bread can be good but too much bread is very harmful!!!

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Moderate Alcohol Intake Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk In Middle Aged Women

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When it comes to alcohol and it's benefits/risks people and science are all over the place.

Which is why we're such advocates of moderation around here. Almost everything is at its best when in moderation — and a new study on diabetes in middle aged women places alcohol in that category too!

If you're a woman who's middle aged, and who drinks alcohol moderately and consumes large amounts of refined carbohydrates… you have a 30% lower chance of developing diabetes type 2!

This isn't some knee-jerk reaction to a brand new study, either. Researchers tracked 81,827 over 26 years:

"If you eat a high carb diet without drinking alcohol, your risk of developing diabetes is increased by 30 percent. However, if you eat a high carb diet, but (drink) a moderate amount of alcohol, the increased risk is reduced. Our findings suggest that a higher alcohol intake (≥15 g/d) attenuates the positive association between GL and T2D incidence."

Moderate in this case means about two drinks a week.

This doesn't mean that if you don't drink and eat a bunch a carbs that the best solution is to start. In fact, they encourage a diet low in refined carbs and high in whole grains.

If you do drink, though, find that moderation and stick to it!

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The Carb Cycle Allows You To Eat Carbs And Stay Fit

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Carbs have been the enemy to virtually any diet and any personal trainer's recommendations in the past, but 6-time Mr. World Fitness champion, Franco Carlotto, has devised a new system that not only allows carbs, but utilizes them to speed up your metabolism!

His new book, Carb Cycle, explains that there is no need to deprive yourself of your favorite breads, muffins, and fruits as long as you stick to a simple plan. In fact, eating them the RIGHT way can actually "turn your body into a fat burning machine".

Based on the idea that our bodies NATURALLY store carbs, the Carlotto's carb cycle increases your metabolism and helps you lose weight by constantly filling and depleting your body's storage mechanism.

Here's a basic example of the Carb Cycle weekly meal plan:

Monday - Carb-Restricted (25-75% reduction in carbs depending on activity levels)
Tuesday - Carb-Restricted
Wednesday - Carb-Normal
Thursday - Carb-Restricted
Friday - Carb-Restricted
Saturday - Carb-Normal or optionally half restricted
Sunday - Carb-Normal

So according to this meal plan, you can have your cake and eat it too! As long as you don't over do it, of course. Ha!

Click here to check out the carb-friendly diet plan!

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