Health Tip for Today ~ Want to Live Longer?

Low Fat Diets Reduce All-Cause Mortality

A recent study involving 371,159 middle-aged and older adults found eating a low-fat diet reduced all-cause mortality by 18%. The study, published in the Journal of Internal Medicine, also found that eating a healthful, low-carbohydrate diet only marginally reduced mortality risks, while substituting low-quality carbohydrates with plant-based proteins and foods containing unsaturated fats resulted in a significant reduction in risk of mortality.


Today’s Health Tip ~ Is It Important to Lose Belly Fat?

It’s Time to Lose a Little Around the Middle

Excessive abdominal fat, or visceral fat, is a uniquely harmful type of fat distribution that is linked to an increased risk of cardiometabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. For this reason, your waist size and waist-to-hip ratio may be much stronger markers of health than your weight.

Cutting refined carbs, eating more protein and fiber, and reducing stress (which can reduce cortisol, a stress hormone that triggers abdominal fat deposition) are all strategies that may help you get rid of belly fat.


Today’s Health Tip ~ Is Unfiltered Coffee Healthy for You?

The health benefits of filtered coffee & risks of unfiltered coffee

According to a study, 59 percent drank filtered coffee, 20 percent drank unfiltered coffee, 9 percent drank both types, and 12 percent didn’t drink coffee at all. And it’s clear that filtered coffee wins: “Unfiltered brew was associated with higher mortality than filtered brew, and filtered brew was associated with lower mortality than no coffee consumption,” wrote the study authors. The amount also made a difference. “Among coffee consumers, the reference group of 1 to 4 cups a day of filtered brew had the lowest mortality, and >9 cups a day of unfiltered brew had the highest mortality.”

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