The food we eat plays a central role in our health. The epidemics of our time – obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes – are closely linked with unhealthy eating habits. But eating healthy is also expensive, making it a particular challenge for 12% of US households, who worry about being able to afford enough food each month.
Propionate produced in the gut as a result of bacterial fermentation reduces energy intake and appetite, regulates adipogenesis, and reduces adipose tissue inflammation, finally resulting in weight loss.
In advising our members, we filter thousands of researches and fads and rely only on the credible worldwide science for better health and weight reduction. Here we chose the interesting research of Dr. Michael Greger. Yet, no research replaces your own doctor’s advice.
Vitamin C decreases weight by increasing fat metabolism by 30% and reducing the inflammation of adipocytes. Vitamin C also increases the concentration of adiponectin, leptin, and insulin sensitivity.
Vitamin C decreases cravings by improving glycemic control and repairing and protecting brain centers responsible for serotonin and leptin sensitivity.
Vitamin C improves diabetes control by improving insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, oxidative stress, and immune responses.
The common definition considers red meat as a meat with a darker color before and after cooking. However, in nutrition, red meat is defined as any meat that has more myoglobin than white meat. Red meat is defined as all meats obtained from mammals (regardless of cut or age) as they have more myoglobin (United States Department of Agriculture). This includes beef, veal, lamb, pork, and also a leg of chicken and turkey (the latter are considered white by common definition). Fish and poultry (excluding legs) are considered white meat.
Tyramine reduces cravings by increasing the concentration of dopamine and norepinephrine.
Tyramine reduces the quantity of insulin required to maintain normal blood glucose levels by stimulating glucose transport in adipocytes.
Theobromine may have weight loss potential by enhancing other weight loss drugs and reducing body fat percentage.
Theobromine may reduce cravings by inhibiting the synergism between factors involved in cravings.
Theobromine reduces insulin resistance and also the risk of long term complications in diabetic individuals, such as vascular, renal, and ocular complications.
L-Tryptophan, acting via serotonergic neurons in hypothalamic feeding center, alters satiety and food preference, decreases carbohydrate cravings, carbohydrate intake, and daily energy intake, and promotes weight loss.
L-Tryptophan, either endogenous or exogenous, decreases craving. Tryptophan levels are reduced in obese individuals (by 18-25%) and dietary tryptophan administration suppresses carbohydrate craving (by 40%).
L-Tryptophan increases insulin and incretins secretion. The effect results in better glycemic control in diabetics.
Konjac Glucomannan is a soluble, fermentable, polysaccharide produced from the Amorphophallus Konjac (elephant yam or konjac plant) found in Asia. Konjac is available as supplements, in drink mixes, additive (emulsifier and thickener) to food products such as flour and pasta.
Salicin decreases weight by inhibiting the inflammation of adipocytes and increasing the release of fatty acids.
Salicin reduces cravings by improving glycemic control and increasing the concentration of tryptophan and serotonin released from the brain.
Salicin increases the secretion and sensitivity of insulin and protects the pancreas from inflammatory actions resulting in better glycemic control.