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    Eating junk food can trigger aches or make people more sensitive to pain — even if they are healthy and slim, a study suggests. Certain fats in fast food can cause cholesterol to build up in the arteries leading to inflammation, which leads to joint ache and makes people more sensitive to pain. It is well documented that being obese or eating junk over a long time can lead to chronic pain, but now researchers say even just a few off meals may cause damage. A study of mice found saturated fat in the blood binds to nerve cell receptors that leads to inflammation and mimics the symptoms of nerve damage. The process was observed after just eight weeks on a high fat diet which did not have enough calories to make the rodents overweight.  Dr Michael Burton, assistant professor of neuroscience at UT Dallas, said: 'This study indicates you don’t need diabetes; you don't need need a pathology or injury at all. 'Eating a high-fat diet for a short period of time is enough — a diet similar to...
    Eating junk food while pregnant may hinder the development of babies' immune systems, leaving them vulnerable to future illness, a study suggests. For the first time, scientists showed high-fat diets damage important immune cells in the unborn offspring — in research on monkeys. Experts have suspected for a long time that being an overweight mother has a host of negative health impacts on children. Now they have shown - at least in primates - that a bad diet, as well as maternal obesity hinders the development of unborn babies' immune systems. Excess fat tissue in bone marrow cells is believed to have a negative effect on the production and circulation of blood cells, including immune cells, in a fetus.  Co-author of the study Dr Oleg Varlamov, from the Oregon National Primate Research Center, said: ‘The main implication of this study is that maternal obesity may influence the development of the fetal bone marrow and fetal immune system.’ A team of scientists reported that a high fat maternal diet is a severe impediment to the development of a fetus' immune system, potentially...
    SCIENTISTS are on the brink of developing a pill that provides the benefits of exercise - without the effort. Researchers discovered a key stem cell in the body that could unleash the fat-burning potential of the pills. 1Scientists could soon provide a pill that would mimic some of the benefits of exerciseCredit: Getty The breakthrough came after scientists identified that mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are able to morph into fat-storing machines. Exercise can reverse this effect, and they now hope that understanding this process will be used to invent drugs to target these stem cells and achieve the same results. The groundbreaking research was carried out by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lead author of the study, Dr Manolis Kellis, said: "It is extremely important to understand the molecular mechanisms that are drivers of the beneficial effects of exercise and the detrimental effects of a high-fat diet. "We can understand how we can intervene, and develop drugs that mimic the impact of exercise across multiple tissues.’" Unfortunately for those looking forward to the...
    HOLIDAY season is well and truly here and you might have noticed many people are upping their fitness regimes. While it's key to love the skin you're in, some people feel more confident when they have lost weight. 1With many people planning for their summer holidays many people have upped their training regimes in order to feel confidentCredit: Getty For many, this means being in a calorie deficit and burning off more calories through activity than you consume through food. One personal trainer and nutritionist explained that the key to getting trim is an 80 per cent focus on food - and a 20 per cent focus on exercise. Which is good news for those who don't want to spend hours sweating it out in the gym. Speaking to The Sun, fitness guru Paul Crouch said many plans suggest an increase in protein, and decrease in saturated fat - but added that finding the perfect balance can be hard going. Read more on weight loss EAT UP I’m a nutritionist - here’s how to get a flatter stomach in time...
    A high fat, low-carb, diet that has gained attention on social media in recent years may extend a person's lifespan, a new study finds. Researchers at Stanford University, in the Bay Area, found that the ketogenic diet, often referred to colloquially as the keto diet, can help muscle and stem cells survive stress and allow a person to live longer. Keto diets are extremely low-carb, but very high in fat. This trains the body to become efficient at burning fat and trains it to convert fat into energy. The rise of the diet in some communities has come with some controversy, with some warning that it could cause nutrient deficiencies and other long term problems - despite short term benefits. Researchers found that eating a high fat, low carb, keto diet can extend a person's life span in the same way that regular fasting dose (file photo) Researchers, who published their findings last week in Cell Metabolism, found that the keto diet provides many of the same positive effects to a person's cells that fasting does. In a test on...
    This time, it’ll be different. How many times have you said that to yourself when starting a new diet? If it’s been more than once, then you already know that starting out on the right foot when launching a new diet can help propel you into longer-term improvements in health habits. Cleaning out the kitchen to make space for a new approach to food is a great place to start. First, it’s important to assess exactly why you’re starting a new diet and whether it’s liable to be sustainable and successful in the long run. A quick fix will only set you up for disappointment later, says Janette Wong, a registered dietitian with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California. “Once you’ve decided that you want to make positive changes to your eating habits, you must take these new changes as your new lifestyle, and not just a fad diet to lose weight or to fit into an outfit for an occasion.” If you’re serious this time, starting with a clean slate can help, adds Kristine Dilley, a...
    Sponsored Content The keto diet is really popular right now. The high-fat, low-carb eating plan helps you lose weight by burning fat instead of glucose (sugar). Many people successfully drop weight with the keto diet. However, many trending diets also have downsides. Suppose you’re an older adult looking into weight loss options. In that case, it’s always best to discuss your overall health and personal risk factors of any potential diet and nutritional changes with your doctor. Also, before you “go keto,” here are some things to consider. How Does the Keto Diet Work? The ketogenic (keto) diet is a high-fat, moderate-protein, very low-carb diet. Doctors use it to treat children with epilepsy and other medical conditions, such as morbid obesity, according to the Cleveland Clinic. A typical keto eating plan allows 70-80% fats, 20% proteins, and 5-10% carbs each day. In a normal diet, your body draws energy from the starches and sugars (aka carbs) you consume. A keto diet restricts your daily carb intake to 50 grams or less. Once your body reaches a state of ketosis,...
    National Keto Day is celebrated on Jan. 5. The Vitamin Shoppe founded the national day in 2019 as a way to raise awareness about the low-carb, high-fat diet, which has been credited for weight loss and epileptic seizure reduction. While many dieters have found success with ketogenic meal plans, researchers aren’t certain about keto’s impact long-term. EATING PUMPKIN MAY HELP YOU LOOK YOUNGER AND LOSE WEIGHT, EXPERTS SAY  A study from National Jewish Health – a cardiac, respiratory and immune hospital – found that keto diets might help people shed pounds and promote "modest" improvements to heart health, but researchers warned that this high-fat dieting method could encourage "consumption of foods that are known to increase cardiovascular risk." The study also claimed that keto diets might be ineffective in preventing heart disease because dieters left to their own devices tend to eat unhealthy saturated fats. The Vitamin Shoppe founded National Keto Day in 2019 as a way to raise awareness about the low-carb, high-fat diet, which has been credited for weight loss and epileptic seizure reduction. The diet's typical...
    YOU may currently feel like you’re 90 per cent chocolate - and you’re not alone. January tends to kick off with most of us feeling sluggish, clogged (quite understandably) with cheese, and anxious about the fact we’ve spent the last month or so probably drinking too much and not moving enough. 3Hoping to lose weight this year? Get set to eat a lot more fruit and veg in 2022Credit: Getty And so, we embrace the new year with resolutions galore and swear off sugar, bread, meat and crisps in one fell unsustainable swoop, then end up back on all of them by the second week of Jan. It’s an annual loop a lot of us can’t help but fall into, and dieting often involves a world of yo-yo-ing and guilt, but if you’re determined to slim down in 2022 these popular diets could be a  place to start. We also asked dietitian Dr Carrie Ruxton from Health & Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) for her verdict on each: The Keto diet The Ketogenic diet goes big on fat, and super...
    A low-carb diet that is high in unsaturated fat may be beneficial for the cardiovascular health of those who are overweight, according to researchers.  In a Tuesday study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Massachusetts-area authors randomly assigned 164 overweight and obese participants – predominantly women, ages 18 to 65 – to three weight-loss maintenance diets. '5 OR MORE': HIGHER FRUIT, VEGETABLE SERVINGS LINKED TO KIDS' IMPROVED MENTAL WELL-BEING First, the participants were put on low-calorie diets that lowered their body weight by approximately 12%.  Next, in the testing phase, the participants were assigned to one of the diets in which 20%, 40% or 60% of calories came from carbs. Protein, however, was kept steady at 20% for each diet; the remaining calories came from fat. Meals were provided for the subjects who followed the eating plans for five months, keeping weights stabilized.  "Results for the primary outcome were previously reported, that total energy expenditure was higher (∼200 kcal/d) on the low- compared with [the] high-carbohydrate diet," the study authors from Boston Children's Hospital, Framingham State University, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's...
    The study also stated that low GI diets are generally no better than high GI diets for reducing weight and body fat. Photo: Photo by Alesia Kozik from Pexels / Pexels There are many myths about nutrition, probably one of the main and most ingrained in society is the relationship between the consumption of simple carbohydrates (such as white bread and derivatives) and weight gain. This is suggested by a recent study published last week in the journal Advances In Nutrition, which concluded that ‘fast carbs’ they are no more likely than ‘slow carbs’ to lead to weight gain. In recent months, various nutrition trends have focused on talking about carbohydrates. While they have always been a relevant topic, stemming from the popularity of ketogenic diets, they took a more special place. It is well known that this type of dietary pattern is based on the strict restriction on carbohydrate consumption and increased fat intake. The truth is that for years we have classified carbohydrates as “good” and “bad.” Fast-absorbing carbohydrates (they are also...
    Rachel Hosie in 2018 (left) and 2021. Rachel Hosie Over the years, I've reduced my body fat percentage from 30% to 17%. Eating a high-protein diet keeps me full and helps me maintain muscle. Here's how I eat every day to maintain my physique. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Business Insider: A daily selection of curated stories Loading Something is loading. Email address By clicking ‘Sign up’, you agree to receive marketing emails from Insider as well as other partner offers and accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Nearly three years ago, I decided to work on my relationship with food. I vowed to stop overeating, and I wanted to lose fat. At the same time, I wanted to hold on to the muscle I'd built through 18 months of weight lifting — or even increase my gains. Over six months, I lost 35 pounds and reduced my body fat percentage from 30% to 17%. Since then, I've kept the weight off, fluctuating a little over a small range, and continued to lose fat...
    New research from the Washington University School of Medicine found that a western diet, one rich in sugars and fats, impairs the immune system in the gut. Scientists found that the diet could increase the risk of infection and inflammatory bowel disease. Scientists found that diets high in sugar and fat damaged the Paneth cells, the immune cells in the gut that help keep inflammation low. Without Paneth cells functioning property, the gut can be prone to increased inflammation, which puts people at risk of inflammatory bowel disorder. “Inflammatory bowel disease has historically been a problem primarily in Western countries such as the U.S., but it’s becoming more common globally as more and more people adopt Western lifestyles,” said lead author Ta-Chiang Liu, MD, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology & immunology at Washington University. “Our research showed that long-term consumption of a Western-style diet high in fat and sugar impairs the function of immune cells in the gut in ways that could promote inflammatory bowel disease or increase the risk of intestinal infections.” Scientists emphasize that a high-fat,...
    By LifeBridge Health Medical experts say men are more likely than women to put off regular checkups and make unhealthy choices. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Man Charged In Series Of Attacks On Asian American-Owned Baltimore Businesses Whereas early, routine screenings are important to men’s health, so is their diet. “Optimizing your nutrition is essential to well-being. It is important to start as early as possible, but it is never too late to start,” says Erika Armetta, RD, LDN, a clinical dietitian specialist at Northwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health center. Here are five foods and nutrients men should make part of their regular diet, and how they can be helpful against some of the most serious conditions affecting men: Lean meat Though men tend to load up on it mostly for muscle recovery and growth, protein has many benefits. “Choosing the proper proteins for maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential,” Armetta says. Meat is a prime source of protein, but it is important to avoid meats high in saturated fat like fatty beef, lamb and pork because they can raise your...
    BOSSTON (CBS) – A new study says the evening is the best time of day to work out to counter the metabolic effects of a greasy diet. Researchers in Australia looked at 24 overweight and obese men placed on a high-fat diet for 11 days. They found that only evening exercise could partly reverse some of the negative effects of a high-fat diet on the blood markers such as fasting blood sugar, insulin, and cholesterol. That’s not to say that morning exercise was not beneficial. Men who worked out at all, whether in the morning or in the evening, were more aerobically fit. But evening workouts seemed to provide more metabolic benefits.
    Crystal Cox/Insider Men on high-fat diets might benefit more from exercising in the evening, new research suggests. Night workouts were associated with lower cholesterol and better blood sugar control than morning sessions. However, more research is needed to see if this applies beyond this small study.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Evenings may be the best time to exercise for men looking to offset the consequences of greasy food, according to a study published May 19 in Diabetologia. New evidence suggests working out later in the day is linked to better blood sugar control than morning workouts among men with obesity on a high-fat diet. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and Australian Catholic University studied 24 Australian men with obesity, who did not exercise much, as they consumed a low-carb, high-fat diet for 11 days. After five days on the diet, one third of the group starting to exercise in the morning once a day. Another third exercised in the evening. The rest didn't exercise at all.  The men in both exercise groups...
    Substituting a cup of cocoa throughout the day for other snacks could help obese people lose weight – even if they're on a high-fat diet, a new study claims.  In lab experiments, US researchers gave obese mice with liver disease a dietary supplement of cocoa powder, for a period of eight weeks.  Even though the mice were on a high-fat diet, the experts found the supplement reduced DNA damage and the amount of fat in their livers.   While there is more to learn about the health benefits of cocoa, the researchers believe it may in some way impede the digestion of dietary fat and carbohydrate, thereby avoiding weight gain.  Supplementation of cocoa powder in the diet of high-fat-fed mice with liver disease markedly reduced the severity of their condition, according to a new study. The researchers suggest the results have implications for humansCOCOA CAN BOOST OXYGEN LEVELS IN THE BRAINDrinking cocoa can increase your mental agility thanks to the presence of flavanols – chemicals that are abundant in cocoa beans. UK and US researchers found healthy adults performed better on...
    You likely don’t get up each day and give your gallbladder much thought, right? Maybe your heart, digestive system, and even your joints and your muscles, but your gallbladder? Eh, not so much. That is unless it starts to give you trouble. Then, it’s likely all you think about. But we should all know how to take care of our gallbladder since it’s important for our overall health and can greatly be affected by how well we take care of ourselves. First though, what does the gallbladder do and where is located? Gallbladder 101 Not to be confused with your actual bladder, the gallbladder sits right under your liver. Shaped like a tiny pear, the gallbladder stores bile that’s produced by your liver during digestion. Before you sit down and eat each delicious meal or snack, your gallbladder is full of bile. After you eat, it stores bile from the fat you eat, and starts to fill up until it’s full. As digestion and elimination hum along as normal, the gallbladder releases the stored bile into your small intestine where it...
    GEMMA Collins revealed she's lost another half a stone after turning to a high-fat diet. The GC, 40, has now dropped an impressive three-and-a-half stone as she continues her weight loss journey. 4Gemma Collins has lost another half a stone in weightCredit: Instagram Speaking to magazine, she said: "I don't weigh myself every week. Although, to be honest, I did this week and I lost another half a stone. I'm on a high-fat diet. It's all personal, though - what works for me won't work for you. But it's not really about what the scales are saying, it's about how you feel. "I'm not putting a label on it. I feel amazing, it's nice to be getting into smaller clothes, but more than anything it's nice to feel healthy." She lifted the lid on her exercise plan, and explained that being flexible with it is the key to keeping motivated. 4Gemma pictured in 2017, before her health kickCredit: Rex Features 4Gemma has been doing gruelling garden workoutsCredit: instagram "I do cardio, weights, skipping rope," said Gemma. "It depends what mood...
    New York : Carbohydrates are necessary for the proper functioning of the body, they are one of the main sources of energy and benefit health. Photo: Image by Bernadette Wurzinger on Pixabay / Pixabay Lately carbohydrates have been a hot topic in the field of nutrition, especially because of the popular keto trend. The truth is that low-carb diets have gained a large following and while they are associated with some benefits, they have made carbohydrates the black sheep of the nutritional landscape. The first and most important thing is to understand that not all carbohydrates are the same, there are the simple and the complex; that is why there is a big difference between a bowl of quinoa and crackers. It’s time to break the myth that exists about carbohydrate consumption and weight gain. In fact, it is important to know that they are responsible for filling us with quality energy, to perform all daily functions with integrity and also help regulate brain activity. Carbohydrates are the base of the food pyramid, and therefore...
    Signs of serious liver problems include tiredness, confusion, itchy skin and, according to the British Liver Trust, ‘writing which becomes difficult, spidery and small’, writes Dr Michael Mosley, pictured Large, the size of a rugby ball, rubbery and reddish-brown in colour, your liver is not a glamorous organ. Yet it quietly gets on with performing at least 500 vital functions, including removing toxins from your blood and helping convert the food you eat into energy, and you certainly couldn’t live without it. The bad news is that around one in three of us now has signs of fatty liver disease — which, as the name suggests, is the result of a build-up of fat which can lead to scarring and the liver becoming stiff and unable to function properly and, eventually, to liver failure.  Even if you avoid this extreme, a damaged liver is bad for your health. And because so many of us treat our livers badly, liver disease is now a leading cause of premature death in the UK. But it is a largely silent killer because...
    New York : Most saturated fat comes from animal sources, including meat and dairy products. Photo: Horizon Content / Pexels The body needs fat, although not in large amounts. Fats are an essential part of a balanced diet, what matters most is the type of fat, healthy fats are necessary and beneficial for your body. Frequent excesses in fat consumption can have unwanted effects on your health such as risk of heart disease. The body can send you signals that you are eating a lot of fat, here are some of them: 1. Sleepy or tired Photo: Shutterstock While your body burns fat for energy, eating too much fat can make you feel tired. A study published in Nutrients found that those adults who ate the most fat had higher levels of sleepiness during the day. Laboratory studies suggest that certain “gut neurohormones” promote drowsiness, so it is plausible that a high-fat diet may somehow affect daytime sleepiness. 2. Diarrhea Photo: Shutterstock Many fatty foods can cause diarrhea. When the fatty foods you eat are...
    Javier Zayas Photography/Getty Images A new study found a low-fat, plant-based diet could help people lose weight and burn body fat. But an animal-meat-based, high-fat ketogenic diet was found to be better for managing insulin and blood sugar. It's still not clear why some diets cause weight gain, but processed food is a major risk factor for obesity.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. When it comes to eating healthy, which diet is the best can be hotly contested. Advocates for the ketogenic diet propose that low-carb, high fat eating is superior, and that butter, bacon, and eggs can be health foods. But other experts argue we should instead aim for a plant-based, low-fat diet of whole grains and veggies.  The two diets have been pitted face-to-face in a new study published January 21 in Nature Medicine.  According to the research, by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), a low-fat diet may lead to more fat loss, while a keto diet can better manage blood sugar. Read more: A nutrition journalist and keto advocate defends 'fad'...
    This chunky chihuahua has shed more than twice his bodyweight in an amazing transformation. Shorty tipped the scales at a whopping 18lbs and was unable to waddle on walks and play with doggy pals.  Carlie Cahill, 25, from Oklahoma, adopted the little canine two years ago but he had an undiagnosed thyroid condition which caused the rapid weight gain.  The cardiology technician has now shown off pictures of 11-year-old Shorty who now weighs a tiny 7lbs, after being given a high protein diet with lots of green beans.  Shorty, an 11-year-old Chihuahua from Oklahoma, lost 10lbs after a thyroid condition caused him to tip the scales at 18lbs (1st 2lbs). Pictured now, after losing more than half his body weight At his biggest, Shorty was 18lbs. His weight was caused by a thyroid condition affecting his frame (pictured then) Shorty is now only 7lbs (0.5 stone) and can finally play in the park with other dogs and run as much as he wants Carlie said: 'It’s really rewarding to have watched him get healthy and happy again. ...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider A low-fat, vegan diet could help with weight loss by speeding up metabolism and naturally reducing calorie intake, according to a new study.  Researchers found that participants on the diet burned 14% more calories after meals, since the high-carb, high-fiber meals took more energy to digest. The diet was also shown to improve insulin sensitivity, reducing risk of diabetes, as participants lost a an average of 13 pounds and a significant amount of body fat. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A low-fat, high-carb vegan diet could speed weight loss by increasing the calories you burn after eating, without having to exercise. Researchers from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and Yale School of Medicine studied 244 overweight adults during a 16 week diet. Half of the group was randomly assigned to follow a low-fat vegan diet, and was provided with cooking tips. The other half were asked to follow their typical diet without any changes. Both groups kept their exercise habits the same.  By the end of the study,  published November 30 in JAMA...
    Foods that can lower blood pressure include salmon, vegetables, and whole grains. Nigel O'Neil/Getty Images Living with high blood pressure is a reality for more than 100 million US adults. There are many ways to control your blood pressure, and adopting a heart-healthy diet is one of the most important steps to take.  Here are some of the best foods you can eat to lower blood pressure, as well as which foods you should avoid. Foods to eat to lower blood pressureAmericans are known to eat high-sodium diets, and it's one of the reasons hypertension is so common in the US.  "Extra sodium in your bloodstream can pull water into your blood vessels, which increases the total volume of blood inside your blood vessels, and causes blood pressure to increase," says Lori Mosca, MD, MPH, PhD, Director of Preventive Cardiology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  But eating a balanced diet rich in potassium, calcium, and magnesium can help get your blood pressure under control. In fact, a 2013 review found that adding potassium to high-sodium diets reduces blood pressure substantially in hypertensive...
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    Oscar Wong/Getty Images Eating high-protein foods could help dieters burn calories and fat more efficiently, according to a new study. Researchers found that a high-protein diet slightly boosted the metabolism of young, healthy volunteers, causing them to burn more calories and fat. That could be because protein takes more energy to digest than carbs or fat, making it a promising tool for weight loss. More research is needed to see how this works in the long term and for people with obesity.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Swapping out your regular meals with high-protein alternatives could help you lose weight, new research suggests.  People who replaced their normal diet with high-protein meal replacements have been found to burn more fat and calories throughout the day, according to a small study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Researchers from the University of Alberta studied 43 healthy adults without obesity, testing their metabolism during two different 32-hour diets. In the first, participants consumed all their daily calories in the form of high-protein meal replacement shakes, with...
    Losing weight and starting a diet It is not always easy, the reality is that there are many aspects involved. In principle it is important select the dietary pattern that is suitable for every lifestyle, second and probably one of the more fundamental questions, to achieve good results is willpower. The truth is that for many people it is difficult to control the temptation to eat unhealthy food or junk food. A new study provides a new and interesting context about this topic, especially after years of eating these kinds of foods harmful to health. The reality is that at this time there are not many foods that escape from containing a high in fat and calories, after all supermarket aisles Y the menus of most restaurants they are saturated with these kinds of options. It has recently been verified that even those people who have access to optionnutritious food, may present difficulties to consume them regularly. Based on the above, a new study suggests that this challenge can be attributed to the way...
    Mums who eat sugary and fatty meals before pregnancy have children who are hard-wired to crave junk food, a new study suggests. The unhealthy diet caused changes to happen not only in the brain, but also in the tastebuds themselves - programming kids to have a sweet tooth, claim researchers. 2Mums have been told that what you eat before pregnancy can have a huge impactCredit: Alamy Trials in mice showed that mothers who ate highly calorific and fatty meals in the five weeks before pregnancy had offspring with more sweet taste receptors in their taste buds. The results also revealed that even if those offspring were raised on a healthy diet, they would still be more likely to gorge on treats if they could get hold of them. Food scientists Prof Robin Dando said: "If a mother has an unhealthy diet where she consumes a lot of calories through high-fat and sugary products, the offspring are going to have a predisposition for liking the unhealthy diet. "The origin of this is not only the changes in the brain, but there are other physical...
    You likely don’t get up each day and give your gallbladder much thought, right? Maybe your heart, digestive system, and even your joints and your muscles, but your gallbladder? Eh, not so much. That is, unless it starts to give you trouble. Then, it’s likely all you think about. But we should all know how to take care of our gallbladder, since it’s important for our overall health and can greatly be affected by how well we take care of ourselves. First though, what does the gallbladder do and where is located? Gallbladder 101 Not to be confused with your actual bladder, the gallbladder sits right under your liver. Shaped like a tiny pear, the gallbladder stores bile that’s produced by your liver during digestion. Before you sit down and eat each delicious meal or snack, your gallbladder is full of bile. After you eat, it stores bile from the fat you eat, and starts to fill up until it’s full. As digestion and elimination hum along as normal, the gallbladder releases the stored bile into your small intestine where it...
    Salmon, avocado, brown rice, and vegetables are some of the best foods to lower cholesterol. Nigel O'Neil/Getty Images Foods that lower cholesterol include fresh fruits, leafy green vegetables, whole grains, and fish.  The worst foods for high cholesterol are filled with saturated and trans fats — like fried foods, baked goods, and fatty meats.  Overall, the Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan that can help you lower cholesterol.  This article was medically reviewed by Samantha Cassetty, MS, RD, nutrition and wellness expert with a private practice based in New York City. Visit Insider's Health Reference library for more advice. Your diet has a large impact on your cholesterol. In fact, the foods you eat can directly affect HDL and LDL levels, which are the two main types of cholesterol:  LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, is considered "bad cholesterol." You want lower LDL levels, otherwise it can lead to plaque formation and build up to clog your arteries. High cholesterol — defined as LDL levels above 160 mg/dl — is a major risk factor for heart disease.  HDL, or high-density...
    Kourtney Kardashian John Sciulli / Getty Images Kourtney Kardashian is back on the low-carb, high-fat keto diet, according to her lifestyle website Poosh. Some fans and critics, however, expressed concern that the diet is unhealthy, noting that Kardashian is not a dietitian and doesn't have a background in nutrition.  Kardashian responded to fans on Instagram that her keto diet is doctor-approved, and that she uses it for brief periods to "help detox metals or toxins." There's no evidence that keto or any or diet can help one "detox," from metals or anything else. In fact, your liver and kidneys take care of all your detoxing needs naturally. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Summer is here, the weather is warming, and Kourtney Kardashian is back on the keto diet, according to the celeb's lifestyle blog Poosh.  Kardashian says the high-fat, low-carb eating plan is approved by her doctor to "to help detox from metals and other toxins." She was trying to diet, she said, because "I want to look and feel my best." Although she suggested consulting...
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