Latest Nutrition Research News from March 2019 – 7 Tips
1. High energy breakfast for heart health
Researchers discovered that people who ate a high-energy breakfast tended to have significantly healthier arteries than those who ate little or no breakfast.
The study compared the results of a high-energy breakfast (breakfast contributing more than 20 percent of daily calories), low-energy (5-20 percent of daily calories) and a skipped breakfast (less than 5 percent of daily calories).
2. Time-restricted eating for cancer prevention
A mouse study has suggested that eating meals within an 8 hour window will prevent tumour growth.
The researchers will present the results of the research on Saturday at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, which is taking place in New Orleans, LA.
The results indicate that the antitumor effect of time-restricted eating is at least partially due to lowering levels of insulin, suggesting this approach may be effective in breast cancer prevention and therapy.
3. Mediterranean diet for improved athletic performance
Participants in this research ran a 5K six percent faster after eating a Mediterranean diet than after eating a Western Diet.
The diet’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, more alkaline pH and dietary nitrates might lead to improved exercise performance
Journal of the American College of Nutrition
4. Nuts for more efficient mental functioning
In a study, researchers found that eating more than 10 grams of nuts a day (two teaspoons) was positively associated with better mental functioning, including improved thinking, reasoning and memory.
The study was conducted on Chinese adults aged 55+ years.
The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
5. Green tea for weight management
In this study, Green tea was shown to encourage the growth of good gut bacteria, which lead to a series of benefits that significantly lower the risk of obesity.
Note that Green tea consumption in the experiment would be equivalent to about 10 cups of green tea throughout the day for the average person.
6. Carrots and Green Tea to fight Alzheimers
A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease.
Note that mice research never translates into human treatment. However, no doubt to include these in plant-based diet would be beneficial for humans.
The compounds appeared to inhibit production of the sticky amyloid beta plaques caused by Alzhiermers. Not only that, but they appeared to reduce neuroinflammation and oxidative stress in the brain.
The dosage was 30 mg per kilogram of body weight — a dosage well-tolerated by humans and easily consumed as part of a healthy, plant-based diet or in the form supplements.
Journal of Biological Chemistry
7. Caloric restriction to reduce chronic inflammation – & to lengthen your life
Caloric restriction and longevity is nothing new. Researchers have known this for years.
However, for the first time, caloric restriction was shown to reduce the chronic inflammation process that occurs with aging.
Restricting calories modulates immune activity which looks to be a key factor when it comes to increasing life span.
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