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Simple breathing can help you shed extra kilos

29 Dec 2014

To completely oxidise 10 kg of human fat, 29 kg of oxygen must be inhaled producing a total of 28 kg of carbon dioxide and 11 kg of water To lose extra fat, all you have to do is breathe in and breathe out more during exercise or brisk walking, new research has revealed that the lungs are the primary excretory organ for fat, noting that more than 80% of body fat can be exhaled away . Excess carbohydrate or protein in the diet is converted to triglyceride, which consists of just three kinds of atoms -carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Shedding unwanted fat requires unlocking the atoms in triglyceride molecules.

Cut diabetes risk with a tablespoon of yogurt a day

10 Dec 2014
Cut diabetes risk with a tablespoon of yogurt a day

A daily tablespoon of yogurt can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by nearly a fifth. Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells develop resistance to insulin.Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health pooled the results of three prospective cohort studies that followed the medical history and lifestyle habits of health professionals. These studies included the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study (HFPS), which followed 51,529 US male dentists, pharmacists, vets, osteopathic physicians and podiatrists, aged from 40 to 75 years. The researchers found that the total dairy consumption had no association with the risk of developing.