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A new study has found that intermittent fasting may help you lose more weight in the short term, but the Mediterranean diet is both healthier and easier to stick to.

Researchers found the Med diet is the most effective way to lose weight overall because more people were still sticking to it a year after starting than with other diets, like the paleo or 5:2.

Six in ten (57%) were still on the Med diet at the end of the year.

This compared to 54% of those who chose the 5:2 diet and just 35% who opted for the paleo caveman eating plan.

And, because a healthier diet isnt only about losing pounds, the Med diet presented other health benefits too. People saw big improvements in their blood pressure and glucose levels reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Following the diet encourages consumption of fruit, vegetables, whole-grain bread and cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds and olive oil with moderate amounts of fish, chicken, eggs and dairy and red meat once a week or less.

Our participants could follow the diets guidelines more closely than the fasting and paleo diets and were more likely to stay with it after the year, as our retention rates showed, says co-lead author Dr Michelle Jospe.

The Mediterranean diet varies, but generally itshigh in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. It usually includes a low intake of meat and dairy foods.

Co-lead author Dr Melyssa Roy added: In the real world, the one right way to lose weight and eat right is that you can find what suits you the best, and whatever diet is the best is the one you stick to.

If you choose something that suits you, and is basically a selection of healthy foods, and perhaps eating a bit less often, you can actually get real-world benefits and just live a normal life, and lose weight and see improvements in your health.

The study also found that people who managed to stay on an intermittent fasting diet where they ate a quarter of their normal calories on two days of the week lost slightly more weight.

Those following the fasting plan lost an average of nine pounds of 12 months, compared to an average of six pounds on the Med diet.

The study also showed expensive weight-loss products or ongoing dietitian advice werent really necessary.

The aim of the study was to look at how effective all three diets were in a real world setting, where participants self-selected which diet they wished to follow, without any ongoing support from a dietitian.

You can actually just choose a particular way of eating and apply it to your own life, says Dr Roy.

These people just literally got given advice on how to follow a diet then got left alone and then at least half of them actually managed to lose an amount of weight that from a medical point of view is clinically significant.

This work supports the idea that there isnt a single right diet there are a range of options that may suit different people and be effective.

Like the Mediterranean diet, intermittent fasting and paleo diets can also be valid healthy eating approaches the best diet is the one that includes healthy foods and suits the individual.

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Jan 25th, 2020 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Slimmers lose twice as much weight on the 5:2 diet as those who try Cavemen style paleo regimes, research suggests.

A study comparing popular modern diets found that fasting regimes - which typically cut calorie intake to around quarter of regular consumption, two days a week - were the most successful.

Over the course of a year, dieters shed an average of nine pounds.

Those on the paleo '' diet - which focuses on heavy consumption of meat - dropped just four pounds. Meanwhile, those on the Mediterranean diet lost six pounds on average, scientists found.

The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, come from Canadian research on 250 dieters.

Scientists found the Med diet - which encourages consumption of fruit, vegetables, whole-grain breads and cereals, legumes, nuts, seeds and olive oil - was the healthiest regime.

Those on the diet, which severely restricts red meat and limits consumption of fish, chicken, eggs and dairy - saw significant improvements in their blood pressure and glucose levels.

Such changes cut the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Dieters were also more likely to stay on the diet, with 57 per cent still on it after 12 months.

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Jan 25th, 2020 | Filed under How to Lose Weight Safely

Content Note: This article contains details of weight loss efforts.

What could you be doing instead of dieting, exercising, and thinking about food?

My dietitians question completely stumped me. I didnt spend that much time in the pursuit of a perfect body, did I?

Sure, Id been dieting for years. I had, at times, taken it too far in high school, when I would go days eating barely anything, but dieting was different. Nothing in my extensive dieting history really compared to what began in January of 2018, though.

Id just gotten back from a year abroad and started gaining weight. I was desperate to lose it all (and then some). I tried more diets than I want to admit, including keto, veganism, juice cleanses, and calorie counting, all while exercising four or five times a week.

Dieting all the time, I thought, was normal.

My dietitian knew all this. She knew that, before I started seeing her, I probably wouldve listed dieting as one of my hobbies.

And to clarify, my gynecologist tricked me (with good intentions) into seeing a dietitian who specializes in eating disorder recovery and Health at Every Size. After I brought up my diet and exercise regimen and hormone issues and mentioned that I was having trouble losing weight, she recommended this dietitian and, in desperation (to lose weight), I made an appointment.

I thought my dietitian was going to teach me the secret to thinness, but instead I learned the secret name for my chronic dieting: an other specified eating disorder. I thought what I was doing was normal, but I didnt realize (until very recently) how much of the richness of life I was missing.

I spent so much time obsessing over thinness. I weighed myself more than once a day. I kept food journals, logged meals in fitness apps, and scheduled four or five high intensity workouts a week. I created accountability group chats, hoping my friends would keep my calorie count in check.

What I didnt share was the shame I felt during late night binges or the hours I spent working off those calories.

Now that Ive given up intentional weight loss, I have all that time back.

Ive started writing, which means I might take a few nights off from working out to send pitches or research an article. Exercising my mind through writing has been a wonderful use of my time and a great creative outlet.

And instead of texting my friends to shame me out of eating, I Facetime them to plan trips together or complain about something other than my diet. I went to Greece with my best friend this spring, where we ate the most delicious foods and had the time of our lives.

The time I spent on fitness apps has been redirected to budgeting apps. This new obsession is more fun, more educational, and healthier especially for my wallet. Weird how health foods cost a lot of money.

After ditching an obsessive exercise routine, I had the freedom to go to happy hour with friends without trying to reschedule a workout. The flexibility to do what serves me and my happiness has been life-changing.

When I was in the worst place with my body, I saw movement only as a punishment for eating. I forced myself to do intense cardio every single day, believing it was the key to losing weight. I never tried weight training and did yoga only when it involved cardio portions in very hot rooms.

Since ditching weight loss, Ive been freer, able to try different types of exercise and to do them when my body is craving movement. Ive tried so many different types of yoga I didnt even know existed! A relaxing yin class on a Sunday evening is the perfect reset for both my body and my mind before a workweek, which is also when I do spin classes and some weight training.

All movement is good even if its only walking from my desk to the cafe down the road for a sweet treat.

This freedom has also allowed me to try things I was previously afraid of (like sweet treats). I threw out my scale and havent weighed myself since November 2018.

Ive posted photos of myself where you can see visible cellulite or fat rolls. I have the freedom to be who I am now instead of being trapped in a mental prison that I wouldnt free myself from until I lost weight.

I was lucky to be referred to a dietitian whose specialty was not intentional weight loss. Her practice was steeped in teaching clients to eat intuitively and enjoy health at whatever size they were. Working with her for just a few weeks revealed my body was in starvation mode.

It took a bit of time to teach my body how to eat normally again. I needed a vitamin regimen to get my physical energy back. Restriction had left me deficient in several key vitamins, like vitamin D and B-12 (both orally and subcutaneously), which are both linked to energy levels.

Once I started nourishing my body, I became more energized than I had been on any fad diet Id tried, including keto. But whats been even more transformative is the change in my emotional energy.

It takes so much out of you to hate your body and torture it daily. Feeding myself the narrative that I wasnt good enough took a toll. I didnt really know it yet, but I was tired of living like that.

I am still working on being OK with being in a larger body, but having the capacity to spend my emotional energy on bettering the world instead of bettering my body has been a positive change Im so thankful for.

Radical acceptance is a term my dietitian taught me. Every day, I challenge myself to acknowledge the way I feel about my body and just accept it. It helps me meet myself where I am rather than spend all my waking hours longing for an ideal Ill probably never reach.

I accept the fact that dieting never worked for me and never will. I accept my body the way it is right now, the way it was yesterday, and the way it will be tomorrow.

Sometimes the emotions associated with my body arent positive, but when I practice mindful acceptance of them, it makes processing the pain easier. By acknowledging my pain, I can focus on coping mechanisms rather than starve myself as a numbing technique.

This concept of radical acceptance has served me in other ways as well. It has been an incredible tool in my relationships and my career.

There are so many things we cannot and should not try to control. When I accept those things, I can put my energy into focusing on the things I can change, making my relationships healthier and my work more fulfilling.

I was spending all my time and energy on diet and exercise, but with her help, Im not doing that anymore. Going into my second year without resolving to lose weight is exciting, though I know it will be challenging.

On those challenging days when my eating disorder is trying to trick me back into my old habits, Ill remind myself of all Ive gained since I stopped pursuing weight loss.

Reina Sultan (she/her) is a Lebanese-American Muslim woman working on gender and conflict issues at her nine-to-five. Her work can also be found in Huffington Post, Rewire.News, Wear Your Voice Mag, and Rantt. Follow @SultanReina on Twitter for endless hot takes and photos of her extremely cute cats.

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Jessica Simpsondrops another bombshell in her upcoming memoir: She popped diet pills for two decades after being told by a powerful male record executive to lose weight.

The 39-year-old singer and fashion designer has made headlines for years over her fluctuating weightand looks in general, was famously ridiculedfor wearing unflattering "mom jeans"in 2009. Last September,Simpson revealed she lost 100 pounds six months after giving birth to her third child, daughter Birdie Mae Johnson.

In 2010, the singer toldOprah Winfrey that no, she has never battled an eating disorder, saying,"I've tried every fad diet, every diet there is, but never to the extent where it's unhealthy."

In her memoir,Open Book, she says that on her 17th birthday, she auditioned forTommy Mottola at Columbia Records, and thathe offered her a record contract...and told her to lose 15 pounds, adding, "That's what it will take to be Jessica Simpson." At the time, the 5'3" singer weighed 118 pounds.according to People, which has been publishing excerpts of the book.

"I immediately went on an extremely strict diet, and started taking diet pills, which I would do for the next 20 years,"Simpson says in the book.

Mottola has not commented on Simpson's remarks.

She says in her book that after she got famous,she said she"started to hear voices when I was alone at night, waiting for the sleeping pill to kick in...'Do more sit-ups, fat ass.'"

"People couldn't stop talking about my weight fluctuating," Simpson told Winfrey in 2010. "It would bother any woman, I would think. The fact that I was famous last year for gaining 10 pounds is ridiculous and it's really sad."

"I just didn't want to feed into it," she added. "I didn't want people to let people know it was affecting me...it's a really hard thing for me to talk about because I celebrate women of all sizes and I think we're all beautiful. I do believe it is something that comes from within, and something you have to find within yourself to be comfortable with yourself."

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Also in Open Book, Simpson revealsshe was sexually abusedby the daughter of a family friend, used to have analcohol addiction, and also opens up about past relationships with ex-husbandNick Lachey and ex-boyfriendJohn Mayer.

Open Book hits stores on February 4.

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Jessica Simpson turned to diet pills at the age of 17 after she was ordered to lose weight by record executive Tommy Mottola.

The With You hitmaker dropped to 103 pounds (46.7 kilograms) after she was told to shed 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) in order to get signed to a record label, the star has claimed in excerpts of her new memoir, Open Book, obtained by People.

On her 17th birthday, Jessica had the chance to sing for Tommy, who at the time was the CEO and chairman of Sony Music Entertainment, parent of the Columbia label, and belted out Amazing Grace in a bid to get snapped up and signed to their roster.

The star recalled that "he wanted to sign me", but he said: "You gotta lose fifteen pounds."

After questioning his remark, he allegedly told her: "That's what it takes to be Jessica Simpson."

Jessica said that at the time she was five-foot-three and weighed 118 pounds (53.5 kilograms) and, after the meeting, she "immediately went on a strict diet, and started taking diet pills, which I would do for the next twenty years."

The star said that she also took sleeping pills at this time, noting, "I started hearing voices when I was alone at night, waiting for the sleeping pill to kick in 'Do more sit-ups, fat a*s.'"

Jessica noted she "couldn't enjoy" her success "because I was so freaking hungry," and claimed that, after she lost weight, the label allegedly told her to "show more skin," which sent her on more of a downward spiral.

In previous snippets of the publication, the hitmaker opened up about her battles with alcohol and drugs, which she claimed were sparked by an incident of sexual assault when she was just six years old.

The 39-year-old is planning to drop six new songs to mark the release of Open Book on 4 February. The tracks will be included on the memoir's audiobook, which Simpson has narrated herself.

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New Delhi: Looking to lose some extra kilos? Look no further than some easy-to-find items in your own kitchen.

Diet and exercise can help to lose weight in a healthy way but how well one knows their kitchen and its items, makes a world of difference to someone who has an urge to shred some extra pounds. Incorporating some food items from the kitchen in a day to day diet can have a big impact on ones ability to lose weight, says Dr. Partap Chauhan, noted ayurvedacharya and Director, Jiva Ayurveda.

His weight loss suggestion? Embrace Ayurveda!

He points to five kitchen items that aid weight loss by boosting metabolism and digestion at your best convenience.

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon has been used in Ayurveda for its disinfectant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. When it comes to weight loss, this sweet fragrant spice boosts metabolism, lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol. Drinking cinnamon infused water first thing in the morning helps to suppress appetite, lower bad cholesterol and boost metabolism.

Black Pepper:

According to Ayurveda, black pepper is considered to be an effective agent for weight loss. It decreases blockages in the body, improves circulation and digestion while stimulating the metabolism. It also helps the body detox and inhibits it from accumulating fat.

Ginger:

This magic spice of Ayurveda boosts metabolism by 20 per cent, helps improve gut health, melts fat and flushes out toxins. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties aid digestion, while its appetite suppressant properties ensure that you dont gorge on your favourite treats. Regular intake of these spices can not only help to lose weight but can dramatically improve overall health.

Lemon:

Including lemon in food, sprinkling on salads or just making lemonade helps in rapid weight loss. Lemons contain a high amount of vitamin C and soluble fiber that give them a number of health benefits. Lemons may reduce your risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones, digestive issues and cancer. The most important part is to eat it wisely and one wont be far from ones ideal weight.

Honey:

Consuming honey right before hitting the bed, can help burn more calories during the early hours of sleep. Essential hormones in honey suppress appetite and aid weight loss in much easier way. It also helps in reducing belly fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

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Most of us understand that New Years resolutions rarely last into mid-January, much less for the entire year. What goes wrong? And more importantly, how can you avoid the typical traps? This time of year, weight loss is one of the most popular resolutions. Here are six of the most important reasons we give up.

1. Commitment. One of the biggest mistakes in all of dieting is to shift from one approach to the next, never really sticking to one thing. Diets are notorious for producing only temporary success. But when the diet fails, we blame ourselves. Diets have a 95% failure rate. Yet because we achieved temporary success, we blame ourselves rather than the diet that is near impossible to follow.

Most dieters say that its harder to maintain the weight than to lose it. Healthy eating is a lifelong process. The more you commit to behavior change because you believe in the process, the more the process is likely to work for you.

2. Impatient. There is a natural tendency to underestimate the time needed to reach a goal. Everything seems to take longer than we think that it should. When a goal takes longer than we think it should, then its easy to feel defeated, get discouraged and be tempted to give up the goal.

In setting goals, it is important to be realistic about the time needed to achieve a positive, long-term change in behavior. Habits that have taken 54 years to develop will not go away in a week.

3. Difficulty. Not only does everything take longer than we think it will, it requires more hard work. Dieters often confuse two terms that appear to be the same but are quite different: simple and easy.

We want to believe that once we understand a simple concept, it will be easy to follow a plan and achieve the outcome we want. If this were true, everyone who understood that they should eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly would be in good shape. Diet books are almost always at the top of the best seller lists.

Most of us know what to do. The steps to getting healthy and in shape are quite simple. But our challenge for getting healthier and in shape is not in understanding what to do. It is doing it consistently. In setting goals, it is important to realize and accept that real change will take real work. Change takes some sacrifice. Understanding the price of success in the beginning of the change process will help prevent disappointment that can occur when challenges arise later in the change process.

4. Priorities. Dont underestimate the distractions and competing goals that will invariably show up once you set your goal. Be aware that something may come up to throw you off course. This distraction could be an unexpected problem or an opportunity. If you assume that unexpected distractions and competing goals will occur, then youll feel more prepared when it happens. By planning for distractions in advance, you can set realistic expectations for change and be less likely to give up on the change process when either special problems or special opportunities emerge.

5. Rewards. Dieters tend to become disappointed when the achievement of one goal doesnt immediately translate into the achievement of other goals. For example, a dieter who loses weight may give up on the weight loss effort when no one takes notice.

Theres usually some desire beyond just losing the weight. What do you want the weight loss to do for you? Make you more confident, more socially at ease or simply improve your other overall wellness? Think of any long-term goal, like weight loss, as an investment in yourself and your own development.

6. Maintenance not taking a long-term approach. One of the first reactions of many dieters upon reaching their weight goal is to think, This is great. Now I can eat again. Lets celebrate with some pizza tonight. Of course, this mindset leads to future weight gain and the yo-yo effect that is unfortunately so common in dieters. Weight loss is a process. Even when we get to a certain number on the scale, there are certain challenges. Losing weight and keeping it off is far more than eat less, exercise more. It is a mindset.

Stay focused on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and you will succeed.

Perry Buchanan, owner of PT Gym, is certified as an exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine, and fitness nutrition specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Email him at perry@ptgym.com. Follow @ptgym on Twitter.

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Protein is one of the most crucial macro-nutrients that is also referred as the building block of body. Those who are trying to lose weight and gain some muscle, increasing protein in your diet may take you an inch closer to your goal. Protein helps build muscle. After a grueling session at gym, when you tend to lose a lot of muscle, protein helps aid muscle recovery too. The more muscle you have, the lesser room there is for fat to accumulate in body. You become more muscular, fit and lean. Since protein also takes a while to digest, it stays in your system for a longer time inducing the feeling of fullness. When you full and satiated, your tendency to bend towards fattening foods decreases, you are not mindlessly munching all the time, therefore you end up saving many unnecessary calories. This is why many fitness experts and nutritionists often recommend including high-protein foods in your weight-loss diet.

There are many natural sources of protein that you can add to your daily diet. Flaxseeds, for instance, has become a superfood for those looking for a healthy plant-based source of protein. Would you believe 100 grams of flaxseeds contain about 18 grams of protein?!

"Flaxseeds are a great source of mucilaginous (gum like) fibre that can lower "unhealthy" (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, balance blood sugar levels, and act as a hunger suppressant", notes the book 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House.

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There are many natural sources of protein that you can add to your daily diet.

Eating seasonal is also a key component of a healthy weight-loss diet. Apples and spinach are two winter staples that come loaded with a range if healthy antioxidants that help fight free-radical activity. They also prevent inflammation,boost immunity, heart health and make your skin radiant. Blend them together and you can have a concoction to fire up your weight-loss goals too!

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This home-made spinach-flax and apple smoothie may do wonders for your weight-loss diet. It is wholesome, high in protein and combines power of seasonal fruits and veggies. It is super easy to make at home too.

Here's How To Make The 3 Ingredient Winter Smoothie At Home

1. Take one medium-sized apple, de-seed it and cut it in thick chunks2. Chop a cupful of spinach leaves too.3. Take a blender add apples, spinach leaves, and 1 tbsp flaxseeds. Blend until smooth. If the consistency is too thick for your liking, add some water and blend again until you get the consistency of your liking.

Try the recipe at home and let us know how you liked it. Do make sure you complement your diet with a planned fitness regimen too.

(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)

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As women approach 50, their bodies prepare for and go through menopause and other side effects of aging. Many women need to take new and different approaches to maintain their health, including adapting their diets to obtain the requisite nutrients. In that case, they may want to look into the best diets for women over 50.

The 50s are a time for big changes, thanks to perimenopause and menopause. This is a time in a womans life where she has hormone fluctuations, which can cause changes in metabolism and body weight, registered dietitian Julie Kay, MS, RDN, tells Womans Day. Kay also cites osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and changes in blood sugar regulation (insulin resistance can occur due to hormone changes) as other conditions women in this age group might experience.

Registered dietitian Kayla Hulsebus, MS, RD, LD, explains that women can alter their diets to better adapt to their bodies natural changes. Below, Hulsebus shares the best diets, or rather, lifestyles, for women over 50 that can, help support healthy muscle mass, hormone balance, and proper weight management.

The Mediterranean diet is great for heart health and may prevent cancer and diabetes. It doesnt restrict or eliminate any food groups, but instead encourages everything in moderation. Hulsebus notes that it emphasizes carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, in addition to whole grains, which have a lot of fiber and will leave you feeling full for longer.

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It has plenty of omega-3 fats, found in foods like fish and olive oil, that also boost satiety in addition to assisting with hormone production. Its also high in protein, both in plant and animal-based products. This protein is important for women over 50 who need it to fight muscle loss that happens with age.

The Paleo diet is a high-protein, low carbohydrate meal plan that is rich in eggs, veggies, fruits, nuts, and unprocessed meat. Hulsebus says that its lower carbohydrate nature is beneficial for women in their 50s and older who may be dealing with insulin resistance and are unable to process carbs like they were before.

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She also notes that Paleo has no soy or dairy, which can help women going through changes with hormones since excess soy and hormones found in conventional dairy products can lead to high estrogen levels, making women store weight in their thighs and hips. It also includes good fats which promote healthy hormone production.

The whole real food, or clean eating, plan avoids all processed foods, which can prevent inflammation. This diet can also help manage hormones, due to the fact that whole foods dont have antibiotics or preservatives, which can be big hormone disruptors.

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It focuses on whole real food products, like fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish, meats, and healthy fats. Hulsebus says that the lack of processed food equals less refined sugars, resulting in better blood sugar stability and less abdominal fat being stored. The high number of nutrients and fiber in these foods also results in feeling full, preventing overeating.

Autoimmune protocol (AIP) focuses on repairing the gut and decreasing inflammation, which can be very helpful with the hormonal changes women in their 50s experience. It can also remove toxic and trigger foods such as refined sugars and processed foods which can cause malabsorption and inflammation in the gut.

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If the gut is unhealthy, it inhibits the bodys ability to absorb nutrients, Hulsebus says. This causes hormonal imbalances which exacerbate the hormone changes that are already happening. AIP also supports your immune system which can decrease the risk of illness as we age.

Eating a high-protein/moderate carbohydrate diet can aid the body during its natural aging process. Studies have found that higher protein levels support your bodys muscle mass since it decreases as you age and also keeps you full, decreasing the amount of food thats consumed.

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A diet high in protein can also encourage blood sugar stability, as protein can decrease blood sugar levels. As women age and go through hormonal changes, one thing thats affected is their insulin sensitivity and how they process and utilize blood sugars, says Hulsebus. Eating moderate levels of carbohydrates helps the body get enough B complex vitamins, which can be beneficial for preventing dementia as we age.

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