Effects of Turmeric on Blood Glucose, Lipids and Total Cholesterol – More Clinical Literature Bytes

Readers recently requested information on the effects of food and supplements on Type 2 diabetes (T2D)*. We recently posted a piece on clinical trial showing the effects of psyllium on T2D (link here). A few other randomized studies point to benefits of Turmeric (molecular family curcuminoids) In a study named Curcuminoids modify lipid profile in … Continue reading Effects of Turmeric on Blood Glucose, Lipids and Total Cholesterol – More Clinical Literature Bytes

Flavanols, Chocolate and Your Brain

A new review published in the May 2017 edition of Frontiers in Nutrition analyzed the evidence to date that flavanols (found in dark chocolate and cocoa, among other foods) may benefit human brain function. Flavanols are a form of flavonoids, plant-based substances that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Here’s a sample of the findings: Short-term consumption may be helpful. … Continue reading Flavanols, Chocolate and Your Brain

Save time with short, intense sprints (Research Study)

Little Byte Summary: Short sprints at timed intervals can help you get the same health benefits in less time than longer-duration exercise sessions. Researchers in Norway conducted a small study comparing 12 weeks of a medium-intensity, 50 minute, cycling workout with  a 3x20 second "max" sprint workout  (1 minute total), in which the sprints were interspersed … Continue reading Save time with short, intense sprints (Research Study)