Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Fatty liver can be a silent killer

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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)is an umbrella term for a range of liver conditions from simple fat deposition (non-alcoholic fatty liver) to liver inflammation (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, also known as Nash).

Globally, one in four adults suffers from fatty liver disease.

A fatty liver is defined as a fat build-up - more than 5% of the liver's total weight - in the liver.

There is currently no universally accepted medication to treat fatty liver.

The good news is, the progression of NAFLD can be slowed and is reversible when detected in its early stages.

Read the full article @ http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/fatty-liver-can-be-silent-killer

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Carbs to eat when you're trying to lose weight

If you have been avoiding carbs like the plague while trying to lose weight, it is time to stop.

Carbohydrates are essential for energy - they get broken down into glucose before being absorbed by your body, and glucose helps to fuel your activities.

The trick is to eat nutrient-packed, starchy carbs, instead of just loading up on simple sugars like chocolates or pastries.

Here is a list of carbs you can eat to complement your weight-loss efforts while maintaining a balanced and healthy diet.
  • Barley
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Brown rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Fruits and vegetables

Read the full article @ http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/health/7-best-carbs-eat-when-youre-trying-lose-weight

The science is in: Exercise is not the best way to lose weight


Summary:

  • Exercise is the not the best way to lose weight, unless you train like a pro. But we still need to exercise to maintain our muscles mass and strength.
  • The best way to lose weight is to EAT LESS!