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Garlic

5:2 Diet and Beyond

Now is the time to grow garlic – and this is a very good reason why!

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An exciting new study was just published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research showing the incredible ability of raw garlic to lower cancer risk by 30 to 44 percent, even in smokers.

The study examined almost 6,000 people and was conducted between 2003 to 2013 by the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China to explore the association between eating raw garlic and lung cancer.

They found that eating raw garlic twice a week can cut the risk of lung cancer by 44 percent in non-smokers and by 30 percent in smokers. Since cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, this is a surprising effect. The lowered risk of cancer was even found in those people exposed to high-temperature cooking oil fumes–a known risk factor for lung cancer, suggesting…

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40 Whole Food Sources of Fibre

Summer is a great time to find fresh fruits and vegetables.

5:2 Diet and Beyond

Another nice little article that won’t take to long to read but will help you decide on the best sources of fibre to include in your diet:
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/top-40-whole-food-sources-of-fiber.html?page=1

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*I never knew that chickpeas were also called Garbanzo beans 🙂

*as I don’t eat bread, I would also like to add Rye Crisp-breads to this list which I just love to eat at lunch time with a smear of hummus and a nice seasonal salad!

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Is Breakfast REALLY the Most Important Meal of the Day?

The body thinks you are starving it and you won’t lose weight if that is what you expect. I have a healthy breakfast shake.. Let me know if you would like a sample.

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I have ALWAYS heard that a healthy, balanced breakfast is the best way to start your day. Most nutritionists, personal trainers, and health experts agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But this afternoon I came a cross an article that argues the opposite: skipping breakfast may actually help you lose weight. Say whaaaaat? As someone who has just recently gotten in the habit of eating breakfast regularly (I’ve never really been a breakfast kind of person) this piqued my interest.

The popular belief is that eating breakfast will fuel you for your day and keep you from overeating at other meals. I can’t really argue with this because, in my case, it is true. I’ve always had a problem with binge eating, and not in the conventional sense. When I binge eat, I skip breakfast AND lunch (not because I was trying to starve myself, I…

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