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Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

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On a platter of cheese, pretzels and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study. That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than foods high in only fats, like the cheese, or only carbs, like the pretzels. People could be wired to want that deadly combo: Fats and carbohydrates together. "We were interested in exploring mechanisms that drive food reinforcement," lead author Dana Small, director of Yale University’s Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center, told ABC News. So how do the digestive and emotional system work for different types of macronutrients, like carbs and fats? And how do "man-made," processed foods that contain both fats and carbs affect these mechanisms? To find out, ...
Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid – Dr Xand van Tulleken

Why beige carbs are the ones to avoid – Dr Xand van Tulleken

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Low-carb diets have been around for a while. But did you know the colour of the carbs you eat also matters - and as Dr Xand van Tulleken explains, it's the beige ones you really have to watch out for.Dr Faisal Maassarani is on a mission. The GP, from Kirkby, on Merseyside, wants to get his patients to eat fewer carbs and thereby improve their health. But there are a huge number of obstacles for Dr Maassarani. He works in one of the poorest regions of the country, with high unemployment, high obesity rates and low levels of education. The plan seemed simple to the point of naivety. He assembled a group of seven overweight and obese patients, with health problems like type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure and ca...

These Steak Lettuce Wraps are High in Protein and Low in Carbs

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June 30, 2017 up nextThese steak lettuce wraps are proof that barbecue can be healthy and a ‘low-carb’ meal isn’t bound to be unsatisfying. In this video, we add vitamin C-packed bell peppers and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette to grilled sirloin steak, then wrap it all up in a romaine lettuce leaf. The result is a flavorful high-protein meal that leaves you full—without feeling weighed down. Get grilling! sponsored storiesLet's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com