- Continue Reading >Fat found in coconut oil helps fight disease-causing inflammation according to an international report. Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) occurring naturally in coconuts have been found to dampen inflammatory response associated with a range of diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The report in the International Dairy Journal"target="_blank"> also found MCT’s improved insulin sensitivity, thereby helping combat the effects of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. While the anti-inflammatory effects of MCT’s have only recently been understood, their benefits to weight loss are well known. MCTs are more easily digested than normal fat, and which give fewer calories. They also help burn calories from other food through what is called the thermogenic or “fat-burning” effect. With less calories entering the body and more being used up instead of stored as body fat, it then becomes easier to lose weight. MCTs have a long list of other health benefits. As well as aiding weight loss and helping to burn fat, MCT’s increase a sense of satiety, boost metabolic rate, and help balance blood sugar. For this reason MCT’s are an included ingredient in Xndo meals, teas and coffees.
- Continue Reading >The Queen has been outed as a low-carber by her former chef. Darren McGrady, Chef to the Queen for 11 years, said to the International Business Times that Queen Elizabeth II - the current longest-reigning monarch - "would cut out all the carbs" when not entertaining. "She does not have any bread with the meal. She would not have any potatoes, rice, pasta. It would just be the vegetables." The royal revelation came as results of the largest pilot study of low-carb eating ever conducted lent more weight to the conclusion that a low carb diet can control diabetes 2. In response, the UK Government has been forced to review its official dietary guidelinesfollowing a "low-carb revolt" by netizens. Read more authoritative voices on this reversal of the tides in the links below. Links Low carb diet helps to control diabetes Queen outed as a Low-Carber Amidst Establishment Freakout Designed by the food industry for wealth, not health: the "Eatwell Guide" Great Britain's Most Outspoken Cardiologist Sets the Record Straight on Saturated Fats Official advice on low-fat diet and cholesterol is wrong, says health charity Promoting low-fat diets has "disastrous health consequences", report finds The role of inflammation in weight loss From luxury to ubiquity - a brief history of sugar 14 Easy Ways to Increase Your Protein Intake
- Continue Reading >Beta cells are the cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. Every time you eat, they secrete insulin to tell your body to absorb the sugar in your blood. The more sugar and carbohydrate you eat, the more insulin your beta cells need to produce. When beta cells are overworked, the receptors that respond to the insulin become insulin resistant. The beta cells have to work harder to produce even more insulin and burn out. This can cause diabetes. Poorly functioning beta cells can cause blood sugar levels to become uncontrolled. In severe cases of diabetes, insulin injections are required to take the place of beta cells. The good news is that you can 'rest' your beta cells with changes in diet and lifestyle. To help protect your beta cells from burnout, reduce the amount of sugar and carbs and increase the amount of protein and dietary fiber. Weight loss has also been shown to reduce stress on beta cells, allowing them to 'recharge' and return to their peak function. Long-term diet changes that cut out carbohydrates and sugar in fact can even reverse diabetes!
- Continue Reading >Pioneering research on diabetes done by Reborne Group (Xndo) has resulted in a the first ever published white paper showing that it is possible to reverse type 2 diabetes. The paper, Sustainable Tripartite Weight Management, was published in the November/December 2009 edition of the European peer reviewed bimonthly journal AgroFOOD industry hi-tech. It included the case study of a 59 year-okd man with a life history of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The paper shared a case study on how he reversed the condition through dietary intervention, behaviour modification, and exercise. Read the full white paper here.