September’s Healthy News Tip




Lifestyle Best Option to Stay Healthy
“If you eat lots of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans, you should get the nutrients, including fiber, vitamins and minerals, your body needs to lower your chances of getting diseases like cancer.  Taking a pill can’t replace a healthy diet.”
08-27-10 press release by Sally Scroggs, Cancer Prevention Center, University of Texas



Drink Water…Lose Weight



Dr. Brenda Davy, senior author of a recent study, told the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) that took place August 22-26 in Boston said that her team’s study was the first randomized controlled clinical trial to show that increasing water intake is an effective way to lose weight.
Dr. Davy’s team found that study participants who drank two cups of water before each meal lost an average of 5 pounds more weight over a 12-week calorie controlled diet than those who followed the same diet but did not drink the water.
Dr. Davy said they found, “Over the course of 12 weeks, dieters who drank water before meals, three times per day, lost about 5 pounds more than dieters who did not increase their water intake.”  She urged people to cut down on sugary, high calorie drinks and drink more water and said, “It’s a simple way to facilitate weight management.”
Dr. Davy indicated that while there are lots of anecdotal reports, some going back a long time, that water can help people lose weight, there is surprisingly little scientific evidence. Some studies have alluded to it, but this is the first “gold standard” clinically controlled trial to have looked at the claim by comparing those that did and those that did not drink water before meals.
Drinking water before meals works because it has no calories but causes you to feel partly full before you even start eating, resulting in fewer calories consumed during the meal.


The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…The Bottom Line…

Sometimes it is hard to imagine why any of this should be news.  In truth, it is news because we, as a culture, have gotten so far removed from healthy living and having healthy lifestyles.  It should be simple, common sense that the notion of eating well and drinking sufficient amounts of pure water contributes to one’s health, well-being and healthy weight loss.  So, the Bottom Line this week is that your best bet to stay healthy is to have a healthy lifestyle.  Imagine that!


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