Joint Pain Fixes

Joint Pain Fixes

Left untreated, joint pain won’t go away on its own. Jumpstart relief now. 

What a Headache!

What a Headache!

Is your headache a migraine? Strike back with this tool to get relief.

Breast Cancer Link

Breast Cancer Link

Better safe than sorry with breast cancer prevention. Avoid this common hygiene product.

Sip This Sweet, Creamy Drink to Curb Appetite

Here's a creamy treat that can help knock both your appetite and calorie count straight to the ground: a fruit-and-yogurt smoothie.

But not just any old fruit-and-yogurt smoothie. Pick a recipe filled with fiber and protein. Research shows that a fiber-and-protein-rich snack at midmorning keeps appetite under control, so you eat a smaller lunch later -- a good 274 calories smaller!

An Appetite-Curbing Combo
In a recent study, that's exactly what happened to people who were fed a midmorning snack of yogurt spiked with extra protein and fiber. Not only did they eat a much smaller lunch than normal, but also their appetites shrank by 16 percent. Why? Because the protein/fiber combo has two things going for it when it comes to appetite control: Protein helps dampen the production of hunger hormones while fiber slows digestion. The two mechanisms together keep people feeling full and satisfied longer. (Here's another food combo that'll take a swipe at your appetite.)

Roads to More Protein and Fiber
A smoothie isn't the only way to get protein and fiber. There are plenty of tasty, low-calorie ways to add both elements to any meal or snack. For example, eat beans with your whole-grain rice, add nuts and berries to cereals or yogurt, or spread a little peanut butter onto high-fiber crackers. You can also add wheat germ to smoothies or oatmeal for a quick protein-and-fiber hit. A quarter cup of wheat germ adds almost 7 grams of protein and almost 4 grams of fiber.

Here's another high-protein breakfast food that will have you wanting less at lunch.

RealAge Benefits

Maintaining your weight and body mass index at a desirable level can make your RealAge as much as 6 years younger. Take the RealAge Test!

October, 2010