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  • We Just Discovered The Easiest Hack for Making Smoothies

    Whether you’re rushing out the door in the morning or have mere minutes to spare for lunch, whipping up a smoothie is an easy way to load your diet with healthy carbs, protein, and fiber. While they may help satisfy your sweet tooth, smoothies are also a great way to fill up without adding empty calories to your diet—according to a 2018 study published in the journal Nutrients, while study subjects found fresh fruit more filling than a smoothie, individuals who drank smoothies instead of eating fruit didn’t compensate by eating more calories later on.However, even the most avid smoothie stans may not realize there’s an easy smoothie hack that can make those tasty drinks even healthier and more filling without sacrificing flavor: use cauliflower instead of banana for the same creamy texture, but fewer grams of sugar. Plus, it gives you an extra serving of veggies.“I love swapping out frozen cauliflower for banana,” says Jen Hernandez, RDN, CSR, LDN, a registered dietitian who’s board-certified in renal nutrition. Hernandez explains that making this swap can also make traditional smoothies healthier for individuals with kidney issues who are on a low-potassium diet.“For others without kidney issues, it’s just a great way to get in an extra serving of veggies in what’s typically seen as a fruit-heavy snack,” says Hernandez.In fact, this smoothie hack might just help you shed a few pounds, too. According to a 2020 meta-analysis published in the journal Nutrients, among women between ages 46 and 51, consumption of cauliflower was more closely associated with sustained weight loss than any other vegetable studied, while a 2015 study published in PLoS Medicine found that individuals who increased their consumption of cauliflower over a 24-year study period experienced a 1.37-lb. weight loss, on average.That's not the only way to make your favorite smoothies healthier, though. Before you break out your blender, make sure to check out our best weight loss smoothies that will keep you full and focused all day long. And for more simple ways to slim down, check out these 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work.For more healthy eating news, make sure to sign up for our newsletter!Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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  • One Major Side Effect of Eating Overnight Oats, Says Science

    When you think of overnight oats, what comes to mind? Maybe "tasty" is the first thing you associate with it, or "high-in-fiber." While not everyone may agree with the first thought, the second is certainly true. Something else that should come to mind, but probably doesn't? Overnight oats may help you lower your cholesterol levels. Believe it or not, it has to do with the fiber content. According to a 2012 study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, a specific fiber found in oats called beta-glucan has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels between 5-10%. Oats also contain soluble fiber, which just means that it dissolves in water's presence. Once this type of fiber hits your gastrointestinal tract, it transforms into a gel.Here's what you need to know about soluble fiber in overnight oats, and for even more healthy tips, be sure to check out our list of The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now.Why is soluble fiber important for heart health?In this jelly-like state, soluble fiber binds to the harmful cholesterol, known as LDL, and pulls it out of the body by moving it to the colon. In fact, the National Lipid Association advises that you consume a minimum of 5 to 10 grams of soluble fiber daily to help keep your LDL "bad" cholesterol levels in check and heart in tip-top shape.Not only does soluble fiber help to remove cholesterol from arteries, but it also helps to slow digestion down, which in part, may benefit your heart as well. After you eat a bowl of oatmeal or overnight oats, notice how you feel surprisingly full? This is largely due to the soluble fiber, as it helps you stay fuller for longer and even stabilizes blood glucose (sugar) levels.Of course, having high blood glucose levels can lead to type 2 diabetes if symptoms aren't managed. And those with diabetes are more likely to have other conditions that increase the risk for heart disease, says the CDC. Not to mention, having consistently high blood sugar levels can damage your blood vessels and nerves that control your heart.Have we provided enough reason to hop aboard the overnight oat train? If you need ideas, be sure to check out 51 Healthy Overnight Oats Recipes for Weight Loss. Then, don't miss What Happens To Your Body When You Eat Overnight Oats.

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  • Eating Low Carb and Still Gaining Weight? This Could Be Why.

    So you decided to cut carbs to lose weight, however, you're finding that the exact opposite is actually occurring. The question is, how?There are several reasons why you could be gaining weight, even as you're actively removing carbs from your diet. First of all, there are several types of low-carb diets including the keto diet, low-carb paleo diet, and the Atkins diet. However, you may also just be following a basic low-carb diet where you limit your consumption to between 50 and 100 grams of carbs per day. For perspective, someone who eats 2,000 calories a day may consume anywhere between 225 and 325 grams of carbs per day.While a simple, low-carb diet isn't as restrictive as some others, it's possible that it may not be an effective way for you to shed pounds, especially if you're eating too much of another food in an attempt to fill that void of calories. More specifically, you could be gaining weight while cutting back on carbs because you're eating too many nuts. (Related: 15 Underrated Weight Loss Tips That Actually Work).Wait, why shouldn't I eat a lot of nuts if I want to lose weight?Nuts are a highly nutritious, very low-carb snack—don't get us wrong there. You should feel good about eating them. As is the case with any food that's rich in healthy fats and calories, though, you should refrain from eating too many of them. Nuts are calorically dense, yet you can eat a lot of them not feel exactly full. See how it's easy to overindulge on the macadamia nuts or roasted cashews?For example, one ounce of macadamia nuts clocks in at 200 calories, 21 grams of total fat (about 32% of the daily value or DV), and 3.4 grams of saturated fat (about 17% of the DV). However, the nut is also very low in carbs with just about 4 grams in a one-ounce serving. Even if you don't eat a lot of nuts, you may eat large quantities of nut butter and not even know it. For example, just two tablespoons of Smucker's Natural peanut butter contains 190 calories, 16 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, and 7 grams of carbs.Bottom line: Eating too many nuts could lead to weight gain, largely because you could put yourself at risk of consuming more calories than you normally would, even when you were eating a high-carb diet. Remember, the key to weight loss is to have a deficit in calories.For more, check out Losing Weight Is Not the Same As Fat Loss, Doctor Says.More Low Carb Stories on Eat This, Not That!Is the Keto Diet Safe? The Real Risks and Rewards of Going Ultra-Low Carb8 Best Low Carb Pastas You Can Buy20 Low Carb Recipes You'll Love24 Best Low Carb SnacksDangerous Side Effects of Low-Carb Diets, According to Experts

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