Eat your Jetlag?

Circadian rhythm influenced by meal timing.   Meal Timing Regulates the Human Circadian System Highlights A 5-hr delay in meal times changes the phase relationship of human circadian rhythms Plasma glucose, but not insulin or triglyceride, rhythms are delayed by late meals Adipose PER2 rhythms are delayed by late meals Rhythm changes occur without altered…

Diet rich in legumes lowers risk of diabetes

The saucy children’s rhyme tells us beans are good for your heart. There are other health benefits as well; higher consumption of legumes associated with lower risk of diabetes. Legume consumption is inversely associated with type 2 diabetes incidence in adults: A prospective assessment from the PREDIMED study Background & aims Legumes, a low-energy, nutrient-dense and…

Cocoa Goodness

The Inca were onto a good thing. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research has a special issue dedicated to the health effects of cocoa. Confectionery chocolate gets bad press; this is mainly the fault of the high sugar and fat content in chocolate candy. In its more native form it seems to provide a number of…

How Food Resets Your Circadian Clock

Recall the previous post on how disturbing circadian cycles results in disturbances to insulin response and promotes fat deposition. These findings indicate that because circadian clock is sensitive to nutrient pathways, eating resets your clock to what is normally its ‘active’ state. And that’s why you shouldn’t eat at night. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1550413113000077 O-GlcNAc Signaling Entrains the…