Experts say that avocado reduces the feeling of hunger between two meals. Half an avocado at lunch helps you to feel full for longer.
The study compares a lunch combined with avocado, and one which the fruit missing. The results show that the avocado stimulates the feeling of satiety, the insulin in the body and blood circulation.
Most people thing that models make huge sacrifices to keep their bodies in great shape, but some of them have strange tastes and eating habits, which help them to achieve it.
Some Victoria's Secret Angels for example allow themselves to eat everything but moderately – that's why they always seem happy and smiling.
Mouth-watering chocolates and cakes to help you burn off calories could soon be a reality, with researchers claiming to have found an ingredient from chilli peppers which speeds up the body's metabolism.
This "miracle" extract, known as dihydrocapsiate (DHC), is one of the several chemical compounds called capsinoids found in a particular variety of chilli. It is tasteless and speeds up the body's metabolism, helping one to burn more calories.
The popular Moon diet is a revolutionary method which is said to detox your body and encourage weight loss if you follow the diet exactly.
One-day fasting has proven to be a great way to detox your body and improve your immunity.
The secret of the diet is to juice fast for 24 hours. Only liquids may be consumed; and only coinciding with the changes in the moon’s cycle.
World famous nutritionists have recognized the lemons as the best body cleaning agent. That's why the citrus fruit is included in the diets for detoxicating and weight loss and offers enough nutrients to keep the body energized.
The secret lies in the benefits of lemon on the digestive tract.
Numerous studies have concluded that lemons are cleansing the body from unwanted toxins, increasing vitality and energy, streinghtening the immune system and improving skin and hair conditions.
Green lettuce and vegetables help digestion and are ideal for cleaning the body of the toxins and to fight cancer. They are healthy to eat because they are low in calories and contain nutrients. Lettuce is majorly made up of over 90% water and is rich in foliate and contains useful amounts of beta-carotene and vitamin C.
The popular Lunar diet is tested by many women worldwide and has proven good results without any risk to health.
The diet should be initiated at the time when the moon enters one of its four phases and to continue one day and another half hour.
During this time, it is compulsory to consume fresh squeezed juices from fruits and vegetables, tea with honey and mineral water. The intake of more fluids stimulates renal activity, clears and strengthens the body's immune system.
To some people, the need for sleep seems a sign of weakness. Getting by with less rest is the new macho – and women, especially, are buying into it. But while you’re asleep, every system in your body is being fine-tuned, reset, cleaned up and restored to its optimal operating mode by an army of molecular troubleshooters. New things you have learnt are being processed, memories are being organised and stored, and the immune system is building a new contingent of natural killer cells to fight off battalions of infectious agents. Growth hormone is being produced to repair damaged tissue (in adults) or build new tissue (in children) and to block the corrosive effects of stress.
The petite singer - who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 - has put on weight since undergoing chemotherapy treatment and believes her looks have improved because of it.
She explained: "It was hard to deal with. I still deal with it. I've got fat ankles hidden under these boots.
"But I think my body in many ways is better for having weight on it. When I look back at some pictures, especially before I was diagnosed, I just think, 'That's too thin, that doesn't look good. That doesn't look right.' "
The 'Basic Instinct' beauty Sharon Stone likes her reflection less since she turned 51, but still loves her "strong" nose. She said: "I have a really good nose. Our family has good noses - each different, but all strong and defining."
When it comes to beauty treatments, Sharon subscribes to the "less is more philosophy". She doesn't wear much makeup, never gets facials and sees her hairdresser as little as possible. But no matter how busy she is, she always makes time for regular massages, meditation and long baths.