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Your Day in Health: August 19

Heat things up to feel full and slim down, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: August 19

Heat things up to feel full and slim down, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

17 OUNCES: Drinking that much water when you wake up boosts your metabolism 25% for 90 minutes!

SCIENCE DAILY: Hot Chilli May Unlock a New Treatment for Obesity

"A high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness, researchers have discovered. They investigated the association between hot chilli pepper receptors (TRPV1) in the stomach and the feeling of fullness, in laboratory studies, suggesting that their work will inform further studies and the development of new therapies." Read the full story.

HUFFINGTON POST: Yes, There Are Risks To Going Gluten-Free If You Don't Have Celiac Disease

"More and more Americans are on the anti-wheat warpath trend, as the label "gluten free" appears on everything from craft beer to cat food. For those with celiac disease, a life-threatening autoimmune disorder that destroys the gastrointestinal tract, going gluten-free is critical to avoid damage to the small intestine. For everyone else, though, it is an unnecessary, and potentially unhealthy, diet." Read the full story.

NATURE: Gut Microbiota: Ganoderma Lucidum, a New Prebiotic Agent to Treat Obesity?

"Modulation of the gut microbiota is one of the promising tools to tackle obesity. Chang and colleagues have recently shown that an extract of the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum, a traditional remedy in Asia, can reduce obesity in mice by modulating the gut microbiota, thereby exerting a prebiotic effect." Read the full study.