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Monday, January 29, 2007

Drinking green tea : Does it help you lose weight?

The most important thing that makes green tea extract good for weight loss products is that it replaces the need for caffeine (ephedrine - caffeine - salicin). This makes green tea a very good fat burner.

Green tea regulates blood sugar levels after meals. Your stomach uses a specific digestive enzyme called “amylase” to break down your food after a meal. This enzyme is mostly responsible for breaking down starchy foods like potatoes. When amylase breaks down food is causes your blood sugar levels to rise dramatically. Green tea aids in regulating these levels.

Green tea is a very powerful anti-oxidant. It is much more powerful (up to 200 times) than other anti-oxidants like vitamin C and E.

Drinking green tea also aids weight loss by increasing your metabolic rate. Your metabolic rate is that rate at which your body processes food. If you have a higher metabolic rate your body burns food faster and uses more calories doing so. Increasing your metabolic rate is an essential part of weight loss.

Now days, people who is on diet, realized the benefit of green tea in loose weight process. They was a researched found that by drinking 5 cups of green tea can boost up the metabolism rate by 5%. Green tea was proven to increase the fat burning process and result to loose weight.

The studies also found that be best time to drink green tea is either after a meal or before exercise and especially when you took high cholesterol meal. It will help to reduce the cholesterol intake.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Beauty treats 9 : Peppers/capsium

For : Dry, flacking nails

Peppers have a high water content - one large pepper supplies the body with the equivalent of a glass of water, and so are particularly useful for keeping the skin nails hydrated.

Nails are composed of 16% water and when the levels fall below this amount, they become prone to brittleness, breakage and peeling. Peppers are also packed full of Vitamin C, which help to boost the immune system and fight fungal infections, which can effect nails.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Beauty treats 8 : Walnuts

For : Rich hair color

If your hair color is fading, then try adding some walnuts to your diet. Walnuts contain copper, which is needed by the body in order to produce the melanin pigments. Melanin provides hair its color, and it also helps thicken and add shine to hair.

Eating walnuts may also help to reverse the greying of hair, including walnuts in your diet can also increase blood flow to the head and scalp, which means that your hair will grow faster.

Walnuts is tasty for snack, but must take it moderately.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Beauty treats 7 :

Ideal for smooth and youthful skin

EAT POMEGRANATE everyday. I know it is everybody dreams to have very smooth and especialy have a youthful looking. Just add in POMEGRANATE in your diet. Recommended dosage is about 250 mL of pomegranate juice per day. Nowdays, many cosmetics and skin care manufacturers are interested in pomegranate goodness. I saw last few weeks, Estee Lauder released their latest products used this fruit.

Starting for today try to add in this fruit in your diet.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Beauty treats 6 : Yogurt

For : Dry and cracked lips

If you are suffer from dry and cracked lips, particulaly in colder months, it may indicate a lack of riboflavin, or vitamin B2. This deficiency can cause an inflammation of cells in the lips, causing swelling and cracks.

Eating a pots of yogurt every day can also help maintain a healthy gut and prevent constipation. Prolonged periods of constipation can lead to spots around mouth.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Beauty treats 5 : OATS

For : White spots on nails

This may indicate that you are lacking in Vitamin E. Try adding some oats to your diet to make sure you get sufficient levels. Vitamin E provides the healthy pink colour in nails and helps to keep them healthy and strong.

Oats, also contains iron, a deficiency can lead to thin, brittle nails, with concave shape. Others food that helps nail healthy and strong is pine nuts, sesame seeds and cashew nuts.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Importance of having breakfast

Breakfast can help prevent strokes, heart attack and sudden death. Advice on not to skip breakfast! For those who always skip breakfast, you should stop that habit now! You've heard many times that "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Now, recent research confirms that one of the worst practices you can develop may be avoiding breakfast.

Because the frequency of heart attack, sudden death, and stroke peaks between 6: 00a.m. and noon, with the highest incidence being between 8: 00a.m. and 10:00a.m.What mechanism within the body could account for this significant jump in sudden death in the early morning hours?

Platelet, tiny elements in the blood that keep us from bleeding to Death if we get a cut, can clump together inside our arteries due tocholesterol or laque buildup in the artery lining. It is in the morning hours that platelets become the most activated and tend to form these internal blood clots at the greatest frequency. However, eating even a very light breakfast prevents the morning platelet activation that is associated with heart attacks and strokes. Studies performed at Memorial University in St.Johns, Newfoundland found that eating a light, very low-fat breakfast was critical in modifying the morning platelet activation. Subjects in the study consumed either low-fat or fat-free yogurt, orange juice, fruit, and a source of protein coming from yogurt or fat-free milk.

So if you skip breakfast, it's important that you change this practice immediately in light of this research. Develop a simple plan to eat cereal, such as oatmeal or Bran Flakes, along with six ounces of grape juice or orange juice, and perhaps a piece of fruit. This simple plan will keep your platelets from sticking together, keep blood clots from forming, and perhaps head off a potential Heart Attack or stroke. So never ever skip breakfast .

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Apple and weight loss

Apples are a delicious source of dietary fiber, and dietary fiber helps aid digestion and promotes weight loss. A medium apple contains about five grams of fiber, more than most cereals. Also, apples contain almost zero fat and cholesterol, so they are a delicious snack and dessert food that’s good for you.

Eating fresh apples is always good for you, but to get the full nutritional benefits associated with eating apples you should eat at least one fresh apple every day. The average U.S. consumer eats about 19 pounds of fresh apples a year — about one apple per week. Ongoing consumer attitude tracking in nine major markets across the United States has shown that Washington apples remain number one as far as consumers are concerned. According to a one report, 56 percent of those surveyed named Washington as the brand they look for when buying apples.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

How do you like your coffee?

The studies just keep pouring in on the benefits of drinking coffee. Higher consumption has been linked to decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes and Parkinson's diesease. It also has been shown to stop headache and preventing cavities. Adding sugar and whole milk complicates matters, though skim milk can be vehicle for calcium and Vitamin D. Black, however, is usually best, says registered dietician Elisa Zied.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Some facts about chocolate

Milk or dark, whatever your pleasure, registered dietician David Grotto says chocolate is a diet essential. The enjoyment that comes with eating this indulgence has been known to reduce the stress hormone cortisone. , which can play a role in weight gain, he says. Higher in flavonoids than its milkier sister, dark chocolate may reduce high blood pressure and improve cholesterol. But new reserach shows milk chocolate may do a better job of boosting brain function. Moderation of course, is the key. "Having maybe a religious experience with one inch square of chocolate is reasonable.", Grotto says.

So, don't feel guilty to eat chocolate. It helps to cheer you up!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Beauty treats 4 : Pumpkin seeds

For : Soft, shiny hair

Pumpkin seeds are not just a tasty snack, they're also a great way to add some shine to you hair. They contain a large amount of iron which heps to supply oxygen to the hair roots and can help prevent hair loss. It will encourage hair to grow at much faster speed.

The protein in pumpkin seeds also helps build keratin, the protective coating of hair that makes it appear shiny And if you're growing your hair but despair of split ends, the the zinc helps to strengthen the hair follicle.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Beauty treats 3 : Avocado

For : Dry skin

Avocado really is the skin-saver of the food world. You can use avocado externally to moisture dry, damage skin or eat them for numerous complexion benefits. contains around 30g/1 oz of fat, which helps to plump out skin cells and provide the nourishment needed to prevent dryness and wrinkles.

The monounsaturated oils can also help to reduce inflamed skin conditions, such as eczema, acne or psoriasis. For dietary reasons, choose Florida-grown avocados, which contains half the fat and two-thirds of the calories of California-grown ones.