Tea’s Potential For Weight Loss

Losing weight is a topic on the mind of many. It’s no secret that long term weight loss and maintenance require long term life changes. In order to successfully lose weight and keep it off you must consume fewer calories each day than your body uses. This allows your body to use stored fat as energy, rather than food. So, eating less is just half the equation. Since you can only reduce your calorie intake by so much, it’s critical to also increase the amount of calories your body uses each day. This is why exercise is so important. Exercise burns calories while you’re exercising, but also increases your metabolic rate for several hours after you finish. Exercising by lifting …

Red Wine Benefits – Improve Your Health

If you drink alcohol then you should definitely think about drinking red wine. There are several health benefits of drinking red wine. The experience is extremely enjoyable and the drink would be a logical option for you. Let us have a detailed look at the health benefits of red wine. Scientists firmly believe that the key is to health a benefit of red wine is the antioxidants present in it. These are also known as Flavonoids. Flavonoids work towards reducing the low density lipoprotein or LDL production. LDL is also known as ‘bad’ cholesterol. Red wine also plays a great role in increasing the production of HDL or high density lipoprotein or ‘good’ cholesterol in the body. The combined effects …

Recipe: Apple Streusel

Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book, The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for Apple Streusel. Streusels, along with cobblers and crisps, are American classics. But like most things American, streusel has its roots in another country, in this case Germany—and Streusel is a German word meaning “sprinkling.” 1/4 cup 2:90 granola 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon sugar substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons light margarine, chilled and cut into pieces Nonstick cooking spray 1 large unpeeled apple, cored and sliced One container 2:90 vanilla yogurt with fiber (providing up to 90 calories) Preheat …

More Evidence That Tea Helps With Weight Loss

Every little bit of help is useful when you’re trying to lose weight or keep your weight stable as you get older. Diet and exercise are still the most important components of weight loss and maintenance, but studies are showing that tea, particularly green tea, may be able to provide some assistance in losing weight and keeping it off. For centuries, Asians have used green tea for health. In addition to Asian cultures having a much lower incidence of serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease, they also are far less likely to be overweight. Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. While there are several different types of tea, all true tea comes from this plant. The differences …

Piña Colada Slush

Dr. Steven A. Schnur’s new book, The Reality Diet, has recipes the entire family will enjoy–including the kids. Packed with yummy desserts (non-sugar), high-energy breakfasts, and easy-to-fix dinners, we know you’ll enjoy them all, including this one for Piña Colada Slush: A favorite of tropical drink lovers, a piña colada is a cool and refreshing drink to finish the day with. Serve it in a frosted glass for an even cooler experience. 1 1/8 cups diced fresh or canned pineapple One container 2:90 vanilla yogurt with fiber (providing up to 90 calories) 2 teaspoons marshmallow fluff 2 teaspoons sugar substitute 1 teaspoon coconut extract 6 to 8 ice cubes Combine all of the ingredients in the jar of a blender. …

Health Food In General And Noni

All humans are addicted to the delicious taste of junk food. We crave it, dream about it, and often want it when we are on our rigorous diets. Somehow it is embedded in our brains that it is something we need. Unfortunately, these types of foods are anything but beneficial to our health. While we wish that they could be on the top of our diet plans, they should be eliminated immediately. Luckily, there are healthy foods that are delicious, without the thousands of calories in one bite. When deciding what foods to eat, you need to think in moderation. Smaller portions are always the right way to go, regardless of what you’re eating. For instance, if you would love …

Green Tea’s Effect On Body Fat

Losing weight is a subject on the minds of many. Our eat on the run, tv watching lifestyle has led many of us to have bigger waistlines than we’d like; and bigger waistlines than are healthy for us. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 60 million Americans, or 30% of the adult population, are obese. Obesity related illnesses are going to lead the pack as causes of death in our country very soon if we don’t get ourselves back on track. Obesity leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and increases your risk for some forms of cancer. As our weight increases, so do our risk levels. So, how do we go …

Organic vs. Processed Foods

Organic foods are more popular than ever these days. But what do you know about them? Organic foods and processed foods are two of the types of fruits, vegetables, and meats that can be found in grocery stores these days. In relation to this, there are several labels that are used in order to determine how much processing food has gone through. One of the steps in determining how nutritious your lifestyle is knowing whether there is a difference in organic or processed foods. Knowing what is contained in each and the effects that they have on your body can help you decide which foods to eat. The first thing to understand is the definition of the word organic. When …

Calories In Wine

Most people have a general idea how many calories they consume when it comes to solid foods, although it is quite common to forget that when we drink, we are still consuming calories. Alcohol drinkers, especially wine drinkers, may be surprised at the calorie intake associate with wine. So how many calories are in wine? The answer depends on your discernment. Most wines come in under the 100 calorie mark per glass. This is assuming that you are using the appropriate wine glasses. There are fewer calories in wine than most other alcoholic beverages. White Zinfandel and Sauvignon blanc come in at 80 calories per serving. Considering that one glass of wine per evening is good for cardiovascular health, this …

Add High Fiber Fruit To A Healthy Diet

High fiber fruit is a very crucial element of any healthy diet. It enhances our opportunity of living a long and healthy life, which is what most people strive and wish for. While most people recognize that eating high fiber fruit is excellent for them, they are unsure concerning what high fiber fruit to add to their diet. Various government health agencies are attempting to educate people in terms of healthy diets, as well as what type of high fiber fruit to add to the diet. One of the tools to assist us find out how much of this fruit we are consuming in our diets, are the ingredient labels that we discover on food products. Not only do these …

Acai Berries Are The New Superfruit

Berries and chocolate. Generally a great combination, right? What if there was a berry that had a cocoa flavor in it? Well as nature would have it, there is. This extraordinarily nutritious berry is called the acai berry (pronounced a-sigh-ee). While it doesn’t exactly taste like pure chocolate, the bitterness of cacao is incorporated into acai’s intense flavor. The flavor is actually hard to pinpoint as some of its juices have been compared to bitter raspberries while others claim acai produces a salty aftertaste (like say, olives.) Ok, I’m the one that said that. But the flavor is not the only thing that makes acai so unique. From the rainforests of the Amazons, acai berries have been consumed by Brazilians …