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May
08

Pears and Apples

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Pears and apples are also high in water content. Eat them with the peels for extra fiber, which will keep you full longer. Experts recommends whole fruits rather than fruit juice. Not only do you get more fiber, you have to chew the fruits. This takes longer and requires some exertion. You actually burn a few calories chewing, as opposed to gulping down a smoothie.

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Jan
05

Dried Beans or Canned Beans?

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Dried beans are probably better, but the nutritional value and taste of canned beans is actually pretty good, so for the convenience I would recommend the canned ones, as it’s just easier. When on a diet, quick and easy meals are the key, so you don’t get sidetracked.

Just rise them well in water before use to remove as much sodium as possible, and only once you have gotten used to including beans in your standard diet you can switch to the dried ones.

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This approach to weight loss is one of the most simple ones I have seen in a long time, so if you love beans, then this diet may be for you. It’s actually quite easy, all you need to do is replace sugars and starches with beans, and you’ll see the immediate effect of consuming slow burning carbs. However beans are not just for weight loss, they are super nutritious, and are great to include in your everyday meals, so here is how to get you started with beans.

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Apr
04

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BEE POLLEN

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As you know, the benefits ofbee pollen are significant and numerous.

It helps with endurance, fights cancer, lowers cholesterol, and is a known libido enhancer. But many don’t know that bee pollen works wonderfully well in controlling weight.

Bee pollen and weight control are not something most would believe, but due to its unique properties, it actually helps to “balance the imbalance” in body metabolism, which may be involved with abnormal weight gain.

So, how does bee pollen help you in losing weight? It stimulates your metabolic processes.

It ignites calorie burn and this alone is beneficial but there are other weight control benefits of bee pollen.

By itself, bee pollen is a low-calorie food. As mentioned in a previous article, beepollen is recommended to be taken in capsule form.beeSome, like myself, don’t like its chalky taste.

As mentioned, bee pollen doesn’t have many calories. It has about 90 calories per ounce, a miniscule amount. One of the main reasons bee pollen helps one to lose weight is because it has about 15 percent of lecithin by volume.

What is lecithin? If you’ll remember the 80s, lecithin gained quite a bit of notoriety in the weight loss industry as the “magic” cure to weight loss. Well, that was exaggerated but lecithin has some great properties.

It’s a substance that dissolves fat from your body.

Another secondary benefit of bee pollen it that is it shown to reduce cravings to unsavory foods. It has an element in it called phenylalanine.

Phenylalanine is an amino acid that is vital to the body. This in itself acts an an appetite supressant.

Specifically, it acts on your apestat, which is the control signal in your body that signals either hunger or fullness. End result? Bee pollen when taken regularly will regulate your appetite and you will lose weight naturally.

bee pollenOf course it goes without saying that you shouldn’t just take bee pollen to lose weight. Any weight loss activity should be a multi-pronged approach. You should combine aerobic exercise, eat better, i.e., more fruits and vegetables and less empty carbs, as well as perhaps engaging in weight training.

One food is not a magic pill although there are some foods that can qualify as “superfoods” like ginseng, cayenne pepper, bee pollen, gotu kola, ginkgo biloba and greens.

Yes, bee pollen is oftentimes called a “wonderfood” but it works best when combined with other proven activities.

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Mar
22

The Health Benefits of Ginger

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http://www.celestialhealing.net/healthintro..htm The Heath Benefits of Ginger are many. Ginger is one of the world’s seven most potent disease-fighting spice…

Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ginger may be powerful weapon in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A study conducted at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center found that ginger powder induces cell death in all ovarian cancer cells to which it was applied.

Colon Cancer Prevention
A study at the University of Minnesota found that ginger may slow the growth of colorectal cancer cells.

Morning Sickness
A review of several studies has concluded that ginger is just as effective as vitamin B6 in the treatment of morning sickness.

Motion Sickness Remedy
Ginger has been shown to be an effective remedy for the nausea associated with motion sickness.

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