Green tea is a great beverage to help kick-start your day with a burst of energy due to it's nutritional and antioxidant content. It provides a multitude of health benefits that other teas don't, making it royalty within the tea family. Green tea was first cultivated in China centuries ago and it's still praised by the Chinese as a remarkable medicine today.
The Camellia sinensis leaves, which green tea is made from contains special antioxidants called, polyphenols. Of these polyphenols is a group known as, catechins. The most health beneficial catechin in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate. Scientific studies have shown that Epigallocatechin gallate can be effective in treating some of the adverse effects of cancer, HIV, and countless diseases. When used medicinally, green tea can fight off internal and external viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Green tea also contains an additional dose of vitamin C, Vitamin B, Fluoride, Vitamin K, and Vitamin E, so you're sure to fulfill some of your recommended daily nutritional intake from just one glass of green tea. The antioxidants and caffeine in green tea can also benefit weight loss and stability by increasing metabolism and lowering blood sugar levels. If you're looking to benefit your overall health, then green tea is the perfect beverage to add to your dietary regiment.
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Wed, 26 Sep 2012
All of us have the urge to snack between meals, but most of the time we are too busy to prepare a healthy snack. Healthy snacking keeps your energy up instead of giving you a sugar high with a real low the second it wears off. Snacking healthy also greatly reduces your calorie intake for the day. There are a few simple snacks you can keep on hand to get you through the day. There are some great snack bars on the market now that provide fiber and fruit and will fill you up as well as take care of that sweet tooth.
Grapes are also a good healthy snack for a sweet taste. If itís a crunch you desire try munching on some of your favorite dry cereal or some low-fat crackers. If you canít keep cold foods handy, try preparing snacks like pretzels, raisins, rice cakes, or granola bars in single serving bags ahead of time so you wonít be tempted to reach for that candy bar on the way home. You will be glad you did when you can still fit in your favorite pair of jeans later.
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Diet and exercise
Sun, 11 Oct 2009
Diet and exercise go hand in hand, however many of us forget this fact and choose one over the other. Although you may see results from one or the other most times these changes or minimal or you notice once you cut back or change something that the weight is quickly regained.
Instead of just changing the way you eat and not working out or working out and eating what you want, coupling the two together is most beneficial. Often times, you may not think of the long term. By changing both, the benefits are doubled and in a healthy way to keep the weight off. Diet is not a quick fix it is a life change and a new way of life for you. Finding something that works and that can fit into your schedule may be hard, but is well worth the fight it takes to get there.