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How to lose belly fat and maintain a healthy weight with honey

Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us – and with it, the usual overindulgence and weight gain. But we can take action to offset the damage. Armed with a simple daily detox drink and metabolism-boosting remedies, we can keep our waistlines in check and ensure all the festivities won’t dampen health.

Effortless weight management

Honey lemon detox

Many have heard of the famous detox with lemon juice and honey that is making the rounds over the Internet. There’s a good reason the recipe is such a phenomenal success: it’s easy and it works. Even using a scaled-down version of the cleanse is beneficial for enhancing metabolism. Each morning upon waking, drink eight ounces of warm water with two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey. With this daily ritual, the liver is given a supportive, cleansing boost. And when the liver is functioning properly, we can sustain a healthy weight more easily.

Cinnamon with honey

As simple as it may sound, drinking a mug of warm cinnamon tea with honey is one of the best ways to balance blood sugar, spur metabolism and shed excess weight. Since abdominal fat is sensitive to the compounds in cinnamon, it’s an ideal choice if you need to slim down in this region. To make the tea, dissolve half a teaspoon of organic, ground cinnamon in a cup of boiling water. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Next, stir in one teaspoon of honey and enjoy immediately. For optimal results, practice this habit first thing in the morning and away from food.

Hibernation Diet

Who would have guessed that consuming honey before bedtime could melt away body fat while you sleep? According to British pharmacist Mike McInnes and his son Stuart, a nutritionist, the Hibernation Diet does just that. The duo believe that, when the liver is properly fueled with glycogen in the evening, recovery hormones can do their job during sleep – thereby speeding up metabolism and reducing fat-encouraging stress hormones. Woman’s Day magazine notes that, if you suffer from any of the following symptoms, your liver may not be properly primed with glycogen:

  • Acid reflux
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Waking to urinate
  • Dry throat in the morning
  • Night cramps and/or sweats
  • Early morning nausea and weakness
  • Exhausted upon waking

The Hibernation Diet recommends ingesting a spoonful or two of pure honey before bedtime to rev up fat utilization, soothe stress response and support nighttime muscle and tissue regeneration.

Gingered honey

Ginger tea in itself is a tremendous metabolism booster, but when combined with honey, it offers a potent elixir for efficient digestion. Drinking a glass of the tea with a teaspoon of honey twenty minutes before a meal will encourage stable blood sugar, optimum digestion and, in turn, favorable calorie utilization and fat burning. To make the tea, peel and grate a one inch chunk of fresh, organic ginger and simmer (covered) in two cups of water. Transfer to a mug and let cool until just warm. Dissolve one teaspoon of honey into the brew and drink promptly. Make sure to consume the grated ginger too for utmost benefit.

Although honey is an astoundingly versatile and beneficial food, it’s important to use discrimination when purchasing. Use only the highest quality honey – namely, one that is organic and raw with honeycomb, royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis included. Manuka honey is another excellent option, as it boasts remarkable healing properties.

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Top five weight loss detox plans

Every day your body absorbs a wide range of substances, depending upon your diet and environment. From coming into contact with pollution in the air to consuming unhealthy foods packed with chemicals and preservatives, there are many ways in which your body can be exposed to toxins – and these rarely pass out of your system quickly. For this reason, many individuals opt to do a detox to cleanse their systems of the substances that are making them feel sluggish, sick and just not right. But what are the best ways to rid your body of these toxins? Below are five different approaches that you might consider – all of which may result in weight loss due to the simple process of flushing your system of the substances that are making it work inefficiently.

Juice Cleanse

Juicing is a great way to flush the body of toxins and fill it with vitamins and nutrients that you need to thrive. Try to incorporate greens, vegetables and some fruit to act as a natural sweetener into each juice recipe. Don’t peel the ingredients first unless absolutely necessary, as the skins of fruits and vegetables hold the most fiber and other key substances.

Lemon Cleanse

Lemons are highly acidic, which is a property that allows them to naturally aid in the detox process. Add some lemon to your water and make sure that you hydrate well each day. Through this, you can help break down fat molecules, leading to a healthier body and weight loss. Make sure not to go overboard with this, though, as the acidic nature of the lemon can wear away at the enamel of your teeth.

Salt Cleanse

Salt can help to heal the body by removing bacteria from the lungs. Additionally, it has been shown to improve asthma, allergies and irritations of the skin. The key, though, is consistency. If you have access to a man-made salt room, then that would be the best option, but you can create your own salt therapy regimen at home. Three times a week at the maximum, pour Epsom salts into a warm bath and soak. Choose a salt that has a smell you enjoy and that is either soothing or invigorating, depending upon the time of day you plan to bathe.

Sweat Cleanse

Sweating out toxins is a great way to detox and lose weight. If you have access to a sauna or steam room, make use of it to sweat out harmful substances in a peaceful environment. If not, simply up the ante on your exercise routine – sweating is sweating, after all. Just make sure to drink a lot of water when engaging in a sweat cleanse, as it is important to keep your body hydrated.

Lymphatic Cleanse

Massaging the lymphatic system can move toxins out of the body, allowing lymph to flow more freely and exit the body in a healthy way.

Starting Your Cleanse

All of these detox methods are proven effective, but it is important to find what works for you. Talk to your doctor before starting your detox to make sure that you are choosing the right method for your body’s needs.

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Peppermint provides surprising results for digestive problems, physical performance and even weight loss

The Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and peppermint does contribute to the festivities in its own way, as some of you will likely not be able to resist the temptation of indulging in candy canes. It has long been added to various products, such as candies, ice creams, gum, cakes and toothpaste, because of its refreshing and pleasing taste and smell. The sugar and invasive chemicals aside, peppermint on its own has garnered a well-deserved reputation for its ability to treat numerous abdominal problems such as cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach cancer, irritable bowel syndrome and gallbladder disease. While most of its known benefits deal with stomach and digestive issues, some of the latest research now suggests that it may also be of assistance to curb cravings, ease tension headaches, boost concentration and even enhance exercise performance.

Back in 2007, Italian researchers gathered 57 individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. They were all chosen to participate in a study which evaluated the effectiveness of peppermint oil. It turned out that within four weeks 75% of the people taking peppermint oil showed a substantial reduction of the usual symptoms consisting of abdominal bloating, pain or discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, feelings of incomplete evacuation and passage of gas or mucus, just to name these. On the other hand, there seemed to be no significant changes when a placebo was given instead of the peppermint content.

Following further evaluations regarding peppermint’s positive effects with irritable bowel syndrome, some researchers believe that its oil, especially its menthol content, ends up blocking calcium channels which relax the walls of the intestine. In 2011, an Australian study revealed that peppermint actually triggers antipain stimuli in the colon, therefore alleviating inflammatory pain in the process.

Can peppermint really improve performance and encourage weight loss?

The University of Mohaghegh Ardabili in Iran demonstrated that, because of its antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and vasoconstricting effects, peppermint oil helps reduce muscle pain and fatigue, which then may lead to improved exercise performances. Their 10-day study involved 12 healthy students who were supplemented daily with a bottle of mineral water containing 0.05 ml of peppermint oil while also undergoing treadmill exercises on a daily basis.

At the end of the trial, the results showed improvements in respiratory efficiency and energy expenditure during the exercises. In general, the students seemed to suffer less quickly from exhaustion and were able to reach longer distances by the same token. Systolic blood pressure as well as resting and exercising heart rates decreased. Based on the fact that carbohydrate metabolism rose by the end of the 10 days, scientists came to the conclusion that, by enhancing muscular energy metabolism, peppermint may then encourage weight loss.

The Chicago Tribune reported a study from 2011 in which participants were asked to simply smell peppermint oil every two hours. Apparently, the ones who inhaled the peppermint felt less hungry and consumed on average 2800 fewer calories over a week than the ones who didn’t smell the peppermint throughout.

Finally, research coming from the Wheeling Jesuit University has led scientists to believe that smelling peppermint may also be useful to increase alertness, motivation and possibly performance.

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Permanent weight loss can be as simple as getting back to nature: Six tips to help

While losing weight can be relatively easy for most people who put their minds to it, keeping it off long term is another matter altogether. For most, lost weight will return over a relatively short time because the person losing the weight has only made temporary changes to their diet and lifestyle.

Once weight is lost, most people gradually resume their ‘normal’ lifestyle and diet: re-igniting food addictions, overloading the organs and undermining the metabolism with a cocktail of chemical food additives, GM ingredients and food sensitivities they don’t realize they have.

To lose weight and keep it off old habits must be replaced with new ones. Food allergies and sensitivities must be eliminated and the mindset with regard food and its purpose must change.

Six tips to help you to not only lose weight, but keep it off forever

1. Avoid processed foods - Avoid highly processed foods as much as possible for both good health and weight management. Most processed foods contain highly processed sugars, processed salt that has been stripped of its minerals leaving pure sodium chloride, highly processed cheap, health destroying vegetable oils, genetically modified ingredients and synthetic chemical additives.

Read the ingredients on the labels of many packaged foods and you’ll find that they contain ingredients that belong in a laboratory, not your pantry! Chemical additives combined with highly processed sugars, salt, starches and oils will gradually undermine your health by overworking organs, confusing or overstimulating the nervous system and mimicking hormones – all of which can gradually impact body fat levels.

2. Avoid gluten - Gluten has been shown to cause health problems in many people and a growing number of people realize that they can manage their weight more effectively without gluten in their diet. Whether this is due simply to the move away from a high carbohydrate diet or because they have removed a food that they are sensitive to makes no difference. The benefits of a gluten free diet are real and they are experienced by most people who make the change as long as they stick to whole unprocessed foods and avoid highly processed gluten free options.

3. Eat protein for breakfast - Eating a high protein breakfast has been shown to assist with improving leptin sensitivity in cells, ultimately improving body composition and reducing body fat levels.

4. Relax and be happy - Taking time out, meditating and doing the things that make us happy ultimately help to improve metabolism by reducing the stress hormones which can affect thyroid and adrenal function and damage metabolism.

5. Drink clean water - Municipal water supplies may seem clean if we focus simply on water that is free from harmful bacteria, but they are filthy when looked at with chemicals and heavy metals in mind. Municipal water supplies are almost always loaded with chemicals such as chlorine and fluoride and contamination in the form of pharmaceutical residues and heavy metals is also a growing issue. These chemicals and contaminants can place more toxic load on already overworked organs causing more confusion for already confused endocrine and nervous systems and eventually contributing to less health and more body fat.

6. Exercise consistently - Exercise doesn’t have to mean running or jumping, but movement is essential for good health and helpful for weight management. Our bodies were made to move and without movement they become sluggish and toxic. Something as simple as walking for 30 minutes each day can be enough to keep things moving and help to manage weight.

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Sodium alginate from seaweed could help with weight loss

New research out of Denmark has affirmed the weight-loss potential of the dietary supplement sodium alginate, a seaweed-based fiber compound that has previously been shown to aid in the burning of excess fat. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports found that, when taken daily before meals, sodium alginate may be effective at helping some overweight people shed the extra pounds and achieve their weight-loss goals.

Published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the study found that, among the 96 generally healthy but obese people who participated in the trial, those who took sodium alginate every day before every meal for three months dropped an average of 15 pounds. In comparison, their non-supplementing counterparts lost an average of 11 pounds each.

The participants, aged 20 to 55, were separated into two groups for the study, according to the Chicago Tribune. The first group was assigned to receive sodium alginate in powder form mixed with liquid, which effectively turns it into a thick gel that the stomach processes as a large meal. The other group received a placebo powder with no sodium alginate, but that was otherwise identical in terms of flavor, appearance and calorie content.

Neither the participants nor the facilitators knew which solutions were given to which individuals, which means that the study was conducted using rigorous double-blind standards. All participants drank their assigned solutions dissolved in two cups of water half an hour before each meal, and they were also told to generally cut back on their overall calories during the three-month trial period.

At the conclusion of the study, some 16 participants, including 10 out of 48 from the seaweed group, had dropped out. But among those who remained, those in the seaweed group were found to have lost an average of 36 percent more weight than those in the placebo group, which suggests that sodium alginate may help curb appetite and even help burn calories.

“This gel is really like a pudding that will last in the stomach for hours, gradually degrading and disappearing,” Dr. Arne Astrup, a member of the advisory board to S-Biotek, a Danish company that helped fund the study, explained to the Chicago Tribune.

Sodium alginate may also be helpful in energy regulation

Earlier research, also out of the University of Copenhagen, arrived at similar conclusions with regard to the potential health benefits of sodium alginate. The seaweed compound, Astrup and his team discovered as part of a four-way, placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover trial, appears to help lower overall energy intake, increase feelings of “fullness” and altogether regulate food consumption patterns.

“Although they are somewhat contradictory, our results suggest that alginate consumption does affect satiety feelings and energy intake,” wrote the authors.

Similar to carrageenan, the controversial, seaweed-based food additive commonly used to thicken nut “milks,” ice cream and other processed foods, sodium alginate also comes with potential side effects. It is important to note that some people react negatively to these and other seaweed compounds, which for some people can cause bloating and other stomach pains.

“These results suggest that alginate supplementation as an adjunct to energy restriction may improve weight loss in obese subjects who complete a 12-week dietary intervention,” says Dr. Astrup.

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Fennel can help neutralize cancer and encourage weight loss

It may not be well known in North America, but the more we go east, the more we see fennel being incorporated in dishes, especially in Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. The bulb, stalk, leaves and seeds are all edible, and you may also recognize it as being one of the main components of the alcoholic beverage absinthe.

Its many health benefits have now been noticed for well over 2,000 years, popular amongst Roman society and with health practitioners from ancient Greece. Fennel has been widely used to assist the bodily functions of the kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs and digestive system. Based on knowledge transmitted from one generation to another and sometimes thoroughly validated by scientific research, it is known to help treat or improve physical conditions such as diarrhea, indigestion, flatulence, constipation, heart disease, blood pressure, obesity, menstrual disorders, respiratory disorders and even cancer.

Fennel is quite rich in phytoestrogens and is a very respectable source of vitamin C, folate, potassium and fiber. The fiber, folate and potassium all have a quite beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system while also helping to remove carcinogenic toxins from the colon. Apparently, members of the Eulji University in Korea discovered that simply inhaling fennel’s essential oil greatly helped rats digest food while lowering their caloric intake.

Fennel acts as a chemopreventive agent against carcinogenesis

As with practically all herbs, fennel is a very potent antioxidant, but specific studies done at the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center showed that it has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties thanks to a phytonutrient named anethole. This particular component contributes to not only blocking inflammation but also the transformation of regular cells into cancerous ones.

Experiments conducted on rats in New Delhi, India, have made scientists realize that fennel seeds have a chemopreventive effect, although it does vary depending on the doses administered to test subjects. In their research, Swiss albino mice with induced skin and forestomach papillomagenesis were monitored very closely. These tests basically demonstrated that both the expansion and formation of new cancerous cells were strongly inhibited by the fennel seeds’ protective chemical reaction.

Fennels can assist in suppressing appetite as well as activating the metabolism. The Thuringian State Institute of Agriculture in Germany was able to show that fennels help diminish food consumption. It is also believed that fennel consumption not only can drastically reduce food cravings but can also cause fat deposits in the blood to be more efficiently decomposed in order to be used as an energy source. Fennels also tend to increase urination and will reduce water weight. It is definitely recommended to add them to any weight loss program which should also include only healthy fresh organic produce.

Lastly, back in 2011, researchers from the University of Granada found that fennels can somewhat help with sleep thanks to its melatonin content which, of course, is known to regulate it.

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‘Active’ video games help obese kids lose weight

One of the best and most successful of fitness programs in recent times is the National Football League’s “Play 60″ program, which uses professional football players to encourage kids to get at least an hour’s worth of physical activity in per day, through personal visits and sponsored programs.

Then there is The President’s Challenge, a long-running, federally sponsored physical fitness initiative in which kids can pick their own exercise regimens.

But despite these and other programs, many kids today act like they are chained to a video game console and, as such, are lacking any sort of physical activity (as evidenced, in part, by rising childhood obesity).

Now, however, new research indicates that kids whose parents give them “active” video games to play while they are following a general weight management program increase their moderate and vigorous activity levels. Also, the new study showed those who play active video games lost more weight than did children who only followed a weight management program.

As Reuters Health reports:

Traditionally, studies have examined what harms may come from children spending long hours sitting and playing video games.

“We thought – if you received active games – maybe we can turn this lemon into lemonade,” Dr. Deneen Vojta told Reuters Health.

She is the study’s senior author from the UnitedHealth Center for Health Reform and Modernization at the UnitedHealth Group in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

“Wouldn’t it be great if instead of beating on kids about screen time we turned screen time into a positive?” she said.

Fat loss, more activity

To conduct the study, researchers merely added to an existing weight loss program that they found to be effective for both kids and parents. They then recruited 75 overweight and obese children from Massachusetts, Texas and Rhode Island who were then randomly assigned to two groups for a 16-week period.

Both of the groups were assigned to take part in the weight management program at a local YMCA and at school, but one of the groups was also given an Xbox game console and a pair of active games to play.

Reuters Health reported that the device used was the Xbox Kinect, which — like other “active” devices such as Wii games — captures the child’s body movements in order to operate the game. If it is a baseball game, the child must swing their arms in order to make the game function; same if it is a running game or a dancing game.

The games provided to the Xbox group were Kinect Adventures! and Kinect Sports. Kids in the weight-loss-only group received the same gear and games at the end of the study.

The Xbox group’s activities were recorded using an accelerometer, which measures movement throughout the day.

‘Outcomes were very, very good’

When the study began, kids were between the ages of 8 and 12 years old and weighed between 123 and 132 pounds. Some 67 percent of the children had a body mass index (BMI) that put them in the overweight category for their age. The rest of the kids were considered obese. Reuters Health further reported:

The researchers found that children in the group that received the active games added about seven minutes of moderate to vigorous activity and about three minutes of vigorous activity to their daily routines over the 16 weeks.

Meanwhile children in the group that only took part in the weight loss program didn’t experience a significant change in their activity levels or duration.

In addition, researchers also discovered that a larger percentage of kids in the active-game group were no longer considered “overweight” by the study’s end.

“Sure enough, the outcomes were very, very good,” Vojta said

The team’s findings are in line with results from a separate study in 2012 which found that about a quarter of 1,200 Canadian high school students played active video games, which translated into about an hour of exercise two days per week.

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Morning sunlight exposure helps with weight loss

Exposure to outdoor light in the morning may play a key role in achieving or maintaining a healthy weight, according to a new study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University in Chicago and published in the journal PLOS ONE on April 2.

“Light is a modifiable factor with the potential to be used in weight management programs,” co-lead author Kathryn Reid said. “Just like people are trying to get more sleep to help them lose weight, perhaps manipulating light is another way to lose weight.”

The researchers found that people who received most of their exposure to moderately bright or brighter light before noon had a significantly lower body mass index (a measure of weight relative to height, used to estimate obesity) than people who got most of their light exposure after noon.

“The earlier this light exposure occurred during the day, the lower individuals’ body mass index,” Reid said. “The later the hour of moderately bright light exposure, the higher a person’s BMI.”

The study was funded by grants from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the National Institute on Aging and the Office of Research on Women’s Health.

Not just how much light, but when

The body’s circadian rhythms — fluctuations in hormone levels and other biological systems depending on the time of day — are known to play an important role in metabolism and weight regulation. But this study marks the first time that scientists have shown the importance of the connection between the timing, intensity and duration of light exposure.

The researchers had 26 men and 28 women of average age 30 wear wrist actigraphy monitors to measure their light exposure and sleep patterns for seven days. Participants maintained their normal daily routines and recorded their daily dietary intake with food logs.

When the researchers looked independently for a connection between BMI and timing, intensity or duration of light exposure, they found no relationship. Then, co-lead author Giovanni Santostasi developed a measure for combining these three factors into a single number, mean light timing (MLiT). This number alone accounted for 20 percent of BMI.

“I saw that what seemed to be most associated with body mass index was not just how much light you receive but when you get it and for how long,” Santostasi said.

Just 20 minutes a day

The study adds new evidence that the modern lifestyle, spent mostly indoors, can have serious health effects. Senior author Phyllis C. Zee noted that the typical U.S. work environment is lit at only 200 to 300 lux, but the minimum brightness needed to lower BMI in the study was 500 lux.

Outdoor light on a cloudy day exceeds 1,000 lux.

It is important that workplaces and schools be redesigned to incorporate more windows, and that people be encouraged to spend more time outdoors in the morning, Zee said.

“We focus on how too much light at night is bad; it’s also bad not to get enough light at the appropriate time during the day,” Zee said.

The researchers noted that it’s not just “night owls” who are at risk of not getting exposure to sufficient bright light at the right time. Even an early riser who spends most of the morning indoors under artificial light would suffer the same negative metabolic effects.

“Light is the most potent agent to synchronize your internal body clock that regulates circadian rhythms, which in turn also regulate energy balance,” Zee said. “The message is that you should get more bright light between 8 a.m. and noon.”

It takes only 20 to 30 minutes of exposure to outdoor morning light to have an impact on your BMI, the study found.

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Green tea weight loss secrets proven by science

In recent years, there have been a lot of news stories about the benefits of green tea in weight loss management. But does it really work, or is it just more hype being promoted by vitamin companies hoping to boost sales? Fortunately, there’s no need for conjecture. Lots of scientific studies have been conducted with the aim of unlocking green tea weight loss secrets, and what researchers have found time and time again is that drinking green tea does, in fact, offer significant benefits for those seeking to manage weight.

One of the primary ways green tea helps control weight is by preventing the degradation of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter that plays a key role in helping the body shed pounds. Here’s how:

The body naturally produces a chemical called catechol-O-methyltransferase, or COMT, which regulates the production and activity of norepinephrine. Green tea contains catechins, chemical substances that inhibit COMT to prevent it from breaking down norepinephrine. As a result, more of the neurotransmitter is available to aid the body in losing weight.

Tea contains several catechins, but the one that’s found in the greatest concentration is epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG, which is often mentioned in ads promoting green tea supplements.

The great thing about these catechins is that they can be easily included in supplements, which means you don’t need to drink a boatload of tea in order to experience all the weight-loss benefits that tea offers. And the even greater thing is that there have been lots of scientific studies to prove it.

What the studies are saying
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has published several studies about green tea extract and its benefits in weight loss. In one study of healthy men, researchers looked at both fat oxidation — that is, how well the body burns fat — and the ability of the body to control and tolerate glucose with and without green tea supplementation. What they found was that the men who were given the green tea supplements had better glucose tolerance and significantly greater fat-burning activity; in fact, they found that the fat-burning rate in men who took the green tea supplements was a whopping 17 percent greater than it was in men who did not take the supplements.

In another study published in the journal, researchers decided to determine if the catechins in green tea really promote weight loss or if the extra fat-burning activity demonstrated by tea could actually be attributed to the beverage’s caffeine. They divided their subjects into three groups, giving green tea supplements to one group, caffeine supplements to another group and a placebo to the third group. Then they looked at how much energy the body expended during a 24-hour period. What they found was that the group which received the green tea supplements had a significant increase in energy expenditure compared to the other groups, meaning the fat-burning properties of green tea have nothing to do with the caffeine contained in the beverage form. In fact, no increase in fat-burning energy expenditure was noted in the group receiving just caffeine. Their conclusion: Green tea promotes fat oxidation “beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se.” In plain English, it’s not green tea’s caffeine content that promotes weight loss.

Not only does green tea help increase the amount of fat the body burns, but it also seems to prevent fat cells from collecting additional fat. In a study that focused on the effects of green tea’s ECGC content, the compound found in green tea supplements, researchers found that ECGC “effectively depleted fat accumulation” in fat cells, or adipocytes.

And in a study from Penn State University, mice that were fed ECGC along with a high-fat diet gained weight much more slowly than mice that were fed the same exact diet but without the addition of ECGC, indicating that consumption of ECGC can aid in weight loss independently of other effects or activity.

Maximizing the benefits
So what does all this mean? In a nutshell, all of these studies (and many others) have clearly shown that taking green tea supplements with ECGC can have a significant effect on weight management and weight loss. Of course, when those supplements are combined with other healthy lifestyle habits, shedding pounds can become even easier. To get the greatest weight-loss benefits, add in a healthy diet and exercise regularly — simply taking regular walks will work wonders.

The best time to start any weight management program, including introducing green tea supplements for weight management, is now. Take that first step toward healthier living and see how quickly you start to feel more energized and more in control of your own life and health.

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Study shows weight loss at any age is beneficial for heart health

In a study published in The Lancet: Diabetes and Endocrinology, findings suggest that “losing weight at any age can result in long-term cardiovascular health benefits, and support public health strategies and lifestyle modifications that help individuals who are overweight or obese to lose weight at all ages.”

This study reinforces that shedding extra pounds is linked to improved health, and that, cliche as it may sound, it’s never too late to start.

In the study, led by a team of British researchers, men and women’s weight changes and cardiovascular health were monitored over the course of 60 years, starting from their birth in 1946. The study noted that the longer a person was overweight in adulthood, the more their chances of having cardiovascular health problems like increased blood pressure and diabetes rose later in life. However, it also showed that individuals who lost weight, even if they regained it and lost it again, were able to lessen those risks.

Just a 10-pound weight loss can improve heart, overall health

In fact, Dr. Oz explains that losing just 10 pounds contributes to better health. As an example, his site explains that the average American woman has a body mass index (BMI) of 28, rendering here nearly obese. A weight loss of merely 10 pounds can protect the kidneys, reduce the risk of heart attacks, improve sleep, diminish joint pain and even help prevent the onset of dementia.

Establishing an exercise plan is beneficial when trying to lose weight, as are eating healthy foods such as oatmeal, apples and cauliflower. Cauliflower, for example, contains high levels of vitamin C, which has been shown to burn more fat during exercise. Apples are ideal for weight loss since they have a high water content and contain insoluble fiber, both of which play a role in keeping cravings at bay. As for oatmeal, studies from the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that those eating it for breakfast had a lower BMI than those who ate other foods to start their day.

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