Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Fiber is the indigestible part of plants, and it's very beneficial. There are two types: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber absorbs fluid, turning gelatinous when consumed. Insoluble fiber adds bulk, which softens stool and speeds foods through your system. Both improve the body's ability to digest and process foods, as well as reduce cholesterol and aid fat loss.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Fucoxanthin an antioxidant found in brown seaweed has a singular effect on fat. It works naturally to increase metabolism without stimulating the nervous system. Within fat cells, fucoxanthin was shown to speed up the metabolic rate and increase the conversion of fat into energy. Don't forget that no one supplement will work without a proper lifestyle change consisting of: stress management, exercise, proper diet, and portion control.
Friday, January 20, 2012
People with Type 2 diabetes or elevated glucose levels should consider a multimodal approach that may include Phaseolus vulgaris, Irvingia gabonensis (African Mango), chromium, and white Kidney bean extract in addition to standardized green coffee bean extract, before meals. These products help control our fasting glucose and after-meal glucose surges.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Carbs are often neglected in most diets. Carbs are not bad. The type of carbs, the amount of carbs, and the timing in when you eat carbs are the most important. Complex carbs are good for you. Avoid processed and refined carbs. Eat most of your carbs in the morning or immediately after your workout to spare lean muscle tissue. Make your carbs count. Go for carbs like sweet potatoes ,oats, and whole grains. Leave simple sugars and white starches at the store.