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Hibiscus, the anti-aging drink
Antioxidants, anti-inflammatory substances, hypotensive action, useful to keep cholesterol under control and to counteract overweight, obesity and abdominal fat, for external applications it soothes irritated and burned and sunburned skin.
When they arrive in Hawaii, tourists are greeted with garlands of hibiscus flowers, the symbol of Hawaii but also as a sign of good luck. In fact, the hibiscus is considered the flower of opportunities. But hibiscus does not only bring good luck, as emerges from numerous scientific researches, in fact, hibiscus flowers, used to prepare tasty and thirst-quenching herbal teas, are a precious source of beneficial substances for health. Hibiscus, properties - Hibiscus, scientific name hibiscus ...
Natural cosmetics, like kings and queens Part 48, the ancient Romans, so vain but with amazing rituals for their body care
Tips, remedies, scrubs and do-it-yourself wraps to remove stagnation, fight stretch marks, cellulite and accumulations of fat, for a rejuvenated and renewed skin of the body.
We probably would have labeled them as vain, but in ancient times men and women devoted great care to their bodies. Often it was a question of hygiene and therefore of health, as in the case of the Egyptians, sometimes it was a precise desire to present themselves at their best, as for the ancient Romans where even the soldiers massaged themselves with oils and lotions. And this last aspect made Pliny the Elder go into a shock when he learned it but, all in all, as Julius Caesar himself said, th...
Chia seeds, small sources of health
Vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory substances, protect heart health, improve insulin sensitivity, satiate and help reduce waist circumference. They can also be used in place of eggs in sweet and savory recipes.
Small and dark, this is how chia seeds appear. Chia seeds have risen to the fore in recent years, becoming one of the healthiest foods on the market. But why so much interest in chia seeds? Let’s try to understand this on the basis of scientific research. We will also see some ideas for using chia seeds in the kitchen and making them become our precious allies in different preparations. Chia seeds, properties - Chia, scientific name salvia hispanica, is a plant of the Lamiaceae family typical ...
Why is it important to have colorful meals? Fruits and vegetables of different colors bring also powerful antioxidants that are characterized by different beneficial actions by protecting, for example, the eyes, the cardiovascular system, or by counteracting cancers and abdominal fat.
Orange, red, green or blue, how wonderful the fruit’s and vegetable’s colors are! But these colors aren’t just joyful and fascinating but reflect also the presence of antioxidant compounds that, in addition to giving the color, determine also the healthy properties of the food. We are speaking about carotenoids, anthocyanins and flavonoids, substances that counteract the aging processes and that we can take by varying the type, and therefore the color, of fruit and vegetables that we serve on th...
Fat burning diet Part 12, the sirtuins
There are foods able to activate a type of proteins in our body, the sirtuins, that help to counteract fat accumulation, the free radicals and illness for a longer and healthier life, let’s see these foods and how to serve them in order to preserve all the nutrients.
Is it possible to lose weight with eating? Even if it may seem a strange thing, the answer to the question is yes, it is, according to recent, and very promising, researches that are focusing their attention on the connection between aging, diet and fat burning in a really complex but fascinating process. The shelves of the supermarkets are full of products prepared with refined flours, sugar-rich drinks, sweets with glucose syrup designed to satisfy our need of sweet and fatty food that is insi...
Mineral salts such as magnesium and iron, powerful antioxidant food with a demonstrated protective action on brain and heart, able to lower blood pressure, counteracts chronic inflammations, improves the mood and has a beneficial action in case of allergies, acts against fat accumulation and to reduce the waistline.
The plant of cocoa, Theobroma cacao, belongs to the family of Sterculiaceae and is native to south America. When the seeds are extracted from the fruits of the tree they are subjected to a multi step process involving fermentation, drying, roasting and grinding in order to obtain, as a final product, the cocoa powder that we can purchase in the shops. A fine, brown and scented powder that is commonly used for cooking, sweets, drinks but also as an ingredient of beauty cosmetics. Let’s see the pr...
Essential oil blends against pot belly and poor digestion
According to scientific studies, able to act against abdominal fat and to reduce waistline and body weight, helpful in case of poor digestion and nausea.
Visceral fat, swollen belly and poor digestion are very common problems and may be the result of several causes, for example a stressful life, a diet rich in refined sugars and omega 6 fatty acids with just a low intake of precious omega 3 fatty acids, fast foods or sedentary life. For this reason, in order to do something against the so called pot belly and trapped wind you should act on both the diet and the lifestyle, with patience and perseverance. But also the essential oils may give a big ...
Fat burning diet Part 10, let’s talk about fish
For a higher intake of omega 3, anti inflammatory and able to counter the accumulation of fat, also consuming fish can be helpful, but you should know how to choose the type of fish to ensure an optimal ratio between fatty acids and to limit the intake of polluting substances.
In the previous post dedicated to fat burning diet we have seen that one of the causes of the obesity epidemic in the Western world may be the imbalance between omega 6 and omega 3 taken with the diet. These fatty acids, although both essential to the body, have a different effect, omega 6, indeed, are pro inflammatory and able to stimulate adipogenesis, omega 3 instead counteract inflammation and the production and accumulation of fat. An optimal ratio between omega 6 and omega 3, able to have ...
Fat burning diet Part 9, the problem of milk
Milk and dairy products produced from animals fed with corn, soy and wheat present an excessive amount of omega 6 in respect than omega 3, a condition that may cause in the long run a weight gain and fat accumulation.
Until the first years of the new millennium it had not been possible for the scientists to understand the so called American paradox, although this phenomenon isn’t observed just in US but also in other Countries such as Europe. Between 1976 and 2000 American people were able to lower their intake of fats and calories but nevertheless the registered obesity was growing (D. Servan Schreiber, Anti Cancer, Sperling & Kupfer – Heini et al, Am J Med, Mar 2017). And the biggest problem for the scienti...
Fat burning diet Part 8, teas and herbal teas, white tea and mate
White tea and mate help increase the metabolism, inhibit the formation of fat and stimulate the processes of fat disposal.
Keeping at bay the body weight and counteracting the so called "pot belly" should not be considered a question of aesthetic, but a question of health. In fact, when fat accumulates in the area of the waistline it could, in the long run, cause a state of chronic inflammation, the ideal environment for various diseases. A lifestyle that involves moderate physical activity is certainly a good choice, as well as preferring unrefined flours and rice, fruit and, above all, vegetables, but a help can a...
Fat burning diet Part 7, the herbal teas green tea and Java tea
To counteract the dangerous fat accumulations on waistline and to fight obesity let’s see the interesting properties of green tea and Java tea.
In the latest posts we have focused the attention on the fat burning foods because, according to scientific researches, the adipose tissue, especially if localized on the waistline, may result a problem for health since it has been shown to worsen the chronic inflammations (You et al, Curr Diabetes Review, Feb 2006). A condition of chronic inflammation of the body in the long period may cause several illnesses such as cardiovascular problems, auto immune diseases, cancer but also depression (Lop...
Fat burning diet Part 6, the spices mustard and ginseng
Mustard and ginseng are allies to keep at bay our body weight, to counteract obesity, diabetes and the excess of cholesterol, on the basis of scientific studies.
Today we will see a new chapter dedicated to that foods that, with different mechanisms, may help us fight obesity and abdominal fat. These conditions indeed can be really dangerous because they feed chronic inflammations in the body thus creating the ideal environment for several illnesses. In this first part we are focusing our attention to all that spices that, if added to our dishes, are able not just to give taste but also to reduce fat accumulation and increase energy expenditure. However,...
Fat burning diet Part 5, the spices chili pepper and nutmeg
Spices may help us to counteract the accumulation of abdominal fat, the most dangerous, by increasing the metabolism and by regulating the appetite.
Choosing the foods to put on the table is not irrelevant to our health and some foods may be really useful to counteract overweight and the fat localized on the waistline. This type of fat indeed is more dangerous than subcutaneous fat because, according to scientific studies, it acts like an endocrine organ by releasing hormones and inflammatory substances that feed chronic inflammations. In the long run this condition may cause diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems or even cancer...
Fat burning diet Part 4, the spices turmeric, black pepper and cloves
The spices turmeric, black pepper and cloves help counteract fat accumulation and the chronic inflammations.
As we have seen in the previous posts counteracting overweight, and in particular abdominal fat, is a choice for our health. The adipose tissue indeed, especially if localized on the waistline, is an endocrine organ and is able to produce hormones and inflammatory substances, thus causing a chronic inflammation that is the basis of several illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and cardiovascular diseases (Coelho et al, Arch Med Sci, 2013 - Deng et al, Annu Rev Pathol, 2016). Let’s se...
Fat burning diet Part 2, the spices cinnamon and saffron
Cinnamon activates thermogenesis and metabolism and counteracts weight gain and visceral fat, saffron helps prevent metabolic syndrome and fights obesity.
Counteracting obesity, especially if the fat is localized on the waistline, is a question of health rather than aesthetics. In fact, several scientific studies have observed that the fat, and in particular abdominal fat, is not inert but an organ able to produce hormones and pro-inflammatory substances that in the long run may create the conditions for diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and even tumors (Coelho et al, Arch Med Sci, 2013 - Deng et al, Annu Rev Pathol, 2016). Also in t...
Fat burning diet Part 2, the spices ginger and vanilla
Spices such as ginger and vanilla may help counteract fat accumulation, they reduce the desire to eat sweet food and activate the thermogenesis.
In the previous post dedicated to the fat burning diet we have introduced that an excess of fat, especially localized around the waistline, may be a dangerous enemy for our health. The adipose tissue indeed, and in particular when it accumulates on the belly, isn’t inert but a true organ that produces inflammatory substances and hormones and creates, in the long term, an environment for illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, inflammations but also cancers. But, in practice, what ca...
Fat burning diet Part 1, the risk of fat
Scientific studies have demonstrated that fat, especially if localized on the waistline, isn’t inert but produces hormones and pro inflammatory substances, we will speak about the indexes used to know if we have a normal weight or are accumulating too much fat.
Fat burning diet, why is it so important? Because health can also be measured through body weight! We aren’t speaking about exhausting diets that promise in a short time to make you lose weight and we aren’t speaking about lifestyles that cause extreme thinness, this isn’t health neither for the body nor for the mind. We are referring, on the contrary, to diet choices that, with time, help keep our optimum body weight by counteracting obesity and the dangerous fat accumulations, especially on th...
Useful for health of teeth and bones, can help control sugar in blood, valid remedy in case of high cholesterol, can control body weight and against abdominal fat..
Chia seeds are small dark seeds from Central and South America. Chia seeds are rich in calcium, for this reason they are very important for the health of teeth and bones, and contain also vitamin C, iron and potassium. Chia seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acids, too. As a consequence, chia seeds are able to control the cholesterol in blood, by lowering bad cholesterol and at the same time by increasing good cholesterol. According to recent studies, chia seeds are also able to stabilize the quantity...
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