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Everyone these days is becoming eco friendly and going green. So, you ask, what does going green have to do with belly fat loss? In this case I am talking about green tea! The chemical compounds in green tea (catechins) have shown to be anti-inflammatory and Thermogenic (increasing metabolism).
In a double blind controlled clinical trial  spanning 12 weeks, 132 obese adult participants with high abdominal obesity (>36 inch) were divided into a control group and a catechins group. Both groups were asked to exercise moderately for at least 180 min/week and keep a constant calorie in…
90% of the cells found in our body are not ours!
We have an ecosystem of microbes that lives inside and on us. The human body has evolved with these friendly microbes for millions of years. In fact we depend on them for survival and optimum health. Each of us have a unique microbiome tailored to our environment and to our body just as we have a unique DNA. Just as DNA damage can cause unwanted mutations in our cells, damage to this microbiome causes unwanted health problems. This is what is happening with “Purell Culture” that is widespread in most developed nations. Excessive concern f…
You don’t have to be a prisoner of your genes!
Epigenetics (the study of non-hereditary gene modifications) suggests that 95% of chronic diseases are due to nurture (your diet, environment, stress) and only 5% due to nature (your DNA). Studies of identical twins with the same genes have shown that DNA matters very little when it comes to modern disease. So if you think you have a genetic predisposition to diabetes or cancer, think again. Our diets and our environment interact with our DNA to turn on/off specific codes to trigger changes in our bodies (for better or for worse).
Drink this shake every morning to burn excess belly fat. The three main Thermogenic ingredients known to target belly fat are protein, medium chain triglycerides (MCT) found in coconut and mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) found in several nuts. Not only will this shake burn belly fat it will also provide you with many age defying antioxidants and keep hunger at bay so you are less likely to overeat in subsequent meals.
- One bowl of berries (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
- One tablespoon of cream of coconut (rich source of MCT)
- One scoop whey protein powder
Recent research (published last month) done at the University of Warwick Medical School found two superfood molecules, sulforaphane and quercetin to assist a key signaling protein involved in boosting immunity and antioxidant production in cells. This has wide ranging implications in prevention of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
The two superfoods containing these compounds are Broccoli and Onion!
Sulfur containing foods are also essential for the production of Glutathione which is the most potent endogenous antioxidant produced in the human body. Quercetin is a powerful anti-can…