8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss

August 24, 2013 at 9:03 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the Eating Well web site, it’s all about eating healthy and they have the 8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss. I left the link at the bottom of the post so you can get them all.


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8 Secret-Weapon Foods for Weight Loss

Some of the best diet foods are delicious too!
Want to boost your efforts to lose weight? Of course the foundation for successful weight loss is eating well and exercising, but if you want to power up your efforts, check out this diet cheat sheet of foods that do a little of the work for you. Research shows that these 8 secret-weapon foods can help you lose weight. Find out what they are and how they can help you shed pounds.. …..

1. Mushrooms
Research reports that when people ate mushroom-based entrees, they felt just as satisfied as when they’d eaten those same dishes made with beef—though they’d taken in a fraction of the calories and fat. Swap mushrooms for meat in a Portobello “Philly Cheese Steak” Sandwich and more marvelous mushroom recipes…..

2. Eggs
In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast felt full for longer and lost more than twice as much weight as those who got the same amount of calories from a bagel for breakfast. Think beyond breakfast, too: eggs boost a salad’s staying power and make for a satisfying snack. Here are two dozen easy recipe ideas for eggs….

* Click the link below to get all 8 weight loss tips along with some healthy recipes.



Eating with Diabetes: Counting ”Net” Carbs

July 23, 2013 at 9:07 AM | Posted in diabetes | 3 Comments
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I count carbs and recently a friend told me to start counting “net carbs”. So I did a little research on Carbs vs Net Carbs and there seems to be some controversy. Here’s what I found from a couple of sites.


Eating with Diabetes: Counting ”Net” Carbs
What Are Net Carbs? How Do They Affect Blood Sugar?
— By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator


Since low carbohydrate diets became popular, the phrase “net carbs” has become a fairly regular fixture on the labels of food products. But, if you are not familiar with the term you may be wondering what in the world it means!

There are three types of carbohydrates: starches, sugars and fiber. All three types of carbs are added up and listed as Total Carbohydrates on the Nutrition Facts Label of a food product.

The concept of net carbs is based on the fact that, although it is considered a carbohydrate, dietary fiber is not digested the same way the other two types of carbohydrates (starches and sugars) are. While starches and sugars are broken down into glucose (blood sugar), fiber isn’t treated the same way. The fiber you eat passes through the body undigested and helps add bulk to your stool (among other benefits). The indigestibility of fiber is where the idea of “net carbs” comes in. In fact, sometimes, net carbs are sometimes referred to as “digestible carbs.”

In recent years, food manufacturers have started including net carbs in addition to total carbs when labeling products. Many foods proudly display net carbs on their labels to entice both low-carb diet fans and people with diabetes.

While the concept of net carbs can be utilized in diabetes meal planning, read labels with a discerning eye. At present there are no mandated rules for calculating or labeling net carbs on food packages. The FDA does not regulate or oversee the use of these terms, and exactly what is listed as “net carbs” can vary dramatically from product to product. Some products calculate net carbs as total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber, other labels reflect net carbs as total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber minus sugar alcohols, and still others calculate net carbs as total carbohydrates, minus dietary fiber minus sugar alcohols minus grams of protein.

Many packaged foods that are marketed as high in fiber low in carbs actually add extra fiber, such as inulin, polydextrose and maltodextrin, to food products to lower the net carb serving. Most nutrition experts agree that these “stealth fibers ” do not have the same health benefits and may not have the same benign affect on blood sugar levels as foods that contain naturally occurring fiber. As you can see, the whole issue of “net carbs” can get tricky very fast. And for people with diabetes, for whom carbohydrate counting and blood glucose control is a serious issue, referring to net carbs on a food label can have serious consequences.

However, counting net carbs can work for people with diabetes who use a meal-planning technique known as carbohydrate counting to help balance their blood sugar levels—when done correctly.

Here’s how a person with diabetes can count net carbs safely and effectively:
The food in question must contain at least 5 grams of dietary fiber in the serving size you are planning to eat.
Read the Nutrition Facts label or look up the nutrition facts of the food to find both the total carbohydrates and total fiber for the serving size you plan to eat.
Subtract HALF the total grams of fiber from the total grams of carbohydrates to calculate the net carbs in your food serving.
Always perform this calculation yourself and do not rely on “net carb” totals listed on any food label.

The whole point of counting net carbs versus total carbs is to allow someone to eat more of a carbohydrate-containing food without adversely affecting their blood sugar levels. If you find the issue of net carbs confusing, don’t worry about it. There is no reason to use this technique if counting total carbohydrates works well for you. Both options can work as long as you are doing them correctly and reading “net carb” labels with a discerning eye.

For more specific information or help, talk to your health care provider. The American Diabetes Association‘s National Call Center also offers live advice from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday at 1-800-DIABETES or 1-800-342-2383.








In an effort to cash in on the low-carb craze, food manufacturers have invented a new category of carbohydrates known as “net carbs,” which promises to let dieters eat the sweet and creamy foods they crave without suffering the carb consequences.


But the problem is that there is no legal definition of the “net,” “active,” or “impact” carbs popping up on food labels and advertisements. The only carbohydrate information regulated by the FDA is provided in the Nutrition Facts label, which lists total carbohydrates and breaks them down into dietary fiber and sugars.


Any information or claims about carbohydrate content that appear outside that box have not been evaluated by the FDA.


Recipes for Busy Lives! / How to Build a Balanced Breakfast

July 14, 2013 at 10:19 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Living On Line | Leave a comment
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I’ve got some great healthy hints on how to start your day the healthy way. It’s from the Diabetic Living On Line web site which is stocked full of healthy hints and recipes! I’ve left the link at the end of the post.


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Recipes for Busy Lives!
Say good-bye to fast-food fixes and vending machine pit stops to get you through the day. Instead, try our breakfast, lunch, and snacks ideas for your busy life. They’re easy, healthy, and delicious!
How to Build a Balanced Breakfast
By Marsha McCulloch, R.D., L.D.
Need help squeezing in the most important meal of the day? Breakfast is a breeze with these simple tips on how to make a balanced on-the-go meal, along with easy, satisfying, and diabetes-friendly breakfast ideas.

The Importance of Breakfast for People with Diabetes
Eating a healthful breakfast can help control blood glucose, hunger, and weight. Breakfast is a chance to fill up on healthful fuel for the day’s activities and fit in some important food groups.

Get more mileage out of your breakfast by including satisfying fiber from whole grains and fruit and protein from low-fat dairy products and other lean protein sources. Need ideas? This slideshow will give you the basics on how to put a simple breakfast together in a snap, along with meal ideas that are already done for you — right down to the nutrition information. If you’re not hungry in the morning, start with a partial meal and build up.

Build a Balanced Breakfast
When compiling your first meal of the day, remember this simple formula:

Whole grain + dairy/protein + fruit = healthy breakfast

Include whole grains for the starch portion of your meal. This will be your main carbohydrate source. The dairy/protein digests more slowly than carbohydrate, helping you feel satisfied. And fruit is rich in essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber — plus it’s a healthy carbohydrate source.

Each of the following breakfasts has about 45 grams of carbohydrate and is a good source of fiber and protein. BONUS! They’re all easily portable if you’re on the go……

Get these and more healthy hints by clicking the link below.



Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps to Weight-Loss Success

May 7, 2013 at 8:16 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly | Leave a comment
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I came across this article this morning and had to pass it along.

Type 2 Diabetes: 8 Steps to Weight-Loss Success
Losing weight has many benefits for people with type 2 diabetes, including better control over blood sugar levels.

By Jan Sheehan
Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH

Losing weight is at the top of many people’s to-do lists. But for those with type 2 diabetes, weight control is especially important. “Carrying excess weight makes managing blood sugars more difficult, and 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight,” says dietitian Sue McLaughlin, RD, CDE, diabetes educator and president of health care and education for the American Diabetic Association. In fact, a study published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine found that the longer someone has a high body mass index or BMI (a common measure of being overweight or obese), the greater their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

It’s no secret that losing weight — and keeping it off — isn’t easy. But it is possible, and the benefits for those with diabetes are great. So how do you get started? Experts say the right way to lose weight is to incorporate a healthful diet into your overall diabetes management plan.
Diabetes Diet Control: Steps to Success

Here’s how to get started on the path to weight-loss success:

Get physical. Exercise keeps off the weight. “Research shows that people who increase physical activity along with reducing calorie intake will lose more body fat that people who only diet,” says McLaughlin. For confirmation, look at the National Weight Control Registry (NWCR), a database of 4,000 men and women who have lost 30 or more pounds and kept it off. Only 9 percent reached and maintained their weight-loss goal without exercise. Most people in the register chose walking as their form of exercise.

Eat breakfast. The most effective diabetes diet includes breakfast. Skipping breakfast can lead to overeating later in the day when you become ravenous. This can sabotage weight-loss plans and cause blood sugar levels to surge. Studies show that eating breakfast, especially if it’s cereal, is associated with better weight loss. A common characteristic among the NWCR participants is that most of them ate breakfast.

Cut calories. The exact number of calories that people on a diabetes diet should consume depends on a number of factors, including age, gender, current weight, activity level, and body type. A reasonable goal for people with type 2 diabetes is between 1,200 and 1,800 calories per day for women and between 1,400 and 2,000 calories per day for men. Your diabetes educator can help you fine-tune the ideal calorie range to achieve weight loss while managing your blood sugar levels.

Feast on fiber. Does your diabetes diet include lots of fiber? If so, you’re doing your type 2 diabetes a favor. Generous amounts of fiber help lower blood sugar levels and speed weight loss. In one study, adults who consumed the most fiber-rich foods had the least amount of body fat. Aim for three servings per day of fiber-loaded fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains. Toss fiber-rich legumes, like chickpeas and black beans, into salads, chili, and soups.

Eat mini-meals. A diabetes diet structured with three or more small meals daily is better than a diet plan that includes only one or two big meals. Large meals can cause blood sugar levels to surge, while eating smaller meals more frequently will keep glucose levels lower after eating. Plus, a diabetes diet consisting of mini-meals spread through the day will help control hunger and calorie intake, leader to faster weight loss.

Set small goals. “Don’t try to transform your body all at once,” advises McLaughlin. “That can be a recipe for failure.” Instead set small, realistic goals, such as walking around the block four times a week and decreasing desserts from daily to only on weekends. After these goals become habits, move on to your next objective. You’ll gain a feeling of accomplishment, while inching towards your ultimate weight loss goal.

Get support. Staying motivated to stick with a weight-loss plan can be difficult when you’re going it alone. Connecting with others can provide the emotional support you need to avoid giving up. Weight-loss programs such as Weight Watchers are founded on the concept that support networks aid motivation. Keep in mind that support comes in many different forms. “For some people, online support groups can be just as effective, as well as more convenient and less costly,” says McLaughlin.

Use tricks to prevent overeating. Sometimes sneaky strategies can help pare pounds and prevent going hog wild on diet-damaging foods. Try the following tricks:

* Fill up on low-calorie foods first. “Start every meal with the foods on your plate that are lowest in calories,” suggests McLaughlin. By the time you get to the other foods, you won’t be so hungry.
* Change your salad dressing system. Instead of sprinkling or pouring dressing over your salad, dip your fork into a side dish of dressing and then your salad before each bite.
* Take up a busy-hands hobby. If you’re idle, you’ll be more prone to eating. Keep busy with knitting, scrapbooking, crossword puzzles, or gardening.
* Carry a toothbrush and toothpaste. Keep them in your purse or briefcase. When cravings hit, brushing your teeth with peppermint-flavored toothpaste will dampen your desire to eat.
* Arrive fashionably late to parties. Without as much time near the buffet table, you’ll eat less.

It’s important to continue healthy eating and regular exercise even after reaching your weight-loss goal. Weight control should last a lifetime.



Quinoa: What you should know about it

January 17, 2013 at 10:24 AM | Posted in cooking | Leave a comment
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I’ve been reading up on Quinoa and about all its health benifits. Then came across this article in the newspaper today. So while shopping at Jungle Jim’s Market this morning I picked up a bag of it and will be giving it a try later this week. Below is the article and web link to it.
2 local experts tell why it’s great for your diet.
By Christie Schmidt

Call it the protein-packed seed that masquerades as a grain.
Though it’s been around for thousands of years, quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) has recently received cultlike status among health-seekers and those who have simply grown bored with conventional grains such as rice, wheat and barley. There are many reasons to incorporate this superfood into your daily diet and two local nutrition experts explain how and why to do it.
What is quinoa?
Though it is touted as the supergrain of the future, quinoa is not a grain at all, but rather a seed and relative of green leafy vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard. Thought of as a grain because of the way it is prepared, its taste and texture is a bit like brown rice meets oatmeal. When cooked, it is light, fluffy and slightly crunchy, with a subtle, nutty flavor.
Why people are talking about it
When it comes to packing a nutritional punch, few foods do it quite like quinoa. “Quinoa is considered a perfect protein because it contains nine essential amino acids,” says Chelsea Caito, a registered dietician/weight-loss coach and assistant department head of nutrition at Lifetime Fitness in Mason. Other nutritional benefits of quinoa include:
• It’s lower in carbohydrates and higher in fiber, protein, calcium and iron than brown rice
• It’s gluten-free
• It packs phytonutrients (powerful plant-based micronutrients) including flavonoids that contain antioxidant properties known to reduce inflammation.
• It contains healthy fats such as omega-3 and omega-9 fatty acids.
• Quinoa has a low glycemic index making it safe for diabetics as it won’t spike blood sugar
• There is a low risk of allergy with quinoa and it’s easily digested, making it an excellent choice for young children.
“Children find the texture of quinoa to be fun,” said Laura McAlpine of Springboro and a registered dietician with Dayton Children’s Hospital. “Quinoa is a great addition to anyone’s diet because of its high nutritional value – it’s a great source of vitamins and minerals.”
What it means to you
Are you diabetic? Vegetarian? Gluten sensitive? Are you looking to lose weight? Trying to eat healthier? Seeking some variety in your diet without sacrificing nutrients? Whatever your situation, quinoa is a great place to start.
“A lot of my clients have gluten sensitivity,” said Caito. “Quinoa provides a great way for them to still have a carbohydrate without the unwanted side effects.”
How is this beneficial?
Not only is quinoa a nutritional powerhouse, it is also incredibly versatile, easy to prepare and can be incorporated into breakfast, lunch and dinner. “Quinoa is relatively bland so it will pick up any flavor added to a dish,” explained McAlpine. It can be eaten in place of oatmeal in the morning and can be substituted in any dish that calls for rice or pasta.
“You can even use it in place of noodles in soup,” said Caito. Also, since complete proteins are a rarity in the plant world, “it’s an excellent way for vegetarians to get their protein,” said Caito.
For her weight loss clients, Caito recommends quinoa for its low glycemic index and high fiber. “In weight loss, it’s all about reducing simple carbohydrates while still feeling satisfied.” A food’s glycemic index indicates how eating the food will affect your blood sugar – the lower the number, the better. Quinoa has a glycemic index similar to vegetables and so, won’t cause blood sugar to spike. When blood sugar is high, it causes cravings for sugary foods and simple carbohydrates – a dieter’s nightmare.
How to make the most of quinoa
Quinoa can be found in three varieties: gold, red and black.
“The gold variety is probably the most popular,” said Caito. “It is fluffier and creamier than the red and black varieties. The red has a more bitter taste and is commonly used with avocado, cheeses and chopped nuts. The black has a sweeter, nuttier taste and is often paired with fruit.”
As for how much quinoa per day/meal, for adults, Caito recommends ½-1 cup per meal cooked. “I’m not so concerned with how many times per day, just the portion size per meal.”
For children ages 2-13, McAlpine recommends 3-6 ounces of grains daily, depending on age, sex and activity level. “At least half of this amount should come from whole grains, like quinoa. A 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa equals 1 ounce.”

Why is Green Tea Good For You? Here Are 7 Reasons

January 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM | Posted in green tea | 1 Comment
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Why is Green Tea Good For You? Here Are 7 Reasons

Author: Kristjan Gunnarsson


Green tea is not just tasty, warm and energizing. It also happens to extremely good for you. In the last few decades, scientists have studied the effects of green tea on various health problems and their results have been nothing short of amazing.

Their findings have been so impressive that green tea is now considered among the healthiest beverages on the planet.

Why is Green Tea Good For You? 7 Proven Reasons

Drinking green tea has been associated with a lower risk of many diseases, some of which are common in the western society.
1. May Reduce Risk of Diabetes

A study in Japanese adults revealed that drinking several cups of green tea per day lowered the risk of diabetes by a whopping 33%.

2. May Make You Smarter, at Least in The Short Term

Green tea has a lot less caffeine than coffee, making it appropriate for those individuals who are sensitive to caffeine.

But tea also has a different combination of stimulants compared to coffee. While coffee has a lot more caffeine, tea also has a unique type of amino acid called L-Theanine which can help with relaxation and focus.

This is the reason green tea provides a more relaxed and focused “buzz” than coffee.

3. May Improve Cholesterol

Green tea has also been associated with improvements in risk factors for heart disease, leading to reductions in triglycerides and LDL (the bad) cholesterol, and increases in HDL (the good) cholesterol.

4. May Lower Your Risk of Cancer

There are many types of cancer that are common in western countries. Consumption of green tea appears to decrease the incidence of several types, including breast, prostate, ovarian and endometrial cancer.

5. May Help Prevent Parkinson’s Disease

Caffeine from all sources, including coffee and tea, may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, the second most common neurodegenerative disease in humans.

6. Green Tea Increases Fat Burning

In two separate studies, green tea has been found to increase metabolism. In the first study, subjects who drank green tea had a 17% increase in fat burning in cells. In the other one, tea drinkers had a 4% increase in total energy expenditure.

A 4% increase would mean that instead of burning, for example, 2,000 calories per day, you would burn 2,080 per day. Not very much, but over the course of months or years that will amount to a whole lot of body fat.

7. Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight

Given that green tea can enhance the metabolic rate and increase fat burning, it can also help you lose weight. Perhaps this is the reason almost every popular fat burning supplement on the market has green tea in it.

Take Home Message

At the end of the day, green tea is a warm and satisfying beverage. The reason it is so good for health is that it is rich in unique antioxidants and some essential nutrients.

If you’re sensitive to caffeine and don’t tolerate coffee very well, then green tea will probably be your best choice.

Even better would be to drink coffee in the morning, then after lunch switch to green tea. That way, most of the caffeine from the coffee will have left your system before you go to bed, ensuring a restful night’s sleep.



6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

November 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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A good article on the “Good Carbs” on the Eating Well web site. I left the web link at the bottom of the post so you can read the entire article. Check out the entire site while there it’s full of healthy recipes and ideas.
6 Carbs to Add to Your Diet to Help You Stay Slim

Find out which “good” carbs to add to your diet to lose weight.
I’ve never been a fan of low-carb diets: our bodies and our brains need carbohydrates to work effectively. Of course, not all carbohydrates are created equally. First of all, fruits, dairy and vegetables are all sources of carbohydrates. And when it comes to starches, there are indeed “good” carbs (we’ll get to that in a sec) and the “bad” ones that, if you eat them all the time, can raise your risk of developing diseases like heart disease and diabetes. (We’re talking about doughnuts, cakes and even refined white breads.) On the flip side, eating “good carbs” in place of refined ones can reduce your risk of these very same diseases—and may even help you to lose weight because they’re generally rich in feel-full fiber. One study in the Journal of Nutrition found that eating three servings of whole grains a day helped people reduce their total body fat and abdominal fat. Here are 6 “great” carbs to keep in your diet.

1. Whole-Wheat Pasta
Because sometimes you just need pasta—and whole-wheat kinds offer two to three times more fiber than refined white varieties, but they’re just as versatile and delicious….

Click the link below to read the entire article.


The Benefits of Weight Loss

August 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM | Posted in cooking, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, fruits, low calorie, low carb, vegetables | Leave a comment
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Another great article from diabeticlivingonline.com Some really grood info on weight loss and it’s benifits.

The Benefits of  Weight Loss
A body of scientific evidence suggests that even a modest amount of weight loss — 10-15 pounds — can make a big difference in managing diabetes. The key is to go about losing weight healthfully. Weight loss can yield sweet successes, including:

— Lower blood glucose

— Lower blood pressure

— Improved blood fats (cholesterol)

— Lighter load on your joints and feet

— Easier movement and breathing

— Increased energy level

Start Your Day with Breakfast
One surefire way to ruin your weight loss efforts is to skip breakfast. People who eat breakfast regularly tend to have a lower risk of weight gain compared with people who skip the meal, according to a 2007 British study of the dietary habits of more than 6,700 adults.

“Breakfast skippers tend to make up for those saved calories by eating more later in the day. The net result isn’t weight loss. In fact, it’s frequently weight gain,” says Jill Weisenberger, R.D., CDE, a Virginia-based dietitian and certified diabetes educator.

When you eat breakfast, you can resist those midmorning vending-machine raids because your blood glucose levels stay more stable and your metabolism responds more favorably.

“Eating a balanced breakfast is a great way to start the day. It says right off the bat, ‘Hey, I’m taking care of myself,'” Weisenberger says….

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Green Tea Weight Loss Results and Health Benefits Revealed

June 29, 2012 at 10:35 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, green tea | 5 Comments
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Green Tea Weight Loss Results and Health Benefits Revealed

Green tea weight loss is a benefit that many experts agree on as one of the many health benefits. Green Tea diet pills have become popular due to the fact that they are a more natural weight loss supplement as can be seen on HealthAvenger.com

Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 28, 2012

Green tea benefits like weight loss are a large reason why the drink is gaining popularity in western society. Green tea is quickly becoming recognized as one of the best gifts to one’s health, courtesy of Mother Nature. This is why HealthAvenger.com has revealed on their website how weight loss and green tea can benefit someone.

“Green tea is made solely from Camellia sineneis leaves that have undergone a process of minimal oxidation. Even though the actual weight loss will not likely be extremely significant, and not immediate, the polyphenols and caffeine in green tea have been shown to boost one’s metabolic rate. In addition, it does it without increasing heart rate, which makes is safe even for people with elevated blood pressure.”

“Strength and effectiveness vary on how one makes it, and how they ingest it. When properly prepared and drank hot, the actual green tea as a liquid is more effective than taken in pill form- especially when it comes to all the anti-oxidize and anti-carcinogenic properties. Antioxidant properties of green tea reduce toxins in the body and help users lose weight and reduce bloating. This is especially helpful to reduce puffiness in the midsection. Green tea also acts a carb blocker, and is even thought to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in the body.”

Green tea weight loss may not be extreme as some methods, but can be a good addition to one’s weight loss program. The benefits of a green tea diet extend far beyond just shedding excess water weight and a few extra pounds. Some additional green tea benefits include reduced risk of cancer and heart disease and you can’t beat that in one simple drink.

Many people are interested in learning more about green tea and weight loss, so to answer the call The Health Avenger website has posted more information about it plus an informative video detailing more green tea weight loss benefits. There one will find information about what health and weight loss products are worth the effort- such as adding green tea to their diet. To see the article and video one should visit: http://healthavenger.com/green-weight-loss-green-tea

For those who want more information on fat loss and diets, the are giving away a special report on “5 Sneaky Tricks to Triple Your Fat Loss Results Now”. To get access one can go to: http://healthavenger.com/5-sneaky-fat-loss-tips



Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss

February 10, 2012 at 10:44 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, green tea | Leave a comment
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Another good article on one of my favorite drinks, Green Tea. You can read the entire article by clicking the link at the bottom of the post.

Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss
by Karen Lee Richards*
February 10, 2012

Research Links Green Tea to Weight LossYear after year weight loss tops the list of New Year’s resolutions – and with good reason. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that two out of every three U.S. adults are overweight or obese. If you’re one of the millions of people struggling to lose weight, it may be time to add a little green tea to your diet.

There is a strong body of scientific evidence supporting the beneficial effects green tea can have on body weight, waist circumference and abdominal fat.

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Green tea in particular has gained great popularity in recent years, largely due to the tremendous amount of research showing its multiple health benefits. Much of that research has focused on the antioxidant properties found in green tea and their potential to reduce the risks of cardiovascular disease and cancer. …..


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