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What Supplements To Take

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A high-quality probiotic can help strengthen your immune system,  Nutritional yeast, A 3-tablespoon serving provides well over a day’s worth of B vitamins, as well as 5 grams of fiber, 9 grams of protein as much potassium as a  banana. It's also a good source of zinc and selenium. Look for one that's fortified with vitamin B12.
The Vitamin D Council recommends 5,000 IUs of vitamin D3 per day for adults (and no more than 10,000 IUs/day), but you should work with your doctor to test your vitamin D levels before beginning.
I love apple cider vinegar, It's rich in a compound called acetic acid that has proven to speed up fat burning by interfering with the body’s ability to digest starch. It also helps regulate the appetite by keeping blood sugar nice and steady and warding off spikes associated with weight gain. 1 tablespoon diluted in a glass of water; you can take it again before dinner.  Buy raw apple cider vinegar , it should look cloudy that's a sign that the vinegar is mature and rich in good bacteria.
Omega 3 fish oil, at least 1,000 mg of EPA and DHA combined. You want one that's molecularly distilled. it should
state it on the label.  A high quality multi vitamin. A high quality protein. I suggest one that's a concentrate not isolate.
If you have headaches then 250 mg of magnesium per dayand may also decrease inflammation and help regulate blood sugar levels.
Source: C. Smith

Foods For Weight Loss

Aug 22, 2015 - 7 comments

Drinking 4-5 cups per day of green tea and doing your daily exercise will help weight loss as per the The Journal of Nutrition's report. Green tea contains catechins, an antioxidant that hinders the storage of belly fat and aids rapid weight loss.

Almonds, A study of overweight and obese adults found that, combined with a calorie-restricted diet, consuming a little more than a quarter cup of the nuts can decrease weight more effectively than a snack comprised of complex carbohydrates and safflower oil after just two weeks! (And after 24 weeks, those who ate the nuts experienced a 62% greater reduction in weight and BMI!) For optimal results, eat your daily serving before you hit the gym. A study printed in The Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found that almonds, rich in the amino acid L-arginine, can actually help you burn more fat and carbs during workouts.

Pistachios, The UCLA Center for Human Nutrition researchers divided study participants into two groups, each of which were fed a nearly identical low-cal diet for 12-weeks. The only difference between the groups was what they were given to eat as an afternoon snack. One group ate 220-calories of pretzels while the other group munched on 240-calories worth of pistachios. Just four weeks into the study, the pistachio group had reduced their BMI by a point, while the pretzel-eating group stayed the same, and their cholesterol and triglyceride levels showed improvements as well.

Avocado Oil, Penn State University researchers compared those who consumed avocado oil with those who consumed a flax-safflower oil blend. Those on the avocado oil diet just three tablespoons daily lost nearly 2 percent of their belly fat in just one month.

Legumes, In a four-week Spanish study, researchers found that eating a calorie-restricted diet that includes four weekly servings of legumes aids weight loss more effectively than an equivalent diet that doesn’t include beans. Those who consumed the legume-rich diet also saw improvements in their “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and systolic blood-pressure. Incorporate lentils, chickpeas, peas and beans into your diet throughout the week.

Vitamin D-Fortified Yogurt, according to a Nutrition Journal study. Just four weeks into the 12-week experiment, subjects who had taken these two nutrients Vitamin D and Calcium found in abundance in some yogurts lost two times more fat than the other group!

Grapefruit, A study published in the journal Metabolism found that this can help your middle by up to an inch in just six weeks! The scientists attribute the powerful effects to grapefruits phytochemicals. The fruit can interact negatively with certain medications, so get the OK from your doctor first!! Have half of a grapefruit before your morning meal and add a few segments to your salads.

WhyTilapia is unhealthy

Aug 20, 2015 - 2 comments

Why Tilapia is unhealthy,

It's the Worst Kind of Fat
Compared with other fish, farmed tilapia contains relatively small amounts of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids–the heart-healthy and essential fish oils touted by health and nutrition experts as the main reason to eat fish frequently. While a portion of salmon has over 2,000 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, a serving of tilapia has a mere 135 milligrams. Moreover, because farmed tilapia subsist on a diet of corn and soy instead of lake plants, they’re proportionally sky high in omega-6 fats, which studies have proven to harm the heart, the brain, and even your mood. The Wake Forest University study revolves around this dangerous omega 6:3 proportion.

There’s a good chance the tilapia on your plate was raised on a poop diet (that’s poop as a noun, not an adjective). Research from the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future revealed the gory details of disease-ridden fish farms in Asia, where pig and chicken feces serve as a cheaper alternative to standard fish food. While the FDA vehemently denied any of these goings-on, the Johns Hopkins investigation revealed only 2 percent of imported seafood to the United States is actually tested for contamination. It’s not just mega gross. Experts worry that the large amounts of antibiotics given to the fish to ward off infections may give rise to antibiotic-resistant strains of salmonella.

Virtually all tilapia sold in American supermarkets has undergone a sex change–the result of being fed methyltestosterone during the early, sexless stage of life. Tilapia pumped full of hormones grow bigger quicker than their natural bros, because they don’t expend energy developing reproductive organs and require less food. Seafood experts consider the effects of methyltestosterone in fish to be insignificant to our health. However, there’s research to suggest the drug can be highly toxic to the liver. In fact, methyltestosterone has been taken off the market in Germany due to its high potential for liver toxicity.

Environmentalists argue that intensive and unregulated tilapia farming is damaging ecosystems, leaving dead lakes and extinct species in poor countries with practices prohibited in the United States. In Nicaragua, for example, huge numbers of fish are bred in cages, where fish waste pollutes the lake water. Such was the case at Lake Apoyo, where pollution killed off the aquatic plants, leaving the lake a wasteland.

When it comes to choosing a fish that qualifies as one of the foods that will help you lose weight and one of the healthiest for your body—and the Earth—abide by the number one rule: Stay off the farm. Farmed seafood, not just tilapia, can have up to 10 times more toxins than wild fish, according to Harvard Researchers. Your best choices at the fish counter include: Wild Alaskan Salmon, Alaska Pollok, Atlantic Cod, Clams, Blue Crab, Atlantic Mackerel, Striped Bass, Sardines, Herring, Rainbow Trout and Flounder.

Help Boost Your Metabolism

Aug 18, 2015 - 8 comments

To accelerate your fat loss and boost your metabolism. One of the simplest and most effective tricks is to increase your protein intake, Protein-rich foods increase metabolic rate over 3 times more than carbs and fats, and studies consistently show that high-protein diets lead to greater weight loss and fat loss than those with lower protein intakes.

Researchers from the University of Illinois compared the effects a high-protein diet to a standard reduced-calorie diet, they found that those folks who consumed more protein experienced a 62% greater ratio of fat loss—even though both groups consumed the same number of calories.

Researchers believe that high-protein diets may be so effective at enhancing fat loss because protein-rich foods contain an amino acid called leucine, which is key to preventing the loss of calorie-burning muscle when you’re trying to lose fat, as well as age-related muscle loss.

Muscle loss contributes to decreased metabolism, and rapid weight gain when resuming a normal eating routine after a diet.

Some of the best sources of leucine-rich, metabolism-boosting protein are lean red meat, chicken breast, cottage cheese, and Greek yogurt. Consume one of these with each meal.