Taking a supplement of p-synephrine – an alkaloid naturally occurring in citrus fruits – before exercise helped people torch more fat during their workouts, according to the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Bonus reason to slurp something tart: your body easily uses fruit sugars for energy, meaning you’ll be able to go hard at the gym.
For those looking for the slimming perks of whole fat but stymied by the fact that even lactose-free dairy gives them gut trouble: Research has uncovered the probable cause – a specific milk protein called A1 beta-casein that, in some people, causes big time bloat. Luckily, there are types of cows that naturally produce an alternative known as A2. To find digestion-friendly products sourced only from these animals, check out http://a2milk.com
Walk barefoot on the sand, grass or dirt. This common practice known as earthing or grounding allows the healing negative ions from the ground to flow into our body and have been shown to reduce stress hormones and inflammation.
Sap from a maple tree is not syrup. Maple water has more than 45 essential nutrients and fewer calories than coconut water. The Verdict? It’s better than a sugary sports drink but many of the nutrients are not likely to be present in quantities large enough to have any effect on your health. Still want to try it? Look for a brand with 10-20 calories per 8 oz. Or save your money and drink good old-fashioned H20.
~courtesy Men’s Health
Science has settled on the best coffee dosage. A 28-year study found that among people who drank 3-5 cups a day, there were fewer deaths from heart disease (19%) and diabetes (24%) than among coffee abstainers. Java has many compounds, including chlorogenic acid, a powerful antioxidant.
A 60 minute nap can preserve your memory 5x better than if you hadn’t napped at all.
Source: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Boost the flavor of jarred spaghetti sauce with chopped carrots & fresh basil!
When you open your eyes in the morning, say to yourself, I choose happiness today. I choose success today. I choose right action today. I choose love and good will for all today. I choose peace today. Pour life, love and interest into this affirmation, and you have chosen happiness.
Listening to 5 to 10 songs a day can improve memory, strengthen your immune system and reduce depression by 80%
Protein curbs appetite – the brain receives lower levels of hormones that stimulate appetite
Protein helps with cravings – it stabilizes blood sugar levels by having fewer insulin spikes, resulting in fewer cravings
Protein can help increase lean body mass – it helps repair tissues and muscles
Protein makes you feel fuller longer – it takes longer to break down and digest protein
Sources of protein: Eggs, fish, poultry, lean meat, legumes & nuts
Dr. Andrew Weil suggests the 4-7-8 technique. Breath in for a count of 4, hold for a count of 7, and exhale for a count of 8 (inhale through nose, exhale through mouth). Do this 4x. This helps slow your heart rate, lowers blood pressure and improves digestion!
Your skin cannot absorb water and most moisturizers on the market are water-based! Aloe easily absorbs into the skin and is a natural anti-inflammatory which works to heal, restore and protect. These products are 100% pharmaceutical grade. www.treSkinRx.com