Weight loss using Egg White Protein

Weight loss using Egg White Protein

Cholesterol-Free

Once you have removed the egg yolk, the egg is left with no cholesterol content. Therefore, anyone who has high cholesterol levels can eat egg whites, leaving lesser chances of developing heart disease risk or elevation of cholesterol levels.

Rich In Protein

Whole eggs top the charts in terms of protein content, courtesy egg yolk. However, egg whites also tend to have generous amount of low-fat protein that is beneficial for the body. High quality protein helps build muscles and also helps you cut down on cravings and hunger pangs by keeping you fuller for long.

Low-Calorie Food

Egg is not a high-calorie food in the first place; therefore, cutting the yolk out of the meal would only mean you are adding even lesser calories. So if you are looking to lose weight, make sure you opt for egg whites rather than the whole egg.

Helps In Maintaining Blood Pressure

The presence of potassium in an egg white may help reduce and maintain blood pressure levels. Potassium is a mineral and electrolyte that is associated with heart and bone health along with the proper functioning of the body. According to a study by American Chemical Society, egg white contains a peptide called RVPSL, which is a component of protein that helps reduce blood pressure levels.

Helps Lower The Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

Potassium helps in lowering blood pressure, which in turn can avert any cardiovascular diseases. It works by promoting vasodilation, a process in which blood vessels widen, which allows smooth blood flow and prevent any chances of clogging.

Contains Essential Vitamins

Egg whites contain essential vitamins like A, B-12 and D. One of the most important vitamins is riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is necessary for preventing various conditions like age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and migraine headaches.[wp_ad_camp_1]

Although MedlinePlus recommends limiting egg consumption to less than four eggs weekly because they are high in dietary cholesterol, there’s no limitation on egg whites since they are cholesterol-free. In fact, eating egg whites regularly may even help you shed extra pounds. Regardless of what you eat, a calorie deficit is required for successful weight loss.[wp_ad_camp_4]

 

Calories

Egg whites are a low-calorie food, which is beneficial during weight loss. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Data Laboratory, two large egg whites contain 34 calories, compared with 72 calories provided by one large whole egg. Replacing whole eggs with egg whites helps reduce your total calorie intake. Eating 500 fewer calories daily will help you lose 1 pound per week, and reducing your current intake by 1,000 calories a day will help you shed 2 pounds weekly.[wp_ad_camp_3]

Protein

The high protein content of egg whites also makes them an excellent choice during weight loss. According to a study published in 2009 in the “Journal of Nutrition,” protein not only helps you feel full, it causes your body to expend more calories. Therefore, protein-rich diets are often effective when trying to reduce calories for effective weight loss. The Institute of Medicine suggests it’s safe to consume up to 35 percent of your total calories from dietary protein, which is equivalent to 105 grams daily when eating 1,200 calories a day.[wp_ad_camp_5]

Other Benefits

Unlike whole eggs, egg whites contain no saturated fat or dietary cholesterol, which means egg whites are a heart-healthy choice during weight loss. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Data Laboratory, one large whole egg contains 186 milligrams of cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends limiting dietary cholesterol to 300 milligrams daily, and 200 milligrams per day if you have coronary heart disease or elevated low-density lipoprotein blood cholesterol levels. Losing weight – if you’re overweight or obese – also helps reduce your heart disease risk.

Calories for Weight Loss

Although individualized calorie needs for weight loss are based on your initial body weight, gender and activity level, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute provides some general recommendations. Based on these guidelines, inactive women weighing less than 165 pounds generally need 1,000 to 1,200 calories a day, while active women, men and women weighing 165 pounds or more often require 1,200 to 1,600 calories daily for effective weight loss.

Eggs make for an important part of our breakfast and are known for their many health benefits; moreover, they are versatile. They can be made in to an omelette or can be scrambled, boiled, fried or just about anything. However, there has been a constant debate on how eggs also contribute to increased cholesterol level that is generally found in the egg yolk, which is why most people opt for only egg whites. Eating only egg whites instead of whole may lower the amount of calories, fat and saturated fats you consume. We reveal some benefits the much neglected egg whites have.[wp_ad_camp_2]

 

Weight Loss using Green Smoothie

Weight Loss using Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie Recipes

Here are more detox smoothie recipes to try out. I encourage you to try different ingredients and find the ones you especially like, because the goal is to drink these detox smoothies as often as you can.

But don’t let the bright green color fool you, these green smoothie detox recipes taste wonderful and you usually can’t taste the leafy vegetables. And when it comes to fast weight loss, a green smoothie cleanse can’t be beat.

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Green Protein Detox Smoothie

  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups mixed greens (I like kale, chard and spinach)

Glowing Green Detox Smoothie

  • 1 kiwi
  • 1 banana
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup water

Your healthy meal should consist of 70 percent veggies and a lean protein. So a chicken salad or a steak with a baked potato and some grilled veggies are good examples… Just skip the white carbs (white rice, white bread, white pasta) and if you are craving carbs opt for brown rice, whole wheat bread and whole wheat or veggie pasta.

If you despise anything “green” try starting with baby spinach in all your weight loss smoothies, it has virtually no flavor and will naturally boost your metabolism. You won’t even know it’s in your smoothie, all you will taste is the fruit. As you become accustom to the spinach try swapping half of it for kale or chard, adding more of the new greens and less of the spinach until your taste buds start to enjoy your new food.

A 3 day smoothie cleanse is easier than it sounds. Simply enjoy 2 green detox smoothies per day and a healthy meal, drink a gallon of water (yes you can include the water in the smoothies as part of your gallon) and stay away from processed foods and white flour.[wp_ad_camp_5]

You can’t talk about detox smoothies without also discussing green smoothies. The reason green detox smoothie recipes are so popular is because most detox smoothie recipes call for some kind of green leafy vegetable (like spinach, chard or kale), which gives it its distinctive green color.

Detox smoothies are an easy and delicious way to flush your body of toxins and help lose weight fast. They usually contain fresh vegetables and fruit, and can be made with an ordinary kitchen blender or Vitamix machine.

To make your 3 day smoothie cleanse easier, you should replace the two meals you typically eat the least at to replace with smoothies. So if you often skip breakfast, then have a heavy lunch and a light dinner, you should have one breakfast smoothie and one for dinner, and a healthy meal for lunch.

Oh, and P.S. while you are on this 3 day smoothie cleanse you can eat all the raw fruits and veggies you like, just make sure they are an even mix. So if you have a bowl of berries for a snack also have some sliced cucumber, etc.

What is a Detox Smoothie?

The typical detox smoothie recipe is full of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and other healthful nutrients giving your body a detoxifying flush. They also contain large amounts of water, which helps to hydrate your body and boost metabolism.[wp_ad_camp_1]

The idea here is to inundate your system with pure nutrition, to eat as we did as hunters and gathers… well, with blender at least. So nuts, veggies and fruits are all key.

Eating this way will not only reset your system, but your taste buds too! After 3 days you will start to crave a healthier diet, and if you eat processed for fried food you will feel it, you’ll feel sluggish and bloated. Listen to your body, it will tell you what it wants to eat by how it feels 30-60 minutes after you eat.

How to Make a Detox Smoothie

Detox smoothie recipes are really easy to make:

Step 1 – add all ingredients to blender
Step 2 – blend until smooth
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If you want to make the smoothie cold, you have two options:

1. Freeze the fruit, or buy frozen fruit.
2. Add 1/2 a cup of ice.

I recommend you use fresh ingredients, but you can also use frozen fruits and vegetables if fresh isn’t available. Just be sure to get organic both in frozen and fresh produce, if you’re cleansing your body you don’t want to be adding in pesticides while you do it!

Detox Smoothie Recipes

A basic detox smoothie recipe contains some type of leafy green vegetable like kale, spinach, or chard, along with some type of fruit like bananas, berries, apples, or pineapple. Water, ice, unsweetened almond milk, or coconut water is often added to the smoothie to thin it out and make it easier to blend.

Other common detox smoothie ingredients include: Yogurt, celery, lemons, limes, ginger, mango, cranberries, cilantro, fennel, watermelon, almonds (or almond butter), dandelion greens, green tea, watercress, arugula, wheat grass, avocado, spirulina, and beets.[wp_ad_camp_3]

 

Weight Loss using pomegranates

Weight Loss using pomegranates

Here’s How Pomegranate Juice Can Aid Weight Loss

According to Delhi-based Weight Management Expert, Dr. Gargi Sharma, “Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and conjugated linolenic acid – all of which help you burn fat and boost your metabolism. Pomegranate juice also helps in suppressing your appetite.It’s a healthy alternative to sugar laden beverages. Sugar provides no nutritional benefits. Sugar generates excess calories most of which is not required for body to run. As a result they go get stored in the fat cells. Pomegrenate juice is a low-calorie healthy and sweet substitute to all the sugary beverages you have often.
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Healthy Substitute

Drinking pomegranate juice is a healthy alternative to unhealthy beverages loaded with sugar, such as soft drinks. Pomegranate juice is a flavorful alternative that can help you consume fewer calories than you would while drinking a sugary beverage, resulting in some weight loss. If you don’t care to drink pomegranate juice plain, add some to seltzer or plain water with ice.

Weight Loss

According to the MedlinePlus website, pomegranate juice has been used to treat obesity and help with weight loss. However, there is insufficient evidence that pomegranate juice helps directly with weight loss, and MedlinePlus indicates that more research in the area is needed. Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, and researchers believe that it is these compounds that are responsible for pomegranate’s anti-obesity effects, according to the June 2012 issue of “Nutrition.”[wp_ad_camp_4]

Other Benefits

Pomegranate juice can protect your heart and blood vessels. Ithelps slow the buildup of cholesterol, and contains antioxidants that help protect the body from free radicals that destroy cells. In fact, the Consumer Reports website explains that pomegranate juice contains more antioxidant polyphenols than green tea, red wine and cranberry juice.[wp_ad_camp_3]

Choosing Juice

When choosing a type of pomegranate juice, check the label to make sure that there is no added sugar. Added sugar increases the number of calories in juice, which can make it less helpful for weight loss. Sugar also reduces the potential heart and cholesterol benefits from pomegranate juice, so look for 100-percent juice.

It is possible to have an allergic reaction to pomegranate juice, MedlinePlus warns, particularly if you are allergic to other types of plants. The juice can interfere with some medications, so check with your doctor if you are taking any medicine. Although pomegranate juice is possibly safe to consume if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, MedlinePlus adds, talk to your doctor first to make sure.[wp_ad_camp_2]

Ruby red, juicy and crunchy-pomegranate seeds are always a delight to munch into, aren’t they? Pomegranate or anaar is easily one of the healthiest and yummiest additions you can make to your diet. Pomegranate has been used to treat a variety of disorders in folk medicine for it’s antiviral and antibacterial benefits. It contains polephenols that keep arteries elastic, which helps check blood flow and keeps bad cholesterol at bay. The antioxidants flavonoids present in the arils are anti-inflammatory in nature, which is very good for your bone health. Including pomegranate in your diet  could also do wonders for your skin and hair. Drinking a glass of pomegranate juice every day has been shown to lower levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in men and fight dental plaque, notes the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing house.  And that’s not all.  A glass of fresh pomegranate juice may also help you in your weight loss journey. Here’s how.[wp_ad_camp_1]

 

Weight Loss using Oats

Weight Loss using Oats

Avoid Fatty and Sugary Add-ins

While you might be tempted to sweeten your oats with “healthy” sugars like maple syrup, honey or agave, these sweeteners all count as added sugar and offer little nutritional value. Instead, add sweetness with a spoonful of sugar-free applesauce or banana puree. Or mix a drop of stevia — a natural, calorie-free sweetener — into your oats.[wp_ad_camp_5]

You also want to avoid fatty toppings to promote weight loss. Peanut butter, for example, offers some nutritional benefits, but it’s also packed with fat and has 188 calories per 2-tablespoon serving, so you could potentially add hundreds of calories to your breakfast if you don’t watch your portion size. And making your oatmeal with whole milk could thwart your weight loss efforts, too — one cup has 149 calories and 8 grams of fat. Make your oats with water instead to keep your calorie intake low.

Ways to Serve Oats to Lose Weight

One of the benefits of oatmeal for weight loss is its adaptability — you can mix and match toppings, textures and cooking techniques to get a different-tasting bowl each time, so you’re less likely to get bored with your diet and quit. Try baking a mixture of steel-cut oats, unsweetened almond milk, banana puree and cinnamon for rich-but-healthy “banana bread” oatmeal. You can bake a big batch on the weekends, then separate it into smaller servings to eat throughout the week. Experiment with different spices to add more flavor — a dash of cardamom perfectly complements fresh chopped cherries, while a touch of cayenne pepper can work well in cacao-flavored oats.

To make your oats even better for weight loss, stir in an egg white or two as the oats cook; then add your favorite toppings. The egg whites won’t significantly affect the flavor of your oatmeal, but they’ll add beneficial protein. That’s key for shedding pounds, according to the Harvard School of Public Health — it makes your burn more calories during digestion, and it also keeps you full after your meal, which may help you eat less.[wp_ad_camp_3]

Oats are a healthy diet staple for many good reasons — they’re affordable, endlessly customizable and packed with nutrients like healthy carbs and fiber. They’re also a great option when you’re trying to lose weight, so you should incorporate them into your weight-loss diet at least a few times a week. How you serve your oats can have a big impact on their weight-loss benefits, though; stick to flavorings that add nutritional value and promote fat loss, and avoid sugary or fatty toppings that add lots of calories.[wp_ad_camp_1]

Avoid Sugary Instant Oats

Regardless of which texture of oats you choose — from chewy steel-cut oats to creamier instant oats — buy plain oats without added flavorings. Packaged flavored oatmeal often comes loaded with sugar, which adds calories without boosting the oats’ nutritional value. For example, one packet of a commercially available maple and brown sugar-flavored oatmeal has 158 calories and 13 grams of sugar, while a one-third cup serving of plain rolled oats — enough to make roughly a half-cup of cooked oatmeal — has just 102 calories and less than a gram of sugar.[wp_ad_camp_2]

Switching from a serving of flavored oatmeal to plain oats every morning saves you more than 20,000 calories over the course of a year — enough to lose more than 5 pounds without making any other changes to your diet.

Eat Oats With Fiber-Rich Toppings

Instead of flavoring your oatmeal with sugar, top your oats with healthy mix-ins that help you lose weight. One key nutrient for weight loss is fiber, according to research performed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Fiber helps keep you full, so you’re less likely to overeat, and simply adding more fiber to your diet is one of the simplest ways to shed pounds, according to UMass. Boost your oats’ fiber content by adding a handful of berries — raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries — for only 25 to 40 calories per half-cup.[wp_ad_camp_4]

Weight Loss using Carrot Smoothie

Weight Loss using Carrot Smoothie

Drinking fresh juices is also a great way to load up on a variety of minerals, vitamins, fibre and antioxidants – all of which aid in revving up your metabolism and thus, you are able to burn more calories.

They are rich in beta-carotene, a compound that helps stimulation of vitamin A. Carrots are also good for heart health, due to their cholesterol fighting abilities.

What more can be said about the versatility of the crunchy and ever so delightful carrots? From the decadent ‘gajar ka halwa‘ to a nutritious carrot salad, carrots can steal the show in any avatar. A storehouse of vital minerals and antioxidants, there are plenty of reasons why you should add carrots to your diet today.
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According to the book ‘Healing Foods’, “carrots also aid digestion, help weight control, contain silicon, which benefits skin and nails, and promote eye health due to their beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein content.”  One of the reasons why nutritionist and fitness enthusiasts often ask you to include more carrot to your diet is because of its weight loss abilities. While it is best to have carrots raw, juicing carrots is also a good bet for effective weight loss.
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Therefore, juicing it up could be a great idea. Carrot juice is also known increase bile secretion which helps in burning fat thus aiding weight loss. Add an apple, half an orange and some ginger to make a wonderful detox drink that will flush out all the toxins. So the next time you plan to go on a juice diet, bring this carrot juice to your rescue.

These weight loss juices not only help you lose weight but they also offer a host of other health benefits. In order to lose weight, it is imperative to load up on a healthy diet. A juice diet would help you achieve your weight loss goals.Carrots juice is great for weight loss as carrots are low in calories and full of fibre. A tall glass of carrot juice will keep you full until lunch, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted snack attacks. It had also been recommended that the best way to have carrots is in its raw form.
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Juicing for weight loss is not a new concept. It’s been doing the rounds since a few years. But, what we’re telling you here is not to go on a liquid diet but to add certain fresh juices to your daily meals that can help speed up weight loss.

How Does Carrot Juice Promote Weight Loss

• High fibre: If you are on a weight loss diet, your diet must include foods that are high on fibre, and carrots with both soluble and insoluble fibers perfectly fit the bill. Fiber takes the longest to digest and thus promotes a feeling of fullness and prevents you from bringing on other fattening foods.
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• Good for digestion: The significant amount of dietary fiber in carrots plays an important role in maintaining good digestive health. A good digestion is crucial for metabolism, which further helps weight loss

How to Make Carrot Juice For Weight Loss:1. Wash and chop the carrots.
2. Add the chopped carrots to the blender.
3. Add a small amount of filtered water.
4. Blend it well. If you think the consistency of juice is too thick for your liking add more water.
5. Now place a nut milk bag in your desired cup/container and pour the blended juice.

Drink a glass every morning. You can also blend other fruits and veggies with carrot like orange and beetroot to enhance its taste and nutritive value. One of the reasons why nutritionist and fitness enthusiasts often ask you to include more carrot to your diet is because of its weight loss abilities. While it is best to have carrots raw, juicing carrots is also a good bet for effective weight loss.
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Weight Loss with Sweet Potatoes

Weight Loss with Sweet Potatoes

Next, sweet potatoes have a relatively low calorie content, which is also very important if you are trying to lose weight. In one pound of fat there is 3500 calories. … By using some creativity , you can definitely use sweet potatoes to help you lose weight.
Sweet potatoes. Instead of eating the white rice or white flour you can eat nutritious calorie dense foods such as sweet potatoes which will help you gain mass on your butt. … By doing the right butt workouts you can deposit some extra mass on your butt when eating healthy calorie dense foods like sweet potatoes[wp_ad_camp_3]

In the United States, sweet potatoes typically have a yellow or orange flesh, but in Asia, sweet potatoes with a purple flesh are common. They contain compounds called anthocyanins, which have powerful antioxidant properties.

Sweet Potato Substitutions

A 2013 study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry found that the antho-cyanins in purple sweet potatoes helped suppress the spike in blood sugar after meals, in part by weakening insulin resistance. The implication is that purple sweet potatoes could help manage blood glucose levels and potentially mitigate the harmful effects of diabetes.

The carbohydrate content helps your brain produce glucose, which can keep you alert and energetic, avoiding the lethargy that often accompanies weight-loss regimens.

A medium sweet potato provides 4 grams of fiber, more than a bowl of oatmeal, which contains about 3. Getting enough fiber in your diet can keep your cholesterol levels low, protect you from cardiovascular disease and regulate your blood sugar, but it also helps with weight loss[wp_ad_camp_5]

Eating a potato, or any type of carbohydrate rich food, won’t automatically make you fatter. However, if you are watching your weight, enjoy potatoes in moderate quantities and be careful of how you eat them (for example, butter and sour cream are high in fats. Reduced-fat natural yoghurt is a healthier choice).

Sweet potatoes are versatile and can be used in place of more-fattening foods to make your meals lower in calories. Add sweet potato to a soup, stew or casserole to thicken it naturally without adding high-fat creams. Add it to quick breads for a sweet treat that isn’t full of fat and calories. It can replace the starchy portion of your meal as a low-calorie, nutrient-dense substitute for baked potatoes, pasta or rice dishes.[wp_ad_camp_2]

Sweet Potatoes and Weight Loss. … With their melt-in-your-mouth, sugary flesh,sweet potatoes are a healthy way to satisfy a carb craving. Sweet potatoes are a moderate source of calories but contain healthy carbs, like fiber, that help you lose weight[wp_ad_camp_4]
Sweet potatoes and anything else that is food only make you gain weight if you eat too much. There are drugs that will cause weight gain or loss with no change in eating habits, but they are not food. … Sweet potatoes fit into a balanced diet.

Weight Loss using Arabian Dates and Gahwa

Weight Loss using Arabian Dates and Gahwa

INTRODUCTION

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of global mortality, accounting for 17 million deaths annually (Smith et al., 2004); atherosclerosis, in particular, is the main contributor for the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction. Dietary cholesterol in excess promotes coronary plaque formation, which increases the susceptibility to myocardial ischemia and aggravates ischemic heart disease (Schwartz et al., 2001; Yaoita et al., 2005). Elevated levels of plasma LDL and triglycerides, accompanied by reduced HDL levels, is often associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) (Fki et al., 2005; Smith et al., 2004). Atherosclerosis represents a state of heightened oxidative stress, characterized by lipid and protein oxidation (Stocker and Keaney, 2004). Several studies indicate that LDL oxidation in an early event of process. Indeed, oxLDL is cytotoxic to a variety of vascular cells (Morel et al., 1983), induces the synthesis of monocyte chemotatic protein-1 (Rajavashisth et al., 1990), recruits inflammatory cells (Navab et al., 1991) and stimulate the production of autoantibodies (Salonen et al., 1992).[wp_ad_camp_3]

The date palms (Phoenix dactylifera L.,) have been cultivated in the Middle East over at least 6000 years ago (Copley et al., 2001). Dates fruits have always played an important role in the economic and social lives of the people of these regions and they considered dates are a staple carbohydrate food (Al-Shahib and Marshall, 2003). They are also used in the production of local foods, beverages and spirits. Folk medicinal practices dates are considered as tonic and aphrodisiac. Recently, Al-Qarawi et al. (2005) reported its beneficial affect on experimentally induced gastric ulcers in rats. A first study, reported that date fruits has anti-tumor activity (Ishurd and Kennedy, 2005). It has proofed for antioxidant and anti-mutagenic properties (Vayalil, 2002; Mansouri et al., 2005). Dry date fruits are used in Indian traditional medicine after child birth as immunostimulants (Puri et al., 2000). Furthermore, Al-Shahib and Marshall, (2003) concluded that, in many ways, dates may be considered as an almost ideal food, providing a wide range of essential nutrients and potential health benefits.[wp_ad_camp_5]

The relation between coffee consumption and CVD has been extensively. Although many previous studies found no significant association between coffee and CHD (Kawachi et al., 1994; Willett et al., 1996), more recent results have been inconsistent. Case-control studies found a positive association between coffee consumption and risk of CHD (Tavani et al., 2001; Hammer et al., 2003), prospective cohort studies reported a lower risk among individuals with higher coffee consumption (Woodward and Tunstall-Pedoe, 1999; Kleemola et al., 2000). However, it has been reported that, boiled coffee enhances the serum cholesterol levels (Little et al., 1966; Bjelke, 1974). Scandinavian boiled coffee and Arabian coffee are prepared by boiling roasted ground coffee beans found to raise serum cholesterol levels in humans and in experimental animals (Zock et al., 1990; Urgert et al., 1995; Al-Kanhal et al., 1994). Dusseldorp et al. (1991) reported that, coffee boiling caused an increased extraction of hyphercholesterolemic lipid factor from coffee, which powerfully raises the serum cholesterol level.

The increase intake of gahwa (Arabian coffee) with dates along with a high cholesterol diet in Saudi population as well as increased incidence of CHD (Lewis and Russel, 1985; Al-Shoshan, 1992) has raised a concern about the effects of the Saudi diet on CHD risk. The present study has designed to evaluate the effect of dates, gahwa and their combination on lipid metabolism in hypercholesterolemic hamsters.[wp_ad_camp_2]

MATERIALS AND METHODS

This study has undertaken in College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during 2006.

Animals: Thirty-six male golden Syrian hamsters of same age weighing 60-70 g were received from Experimental Animal Care Center, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. All the animals were maintained under controlled condition of temperature (24±1°C), humidity (50-55%) and light (12 h light/dark) and were provided with chow and water ad lib. The animals were kept for one week in similar conditions as incubation period and were divided in six groups by taking 6 hamsters in each group. The groups are as follows: 1) Control (chow, manufactured by Grain Silos and Flour Mills Organization, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), 2) Dates-diet (50% date pulp with chow w/w), 3) Dates-diet with gahwa (drinking water was replaced with gahwa), 4) Cholesterol-diet (1% cholesterol in chow w/w), 5) Date + cholesterol (1% cholesterol in dates-diet) and 6) Date + gahwa + cholesterol (1% cholesterol in dates-diet and gahwa replaced with drinking water).

Diets: Dates-diet: Khalas (a variety of date) date pulp was mixed with hamster chow power (1:1, w/w), made into pellets and air-dried.

Cholesterol-diet: One percent (w/w) cholesterol (BDH Chemicals, Poole, England) was mixed with hamster chow power, made into pellets and air-dried.

Gahwa: The gahwa was prepared by boiling 30 g of medium roasted grounded Arabian coffee (obtained from local market) in 1 L of water for 20 min, 5 g of grounded cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum Maton) was added to boiling coffee and continue for 5 more min. The gahwa was decanted to remove the sediments and used after cooled.

All the above dietary preparations were made every week and stored in refrigerator except gahwa. The treatments were continued for 13 weeks.[wp_ad_camp_1]

Abstract
The aim of present study to evaluate the effect of dates, gahwa and their combination on lipid metabolism in hypercholesterolemic hamsters. The increase intake of dates and gahwa (Arabian coffee) along with a high cholesterol diet in Saudi population as well as increased incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has raised a concern about the effects of the Saudi diet on CVD risk. Golden Syrian hamsters were divided into six groups (six animals in each) as follows: 1) control (chow), 2) Dates-diet (50% date pulp with chow), 3) Dates-diet + gahwa (replaced with drinking water), 4) cholesterol-diet (1% cholesterol in chow), 5) dates-diet + 1% cholesterol, 6) Dates-diet + gahwa + 1% cholesterol. All the above dietary preparations were made every week and supplemented for 13 consecutive weeks. Plasma lipid profile including total cholesterol, triglycerides (TC), Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL), High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) were estimated. Total cholesterol and TC were estimated in liver, heart and kidney tissues. The high cholesterol-diet caused significant increase in body and organs (liver and kidney) weights as compared to controls. Dates-diet, significantly reduced the body and liver weight that increased by the high cholesterol-diet. Plasma lipids were significantly elevated by high cholesterol-diet supplementation and this increase was significantly decreased by the dates-diet. However, hepatic TC levels further increased when dates were combined with high cholesterol-diet supplementation. Gahwa intake either with dates alone or with high cholesterol-diet was not induced any significant changes in lipid parameters. In conclusion, the dates lowering effects on body weights and plasma lipid profile shows its beneficial affects against atherosclerosis development in humans. Further investigations required for find out its potential constituents that affecting the CVD risk.[wp_ad_camp_4]

 Weight Loss using Almond Smoothies

 Weight Loss using Almond Smoothies

The super-thick and creamy smoothie keeps you fuller for longer too.Take a break from the same boring oatmeal every morning and enjoy a delicious and wholesome smoothie instead packed with the goodness of oats, almond milk, raw almonds, strawberries and Greek yogurt. No added sugar or sweetener makes this almond milk smoothie ideal for diabetics.
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only much healthier. The super-thick and creamy smoothie keeps you fuller for longer too.Take a break from the same boring oatmeal every morning and enjoy a delicious and wholesome smoothie instead packed with the goodness of oats, almond milk, raw almonds, strawberries and Greek yogurt. Weight Loss Benefits – Blueberries are considered the healthiest of fruits and therefore, this almond milk smoothie can be easily included in the Paleo diet. The high level of phytochemicals found in blueberries affect the genes related to fat storage and fat burning and helps in trimming excess fat from our bodies.[wp_ad_camp_1]

A glass of almond milk contains merely 43 calories, which is half that of skimmed milk. It is low in carbohydrates which is also beneficial for weight loss. One cup of almond milk contains only 2 grams of carbs whereas a cup of skimmed milk contains 12 grams of carbs.

When it comes to weight loss, almond milk makes an amazing substitute for whole milk and skim milk, because it contains the same amount of essential vitamins and minerals but has fewer calories, which is essential for weight loss.[wp_ad_camp_2]

This smoothie can be prepared in a jiffy and is ideal for busy mornings or a quick afternoon snack. This is a low-fat and low-carb smoothie that can be enjoyed even by weight watchers without any guilt.

Weight Loss Benefits – Raspberry ketones are a natural substance that work as metabolism boosters and prevent an increase in overall body fat and the deep seated internal belly fat. The fibers  also act as a key factor in weight control. Raspberries help in blood sugar regulation and controls insulin response. This also aids weight loss because excess insulin stores sugar in fat cells.[wp_ad_camp_4]

Treat yourself to delicious desserts for breakfast with this rich and creamy banana almond flax smoothie.  It supplies a considerable amount of proteins, vitamins, minerals and fibers to keep you energized throughout the day. Being packed with proteins, it works as an amazing post-workout smoothie.

keeping snack smoothies under 150 calories and any that you drink as a meal under 350 calories if you’re trying to lose weight. … While there absolutely are health benefits in smoothies including fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, that much sugar (even from fruit) isn’t good for you.

Weight Loss Benefits – Strawberries increases the body’s production of hormones that stimulate metabolism and suppress hunger. It slows down the rate  of digestion. It helps the weight-reducing hormones to work properly.

 

Weight Loss using Mango Detox Water

Weight Loss using Mango Detox Water

How to Make Detox Water
  1. Drop ingredients in the bottom of a pitcher or fruit infuser bottle.
  2. Cover with ice about 1/2 way through then fill to top with water. Place in the fridge for 1 hour before serving.
  3. You can refill the container 2-3 times before it begins to lose flavor.
Makes 4 liters of Mango Ginger Detox Water, refill 4 liter pitcher 2-4 times until flavor is lost.
  • Drop into your pitcher and add in the mango.
  • Top with 3 cups of ice and then add with water.(the ice is important, it holds down the ginger and mango to help infuse the water)

It also helps reduce morning or motion sickness and banishes heart burn!

Mangoes not only boost metabolism, they also aid in digestion, boost your memory and increases your sex drive!

This Mango Ginger Detox Water will do a lot for your body, so make a big pitcher today and enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1 inch Ginger Root, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup Frozen Mango- fresh is fine too

Get Started:

To peel the ginger use the back of a spoon or a vegetable peeler, just peel the part that you will be using.

Using a sharp knife slice ginger into 3-4 coin sized slices.[wp_ad_camp_3]

You want them about the size and thickness of the coin.

  • Drop into your pitcher and add in the mango.
  • Top with 3 cups of ice and then add with water.(the ice is important, it holds down the ginger and mango to help infuse the water)
  • Place in your fridge for 1-3 hours before serving.
  • When serving add a couple frozen mango chunks in a pretty glass for ice cubes

I highly recommend you use fresh ginger, the powdered just does not taste the same and will clump in your water.

Mango Detox water is perfect to take with you and sip all day as a delicious hydrating treat. To make it easier to take on the go, check out our Recommended Fruit Infused Water Bottles.Makes 4 liters of Mango Ginger Detox Water, refill 4 liter pitcher 2-4 times until flavor is lost.[wp_ad_camp_1]

Along with boosting your metabolism, ginger also is a natural pain reliever. From migraines to menstrual cramps ginger heals a lot of pain.[wp_ad_camp_5]

Boosts Metabolism: Detox drinks offer a major boost to your metabolism, thus aiding weight loss. A glass of lukewarm water with few drops of lemon can provide with a lot of benefits too. According to experts, this magic potion can boost the body’s metabolism to a great extent. 

Other Metabolism Boosting Infused Water Recipes.Check your farmer’s market or the produce section of your grocery store for ginger, you can store in freezer to make it last longer.[wp_ad_camp_2]

This Mango Ginger Detox Water recipe has helped 1000’s of people lose weight!

Weight loss using carrot juice

Weight loss using carrot juice

In addition to having effects similar to those of phosphorous, the 14.7 percent of your daily potassium in a cup of carrot juice promotes bone health and helps lower blood pressure. Men can obtain 13.3 percent of their manganese and 7.8 percent of their magnesium from a cup of carrot juice, while women get approximately 17.1 percent and 10.3 percent of these minerals, respectively. In addition to effects similar to those of potassium, both of these minerals help regulate blood sugar and may reduce weight loss due to diabetes.

Macronutrients

Despite these high levels of vitamins and minerals, a cup of carrot juice contains only 94 calories, 0.4 g of fat, 21.9 g of carbohydrates and 9.2 g of sugar. As weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you consume, low-calorie, nutrient-dense carrot juice is a great way to meet both your daily nutritional needs and weight loss goals. With 1.9 g of fiber, a cup of carrot juice also promotes healthy digestion, regulates blood sugar levels and helps you feel full for a longer period of time on relatively few calories.[wp_ad_camp_3]

The thick layers of cellulose on the cell walls of raw carrots prevent your body from digesting and fully absorbing the vitamins and minerals in these vegetables. By juicing carrots, you break down these cell walls and increase the concentration of carrots that you can consume. Although juicing makes carrot juice more nutrient-dense than raw carrots, carrot juice is still low in calories and fat, while high in vitamins and minerals, making carrot juice a good addition to a weight loss program.[wp_ad_camp_1]

One cup of carrot juice contains more than 250 percent of your daily vitamin A, which plays a role in healing muscles after workouts, bone health and muscle growth. The vitamin C in carrot juice helps regulate blood sugar and has effects similar to vitamin A, with 22.3 percent of a man’s and 26.8 percent of a woman’s daily intake in one cup. A cup of carrot juice also contains 30.5 percent of a man’s and 40.7 percent of a woman’s vitamin K. As nutrition experts Jane Higdon and Victoria Drake note in their 2011 book “An Evidence-Based Approach to Vitamins and Minerals,” vitamin K is essential to the function of proteins that help calcium bind to, build and repair bones.[wp_ad_camp_5]

Vitamin B Complex

In addition to promoting a healthy workout through these muscle and bone strengthening benefits, a cup of carrot juice is a great source of vitamins B1, B2 and B6. These vitamins are essential to breaking down glucose, fats and protein, thus increasing your ability to build muscle, boost your metabolism and lose weight. These B vitamins also lower stress and depression, both of which prevent weight loss at high levels. As Lynn Haley reports in the January 2006 issue of “DOC News,” managing stress and depression can boost weight loss, prevent regaining weight and lower your risk of obesity.[wp_ad_camp_2]

Minerals

A cup of carrot juice contains 6.1 percent of a reproductive-aged woman’s iron intake, with the same amount accounting for 13.6 percent of the lower iron needs of men and post-menopausal women. This element promotes weight loss by increasing exercise capacity, sports performance, oxygen transport and energy. A cup of carrot juice contains 14.1 percent of your daily phosphorous. This element helps build, repair and maintain muscles, decreases pain after a workout and boosts your body’s energy use.[wp_ad_camp_4]