Trans fatty acids are even worse for your health than the saturated fats in sour cream, butter, and lard, we hear from nutrition expert Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Dr. PH, Rd. According to the National Academy of Sciences, trans fatty acids increase your risk of heart attack by raising "bad" LDL cholesterol and lowering levels of protective HDL cholesterol as much or more so than do saturated fats. There is no safe level of intake.
Did you know that calcium has the ability to block the storage of fat? Be sure and eat the entire dairy on your program and supplement with added calcium.
We often reach for a snack when water is what we really need. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water daily.
We at Transformations want you to achieve your weight loss goals, but we would also like to have a part in helping you achieve life goals, like living longer! Our program is designed to help you lose weight, but also to help you stay or become healthier. We hope this information is helpful.
There's promising hope for women who suffer from endometriosis, one of the most common causes of infertility and pelvic pain. A study in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine reveals that Pycnogenol, an antioxidant plant extract from the bark of the French maritime pine tree, significantly reduces symptoms of endometriosis by 33 percent.
Losing Fat, Taking Appetite Suppressants and/or Thermogenics Will Have the Side-Effects of Producing Free Radicals and Releasing Stored Toxins from the Fat Cells Being Burned. These Same Released Toxins Hurt the Body's Ability to Metabolize or Break Down More Fat. IN OTHER WORDS, THIS PROCESS HINDERS WEIGHT LOSS RESULTS!
This proprietary French Maritime Pine Bark Extract contains procyanidins, bioflavonoids, and other health-giving molecules that synergistically support the body’s natural defenses against five major processes that characterize premature aging.
These are 10 super foods you should be eating in order to boost your body and set yourself towards better health!
Diet soda may not be a good weapon in your battle of the bulge. This comes from two new studies that indicate diet soda may contribute to larger waistlines and even to diabetes.
These 12 foods are the most commonly and highly contaminated with pesticides and chemicals, even after washing and peeling. The research used to compile this list is from extensive independent tests run by the FDA and the USDA from over 100,000 samples of food. The chemical pesticides detected in these studies are known to cause cancer, birth defects, nervous system and brain damage, and development problems in children. Panic if it ain’t organic.
There's some controversy over just how much calcium vegetarians and vegans need. Some experts believe that when you eat a mostly plant-based diet, the body requires less calcium than current recommended intakes of 1,200 - 1,500 mg a day. That's because protein tends to leach calcium from bones; the higher your protein intake, the greater your calcium requirement. Because plant-based diets are lower in protein, there's less need for calcium.
Triglycerides are in the same family of compounds as cholesterol. Like cholesterol, triglycerides are found in the food you eat; produced in the body by the liver; and, in high levels in the blood, believed to increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. Experts say that even a slight increase in serum triglycerides (over 100 mg/dL) may "thicken" the blood and increase your risk for heart disease.
Take 1 tbsp of dry parsley or ½ cup fresh parsley and add it to a quart of water. Put in 1 decaffeinated tea bag and leave for 30 seconds and remove. Serve over ice with Stevia if desired.
To 4 oz water, add 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar (preferably organic). Drink three (3) glasses per day. Stevia may be added if desired.