Iamgine a berry that makes coffee, lemons or strawberries taste sweet without added sugar or sweeteners. This remarkable fruit is known as the miracle berry or miracle fruit.
Miracle Berry/Miracle Fruit
Miracle berry is the fruit of Richadella Dulcifica, a shrub native to West Africa. It looks like a cranberry or red olive. What’s miraculous about this fruit is that it can make sour foods taste sweet. Lemon tastes like lemonade. Vinegar tastes like apple juice. Lime tastes like sweet orange.
Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is an antioxidant produced in the body. It is also found in miniscule amounts in organ meat, fruits and vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, tomato, garden pea, brussel sprouts and rice bran.
Everyday, our body is subjected to free radical assault due to factors ranging from stress, poor diet, physical exercise to pollution. Free radicals damage cells and tissues in the body, impair immune function and cause diseases. Antioxidants work by fighting free radicals and minimise its associated damages.
Spices are not only a great way to add flavour to your food, but also to help you lose weight. Most spices have been used for thousand of years for their medicinal properties and health benefits. Some even have properties that prevent fat gain and/or stimulate the body to burn more fat.
The results of 2011 Burn The Fat 49-Day Challenge transformation contest are finally out… I was really impressed to see the amazing body transformations of both male and female winners in such a short period of time (49 days).
Male winner – Gary Vollhoffer
Gary dropped 23 lbs, burned off 8.1% body fat and cut 5.5 inches off his waist at the age of 52. See his before and after transformation pictures, Continue reading →
Carb cycling, also known as carb rotation or zig zag diet, can be an effective method for losing weight. Here is a recent study oncarb cycling for women and weight loss.
British researchers at the University Hospital in South Manchester, found that women who followed a low carb diet, 2 days a week, lost more weight than those who were on a conventional low calorie diet.
The aim of the study was to find a easy-to-follow diet for women who are at high risk for breast cancer. Obesity and hormones such as insulin and leptin, are known to increase breast cancer risk. So losing weight can potentially reduce the risk of this disease.
The research evaluated the impact of 3 different diets on weight and insulin blood levels. Continue reading →