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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Treat for better Blood Pressure

What is it?

The humble banana !

Good value for money and available
all year-round, bananas are brim-full
of the vital mineral potassium.
Several major studies concur that
people who enjoy 1 1/2 to 2 bananas a
day could be reducing their blood pressure
2 to 3 points.

Reducing your Blood Pressure by
2 or 3 points is enough to
significantly lower your risk of a
stroke. Indeed people with the
highest potassium intake cut their
stroke risk by a huge 38 percent
compared with the people who
had the least.

This awesome mineral works by
helping your kidneys filter more
excessive sodium (salt) out of
your bloodstream. It also
encourages tiny blood vessels to
relax and makes pressure sensors
in your artery walls work better.

Not just bananas...

We all like variety, so you'll be
pleased to hear it's not just bananas
that are rich in potassium. Try prunes,
watermelon, mushrooms, tomatoes, baked
potatoes (with skin) and other fresh produce.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

1 odd drinking technique for fat loss

Besides all the now understood health benefits of Green Tea,
including reduced risk of breast, colon, and prostate
cancer, recent studies have shown that this magical little
drink also fights against your belly fat and is great for
fat loss

The secret: drinking it BEFORE your workout!

In a recent study, green tea helped the subjects burn 17
percent more fat during a 30-minute workout.

Researchers are apparently not completely clear on how green
tea has this increased metabolism boosting effect, though
they think it is somehow making more of your stored fat
cells available as fuel.

So when you drink it before your workout, they are
suggesting it's like your fat cells are raising their hands
and yelling "burn me please!".

There are other ways green tea stimulates your metabolism
too, and these are well documented... but this new twist on
exactly when to use it is pretty cool!

Now, of course this new technique of using green tea as a
part of your pre-workout drink only works if... well, you

If you're having trouble sticking to your workouts
regularly, I would take a look at this program that's
helping a lot of people overcome their bad exercise and
eating habits, just by listening.

I mentioned this helpful resource in a past newsletter and
have received nothing but great feedback on it.

You can check out the program and decide for yourself here

by opting in on the right side.

Oh, one last thing... since you'll probably want to
stick with a traditional pre-workout drink (fast digesting
carbs and protein with little or no fats), you might try
adding some green tea extract to the drink, rather than just
drink a cup of green tea.

I would start with maybe 1/2 the recommended amount as some
folks are a bit sensitive to green tea.

I'll be experimenting with this soon to see how it goes. Let
me know how it works for you if you try it as well and we'll
talk soon?

Here's to fat loss, getting lean, strong and healthy for life...