Thursday, July 06, 2017

6 Home Made Teas for Weight Loss

Home made teas have the advantage that they let you control every thing you intend to ingest. You can discard any unacceptable ingredients and largely modify their amounts as they are not standardized for a precise content, so that they become more palatable, convenient or beneficial to you.

Certainly, there is no miracle tea that will do all the work for you. You should have your plan of weight loss and these teas may help you to better commit to your plan. None of these teas contain those serious ingredients that may affect your health negatively, like Senna which may induce hypokalemia ( decreased blood Potassium) which may lead to serious effects including cardiac arrest and death, if used unwisely.

These teas have another advantage of keeping you away from the buzz of the debate about
their use. Many people use them regularly without planning for weight loss.

The oriental teas are used to be boiled with water, or soaked in cold or hot water, and their
constituents are household spices that may be used regularly.

These are your teas for weight loss:-
1- Sage: boil 1 tablespoonful of Sage herb in a cup of water. Drink it in the evening.

2- Cumin: soak 1 tablespoonful of Cumin seeds in boiling water, put Lemon slices in the water,leave it overnight. Drink it before breakfast.

3- Chicory ( leaves, flowers and roots): Boil 1 tablespoonful in a cup of water. Drink it 3 times daily for 3 weeks.

4- Ginseng: It is said to generally exert offsetting breakdown and building up of carbohydrates, lipids and protein metabolism. It backs up the response to stress.

5- Green Tea: It is well known to have antioxidant effects as well as it is a supplement to aid
weight loss.

6- Apple vinegar: add 1 teaspoonful to a cup of cold water. Drink it before breakfast.

There are some seeds that help you regulate taste and convenience of your teas. They are all
used in many ready-made weight loss teas. These are: Fennel- Caraway- Anise- Coriander,
in addition to Peppermint herb.

You still can drink Cherry and Pineapple juices as they are known to be good for weight loss.
breakdown and building-up action of carbohydrates, lipids and protein. It backs up the response to stress.

You still can drink Cherry and Pineapple juices as they are known to be good for weight loss.

The Killer White Gold

Until the second middle of the 18th century, sugar was a luxury and its profits let people call it "The White Gold". The impact of table sugar on the health of people masses had started less than 150 years ago. By 1874, Gladstone- the British Prime Minister- abolished the tax on sugar and brought its prices within the means of ordinary people.

The first sugar was recorded in England in 1100. Its price in London in 1300 was equal to US $100 per kilo at today's price, and it is the discovery of the new world (The Americas) that established the sugar industry, as the climate in the Caribbean was so advantageous for the growth of cane.

During the 18th century, sugar became enormously popular and heightened demand and production of sugar came about to a large extent due to a great change in the eating habits of many Europeans, e.g. they began consuming jams, candy, tea, coffee, chocolates, processed food, and other sweet victuals in much greater numbers.

Now, annual consumption is running about 120 million tons (about %15 of them is in US alone) and is expanding at a rate of about 2 million tons per year. Most sugar is consumed within the country of production and only approximately %25 is traded internationally. In many industrialized countries, sugar has become one of the most heavily subsidized agricultural products.

Besides the refined white sugar, there are some other forms of sugar, these are :
* Brown sugar: Unrefined or partially refined soft sugar.
* Caramel : It is a food which has an orange-brown color and sweet toasted flavor derived from the caramelization of sugar. Caramel is used to flavor candy, as well as soft drinks such as Coca-Cola. It is also used as a food coloring (with the E number: E150).
* Corn syrup: Known as Glucose syrup outside Canada and US, it is a syrup made from corn starch by enzymatic process and composed mainly of glucose. It is used to sweeten commercially processed food.
* Golden syrup: A thick, amber-colored form of inverted sugar syrup, made in the process refining sugar cane juice into sugar, or by treatment of a sugar solution with acid. It is used in a variety of baking recipes and desserts.
* Natural brown sugar: It is either an unrefined soft sugar consisting of sugar crystals with some residual molasses content, or produced by the addition of molasses to refined white sugar.

Impact Of Sugar On Our Health:
Refined sugar and starchy foods commonly eaten (e.g. refined grain products) represent the most abundant foods having a high Glycemic Index(GI) , those foods that release their absorbed sugars through the stomach lining into the blood stream rapidly. The trend of fat reduction concurrently with high carbohydrate intake specially those with high Glycemic Index(GI), and since fats slow gastric emptying , this may result in even more accelerated absorption of sugars.
 Eating sugars with low fat causes a rapid spike in blood sugar. The body responds by releasing extra insulin in the blood stream. The high insulin makes blood sugar crash back down and suppresses fat burning as well, one gets that famished feelings which lead to overeating.

High GI meals induce a sequence of hormonal and metabolic changes that promote overeating (clinical trials proved people ate almost twice as much after high GI meals compared to low GI meals). Compared with low GI meals, the high GI meal resulted in higher Insulin levels, lower plasma Glucagon levels, lower post absorptive plasma Gluose and serum fatty acids levels and elevation in plasma Epinephrine.

The first observed effect of eating too much sugars (and other carbohydrates of high GI) is the formation of a lot of fats (obesity) a predisposing factor to Diabetes mellitus(ll). Some authors exaggerate the impact of eating carbohydrates by describing the most severe complications of uncontrolled diabetes like blindness, limb amputation, stroke...etc, yet we can point to some common known impacts of eating sugars on health, which in themselves may be predisposing factors to some other effects, these are :

1- Increased blood Insulin has negative effects on the body that accelerate aging.
2- Increased blood Glucose causes Glycation of proteins and this affect some tissues and systems negatively (e.g. Hypertension).
3- Raised cholesterol and triglyceride and sequela.
4- Indigestion, flatulence, constipation and gall stone formation.
5- Acne (actually the formed pustules are filled with un-metabolized carbohydrates).
6- Emotional disorders.
7- Osteoporosis.
8- Food, Caffeine and drug addiction.
9- Supra-renal gland exhaustion.
10- Hypersensitivity.
11- Arthritis.
12- Overweight.
13- Diabetes mellitus type ll.

In essence, we need to use sugars as a luxury again.
Unless you suffer from low blood sugar or you are running a marathon, minimize or avoid the killer "White Gold" i.e. sugar.

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