Starbucks is selling a cup of tea which is more calorific than a Mars Bars

Starbucks’ new Citrus Mint Green Tea Latte contains a whopping 321 calories in every 470ml ‘grande’ sized cup – more calories than one average-sized Mars Bar and two standard 355ml cans of Coke.

These drinks contain 39.2g, close on 10 teaspoons, of sugar, mainly from the citrus & mint flavour syrups……

Matcha green tea, the tea used in these drinks,  is full of catechins, which are some of the most potent and beneficial antioxidants. Why oh why counter the benefits by adding so much sugar?

Starbucks claim this new range “uplifts the mind and spirit”….. No, it give you a huge sugar rush, insulin spikes which can be catastrophic for the body, and a then a sugar crash…….

 

 

If you want the benefits of a high quality green tea based drink, consider the Healthy Herbalife Instant Beverage, available in 3 flavours

Less that 10 calories each drink, AND it burns calories as well!!

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Source: Starbucks is selling a cup of tea which is more calorific than a Mars Bars | Daily Mail Online

High Cholesterol? Beta heart® Launched In EMEA

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No doubt you’ve heard about the heart health benefits associated with a diet that includes consuming oats. That’s partly because oats are good sources of the soluble fibre beta glucan.

When it comes to naturally boosting the immune system by optimizing its response to diseases and infections, Beta Glucans are crucial weapons in the fight to stay healthy. But because the body doesn’t produce beta glucans naturally, the only way to get the compound is through outside sources

Introducing Beta heart®

Overview

High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.*

Beta heart® is a nutritious vanilla-flavoured powder that contains the key ingredient OatWell™ oat beta-glucan. Oat beta glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol.

*Coronary heart disease has multiple risk factors and altering one of these risk factors may or may not have a beneficial effect.

OatWell™ is a trademark of DSM.
HEART UK Charity Registration Number 1003904.

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1 scoop of Beta heart® provides:
– 1.5g oat beta-glucans
– High in fibre (3g)
– Source of protein
– 25 kcal
– Sugar free

The beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3g of oat beta-glucan.

Details

Whatever your age, lifestyle factors can play a big part in raising your cholesterol. Take control of your health in 3 simple steps.

 

 

Step 1: Eat well:
Reduce your intake of trans and saturated fats with simple food swaps:
-Wholegrains over white bread/pasta.
-Oily fish or lean poultry over processed or red meat.
-Nuts, seeds or soy beans over ready-to-eat snacks like crisps.

Step 2: Get active:
Being active helps to increase the ‘good’ cholesterol (HDL) in your blood. It stimulates the movement of fatty deposits to the liver, which helps to keep the heart and blood vessels in good condition.
150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week is all you need** – try 30 minutes, 5 days per week!

Step 3: Boost your diet:
High in fibre and a source of protein, one serving of Beta heart® also provides 1.5g beta-glucans; a soluble fibre found in the oat bran from oats, which helps to lower or maintain your cholesterol.*

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* Oat beta glucan has been shown to lower/reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Coronary heart disease has multiple risk factors and altering one of these risk factors may or may not have a beneficial effect.
**NHS guidelines: High cholesterol – prevention. Posted 16/08/2013.

Refreshing Spring Tea

This tea will warm up the belly and kick sluggish digestion lingering from winter into gear. To help you reduce sweets, cinnamon also eases a sweet tooth.

INGREDIENTSCup-of-tea

• 500ml water
• 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger root
• 1/2 star anise
• 2–3 cloves
• 2–3 black peppercorns
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

METHOD

In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil. Coarsely chop the ginger root, including the skin.

Add the chopped ginger, star anise, cloves, peppercorns, and cinnamon to the water.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes or longer.

Strain into 2 mugs.

Drink with or after meals.

NOTE:

If you experience acid indigestion at times, omit the black pepper. If you have a head or chest cold, add 1/2 tsp cumin seed to the recipe.

Benefits of Tumeric

this-is-a-must-read-before-ever-using-turmeric-againThere are endless reasons why turmeric is becoming so much popular!

Curcumin is the yellow pigment that gives turmeric its medical properties. Research shows more than 600 possible health benefits of turmeric and curcumin, the main polyphenol in it.

You can improve your overall health by including turmeric into your regular diet, but make sure to know about the following before you start using it.

Key Nutrient & Limitations of Absorption

When you eat turmeric, your goal is to absorb curcumin. But what is concerning is that it is not an ingredient that can be absorbed easily by your body.

There are so many clinical and animal studies that show that the concentration of curcumin in peripheral tissues, urine and blood plasma remain every low without concern how much dosage is taken. Because of this low absorption rate, you will not be able to experience this medicinal food’s health benefits.

So How Can You Improve Turmeric’s Bioavailability?

The best thing is that you can follow some wonderful kitchen strategies for improving turmeric’s bioavailability.

1. Use Black Pepper

Black pepper can not only help enhance turmeric’s bioavailability, it is also a great medicine in itself. It is also a highly potent turmeric adjuvant too.

When someone is given a bunch of curcumin from turmeric, there’s no significant increase in the levels in the blood stream when tested in 1 hour. The reason there’s no big boost is because the liver is always working to eliminate it. However, when this procedure is suppressed through intake of 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper, the results are entirely different. You will notice that your curcumin levels rise like anything.

When it was tested by giving equivalent amount of curcumin as earlier, but along with black pepper, the bioavailability increased by 2,000 percent. Taking even a pinch of pepper (which is equal to 1/20 teaspoon), can have a major impact on the process. The best thing is that black pepper is so commonly used – it is one of the main ingredients in curry powder along with turmeric.

According to a study titled: Influence Of Piperine On The Pharmacokinetics Of Curcumin In Animals And Human Volunteers, it was found that the human subjects were co-administered piperine with curcumin, their curcumin bioavailability increased a staggering 2,000 percent.

2. Adding Some Healthy Fat

Do you know turmeric is soluble in fat? You can enjoy its health benefits by combining it with some fat so that your body can absorb it fully.

When you take with healthy fats like ghee, olive oil or coconut oil, curcumin gets readily absorbed into your bloodstream via the lymphatic system. Thus, it bypasses the liver.

The best thing about this process is that curcumin doesn’t get as much exposure to metabolic enzymes and stays in its free form. This allows it to remain in your body for a longer duration (Source: DrNibber).

3. Heating for Increasing Bioavailability

As already mentioned, curcumin, the potent ingredient found in turmeric, cannot be readily absorbed by our body. But with some help from your sauté pan and warm oil, things can be different. This has been claimed by Dr. Sukumar.

Dr. Sukumar claims that he uses turmeric in all sauté – 1/4 teaspoon. He says that everyone should use it as much as they like. There’s no reason to be reserved.

He claims that everyone should use it widely in their cooking. Sprinkle it in your sauté. When the oil is heated and turmeric is added, it will become fully bioavailable.

So when you want to optimize the efficacy of turmeric, you should follow these 3 steps:

– Heat it to activate turmeric.

– Combine turmeric with freshly ground black pepper to increase its absorption by a staggering 2,000 percent.

– Use turmeric mixed in some healthy fat and this will help in bypassing your liver.

Dosage Recommendations:

– Cut root – 1.5 to 3 grams a day

– Dried and powdered roots – 1 to 3 grams a day

You can also prepare golden milk recipe using it. Click Here for the Recipe

Replacing Fizzy Drinks In Your Diet? Awesome Flavoured Water

 

You should drink at least three 8 oz glasses per day, they say the longer it sits, the better it tastes. You can eat them as well but they are intended as flavouring and still work, so that is a personal choice.

The Vitamin C turns fat into fuel, the tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, and the cucumber makes you feel full. Try it for 10 days and see what you think!

Ingredients per 8 oz serving

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1 slice grapefruit
1 tangerine
½ cucumber, sliced
2 peppermint leaves
Ice – as much as you like

Directions
Wash grapefruit, tangerine cucumber and peppermint leaves. Slice cucumber, grapefruit and tangerine (or peel). Combine all ingredients (fruits, vegetables, 8 oz water, and ice) into a large pitcher.
Stir & Enjoy!

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If you really want to cleanse then DRINK, DRINK, DRINK.

Here are 8 home made vitamin water recipes to help you keep the water flowing!

As a rule, you should try to avoid, as much as possible, industrial food and beverages!

1) The Classical : Lemon / Cucumber:d0008146_8321074

Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + 1 cucumber and a lemon, thinly sliced + 1/4 cup fresh finely chopped basil leaf + 1/3 of finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
2) The Granite : Strawberry/Lime or Raspberry/Lime

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 6 strawberries / 0r Raspberries and one thinly sliced lime + 12 finely chopped fresh mint leaves. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

3) The Digestive : Fennel / Citrus

First: infuse 1 to 3 grams of dried and crushed fennel in 150 ml of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water + lemon juice (put the leftover lemon in the mix) + a small thinly sliced orange + 12 fresh chopped mint leaves + the infusion of fennel seeds. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

4) The AntiOX : Blackberry/SageFlavored-Water-2-2

Note that a part from the berries, sage leafs is the herb that has the highest antioxidant content.
Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of blackberries that have been very slightly crushed + 3-4 sage leaves. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

5) Watermelon : Watermelon / Rosemary

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of watermelon cut into cubes + 2 rosemary stems. Leave in refrigerator overnight before serving.

6) The Exotic : Pineapple / Mint

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of pineapple cut into cubes + 12 fresh mint leaves finely chopped. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

7) The Traditional : Apple / Cinnamon

Mix in a pitcher : 10 cups of water + 1 cup of apple cut into cubes + 2 cinnamon sticks + 2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

8.) The Zingibir : Ginger / Tea

In advance: heat 1 teaspoon of ginger in two cups of tea, let it cool down.
Mix in a pitcher: 10 cups of water with two cups of the ginger tea + 4-5 pieces of fresh ginger cut into cubes. Leave in the refrigerator overnight before serving.