Green Tea and Weight Loss

This article will provide a detailed explanation into the case studies of Green tea and its effect on weight loss / management and we will also look into how Green tea has been linked to prevention of lifestyle related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The westernised lifestyle has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. We have been accustomed to a somewhat lazier lifestyle in which we rely on transportation and thus less physical activity, easier access to fast-foods has also played a major role in a global increase in obesity. At the other end of the spectrum, due to scientific research, we have also become more aware about our health status and nutritional values of foods. Green tea is one of those natural herbs that is well documented in providing a multitude of health benefits, one of which is weight management – we will look into a human and animal case studies which provide an outlook on how Green tea can effect weight loss. To get started, we need to learn a bit about Tea catechins.

Green tea contains many types of polyphenols, particularly catechins; a part of a compound group generically known as flavonoids. Catechins found in Green tea are soluble antioxidants that have been shown to reduce body fat levels (visceral fat) in clinical studies. Frequent ingestion of Green tea beverages has been shown to increase energy usage in both human and animal trials. One way in which the Green tea catechins decrease body fat is by the activation of lipid metabolism in the liver and muscle, allowing for the utilisation of stored fats to be used as energy.Green tea catechins added to a high fat and high sucrose diet reduces the body weight of a mouse over 11 months

A mouse used to replicate the obesity of a human, by controlling its diet, was used in a clinical study over 11 months. The mouses diet was adjusted from a standard diet (SD) consisting of 5% fat to a high fat diet (HD) which contained 30% fat and 13% sucrose. Below is a chart which shows the decrease in body weight in relation to the intake of tea catechins.

Above is a chart that represents a clinical trial of a high fat dietry-induced mouse. A high fat, high sucrose diet (30% fat and 13% sucrose) was given to the mouse for a period of 11 months. As you can see, the addition and quantity of tea catechins to the diet significantly reduces body weight gain compared to a high fat, high sucrose diet alone (without catechins).Tea Catechins Increase Fat Oxidation (fat burning) in Human Case Study

A study conducted in 2005 showed sufficient evidence that tea catechins significantly increased the rate of fat oxidation levels during exercise. 14 healthy males aged between 26 to 42 years were divided into two even groups.Group A – 7 males consuming drinks with high concentration (570 mg) of tea catechins.Group B – 7 males consuming drinks that contained zero (0 mg) tea catechins.

Both groups were asked to consume their respective drinks, 500ml of beverage over an 8 week period. Both groups performed 30 minutes of treadmill exercise (5 km/h) three times per week.

After 8 weeks, breath analysis and energy expenditure was recorded, the fat burning levels in group A was notably higher than group B. See the chart below to see how Green tea catechins were effective:

Fat combustion levels are increased significantly during exercise when tea catechins are consumed in comparison to that without tea catechin ingestion.References

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Detox Tea – 100% Herbal Weight Loss and Liver Cleanse

Detox Tea is full of antioxidant goodness, meaning that it will help your body to remove harmful toxins that you accumulate over time.  Not only can Detox Tea make you feel great, it can also promote healthy weight loss by boosting your metabolism, improving fat oxidation and cleansing of the liver.

Start with a two or four week detoxification period, enable your body to cleanse itself from the inside out. We believe that you CAN achieve your weight loss goals when using this healthy beverage as part of a well balanced regime with vitamin rich foods and some exercise (even if its a 30 minute walk per day).
NOTE: This product does NOT come in tea bags, this is a premium quality herbal ‘loose leaf’ blend where only the best sourced, nutritionally rich and organic ingredients are selected. Please see directions below for the recommended method of consumption.

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Detox Tea is designed to enhance your health and general wellbeing using a combination of traditional medicinal herbs which have their own unique health benefits that can:
Boost the digestion of food
Enhance the body’s fat oxidation process – encouraging weight loss
Stabilise cholesterol levels within the body
Increase stable energy levels throughout the day
Refine skin; making it clearer and smoother
Refine hair; making it stronger and looking healthier
Improve sleep quality
Improve mental performance
Revamp blood circulation
Provide anti-aging qualities
Strengthen the immune system
Enhance eyesight
Made of 100% natural Camellia sinensis plant and other herbal produce:
Camellia Sinensis (Gunpowder Green Tea)
Milk Thistle Seed
Lemongrass
Dried Lemon
Dried Orange
Goji Berries
Ginger
Rose Hip
Rose Bud
Peppermint

 

All you need to do is drink twice a day (once in the morning and once at night), exercise regularly and eat well.
Place approximately 2.5grams of the blend straight into hot water or use a tea strainer/infuser; water should be about 85-90 °C for best results – this temperature can be achieved by adding about a tablespoon of cold water to the boiling water in the cup.
Stir a couple of times and let the goodness of Detox Tea infuse for around 5 minutes. You will notice that the tea leaves will expand and ‘flower’ inside your cup. That is when you know this is the real deal.
If you like it sweet, add a touch of Honey or Stevia.
Let your body and mind experience the relief from toxins and feel the difference.

TIP: Always consult your doctor or health professional before commencing a detox / weight loss program.

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5 tips to make your skin glow

We all want to have a clear and silky skin, free of any imperfections. While there are many beauty treatments and routines that can help, it is important to remember that having healthy skin starts from the inside Here you go 5 tips to make your skin glow:1- Change your eating habits:

The foods you eat every day affect your skin directly. For example, a diet with lots of sugar and fast food, will make your skin oily and prone to acne. The first step to a healthy skin is then, a change of your diet. Start by getting rid of the junk food and sugar (yep, completely) and choose eating whole foods that aren’t heavily processed. There are many natural substitutes for sugar such as honey, rice malt syrup, stevia, medjol dates, etc. When choosing your food, you should have a motto: The more natural, the better (and that’s not only for you skin but for your overall health). Our recommendation is to cut out all processed foods and soft drinks, and aim to eat fruit and vegetables every single day.2- Keep hydrated:

We can’t stress enough over this! Drinking enough water every day not only allows your brain and muscles work to their full potential but also nourishes your skin. So it is very important is to make sure you are drinking plenty of water, because this will hydrate and nourish your skin making it look healthy and glowing.

All this nutrition tips will not only improve your skin health but will also make you feel 100% times better on the inside! You will notice an increase in your energy and even changes of your mood! Happy body, happy you!

Following the basis of cleansing your “inside” and before thinking about any other steps, we want to introduce the PURE SKIN tea to you.

This amazing tea blend is composed by Natural Chinese Herbs known for its cleansing and clearing abilities. The Pure Skin tea will help to nourish and rejuvenate the skin, not only feeding your skin but equally hydrating, clearing the skin (think cystic, sore pimples) and draining away any inflammation.

The Pure Skin is 100% natural and organic. It’s composition is purely based on natural and organic Chinese herbs: Scutellaria baicalensis, golden cypress, rhizoma atractylodis,Poria cocos, dandelion leaf, Sencha green tea and Stevia leaf.

This tea is suitable for any time of the day, and will help you keeping hydrated as well (a very important part of the cleanse).

Right, so now that we are on track to achieve a healthy inside, let’s see what other things we can do to make our skin glow.4- Keep your surroundings clean:

One example of something that a lot of people ignore is to wash your pillowcases and sheets regularly. This might not sound relevant for our skin look. However we spend every night in our beds, and if you don’t clean your skin properly all the oils and dirt from that day gets transferred over to your sheets and pillows. This eventually builds up and ends up blocking your skin and may make you break out. Washing your bed sheets, covers and pillowcases on a weekly basis will makes a huge difference in how clear your skin is. You can also flip your pillows over daily so you are not sleeping on the same side of your pillow every night.5- Follow a face cleanse routine:

Remember to keep your skin clean and fresh on a daily basis. If you use make-up daily, try not covering your face with foundation unless you have to, use powder mineral foundation instead so your pores can breath. Also you should always clean all your make up before exercising so your face can breath and sweat, and have a fresh and clean face to go to bed.

As for the cleansing routine, we recommend using 100% natural products too. You can use coconut oil and round cotton as a make up remover, for example! And there is hundreds of natural face masks, treatments and moisturisers on the net, get creative!

These are only few of what we consider musts to have a beautiful skin.

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