Posts Tagged Diet and Nutrition

Deal of the Day: L-Carnitine Fumarate

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L-Carnitine Fumarate is an amino acid(like) nutrient that is found naturally in the body and in red meat. It plays a major role in the process of burning fat for energy. This nutrient is a great weight loss aid as it can help to increase muscle strength, energy and increase fat burning efficiency. L-Carnitine can also help you achieve more energy, increase immune function, enhance and protect your mental faculties, and lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

L-Carnitine Fumarate is the most stable and bio-available carnitine salt. Contains 58.5% of active principle. Because fumarate is naturally present in the Krebs cycle it optimizes the action of L-carnitine. Recent studies have shown that fumaric acid increases energy through the anaplerotic effect and is beneficial for cardiac conditions.

When L-Carnitine Fumarate is taken in supplemental form, it can increase energy, burn fat, improve the functioning of the heart and liver (and studies suggest, even increase sperm quality!) Supplementation of this essential nutrient is a good idea for anyone looking to lose weight and improve muscle tone and strength.

DEAL OF THE WEEK: L-Carnitine Fumarate

** Offer good until midnight on August 7, 2009

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I’ll Drink to that … Tea could fight obesity

Obesity has become a widespread problem in the United States. The recent economy struggles may increase obesity numbers as people try to save money by eating cheap and unhealthy food. This behavior pattern could lead to a significant increase on related disorders such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

But there is some promising news in the fight against obesity and all you need to do is have a Green and White Tea Party.

Green Tea

Five cups of green tea every day could help you shed twice as much weight – most of it around your middle, according to a Journal of Nutrition study. Researchers also found that people who had sports drinks with green tea for 12 weeks lowered their levels of triglycerides, a blood fat linked to heart disease.

Catechins, the antioxidants in the tea, are thought to boost energy and enhance fat-burning, and they may influence body composition in other ways.

Green tea is a type of tea made solely with the leaves of Camellia sinensis, that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea does contain caffeine but less than coffee.

White Tea

A recent study shows that an extract from white tea can reduce the number of new fat cells produced and break down the fat in existing ones.

The research shows that white tea extract can inhibit the creation of new adipocyte and stimulate fat mobilization from mature fat cells. Adipocytes are the cells that primarily compose adipose tissue, specialized in storing energy as fat.

Like most teas, white tea comes from the camellia sinesis plant but contains lower levels of caffeine than green teas. A specialty in China, white tea is generally less processed than other teas.

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June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month

Summertime and the eating is easy when you can graze your way through the stacks of fresh produce now available in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. And to celebrate summer and healthy eating, June is designated National Fruit and Vegetable Month.

This month the VirtuVites Blog will be celebrating all things healthy this month with a series of posts on Fruits and Vegetables.

Produce for Better Health Foundation offers the Fruits & Veggies-More Matters health initiative. A health initiative that offers expert cooking advice, nutrition information and shopping tips. PBH is a non-profit consumer education foundation whose purpose is to motivate people to eat more fruits and vegetables to improve public health.

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to Eat MORE Fruits & Vegetables from the Produce for Better Health Foundation

10: Texture. Fruits and veggies add color, texture to your plate.
9: Convenience. Nutritious in any form – fresh, frozen, canned, dried and 100% juice.
8: Fiber.
7: Low in Calories.
6: May Reduce Disease Risk.
5: Vitamins & Minerals.
4: Variety. There’s always something new to try!
3: Quick, Natural Snack.
2: Fun to Eat! Some crunch, some squirt, some you peel …
1: Taste Great!

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