Wanting to lose weight is pretty much standard after the age of 40. Indeed any form of obesity can cause complications for people with medical conditions like arthritis or heart disease.
We know that low calorie foods can help with weight loss. But are there any types of foods which can actually help us lose weight? PatientTalk decided to investigate. And we have to say the results are fascinating.
There are, it seems, a number of food stuffs which can assist in weight loss.
Beans. Not just are beans low in fat but they contain cholecystokinin which is a naturally occurring appetite suppressant. And they can help low your cholesterol as well.
White tea. The antioxidants in white tea may well speed up your metabolism thus promoting weight loss. For other benefits have a look at our previous blog on white tea – http://patienttalk.org/?p=365
Celery. Not only does eating raw celery use up as many calories as are in the celery it also raises your body’s metabolism. And it is great in Italian food.
Chillies – capsaicinone, the active ingredients in peppers, helps suppress your appetite.
Pears. Recent research suggests that the pectin fibre found in pears lowers blood sugar levels, which in turn, decreases the desire to snack between meals.
In fact there are loads of other foods which look like they can help us all fight the flab.
If you have any that you have found effective please let us know about them in the comments box below. If you have any recipes feel free to share.
When I was a boy many years ago, along with washing behind the ears, we were regularly reminded on the old adage “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away”.
Apart from the now ubiquitous “five a day” or in Australia “seven a day” is there anything specifically about apples? Si if one is eaten per day does it enable the consumer to indulge in a bit of physician dodging.
To assist our readers PatientTalk.Org has conducted extensive research and has managed to ascertain the following useful information for our readers.
As a healthcare blogger I get to see quite a bit of odd stuff. Recently I was sent some something which told me about the benefits of white tea. Now I admit I’d heard of white tea but at those prices had not been bothered to buy the stuff. But this week I decided on a whim to take the plunge and check out white tea.
I have to say the first thing I noticed is that the tea really does not seem to be white when it is in the cup. Have a look at the photo of the mug I just made. What do you think? Also please note how clear the desk of a healthcare blogger needs to be to keep up with all your informational needs.
However there are quite a few interesting claims made by fans of white tea which I thought I’d share with you:-
a) White tea can lower both blood pressure and cholesterol. This can reduce the risk of cardiovascular illnesses.