The corporate execs nowadays are overworked and over-caffeinated around the world. The study by US Medical Association has linked over consumption of caffeine in the form of coffee & tea with diseases like obesity,hyper tension etc.
So to escape from all the health woes of caffeine we need to find out healthier alternatives. Check out 5 alternatives which can protect your health from the caffeine related problems.
1. Oolong Tea – Oolong tea activates enzymes that cut down triglycerides, a type of fat found in the blood. One study showed that women who consumed oolong tea burned a slightly larger amount of fat than those who drank only water.
2. Green Tea – Green tea is an excellent source of catechins, another type of antioxidant. A subgroup of this compound known as EGCG has been studied for its potential role in preventing cancer and heart disease. One study showed that drinking one cup of green tea per day could decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by 10 percent.
3. Lemon Ginger Tea – Ginger has an active ingredient called zingiber, and lemon contains the immune-boosting compounds pectin and limonene. This epic duo makes lemon ginger tea an effective weapon against bacterial infections. One study shows that drinking lemon ginger tea can even kill the bacteria linked to salmonella!
4. Chamomile Tea – Chamomile tea is an ancient natural remedy with many health benefits. Research shows that the antioxidants in chamomile tea may help stunt the growth of cancer cells and prevent diabetes side effects such as loss of vision, nerve damage and kidney damage. Unlike the teas mentioned above, chamomile tea is made from the flowers of the chamomile plant.
5. Echinacea tea – Echinacea purpurea is a commonly used natural compound that fights illnesses such as the common cold and other respiratory infections. One study showed that consuming Echinacea in tea or lozenge form over a four-month period helped to prevent infections.
Enjoy Sipping health !!
This blog is all about our mutual fitness journey and the secrets explored.
Firstly, i will like to give a brief introduction about myself. A simple punjabi corporate guy whose weakness is food.I have been indulging myself in guilty pleasure via food since childhood. But this indulgence has given me constant guilt and rising obesity since years. This guilt and pouch has given way to my low self esteem turning me into anti-girl and anti-social species.
But recently a day came, when i decided enough is enough.This occasion was the engagement of a girl i aspired since long. But my low self esteem and bulky looks never allowed me to think i am her worth.
When i was a small kid everybody used to adorn my physical looks specialy ladies..:p.
But this cuisine pleasure has taken more from me than it has given me. It has created me into an ugly mammal with low self confidence and fading dreams.
Thus arose an aspiration to be that kid again. I wish to see that beautiful kid again in me. I wish to dream again. So here thus i am starting my journey to fitness.
I believe mutual motivation can do wonders. So i am writing this blog to motivate all friends around the world who are striving to get fit like me.
Come on friends let’s start a “mutual” fitness revolution and go for our dreams!!
Not only is breakfast the first food and drink your body has had in more than 8 hours, but studies find that what you eat for breakfast influences what you eat the rest of the day. Additionally, people who eat breakfast are significantly less likely to be obese and have diabetes than those who don’t.
The most important tip is to eat breakfast every day. Without exception. This one action alone can make a huge, positive difference in your health.
The key is to choose energy-enhancing, healthy foods. That’s what we’ll focus on in the tips ahead.
1. Be consistent with your portions. For most people, a perfect breakfast has three components: one serving of a whole grain carbohydrate, one serving of a dairy or high-calcium food, and one serving of fruit. Together, that would add up to roughly 300 calories.
For example – A bowl of skimmed milk with cereals and an apple
2. Not too late in the day-Breakfast should be done within an hour of waking, if possible. The longer a person waits to eat breakfast, the hungrier they usually become, making it harder to be satisfied once they eat. Remember: One of a breakfast’s main purposes is to provide you with fuel after a long break from eating. Once your breakfast blurs with the lines of lunchtime, it no longer does its job efficiently.
3. Oats are good – Oatmeal is good for you. It’s rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, folate and potassium — and that’s before you add any fruit or flavorings — and can help lower your cholesterol levels and reduce your risk of heart disease.
4. Don’t miss on fibre – Adults should try to eat 5g of fiber at breakfast — it may sound like a lot but overall, adult women want to aim for at least 20g of fiber per day while men need more than 30g per day. Those five grams add up quickly, if you’re smart about the foods you choose. Breakfast cereals, fruits, vegetables, whole grains (breads, oats, and corn meal) and beans are all great sources of fiber.
5. Prefer eggs without yolks – Egg yolks are known primarily for their high cholesterol content. But the medical research community has learned that dietary cholesterol is a different measure than blood level of cholesterol, which is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke.