Category Archives: Weight Loss

Apples and Pears for Weight Loss

Fruit has been shown to possess a number of health benefits. These benefits are thought to derive from the antioxidant, vitamin, minerals and fibre contained within fruit. However, fruit is also high in sugars including sucrose and fructose, and both … Continue reading

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Coleus forskohlii As A Weight Loss Supplement

Coleus forskohlii is a plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family of plants. The plant grows naturally in India, where it is cultivated for its medicinal properties. As with most plants Coleus forskohlii is high in antioxidants and … Continue reading

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Multivitamin Multimineral Supplements During Weight Loss

Multivitamin and multivitamin supplements have been shown to provide support for a balanced diet and to provide a useful tool at optimising essential nutrients. Multivitamin and multimineral supplements are important because they can provide insurance for shortfalls in the diet, … Continue reading

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Peanut Oil: Effects on Body Composition

Peanuts became popular as a mainstream food when they were made into peanut butter for their protein content. The high protein content of peanuts, as well as the high fibre content common to all pulses suggest that peanuts may possess … Continue reading

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Can L-Taurine Aid Weight Loss?

L-Taurine is a non essential amino acid. However, despite its lack of essentiality, L-taurine is still very important in human nutrition. Supplemental L-taurine appears to have a number of beneficial effects and one of these may be the normalisation of … Continue reading

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Kelp as a Weight Loss Aid

Kelp is a seaweed with the Latin name Laminaria japonica. As such it belongs to the macro-algal family of plants and grows in high salinity conditions in coastal locations. In Japan and other countries, kelp is used as a traditional … Continue reading

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Coleus forskohlii Extract: Metabolic Syndrome

Coleus forskohlii is an Indian plant that is used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to treat diseases relating to cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems disorders. Coleus forskohlii contains a siterpene called forskolin that interacts directly with the enzyme adenylate … Continue reading

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Does Bread Make You Fat?

Many people find that when they stop eating bread they lose weight, and this leads to the question of how bread could cause weight gain? Certainly in some individuals bread does not cause weight gain as bread has been a … Continue reading

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Ephedrine: Thermogenic or Appetite Suppressant?

Ephedrine has been shown to have beneficial fat loss properties. These properties have been evidenced to be enhanced in the presence of other compounds including green tea, caffeine, capsaicin and aspirin. The mechanism of action for ephedrine has been evidenced … Continue reading

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Synephrine: Pharmacological Effects

Synephrine is a protoalkaloid found in the Citrus aurantium (bitter orange) and other citrus species. Synephrine has been popular as a weight loss supplement because some evidence suggests that it might play a role in the oxidation of fat. Synephrine … Continue reading

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