Tea aficionados and weight loss buffs have a common interest in oolong tea, a Chinese tea whose name means “black dragon.” For years, it has been touted as the safest weight loss supplement, owing to the fact that it’s made from completely natural ingredients and can be consumed every day without any side effects. Oolong falls somewhere in between green and black tea in terms of production. Green tea leaves are used fresh, while black tea requires the leaves to dry in the sun and oxidize completely (thus turning them black). Leaves for oolong tea are allowed to oxidize partially. Depending on the production and quality of leaves used, oolong can ...
Fish oil is a staple supplement for people struggling with high cholesterol and vitamin deficiencies. Regular fish oil contains high amounts of Vitamin D, a nutrient that’s hard to find in food sources. A different kind, cod liver oil, is known as a rich source of Vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids. This has made it a popular way to lower bad cholesterol and prevent heart disease. Some companies have taken this on a tangent and started marketing fish oil for weight loss. Unlike many other fads, this one actually has sound science behind it. Fish oil has been shown in studies to have positive effects on the three ...
Many weight loss solutions have been proposed over the years, some of them effective, others not. Laxatives are one of the newest. The idea is that when food goes through the colon fast enough, the body has no time to absorb the calories it contains. The products come in many forms, from pills and syrups to a variety of teas, most commonly senna tea. Not surprisingly, the use of laxatives for weight loss is questionable at best. Most experts agree that if it does work, it’s not the result of the laxative itself—it’s because your body is spending so much energy trying to figure out and adjust to the new system ...
Vitamin B12 has a long list of health benefits to its name. Known to many as the energy vitamin, it has proven positive effects on metabolism, hemoglobin levels, respiratory function, and cell development in children. Recently, experts have been touting it as a weight loss supplement as well. While there is sound science behind this claim, its use is still under question. How does B12 really aid in weight loss? The vitamin is generally administered in shots, usually given at a clinic. The procedure was originally meant for people suffering from chronic fatigue or a severe B12 deficiency. Weight loss was a side effect caused by ...
Women and weight loss have always been at odds with each other. Not that it’s impossible; weight loss stories are a dime a dozen, and a lot of women seem to stay in shape without even trying. But it’s true that women are more predisposed to put on weight than men, and tend to have a harder time losing it. It has to do with body composition, natural metabolism, and genetics. This is what most weight loss programs for women are targeting. Here are some of their common features and how you can make them work for you. Low-carb foods: Reducing carbohydrates is one of the most important elements in a ...