Benefits of Drinking Coffee and Tea

Benefits of Drinking Coffee and Tea

Aside from plain water, coffee and tea are the most enjoyed beverages around the world. Both have things in them that may help your health, and they’re an excuse to get together with a friend — that can be good for you, too. 

Coffee Basics

The beans grow on flowering trees found in more than 50 countries around the world, including the U.S. (Hawaii). They’re roasted and ground, then boiled, dripped, steamed, or soaked to make coffee, depending on where you live and how you like it.

Tea Basics

More than two-thirds of the world’s people drink this beverage, which is made from the leaf of a bush called Camellia sinensis. You typically steep the leaves in steaming hot water for a few minutes then serve the tea hot or over ice.

Green, Oolong, Black: What’s the Difference?

Tea makers dry and crush the leaves to bring out their oils, then they might expose them to air for a while, depending on the kind of tea they want to make. This is called “fermentation” — it’s a chemical reaction that affects the flavor of the leaves and turns them brown.

The longer they’re exposed, the more caffeine they have. Green tea uses leaves that haven’t been fermented at all, which is why it has almost no caffeine. Oolong uses leaves that have been fermented for a time, while black tea leaves are fermented the longest.

Free Radicals

These chemicals can damage your cells and lead to disease and illness. Your body makes them when it turns certain foods into energy and when sunlight hits your skin. You also can get them from things you eat and drink. Tea and coffee help your body fight free radicals with chemicals of their own called antioxidants.

Type 2 Diabetes

Both tea and coffee are linked to a lower chance of getting this condition, which affects how your body uses blood sugar (glucose) for fuel. Coffee has lots of a certain antioxidant that helps keep your blood sugar lower and more stable — the main challenge of diabetes. And antioxidants from tea may help your body process sugar in your blood.

Parkinson’s Disease

Coffee and tea may help against this serious disease, which attacks the nerve cells in your brain and makes it hard for you to move. Some studies suggest that caffeine can ease early symptoms of Parkinson’s, while others show that drinking coffee and tea might help protect your brain from it in the first place.

Heart Disease

Doctors once thought people with this should cut down on tea and coffee, because of the caffeine, but now it seems they may protect you from it. In one study, people who drank 3 to 5 cups of coffee a day were less likely to have a buildup of calcium in the vessels that bring blood to your heart muscle. That could mean a lower chance of heart disease.

Liver Disease

This is another organ that probably benefits from your morning cup of joe. Drinking 3 or more cups of coffee a day may lower your odds of having chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer — and it may be an alternative medicine for people who have those issues. Coffee has more than 100 different chemical compounds in it, and scientists are trying to figure out what they do and how they might work together to help your liver.

Stroke

This happens when blood is cut off from a certain area of your brain, and a cup of coffee or tea a day might lower your chances of having one. This may be because coffee can ease inflammation and help control your blood sugar levels. And drinking black tea is linked to lower blood pressure, which can make you less likely to have a stroke.

Cancer

Coffee and green tea might help prevent breast and prostate cancers, while all kinds of tea may protect you against the kinds of cancer that affect the ovaries and stomach. Researchers think antioxidants in tea, including ones called polyphenols, are to thank for this.

Alzheimer’s Disease

This disorder attacks your brain’s nerve cells (neurons) — it can cause memory loss and changes in thought patterns and behavior. Coffee has antioxidants that may help protect neurons, and green tea has some that may help prevent the clusters of proteins believed to cause the disease.

Gallstones

These are tiny pieces of hardened cholesterol and other substances that form in your gallbladder — a small pear-shaped organ near your belly that helps with digestion. They can sometimes cause serious pain and health problems if they’re not treated. But coffee can lower your chances of getting them because it helps move fluid through your gallbladder and makes the cholesterol less likely to crystallize into gallstones.

Weight Loss

If you drink low-calorie beverages like coffee and tea instead of sugary ones, you may find it’s easier to lose weight. They can give you a satisfying pick-me-up with almost no calories. Of course, that doesn’t work if you add a bunch of sugar and cream — so stick with the basic brew.

Don’t Overdo It

Despite the health benefits of coffee and tea, too much caffeine can make you anxious or irritable and make it hard to sleep. It also can make you less able to hold onto calcium, which can lead to bone fractures (calcium keeps bones strong). Talk with your doctor if you have questions about how much is too much for you.

Source: WebMD

 

 

Colon Hydrotherapy aka Colonic Hydrotherapy

Colon Hydrotherapy is a process that uses low pressure UV filtered water to flush out accumulated, impacted and hard waste from the Large Intestine or Colon.

This 30-45 minute, painless process uses a disposable speculum to allow 10–20 gallons of u-v filtered water to stimulate the muscles of the colon. Expect to experience increased energy, improved peristalsis action, relief from aches and pains, the elimination of bloating and gas and the ability to absorb nutrients better. Colon Hydrotherapy is safe. Waste loss varies between 2 and 7 lbs. depending on size and condition. Simple Preparation is suggested the day or evening prior to the session to soften waste and reduce gas.

Colonoscopy is not be confused with Colon Hydrotherapy but is often done before a Colonoscopy.

Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the inside of the colon (large intestine). The colonoscope is a five foot long, flexible tube about the thickness of a finger with a camera and a source of light at its tip. Under anesthesia, the colonoscope is inserted into the anus and then is advanced slowly, under visual control, into the rectum and through the colon usually as far as the cecum, which is the first part of the colon.

Gastroenterologists often suggest Colon Hydrotherapy to help remove stubborn waste from the colon prior to the test. Colon Hydrotherapy can be repeated three or more times in a year.

Colonics do not require anesthesia, and helps to remove waste, feces and toxins from the colon

Advocates of colon cleansing believe that toxins from your gastrointestinal tract can cause a variety of health problems like asthma, arthritis and allergies. They believe that colon cleansing not only improves health by removing toxins, but also boosts energy and enhances the immune system. Generally, those who choose to have colonics do it for the following reasons:

  • To remove old and impacted waste from the colon

  • To help eliminate bloating and gas

  • To help avoid constipation

  • Or to detoxify and improve overall health

Sugar is Sugar

Too much sugar isn’t just bad for your teeth. It can harm your liver, too. The organ uses one type of sugar, called fructose, to make fat. Too much refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup causes a fatty buildup that can lead to liver disease. Some studies show that sugar can be as damaging to the liver as alcohol, even if you’re not overweight. It’s one more reason to limit foods with added sugars, such as soda, pastries, and candy.

How many teaspoons of sugar does the average American eat and drink every day?

Answer: 22

Talk about a sweet tooth. We eat and drink 20 teaspoons — or almost half a cup — of added sugar each day. That’s way more than the American Heart Association recommends: 6 teaspoons per day for women and 9 for men. Our sweets add up: The average American eats about 152 pounds of sugar in just one year.

Added sugars include all kinds of sugars and syrups that are put in a product during processing to make it taste better. They have little nutritional value other than giving you extra calories.

Which of these sweeteners comes from a plant leaf?

Answer: Stevia

Stevia sweeteners are made from the leaf of the stevia plant. They can be as much as 300 times sweeter than regular sugar, but have zero calories. For a sweetener, stevia often can have a bitter aftertaste. Because the stevia leaf has to be processed to make the sweetener, some question whether stevia really can be called all natural.

On food labels, the amount of sugar is listed in grams. What’s 1 gram of sugar?

Answer: 1/4 teaspoon

Think about a teaspoon of sugar. That’s what about 4 grams of sugar looks like. A 12-ounce can of regular cola has about 39 grams — or 9 teaspoons — of sugar!

Want a low-sugar option? Add only a teaspoon of sugar to iced tea and that’s only 4 grams of sugar. Or drink diet soda or unsweetened tea for zero sugar.

You’re born with a sweet tooth.

Answer: True

Humans are hardwired to prefer sweet from birth. Sugars are a type of carbohydrate. When we eat carbs, they stimulate the release of the feel-good brain chemical serotonin. Most brain cells are influenced in some way by serotonin. This includes brain cells related to mood, sexual function, sleep, memory and learning, and appetite. No wonder sweet things make us feel so good.

What is table sugar?

Answer: Sucrose

Each “ose” – indicates some type of sugar. But sucrose is the sugar found in the greatest concentration in sugarcane (a type of tall grass) and sugar beets (a root). And that’s where our table sugar comes from. Lactose is the natural sugar in milk. Sucralose is an artificial sweetener.

Eating too much sugar can cause diabetes.

Answer: False

Type 1 diabetes is genetic and triggered by unknown causes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors, but not sugar specifically. However, being overweight and eating a high-calorie diet — which often includes a lot of added sugar — can raise your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Best and Worst Seafood Dishes for your Health.

You’ll want to consider what’s in the dish, how it was cooked, freshness, and the type of fish. There are lots of good choices, but some are better than others. You’ll want to limit cream, oil, salt, “bad” fats, and mercury. Do you know what’s in your seafood entree?  

It’s a nutritional darling that you’ll see on many U.S. menus. It’s high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. And as a canned fish, it generally has less mercury than tuna. Wild salmon caught in Alaska is a good source, whether fresh or canned. Because fatty fish like salmon can have more of banned chemicals called PCBs, it helps if you cut away or drain extra fat, skin, and darker meat.

Broiled Swordfish

No matter how it’s caught or how you cook it, swordfish is likely to have high levels of mercury. It’s not a big deal to eat once in a while, but too much can damage your brain and kidneys. If you’re pregnant, that may hurt the baby or cause a miscarriage. Infants, the elderly, and those who have weak immune systems may be more sensitive to it. Shark, king mackerel and tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico also have high levels of mercury.

Fish and Chips

The fact that everything in this dish is deep-fried is not a good start. The tartar sauce and ketchup often served with it add even more fat, sugar, and calories. If you bake the fish (try it with a cornflake crust for a crunch) and potatoes, you can control the amount of oil. A simple lemon wedge is a low-calorie way to add flavor.

Sushi

It can be good for you, with lean protein, omega-3s, and not a lot of fat, sugar, and calories. But there are some drawbacks. Raw fish needs expert handling. Bacteria and parasites don’t get cooked away, but a good chef knows how to keep you safe.  And mercury in common sushi fish like ahi and bluefin tuna can start to add up if you eat too much.

Boston Clam Chowder

Sure, it’s got clams, which give you protein. But this soup also has cream, butter, and salted pork. So you could get lots of calories, saturated fat, and sodium, which many people need to limit. Save this one for a special treat and try not to have too much. And you may want to try the “other” clam chowder: Manhattan.

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Instead of butter and cream, this chowder uses a base of tomatoes. That’s a really good start. Potatoes, carrots, and onions fill out the dish. It adds up to about 90 calories a cup with little saturated fat, compared with around 220 calories a cup for the same amount of Boston clam chowder. Mercury is not usually a worry with “bivalve” shellfish like mussels, oysters, and clams.

Shrimp Cocktail

It’s all about the sauce. The shrimp are usually steamed or boiled, which is pretty healthy. They’re high in protein, and low in fat and mercury. But the sauce, especially the classic bottled tomato-based type, can hide lots of sugar, sometimes listed as “high-fructose corn syrup.” So skip the dip, or make your own sugar-free version. You’ll find lots of recipes online.

Salad With Anchovies

Because they’re small and don’t live that long, these fish are less likely to have mercury, PCBs, and other chemicals in their flesh. And they’re loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that your body needs to be at its best. Some packaged anchovies have a lot of salt, so check the label, especially if you have to watch your sodium. Look for white anchovies in vinegar — “boquerones” in Spanish cuisine — for a less-salty version.

Canned Tuna

Tuna grow bigger than fish like sardines and anchovies. So they often have more mercury and other chemicals in their flesh. On the plus side, tuna is lean, gives you protein, and has some omega-3s. For lower mercury levels, look for the “canned light” kind. If you like albacore, look for products from the U.S. or Canada. If you’re watching your calories and fat, buy tuna packed in water instead of oil.

Raw Oysters

You’ll get protein and zinc, but it’s best to cook oysters, not eat them raw. That will help avoid food poisoning from bacteria like vibrio. This bacteria is more common in warmer months but can happen anytime. Hepatitis A can also be a risk with shellfish. Your oysters may be fine. But you can’t tell if it’s infected by how it looks and smells. Lemon juice, hot sauce, or alcohol won’tkill vibrio. Only thorough cooking can do that. 

Baked Catfish

They may not be the prettiest fish to look at, but U.S. farm-raised catfish have a lot going for them. They’re low in mercury, eco-friendly, nutritious, and easy to find in grocery stores. You may want to check on the source, since some countries don’t have strict rules about fish farming. Fried catfish is a favorite for many, but frying adds lots of calories and fat. Bake it for a leaner dish. 

Grilled Sardines

They’re usually canned, but you can sometimes get fresh ones at the market that are great when grilled whole. They’ve got plenty of omega-3s and not much mercury, because they’re small and short-lived. Plus, there really are lots of these fish in the sea, and they usually aren’t expensive. As with tuna, you can get them packed in water instead of oil.

Ceviche

Made with raw fish, lime juice, and often potatoes and onions, this is a traditional dish from Latin America. The acid in the lime juice may seem to “cook” it because the flesh changes color. But parasites can remain and make you sick. Seven days in the freezer at -4 F usually makes them safe. But the size and type of fish also make a difference, so let a chef make your ceviche.

If You’re Cooking

When you’re at the market, seafood shouldn’t smell fishy. And if you can see the fish’s eyes, they should be clear. If the bones are a problem, you can buy fillets. Experts recommend that you cook fish until it flakes easily with a fork. You can cook it many ways: roast, bake, grill, or steam, to name a few. There are many recipes to try, so cast a broad net!

Worms live in the Human Body

Helminths are an adult Ascaris lumbriocoides worm. They can range from 3″ to 9″.

Helminths are large, multicellular organisms that are generally visible to the naked eye in their adult stages. Like protozoa, helminths can be either free-living or parasitic in nature. In their adult form, helminths cannot multiply in humans. There are three main groups of helminths (derived from the Greek word for worms) that are human parasites:

  • Flatworms (platyhelminths) – these include the trematodes (flukes) and cestodes (tapeworms).

  • Thorny-headed worms (acanthocephalins) – the adult forms of these worms reside in the gastrointestinal tract. The acanthocephala are thought to be intermediate between the cestodes and nematodes.

  • Roundworms (nematodes) – the adult forms of these worms can reside in the gastrointestinal tract, blood, lymphatic system or subcutaneous tissues. Alternatively, the immature (larval) states can cause disease through their infection of various body tissues. Some consider the helminths to also include the segmented worms (annelids)—the only ones important medically are the leeches. Of note, these organisms are not typically considered parasites.

Parasite Eliminating Exparacyte Tea
Eradicating Parasites and Worms

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) Worms and parasites can be contracted from a variety of ways. Most commonly:

  • Transfer between humans (kissing and sex included)

  • Coming into contact with unclean surfaces (countertops and doorknobs)

  • Food that is improperly prepared

  • Contact with human hands that are unwashed

Final Cleanse Detox Level Four

Final Cleanse Detox Level Four Appetite Control

Final Cleanse Detox Level Four Appetite Control

Final Cleanse Detox Level Four is a 10 Day combination of an Herbal Detox Drink Cleanser and a Supplement to help Appetite Control and Curb Hunger. Works best used after using Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 Detox Cleanses. Works with your regular diet plan.

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 Final Cleanse Detox Level Four 10-Day Program.

1/ FINAL PHASE HERBAL DETOX DRINK cleanses the SMALL AND LARGE INTESTINE (COLON). 

2/ APPETITE CURB Drink helps to curb hunger and control appetite.

Final Cleanse Detox Level Four provides increased energy and better elimination. Results vary by user.

Final Cleanse Detox Level Four HERBAL COMBINATION IS FORMULATED WITH NATURAL HERBS. SIMPLY BOIL WATER. STEEP THE HERBAL MIX BAG IN THE WATER. IT MUST BE REFRIGERATED. DRINK THE LIQUIDS HOT OR COLD.

FOR TOTAL BODY CLEANSE AND FOR WEIGHT LOSS ALL PHASES ARE RECOMMENDED TO BE DONE.

The Daily Diet Regiment can be based on a 2000 Calorie – FDA Recommended Daily Allowance.

Total Sugar, Sodium & Calorie content is available in the Instructions and the Detox Guide. 

The 10-Day Daily Diet is based on your regular diet. Eat Fresh Fruit, Fresh Vegetables, 100% Fruit Juices, 100% Vegetable Juices, Purified Water with the Herbal Drinks & your favorite Protein Drink or Supplement.

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Step 5: Throughout the day drink up to 64 oz of 100% Fruit Juice & Vegetable Juices. Individually or mixed together.

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Water Vitality

Water Vitality

Can drinking water really help you lose more weight?

According to the five studies below there’s no doubt it helps…

Drinking ice water before meals can increase satiety and boost your metabolic rate. In two studies, drinking half a liter (17 ounces) of water was shown
to increase metabolism by 24-30% for up to 1.5 hours.

But timing your water intake is the most important part. Water vitality about 30 minutes before meals is the most effective.

It can make you feel more full, so that you consume less calories.

In one study, dieters who drank half a liter of water before meals lost 44% more weight, over a period of 12 weeks.

Ice water works best because your body will burn extra calories to heat the water to your body temperature.

Unfortunately, not all water is created equal…

Over 205 million Americans are now drinking contaminated water…
and chances are you are one of them.

Try your best to drink Alkaline water to balance your pH level by reducing the acidity and increasing the alkalinity.

 

SOURCES:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20040105/drinking-water-may-speed-weight-loss

http://news.discovery.com/human/health/glass-water-weight-loss.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/29/diet-soda-weight-gain_n_886409.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weight_loss_effects_of_water

http://www.wholebodycleansing.net/weight-gain-kidney-liver-congestion.html

http://www.waterbenefitshealth.com/symptoms-of-chronic-dehydration.html

 

Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen

Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen Benefits are many…

Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen
High Energy Enhancement

 

Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen is suggested for Increased Athletic Performance. Honey bees harvesting the pollen instinctively. Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen when gathered is pure and healthy. It is then mixed with flower nectar and bee saliva.  It becomes an all-natural and highly nutritious food. Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen contains all twenty-two of the elements composing the human body. It supplies vitamins, amino acids, trace minerals and enzymes. It creates a synergistic balance that provides optimum bio availability.

Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen contains Propolis. The material that bees make. They combine their discharges, beeswax and needle-leaved-tree sap or evergreen sap, and is typically sticky and greenish-brown in color, explains Healthline. However, the chemical components of propolis may differ from one location to another. Bees in different locations may access different trees and flowers.

An individual can acquire propolis from pharmacies or health food stores. It exists in the forms of creams, lotions and ointments, reports Healthline. Other than applying propolis directly to the skin, an individual can also take it by mouth in tablet, capsule or liquid-extract form. However, a recommended dose does not exist due to lack of enough scientific evidence. Additionally, the evidence regarding the safety of propolis is insufficient, despite not being a highly risky product.

People ingest Athletic Boosting Bee Pollen to enhance athletic ability, increase stamina, ward off the effects of aging, lose weight and increase appetite. People use bee pollen to treat premenstrual syndrome, prostate problems, radiation sickness, rheumatism and other medical conditions, even though there is no scientific proof that ingested pollen can cure these or any other health condition, says WebMD.

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