Green Coffee Bean Extract for Weight Loss?

For those of you who’re interested in shedding a few pounds–whether your motivation comes from wanting to improve your overall health or simply look better at the beach this summer, the coffee bean just keeps giving and giving… Previously, I wrote about how coffee mannans (coffee mannooligosaccharides) which are basically an indigestible component found in…

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Health Benefits of Green Tea?

Next to water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.  Speaking of water, with all of the potential health benefits of green tea, in particular, perhaps we should be putting it in the water?  Seriously.  Or rather, let’s take a look at some reasons why you should be drinking green tea more…

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Supplementation with Lees of Brown Rice Reduces Waist Circumference?

The Lees of brown rice are by-products of its fermentation in the process of making rice wine.  Brown rice itself is an unrefined whole grain which is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other constituents.  Previous research suggests that intake of whole grains is associated with a lower risk of both diabetes…

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Intermittent Fasting, Whey Protein, and Weight Loss?

For those of us who’re looking to lose weight, a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition might offer some hope.  Losing weight is never easy as it requires a lifelong commitment to changes in dietary habits as well as activity level. Years ago, I read a book by Greg LeMond, the former…

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Diabetes Weight Loss Workout

The incidence of diabetes continues to rise alongside the incidence of obesity.  In fact, according to the CDC, the incidence of diagnosed diabetes is now 8.2 per 1000 population which represents an increase of 148% over the past 28 years. Given the comorbidity between obesity and diabetes, we’re now facing what’s been commonly referred to…

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Do Coffee Mannans Reduce Body Fat?

Raise your hand if you’re not thinking about shedding a few pounds. Okay, so now you’re sitting in your office or at home reading my blog, with your hand raised in the air. If you’re lucky, maybe you’re alone in your room or at least no one’s looking at you. You might even look a…

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Does Fish Oil Supplementation Improve Body Composition?

Let’s face it, who among us doesn’t want to lose some flab from around our wait or other areas of our body?  At the same time, many of us also want to achieve a more toned and in some cases muscular physique.  We also live in a society where quick fixes and easy solutions prevail…

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