Mini-fasting

When we hear the keyword of intermittent fasting, we come to a well-known intermittent fasting feeding system. Today we will introduce you to mini-fasting – this is a new type of intermittent fasting, which is supposed to allow pain-free reduction of fat tissue while improving condition. Strength trainers are quite often suspicious about the subject of intermittent fasting, if only because regular meals are a…

How to be more efficient at gym?

You regularly do training and suddenly you find that they take too much time for you. However, let’s face it – are the trainings taking so much time or are you a master in his waste? If you notice that after taking just one or two exercises an hour passes, it is worth taking a look at your habits and what is really spent such…

A discipline perfect for seniors

Sports equals health. This well-known slogan is true for people at all ages – also in their sixties, who have just retired. Even when joints hurt a bit in the morning and muscles are weaker than three decades ago, we may always find a proper type of workout. What is more, we have to find it – for better condition, well-being and… health. ACTIVITY IN…

GOTU KOLA (Asian Pennywort) – healing properties

Gotu kola, or Asian pennywort is a plant whose properties and healing effects have been appreciated in Indian natural medicine for years – Ayurveda. Gotu kola (Asian pennywort) has been used as a means for better memory and concentration. Proper dosage of this plant also helps reduce anxiety in stressful situations. What other properties does the Gotu kola have? What are its healing properties? Gotu…

Reasons why you should use BCAA

Currently, with BCAA amino acids, so many people criticize their action. However, when looking through professional literature, one can notice some facts that indicate that their influence on the human body undoubtedly exists and is necessary for many biochemical reactions beneficial to our musculature. BCAA amino acids are obtained from such food sources as: dairy products, legumes or meat. It does not matter much from…

GABA – action, effects and dosage of the supplement

GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a supplement used by body builders to speed up anabolic and regenerative processes in the muscles. This compound has a number of properties that affect not only muscle building, but also the nervous system – including making it easier to fall asleep, relieves anxiety, relaxes and calms. For this reason, it should be used with caution and only during periods…

Crunches and fat burning

Many people believe that hundreds of “crunches” are able to burn fat around the navel, but unfortunately it has a negligible effect. How we will reduce our body tissue in this place depends mainly on the diet, hormone profile and individual conditions, such as the proportions of alpha2 / beta2 receptors on fat cells in this region. The fact that research shows that during strength…

Does taurine burn fat?

As a result of recently ended observations – Japanese researchers noticed an unknown face of taurine… As it turns out: this amino acid, which is well-known to sportsmen – an anabolic and anticatabolic – also intensively stimulates fat burning in subcutaneous fatty tissue and facilitates its reduction. By the way…. Japanese people especially like taurine – the majority of information on this supplement come from…

What to drink while losing weight?

Every adult person realizes that their body needs a daily dose of fluids. It’s often said that we should drink at least 1.5 litres of water each day. This does not mean, however, that the only good drink is water. There are other liquids that can be taken even by those who are on a reduction diet. Just before we start, it’s worth explaining that…

After-Easter food “reset”

“Holidays, holidays and after holidays”, but “souvenirs” in the form of additional centimeters and kilograms can be permanent. With Christmas greed, it happens that it ends only around the New Year. It is connected with the fact that, first, Christmas dishes, including cakes and desserts, are always more than necessary, secondly, after two days of “letting go of the belt”, the mechanisms of controlling hunger…

Is fiber good only for digestion?

Everyone on a diet with the aim of shaping the body in a satisfactory way knows that fiber is an essential dietary element. What is fiber? Where can we find it? What it its role in our organism? We will try to answer these and other questions in this article. Fiber is not digested and absorbed in our digestive system. Moreover, it is also not…

Melatonin – loosing weight when sleeping

It’s known not from today, that healthy sleep is crucial in effective work over our body. On the other hand, it’s not well known why it’s so important from biochemical side of things. That’s why we will look closely at melatonin properties, known also as “sleep hormone”. Do melatonin is effective supplementation for weight reduction? That’s was also the question for researchers, and that’s the…

Do cheat meals help you lose weight?

Many people who start diets, especially reducing diets, wonder whether and how often to cheat. A cheat meal is an important aspect of a diet, which positively influences fat reduction, as long as it is wisely incorporated in a balanced diet. Such a meal has amazing influence especially on our hormonal balance, stimulating certain hormones: leptin, ghrelin, thyroid hormones, insulin. The level of leptin, especially…

Physical activity is more important than your weight!

Successive studies prove that everyday activity decreases the risk of cancer, heart attack and stroke (even in people with excess weight). Physical activity is every form of movement – walking, running, cycling, daily activities, such as cleaning, cooking, ironing etc. The board of scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark analyzed data from studies related to health, carried out in 2007-2008, in which 10976…

Cooking mistakes that make your meals unhealthy

Home-made meals are often considered healthy. In most cases this is true, because by cooking you control the selection of ingredients and their quality. However, you can make mistakes during cooking that make the meal unhealthy. 1. Frying on products with low-temperature smoke point The smoke point is the lowest temperature at which the garter begins to decompose (for example, butter has a low temperature…

How to speed up metabolism?

Work on your metabolism! We usually associate the term “metabolism” with … a toilet. If someone eats something and then very quickly goes to the bathroom, then people say that he has quick metabolism and does not get fat. It’s not true – it has nothing to do with whether we are slim or fat, whether the meal is better absorbed or worse: the time we…

Red tea – Pu-erh for weight loss!

“Slimming tea” is often an irreverent term for placebo-like products, which just cannot support our weight loss. But that’s not the thing in case of red tea. This type of tea, will help in slimming, and detoxyfing your body. So, what benefits we can get, from using Pu-erh regularly? WHAT IS RED TEA? In modern times, red tea is mostly associated with Pu-erh variety. It was…

Niacin – a few words about vitamin B3

Niacin is a substance classified to the group of vitamins B, which are essential for the proper functioning of our organism. The benefits from its proper concentration are numerous and as it turns out in practice, not so hard to obtain. In the present article, we will present the properties of vitamin B3 and inform what may entail its insufficient supplementation. What is niacin? Niacin,…

Green tea and weight loss – healthy influence and weight loss

Eastern creators of natural medicine believed that green tea is a recipe for long life. It might be the case that they were close to the truth. Green tea has invaluable properties supporting the treatment of numerous ailments and preventing the development of many more. How can green tea influence weight loss? Since recently, green tea has been used as an element of reducing diets.…

Does eating grapefruit help you lose weight?

Not without a reason grapefruit extracts are the ingredients of many supplements supporting weight loss. This fruit has become a symbol of weight loss. Additionally, it has a range of pro-health properties. Grapefruit as an indispensable part of weight loss process Numerous dietary supplements supporting weight loss contain in their composition a grapefruit extract. However, it is better to reach for a natural fruit. Studies…

Synephrine from bitter orange – weight loss properties

Synephrine is a substance obtained from the fruits of bitter orange with the properties dangerously resembling ephedrine and amphetamine. It belongs to the so-called thermogenics accelerating weight loss. The application of supplements with synephrine may entail side-effects, which are dangerous to health. The source of synephrine – bitter oranges The variety of applications of bitter orange fruits may be surprising. Although freshly picked from a…

Hoodia for weight loss

Hoodia is a plant native to Africa. More specifically, this plant can be found in countries such as Angola or Botswana. History of hoodia Hoodia is a succulent. In short, it’s a plant that does not need much to survive and for its development. Hoodia is mainly found in the desert, where there is little water. Hoodia was used by indigenous Africans. They chewed the…

Vitamins and minerals for vegetarians

Properly balanced vegetarian diet should completely fulfill the needs of an average human being for all nutrients, however, there are certain situations, in which supplementation is recommended. Vegetarians most often decide to supplement iron. This is one of the mineral ingredients, the deficiency of which is very often diagnosed also among people who eat meat. However, vegetarians are more prone to iron deficiency, as this…

Clenbuterol – a high-risk fat burner

We may write a book about weight loss properties of green tea, bitter orange or cayenne pepper, indicating not only a desired effect on fat burning, but also highlighting the issue of safety of use. However, there are people who don’t look for compromises, for whom only effectiveness matters. An example of a controversial product used both by professional sportsmen and amateurs is a drug…