10 Ways to Eat Smaller Portions for Health and Weight Loss

Eating big meals full of meat with gravy, lots of pasta and second helpings of dessert can pack on the pounds and affect your overall health. When you save all your calories for one or two big meals a day, you’re more likely to overeat since it’s been several hours since your last meal.

Going up to five hours between meals usually won’t cause hunger pangs for most people. If you like to eat a late dinner, you might be setting yourself for overeating, and your metabolism will slow down.

When your body has to process a large amount of food at once, it can cause your digestive system to become sluggish. You don’t have to forego big meals for good. A big meal with all the trimmings is fine once in awhile, but don’t make it an everyday habit.

Be aware of not only what you eat, but how much of it you eat. The portions of mashed potatoes and gravy you eat at dinner and the slices of pie you eat for dessert can add pounds to your frame before you know it. Here are ten ways you can eat smaller portions during meals and snacks to maintain a healthy weight.

Limit Portion Size

Choose to eat a healthy portion of any food, and you won’t gain weight or suffer any ill effects to your health.

It’s not what you eat, but how much of it that causes problems. If you eat three Girl Scout cookies with a glass of milk, you won’t gain weight. If eat a whole box and wash it down with soda, your waistline (and your teeth) will suffer.      

We know a whole box of cookies can total 2000 calories or more; a few cookies are only about 200. You can’t stay fit and healthy if you splurge on cookies and chips regularly. When you feel like snacking in front of the TV, try eating air-popped popcorn seasoned with cayenne pepper or whole-grain crackers. Even if you absentmindedly eat too much, you won’t gain as much weight as if you’d binged on cookies.

Portion control, however, applies to all foods – even the healthy ones. Learn to plan food portions when you cook, and be aware of how much you eat at restaurants.

Drink More Water and Herbal Tea

Drink more water before meals and between meals to fill up your stomach. You’ll eat less and be well-hydrated. Along with herbal tea, water prevents hunger pangs without the harmful effects (and calories) of soda, coffee drinks and energy drinks.

Here are a few low to no-calorie herbal teas to keep you full between meals:

  • Green
  • Oolong
  • Goji
  • Chamomile
  • Ginger

Be careful when choosing herbal teas. Some teas, like green and oolong, contain caffeine and can cause you to become jumpy if you drink too much of it

Share Restaurant Meals with a Friend or Bring Home a “Doggie Bag”

According this article, 92% of American restaurants serve large portions, resulting in meals that often contain more calories than the recommended daily calorie requirement for an entire day.

Share an order with a friend, or eat half of an entrée at the restaurant and save the rest for later. Instead of ordering an entrée, order a salad or an appetizer. You can even order a children’s meal. Unless you have strong willpower, avoid the buffet.

Most servers will be happy to accommodate special requests, such as putting salad dressing or gravy in a cup on the side. (Putting salad dressing and condiments on the side prevents you from slathering too much on your food.)

Don’t be afraid to ask for a doggie bag for leftovers. Boxing or bagging leftovers makes sense. Restaurant meals, even at causal sit-down chains, are somewhat expensive, especially if you bring the whole family.

Use a Smaller Plate

We’ve been taught to eat everything on our plates since we were kids. It’s natural to feel guilty if we’re in a restaurant or at a dinner party and we fail to eat all the food in front of us. Learn to use smaller plates. With a larger plate you’ll apt to fill it up even if you know you shouldn’t.

Don’t Use Electronics While You Eat

Eat slowly instead of gulping down your meal. You’ll actually enjoy the taste and texture of your food, and you’ll eat less.

Instead of eating in front of the computer, use your dinner table. Family dinners have been shown to foster better relationships between spouses, as well as parents and children. A home-cooked meal, even one made by a beginning cook, is better for you than gulping down fast food in your car or at your desk.

Tip – Don’t lie down after eating as it will tamper with digestive process and may cause acid reflux, especially if you’ve eaten

Eat Smaller Meals throughout the Day

Studies differ on the advantages of eating smaller meals throughout the day, but the longer you wait between meals, the likelier you are to eat more when you do finally eat. Your body burns energy every time you eat to digest food. When you eat small meals several times a day, it boosts your metabolism and you burn more calories.

Eat oatmeal with blueberries for breakfast instead of bacon, eggs and pancakes. For extra fiber and nutrition, substitute groats for oatmeal. Groats are the whole, unprocessed form of oats. They take longer to cook, but are much more filling than rolled or steel-cut oats.  Follow your breakfast of oatmeal or groats with an apple mid-morning, and eat a tuna sandwich at lunch time. Instead of a sugary coffee specialty drink in the afternoon, drink a sugar-free banana smoothie.  This eating schedule may seem odd at first, like you’re denying yourself food, but all you’re doing is spreading your food intake throughout the day instead of cramming it into two or three meals.

Need more variety in a small-portion diet? Try this delicious 382- calorie Honey Roasted Carrot, Coriander and Ginger Soup with Crunchy Chickpea Croutons soup for lunch or a late afternoon pick-me-up.  Here’s a list of portion-controlled, low-calorie recipes to prevent overeating caused by super-sized food servings.  

Tip- Your body may take up to 20 minutes before you realize you’re full. Slow down your eating by taking smaller bites and thoroughly chewing your food before swallowing. Make sure your mouth is empty before taking another bite of food.  

Get between Seven and Nine Hours of Sleep Each Night

When you’re tired, you tend to crave more carbohydrates and overeat. (Fatigue’s been shown to stimulate production of Ghrelin, a hunger-inducing hormone.) After you eat cake, doughnuts or other processed carbs, you’ll feel energetic for awhile, but it’ll soon fade. Getting enough sleep provides you with more natural focus and energy to get through your day and perform tasks, and it curbs your appetite too.

Choose Whole, Unprocessed Foods

When you replace processed foods with fresh foods, and eat smaller meals several times each day, you’ll lose weight or, at the very least, maintain your current weight. And you’ll feel “lighter” and healthier instead of feeling “stuffed” after each meal.

Eat a salad, low-fat chicken soup or veggies as an appetizer. The fiber helps control your appetite and fills you up fast. Veggies, salad and other fiber-heavy foods travel more slowly through your digestive system. Broccoli, spinach and tomatoes are just a few vegetables that’ll fill you up and add valuable nutrients to your diet. Broccoli is high in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, iron and potassium. It also contains many plant compounds that contribute to better health, including sulforaphane, which protects against many different types of cancer.    

study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that eating potato chips or French fries regularly leads to a bigger weight gain than noshing on other comfort foods.

If you can’t summon the willpower to stop eating chips and cookies,  then keep your house free of sugary and salty treats until you can exercise self control. Replace high-calorie snacks with fresh fruits.

Diets high in red meat, alcohol, sugary drinks and processed flour also lead to an arthritic condition called gout. Avoid gout by eating more eggs, whole grains, Vitamin C, low-fat dairy products and drinking more water. Also avoid certain food combinations when planning meals. Eating bacon and eggs, or any two concentrated protein sourcesin a single meal will impede digestion and cause fatigue.

Measure Your Food When Cooking at Home

At home, don’t guesstimate how much salt, flour or butter you’ll need for a recipe – at least until you until become skilled at it. Buy an accurate scale, measuring cups and measuring spoons if you don’t have them already.

When you cook at home, include protein (beans, lean red meat, etc.) and low glycemic index carbohydrates (whole grains, pasta) with every meal. When figuring portions, a half cup of oatmeal or pasta is referred to as a single serving.  Two cups of raw spinach equals one serving; half a cup is the best serving size for cooked or canned veggies.

Serve food from the stove or a separate serving station. If you eat from serving platters at the table, it’ll be easier to lose track of how often you help yourself to more food. You’ll be more aware of going for your third or fourth helping if you have to get up and walk to the stove or counter to get food.

It may seem a little old-fashioned to schedule meals at exact times, but it does help you focus only on eating and prevent you from multi-tasking when you should be enjoying your food. You shouldn’t do anything but eat while you’re at the table – unless, of course you have an interesting tablemate. Talking with a friend or family member may actually make you eat less, while other distractions make you eat more.

You’ll be better able to keep track of how much you eat when you schedule regular meals. When meals are scheduled and just a few hours apart, you’ll be better able to control cravings for junk food and quick trips to the Starbucks.

Distract Yourself When You’re Tempted to Overeat

Although drinking coffee at Starbucks costs more than brewing it at home, many people buy their lattes from coffee shops because of the social outlet it gives them. You don’t need to give up the social aspect of going to Starbucks or another local coffee shop – just order plain coffee instead of sugary coffee drinks with whipped cream on top.

If you eat when you’re bored or upset, try doing something else to pass the time and forgot about food. Take a walk, visit a friend or do yoga. You’ll soon be immersed in your new activity and lose the desire to snack.

Eat a cup of low-calorie vegetables before a meal as an appetizer, or add vegetables to casseroles and sandwiches. Adding a low-calorie vegetable to a meal supplies nutrients, and its high water content fills you up to prevent overeating.  

Portions and Digestive Health

Your digestive system consists of your mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver pancreas and rectum. That’s a lot of body parts for a seven-course meal to work its way through three times a day, everyday. Large meals of processed foods keep you “backed up”.   If you eat three heavy meals daily, your body has to work extra hard to process all that food. It’s much better to eat smaller, more frequent meals. If you must eat larger meals, choose lighter foods – fish, organically-raised poultry, vegetables and whole grains – instead of the usual meat and potatoes.  

The most common digestive problems related to overeating and bad food combinations include upset stomach, nausea, bloating, acid reflux and constipation.

Watching your food portions during meals – and when you’re snacking – helps you stay fit and energetic. It may take awhile to get used to eating smaller portions and saving the rest for later, but once you find out how much better you feel when you eat light, you won’t go back to “stuffing” yourself at dinner.

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10 Health Benefits of Seaweed

Most Americans only consume seaweed when they visit a Japanese restaurant.

You’ve probably had seaweed in salad, miso soup or in the wrapping around a sushi roll. But seaweed is more than a decoration on your sushi plate.

According to a study published on Biomed Central, all varieties of seaweed offer nutrients and distinct flavoring for many cuisines. Umami, a Japanese term for “fifth taste”, is becoming popular among Western chefs looking for different ways to add flavors to their dishes..

Sometimes referred to as sea or marine vegetables, seaweed adds taste and texture to salads, burgers and other everyday dishes.  It also offers many nutritional advantages in a relatively small package. You don’t need to eat a lot of seaweed to experience the following benefits.

1. Lowers Blood Pressure

Seaweed contains bioactive peptides, which have some of the same properties as Accupril, Vasotec, Monopril and other ACE inhibitor drugs. Eat more seaweed, along with other vegetables, to naturally reduce your chance of strokes and heart attacks.

2. Reduces Toxins in Your Body

Aliginic acid, a substance in seaweed, binds with the toxins in your body to speed their  elimination. When you eat seaweed, it sops up lead, cadmium and other environmental pollutants that end up in your body from cigarette smoking and air pollution. 

3. Contains Minerals and B Vitamins

Seaweed contains chlorophyll, the same green pigment that gives your houseplants their color. Chlorophyll has hundreds of amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals. A little bit of chlorophyll goes a long way towards improving your energy and overall health.

For example, a tablespoon of the seaweed dulse provides 500% of the daily value of iodine, 16% of Vitamin C and manganese, 11% of Vitamin B2, and small amounts of zinc, protein, iron, potassium and Vitamins B3, B6, B1 and B5.

Wakame is an excellent source of Vitamin A, magnesium, manganese, iron, niacin, folate, calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin E.

4. Offers a High Iodine Content for Better Thyroid Health

Seaweed contains iodine, a nutrient important for maintaining thyroid health. Your thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, produces and regulates hormones. Women have larger thyroids than men, and when they’re under stress, their thyroids become larger and you need more iodine. One in four women are thought to have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism, causes weight gain, mood swings and lethargy) or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism, causes excessive hunger, fatigue, irregular heartbeat and insomnia). Adding more seaweed to the diet is one way to control these conditions.

The amount of iodine in the average U.S. diet has decreased from 500-800 mcg in 1940 to 136 mcg in 1995. Serious iodine deficiency is rare in the U.S., as most fruits and vegetables are grown in iodine-rich soil, and prepared foods contain iodized salt. Your body requires 100-200 mcg of iodine per day, and kelp and most brown seaweed have between 500 and 1500 parts per million (ppm) of iodine.

Other foods with iodine include most fish (canned tuna and sardines, cod, shrimp, salmon, sea bass and halibut, etc.), and many veggies, including Swiss chard, spinach and lima beans.

5. Provides Anti-Cancer and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Sea vegetables offer lots of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to reduce the risk of cancer. Research on colon cancer indicates that seaweed extracts may alter the loss of calcium-sensing receptors (CaSRs) on colon cancer cells, improving recovery for people suffering from the disease. The low rate of breast cancer in Japan is often attributed to the consumption of seaweed as part of the daily diet.

Fucoidans, polysaccharides in bladderwrack and other brown seaweed, have been shown to decrease cell proliferation in certain types of cancer.

Kelp inhibits the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, which causes inflammatory skin conditions and stomach ulcers. The high antioxidant content of the edible green seaweedsUlva clathrata and Ulva prolifera has been shown to reduce inflammation that causes arthritis, asthma and celiac disease.

6. Seaweed Offers Benefits for Reproductive and Sexual Health

All classes of seaweed contribute to sexual health due to their high manganese and Vitamin B2 content. Seaweed helps regulate estrogen and other hormones, and it may be a good addition to meals for women going through menopause. Eating seaweed also provides relief for Women who suffer from bad PMS symptoms.

Research conducted at the University of California, Berkeley suggests eating bladderwrack and other brown kelp seaweed may lengthen the menstrual cycle and delay the onset of menopause. It may also relieve symptoms of endometriosis and improve fertility.

Men’s sperm count also benefits from eating seaweed. It’s rich in Vitamin E, which fights free radicals in the sperm membrane.

7. Improves Dental Health

Seaweed contains extracts that help prevent cavities and gingivitis. It improves salivary function and strengthens oral tissue to resist damage. Dental alginate, which is used to make molds of patients’ teeth, is derived from the alginic acid in seaweed.

8. Smoother, Younger Looking Skin

The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in seaweed have anti-aging properties that guard against dry skin and wrinkles. Seaweed extract may be of value as a topical ointment for aging skin.  Seaweed wraps and baths, used in many spas, detoxify the skin. The phytonutrients in seaweed improve blood flow to restore skin’s youthful luster.

Adding seaweed to meals increases the amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C in your diet. Vitamin A helps repair skin tissue, and Vitamin C boosts collagen production and improves the texture of your skin.

9. Boosts Energy

People in the Caribbean and Ireland have depended on seaweed-based soups as energy tonics for centuries, and this method can work for you, too. Whether you’re feeling tired after a busy week or recovering from an acute illness, a soup filled with greens, sprouts, avocado and seaweed will revitalize you. Seaweed soup is sometimes used as a hangover cure, and may dissolve the phlegm associated with colds, respiratory ailments and the flu.

Arame and other brown seaweeds help balance your body’s pH, to maintain a healthy acid/alkaline ratio. It improves gut flora to benefit digestion, control weight and even guard against depression. In the book,  Beating Stress, Anxiety and Depression: Groundbreaking Ways to Help You Feel Better, author Jane A. Plant, recommends eating seaweed, along with more Omega 3 fatty acids and fewer dairy products, to naturally relieve depression.

10. Strengthens Hair

A study conducted on rats showed extracts from the seaweed Grateloupia elliptica prevented hair lossResearch indicated treating the scalp with seaweed extract and eating more seaweed, may be beneficial for preventing hair loss in humans. Using shampoos formulated with seaweed extract protects hair against environmental damage and makes it shinier and stronger.

Types of Seaweed

Seaweed (aka algae) has been part of the diet in Japan and other Asian countries for centuries. Many studies have noted how seaweed, along with soy and other staples of the Japanese diet, play a part in that country’s lower cancer and obesity rates.

There are over 20 different types of seaweed, divided into three classes by color – brown, red and green.  

A few of the most popular seaweed varieties include:

  • Wakame

This sweet, dark green seaweed adds flavor to sandwiches and miso soup. Packed with folate, potassium, beta-carotene, calcium and magnesium, it adds plenty of nutrients to your diet in a small package. Like other seaweed, it offers carotenoids, flavonoids and other cell-protecting antioxidants. Wakame’s high in sodium, with 70% of your daily value per 100 grams, so don’t eat too much of it at a sitting, especially if you have high blood pressure.

  • Arame

Mildly sweet arame consists of long brown strands used as an edible garnish in Japanese food. You might find it in soups and salads, or to the side of your sushi or sashimi in your Bento box. Arame contains all the nutrients of other seaweed, including potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and magnesium, but, like all seaweed, it’s high in sodium.

  • Dulse 

Usually sold in flakes, this red seaweed is great as a seasoning in soups, salads and as a complement to other vegetables. Dulse can be dried, ground, chopped or fried.  It tastes faintly like bacon when fried and is sometimes added to meat entrees.  Nutrient-wise, Dulse contains magnesium, calcium and iron to keep bones strong. It has a high iodine content, like other seaweed to ensure your thyroid works properly, and potassium to lower blood pressure.

  • Kombu

More commonly known as kelp, kombu is used in noodle broth, or dashi, to enhance flavor. It can be eaten dried, fresh, or pickled in vinegar.

It contains an anticoagulant phytochemical called fucoidan, which helps stop clots from forming in blood vessels. A study in the April 2011 edition of Phytotherapy Research showed the most popular type of kombu, Laminaria japonica, has a polysaccharide fraction called PLG. PLG can delay blood clotting without extending bleeding time. It’s also been shown to decrease bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol in rats.

  • Nori

Red seaweed sheets used to wrap sushi, nori has as much protein density as spirulina and soybeans. It’s one-third dietary fiber, making it a natural laxative. Its high-fiber content also makes you feel full, suppressing your appetite Nori is high in iron, but it lacks the phytates common in grains and other high-iron foods. Lack of phytates improves iron absorption, according to a study in the Journal of Nutrition.

Instead of simply eating seaweed or non-GMO soy separately for their health benefits, make your own miso soup. Traditional miso soup usually contains seaweed and soy, which gives it double the anti-aging power. This recipe contains both wakame and soy.   

Seaweed counts as part of our daily vegetable intake (2 ½ cups per day for women 31-50, 3 cups for men 31-50). Here are a few more ideas for incorporating seaweed into your diet.

  • Add arame or the seaweed of your choice to any pasta salad, cooked whole grains or stir-fried vegetables to liven up flavor and texture.
  • Prepare a healthy shrimp burger with fresh herbs and wakame slaw instead of regular slaw.
  • This quick 10-minute Seaweed Salad combines wakame, garlic, sesame seeds, shredded carrots and other healthy ingredients for a tasty alternative to bland “house” salads.

Consuming Seaweed Safely

Eating too much seaweed isn’t considered acutely toxic or lethal, but it can cause several medical problems. Although seaweed is touted for its healthy properties, it does contain large amounts of iodine. If you eat too much seaweed, you may develop goiter, and it may cause toxicity in people with thyroid disorders.

Kombu (kelp) from the genera Laminaria has high amounts of iodine (2353 μg/g ), Wakame contains moderate iodine amounts of  42 μg/g, and Nori contains 6 μg/g.

Boil Kombu and other seaweed in water for 15-30 minutes to reduce the amount of iodine. Boling will significantly reduce the iodine in kelp, and leech moderate amounts of iodine from Wakame and Nori. Processed and cooked seaweed is much safer to eat in large quantities than raw seaweed.

Bok choy, broccoli and soybeans, ingredients used in some Japanese dishes along with kelp, are goitrogens. Goitrogens, foods with anti-thyroid properties, counteract the effects of too much iodine consumption.

Seaweed isn’t the only highly nutritious superfood that contains chlorophyll. Wheatgrass offers 20 amino acids, hundreds of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, even more than seaweed. You can’t eat wheatgrass like your cat, but REVV Instant Energy Wafers offer a great pick-me-up whenever and wherever you need it. REVV sugar and chemical-free wafers also contain cocoa, choline, L-Taurine and Periwinkle herb for and overall energy boost.  

 

10 Causes of Fatigue and What You Can Do about Them

Fatigue is usually a result of everyday lifestyle preferences, not serious illness. Most people don’t realize ongoing bad habits, including poor food choices, lack of sleep and sitting most of the day may leave them feeling tired for days or weeks. You can boost your energy level by changing your daily routine, including diet, exercise and sleep habits. If changing your lifestyle doesn’t reduce fatigue, you may have an underlying medical condition. Your doctor will take a blood test and perform a physical exam to rule out chronic fatigue syndrome, anemia, multiple sclerosis, heart disease or another serious illness. Check out these ten causes of fatigue and what you can do about them.

1. Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 is found in animal products – meat, fish, poultry, milk and eggs. If you don’t eat enough of these foods, you’re at risk for Vitamin B12 deficiency. Lack of cobalamin in the diet causes fatigue, but it has other symptoms. They include headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), mood changes and depression, yellowing of the skin, vision problems and trouble walking.

A cobalamin deficiency may cause pernicious anemia, a condition resulting in fewer healthy red blood cells. If you feel tired all the time, have pale skin, shortness of breath, bleeding gums, or difficulty concentrating, you may be anemic. Doctors treat pernicious anemia by administering B12 shots to patients, and recommending patients eat a diet rich in lean meat, fish, eggs, milk, beans and nuts. People with anemia can also benefit from taking a Vitamin B12 supplement. People with Crohn’s disease or other conditions that interfere with food absorption are at risk for Vitamin B12 deficiency.

You should have your doctor check your Vitamin B12 level if you’re over 50, take a diabetes drug called metformin, a proton pump inhibitor (Nexium, Prevacid) or an H2 blocker (Zantac,Pepcid). Vegans and vegetarians are also at greater risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Vegans can get Vitamin B12 from fortified non-dairy milk, Brewer’s yeast, and fortified breakfast cereals. Vegetarians have a few more choices, including eggs, Swiss cheese, cottage cheese, vanilla ice cream, plain yogurt and plain low-fat milk.

Leaving Vitamin B12 deficiency untreated can case serious neurologic problems, blood diseases and Alzheimer’s(http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/235018.php )or brain shrinkage in elderly patients.

2. Insomnia

People suffering from insomnia are more likely to fall asleep at the wheel and cause a car crash. About 7% of all workplace accidents are caused by people who don’t get enough sleep. Daytime fatigue often leads to missed work days, bad decisions, depression, unnecessary risk taking, irritability and binging on junk foods. If left untreated, chronic sleeplessness can do more than make you feel tired during the day. It leads to heart disease, stroke, obesity, diabetes and depression.

If you do sleep at night, but still wake up feeling tired, you may have sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea stop and start breathing repeatedly while they sleep.

Apnea means “without breath” in Greek. It’s as common as diabetes in American adults and remains undiagnosed in as many as 90% of cases.

Examine your sleep habits. Eating a big dinner or drinking alcohol right before bed interferes with falling and staying asleep.(Eating right before you go to sleep can also cause nightmares!) Shut off all electronics, and use a conventional alarm clock instead of a cell phone alarm.

3. Obesity

Obesity puts stress on your body from carrying extra weight, causing fatigue. Weighing 20% or more than the normal weight for your height also causes breathing problems, osteoarthritis, gout and high blood pressure. Long-term obesity can cause heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer. A study conducted by the Sleep Research and Treatment Center at Penn State College of Medicine showed that obesity is a factor in sleep-related problems, including sleep apnea. Poor sleep only increases daytime fatigue

Changing your diet and lifestyle is the only way to conquer obesity. Crash diets can make you sick and won’t keep you from gaining the weight back. Eat fewer calories and choose only healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, fish, whole grains and lean meats. Drink water and herbal tea instead of soda, and avoid processed food and junk food. It may take  a lot of willpower to make these changes, but your energy level and overall health will improve once you detox from bad habits.

4. Poor Diet

The food we eat determines our energy level, and a poor diet is one of the main causes of fatigue. Too much coffee, alcohol, junk food and high-calorie fast food meals may leave us deficient in Vitamin B12 and other energy-enhancing nutrients. Diet-related fatigue affects other parts of our lives. You’re more likely to become obese, avoid exercise, and suffer from anxiety or depression if you eat unhealthy foods for years or even decades. This vicious cycle can cause cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other life-threatening conditions.

The best foods to increase energy include eggs, which are high in B12 and other B-complex vitamins and full of protein. Fortified whole grain cereals have a wide range of vitamins and minerals to fight fatigue. For an energy-boosting snack, eat pumpkin seeds. They’re good source of protein, magnesium and zinc. Trail mix that includes pumpkin seeds, raisins, sesame seeds and nuts offers a great combination of protein, fiber and healthy fats. Any food high in Vitamin B12 will increase endurance and keep you focused. Sardines, salmon, yogurt, beef, cod, pork and tuna are a few foods rich in Vitamin B12. A balanced diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, (along with about eight glasses of water a day, according to thirst), will help you feel more energetic and maintain a healthy weight.

5. Vitamin D Deficiency

Many people who don’t get enough Vitamin D complain of fatigue. Known as the “Sunshine Vitamin”, direct sunlight is the best way to get Vitamin D. You have to be outdoors and feel the sun on your skin to get Vitamin D; you can’t get the same effects sitting by a window on a sunny day. (Lack of Vitamin D exposure is also related to depression.) Research cited in theNorth American Journal of Medical Sciences suggested increasing the level of Vitamin D in a person’s system could reduce fatigue.

Get outdoors in the sunlight for about 20 minutes each day to increase your Vitamin D level. People over 50 can’t absorb as much Vitamin D from the sun as younger folks, so they need to get Vitamin D from egg yolks, beef liver,fish or fortified foods including yogurt, milk and breakfast cereal. Taking a Vitamin D supplement is another option for people have difficulty absorbing Vitamin D from sunlight.

6. Lack of Exercise

Lack of physical activity harms your health, adds inches to your waistline, and is one of the easiest causes of fatigue to eliminate.

Getting 40 minutes of moderate exercise four times a week will increase your metabolism. Don’t think you can muster up enough energy for that kind of workout? Try something simple, like a walk around the block or taking the stairs instead of the elevator to wake up a sluggish body. Every bit of activity counts if you have a sedentary lifestyle.

Exercise wakes up your endorphins, chemicals in your body that reduce feelings of pain. They give you a positive sensation, lifting up your spirits and making you want to exercise more so you can feel even better. Endorphins are manufactured in your brain, and they are natural analgesics or sedatives that numb painful sensations.

Regular exercise reduces stress, depression and improves self-esteem. It enhances the quality of your sleep, leaving you refreshed in the morning. Even housework, gardening and yard work (mowing the lawn, pulling weeds), provide moderate exercise to activate endorphins and renew your energy.

7. Anxiety

Psychological problems are common causes of fatigue. Many people overlook them because they’re not as easy to spot. Everyday anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can leave you exhausted. If you’re nervous about being fired from your job, financial difficulties or other problems, you may be unable to eat well or get a full night’s sleep. You may even stop going to the gym and exercising. Your initial anxiety snowballs into other symptoms. If left untreated, anxiety can do more than make you tired. It can lead to high blood pressure, heart palpitations, depression, substance abuse and panic attacks. You can treat everyday anxiety by meditating, exercising, eating healthy foods and improving the quality of your sleep. If these home remedies don’t help, visit your medical provider for an exam. You may have obsessive-compulsive disorder or other form of clinical anxiety.

8. Depression

Depression is one of the most common causes of fatigue. Always feeling tired and unmotivated can hamper your relationships, work performance and social life. Untreated fatigue can make depression worse, according to this article  published in the March 2014 issue of Depression and Anxiety.Even after other symptoms of depression have disappeared, fatigue may linger. Lifestyle changes are the best way to combat depression-related fatigue. Exercising reduces fatigue by promoting sound sleep. Even a half-hour of moderate exercise can increase energy, according to researchers. Walk, bike, play sports or do aerobic exercises at home or the gym. Make sure you eat well to boost energy. A diet high in fat increases fatigue, a diet full of carbohydrates gives you pep. Avoid white bread, pasta, fried foods, pastries and soda. Opt for whole grains, fruits, vegetables and fish instead. Spending more time outdoors in the sunshine exposed to the Vitamin D from sunlight can also reduce fatigue and keep you energized.

9. Underactive Thyroid

Your thyroid is located at the base of your neck. This gland is shaped like a butterfly and produces hormones that control how your body uses energy. When your thyroid is low on hormone production, it’s called hypothyroidism. An underactive thyroid causes lower energy levels, leaving you tired and weak most of the time. Hypothyroidism affects more women than men and runs in families. Older adults are more likely to develop hypothyroidism than younger folks. Lithium, the heart medicine amiodarone and the autoimmune disorder Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are common causes of hypothyroidism. Symptoms of an underactive thyroid, in addition to fatigue, are shaky hands, hair falling out, brittle nails, dry skin, fast heartbeat and weight loss even though you haven’t changed your diet. Your doctor will give you a physical exam and blood test to determine if you have hypothyroidism.

You may be given a synthetic replacement hormone, which works within a few weeks for most patients. Some people develop hypothyroidism from a medication they take. Once they stop taking it, the hypothyroidism disappears. An underactive thyroid is occasionally caused by underlying medical conditions, like autoimmune disease. Once the underlying medical condition is treated, thyroid function returns to normal.

10. Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency in the diet results in anemia. The symptoms may go unnoticed at first, but they include extreme fatigue, weakness, pale skin, poor appetite, headaches and dizziness. Iron deficiency or anemia is caused by blood loss due to heavy menstruation in women, or from a lack of eggs, meat, leafy green vegetables and other iron-rich foods in your diet. Pregnant women, children, vegans and vegetarians are more prone to suffer from anemia due to lack of iron in the diet. Increasing the amount of foods containing iron in your diet can improve mild to moderate anemia. Eat more red meat, pork, poultry, beans, seafood and leafy green vegetables. You’ll also need to make sure you eat enough fruits and veggies containing Vitamin C, which help with iron absorption the body. People with severe iron deficiency may need to take an iron supplement prescribed by their doctor.

A Wheatgrass Supplement Fights Causes of Fatigue and Offers Other Health Benefits

Wheatgrass, one of nature’s superfoods, offers hundreds of nutrients to boost energy, build red blood cells and eliminate toxins that make you tired and weak. Chlorophyll, the green pigment found in plants, gives wheatgrass its nutritional power.

Chlorophyll is full of energy-enhancing B-complex vitamins to amp up red blood cells and put an end to one of the main causes of fatigue- lack of Vitamin B12 (and to a lesser extent, the other B vitamins). Some wheatgrass supplement tablets add additional B-complex vitamins to their formula to give it even more vitality boosting power.

How can chlorophyll eliminate or reduce the causes of fatigue?  It contains live enzymes, which clean the blood and help it carry more oxygen. Healthier red blood cells prevent anemia and other debilitating conditions. The antioxidant vitamins in chlorophyll include Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E and selenium. Antioxidants destroy free radicals, toxic particles that harm cells, causing inflammation and disease.

Wheatgrass-Powered REVV, Zeal O2,and HappyGirl Help Fight the Causes of Fatigue

If you’re tired and lethargic from one or more of the causes of fatigue named above, a supplement from Wheatgrass Love can increase your energy level. Wheatgrass Love offers three supplements made from high-value wheatgrass with added Vitamin B12 and B-complex vitamins to skyrocket your energy.

Zeal O2 Natural Weight Loss Supplement   

Zeal 02 is a natural wheatgrass weight loss supplement that improves your metabolism while providing hundreds of nutrients for overall health. The enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals in wheatgrass oxygenate your blood and flush out toxins to give you more energy. The proprietary blend we’ve added to Zeal O2 contains green tea extract, ginseng, cayenne pepper, damiana, gingko biloba and other herbs prized for their ability to fight fatigue and inflammation. Citrus Auranthium (bitter orange), a natural appetite suppressant, helps you and lose weight and increases your energy level. Buy Zeal O2here: http://wheatgrasslove.com/products/natural-weight-loss-supplement

REVV Natural Energy Supplement

Increase your energy during the day with REVV Natural Energy Supplement. These delicious chocolate mint wafers are a safe, 100% natural alternative to energy drinks. Wheatgrass offers the power of B-complex vitamins, magnesium and amino acids to increase endurance and vitality. We’ve added periwinkle herb to REVV to help increase blood flow to the brain for better clarity and mental function, plus L-Taurine to improve neurotransmitter support. And the nutrients in REVV help the growth of red blood cells to prevent iron deficiency and anemia. Buy REVVhere: http://wheatgrasslove.com/products/natural-energy-supplement

HappyGirl Natural Mood-Enhancing Supplement

Wheatgrass Love’s Happy Girl Mood Enhancing Supplement neutralizes fatigue caused by anxiety or depression. The B-complex vitamins and iron in wheatgrass increase the body’s ability to make red blood cells, preventing anemia. Our proprietary blend of over a dozen energy-boosting herbs (including green tea extract and gotu kola) gives HappyGirla feel-good formula that’s hard to beat. HappyGirl is recommended for women who have heavy blood loss during menstruation and women going through menopause, but men and seniors can use it, too! BuyHappyGirl here: http://wheatgrasslove.com/products/happygirl-buy-now

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10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Feeling sluggish most of the day or finding it hard to do daily tasks without getting exhausted? There are easy ways to boost your metabolism without high-calorie energy drinks or energy bars. With regular application of a few easy methods, you’ll feel more energetic and improve your chances of losing weight. (Your overall health will improve, too!) After you eat, your metabolism converts food into energy. An individual’s basal metabolic rate (BMR) is tied to lifestyle and genetics. Some people are able to eat a fast food meal and follow it off with candy without gaining weight (although it might cause other health problems), while others eat healthy meals, count calories and can’t lose weight. Those scenarios are linked to genetics, but even if you draw an unlucky card in the genetics sweepstakes, you can still lose weight by following these 10 ways to boost your metabolism.

1. Exercise More

You’re always burning calories, even when you’re working on your iPad or watching TV. Each pound of muscle burns six calories; a pound of fat only burns two calories. Over time, the fat-burning capacity of muscles adds up, helping increase weight loss. As you get older, you naturally lose muscle mass, and exercise will help you retain it, raise metabolism and avoid the pesky weight gain many older people experience.

Your metabolic rate increases after strength training or weight lifting. Interval runs and or any interval training (switching between high and low intensity exercise), a strenuous hike, or other high-intensity workouts boost your metabolism ASAP. Your metabolism will stay high, long after the workout has finished, and burn more calories, too. Aerobic exercise – running, Zumba, biking or swimming-will help you burn fat and increase metabolism more than yoga or other moderate exercise.

Work out five times a week to get the most out of your exercise routine, employing a combination of aerobics and strength training. Incorporate exercise into your day by walking or biking to the store instead of driving. Exercising-or even engaging in any type of physical activity – will give you energy, not deplete you. More activity equals a higher metabolism.

2. Eat Protein

Getting enough protein can help you burn up to 200 calories more a day Protein is more difficult for your body to break down, so you’ll burn more calories if you eat protein instead of piling on carbohydrates and fats. Eat chicken, lean red meat and fish. Vegetarians (and meat-eaters) can get protein from tofu, peanut butter and beans.

Remember to eat at least 1200 calories a day even if you’re anxious for quick weight loss.  Eating less than 1200 calories (which is the minimum amount necessary for proper body function for women ) or 1500 calories a day for men

3. Stay Hydrated

Water helps boost your metabolism by helping your body burn fat faster. Water increases the metaboloic rate in healthy people by as much as 30%, according a study in  the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism

Drinking water helps your digestive system function better, getting rid of excess, slow-digesting food that packs on a few extra pounds. Water fills you up so you eat less, and it helps cleanse your body of toxins. Drinking water also aids your immune system, helping increase serotonin in your brain to reduce depression and lubricating the joints to guard against arthritis. It helps your lymphatic system carry nutrients to the blood and cells to fight disease.

4. Don’t Skip Breakfast

Eating breakfast speeds weight loss. Studies show women who skip breakfasts are more likely to become obese. Breakfast means you “break” your “fast”, and it will prevent your body from feeling like it’s being starved. If you’re determined to shed a few pounds, eating a substantial first meal of the day may help you reach your goal faster. A study cited by the American Journal of Epidemiology showed that participants who consumed between 22% and 55% of their daily calories at breakfast only gained an average of 1.7 pounds in a four year period. Eating breakfast raises your resting metabolism for the remainder of the day, according to studies.

If you don’t have time for a big breakfast, eat oatmeal or yogurt topped with fresh fruit. A fruit smoothie (with wheatgrass supplement added for energy) or a whole-wheat bagel with a boiled egg are other good choices.

5. Get Enough Sleep

Stop burning the midnight oil and get to bed earlier to boost your metabolism. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol. This does more than make you short-tempered and tired in the morning. It increases your chance of heart disease and other health problems. According to a 2006 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association consistently getting less than six hours of sleep a night leads to weight gain and possibly obesity. Getting enough sleep helps your body repair tissues and control the hormones needed for appetite regulation and metabolism. If you don’t get enough sleep you’ll be more likely to eat more food, especially carbohydrates.

6. Avoid or Reduce Alcohol Consumption

Drinking alcohol dehydrates you and causes you to eat more if you drink before a meal. If you drink alcohol with a meal, your body will burn off those calories first, leaving more of the calories from food to be stored as fat. Instead of drinking beer or hard liquor, drink a glass of wine (only 80 calories) or a white wine spritzer. Cutting down or eliminating alcohol from your diet will boost your metabolism and burn more fat from the food you eat.

7. Eat Small Meals Several Times a Day

Your body processes small meals faster than large steak and potatoes feasts. Eating a big lunch and an even bigger dinner will create a sluggish digestive system and stunt your metabolism. Eating small meals conserves your energy and keeps your stomach from “working overtime” to digest lots of heavy food. Smaller meals also help to stabilize blood sugar. Research has indicated that female athletes who had small meals or snacks every three hours were able to exercise longer and move faster.

After eating a big breakfast, have snacks and a few small meals throughout the day. Eat peanut butter on whole wheat bread, a tuna sandwich, veggie burger or fresh fruit. Always include one protein food in your meal or snack. Including hot peppers, dried mustard and other spicy foods in your diet will raise your metabolic rate and help your body burn even more calories.

If you need more proof that eating several small meals will boost your metabolism and aid weight loss, consider this. Salma Hayek, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Angelina Jolie and other celebrities eat up to six small meals a day.

8. Take a Supplement with Vitamin B12

All B-complex vitamins help turn food into energy, keeping us alert and active during the day, but Vitamin B12 will boost your metabolism sky-high. If you don’t get enough Vitamin B12, you’ll feel fatigued, scattered and depressed. You can get adequate amounts of Vitamin B12 from lean meats, fish, turkey, Swiss cheese, eggs, lamb, milk and yogurt. Bulk up on Vitamins B6 (Pyridoxine) and B9 (folate), Vitamin B3 (niacin) ,Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 ( riboflavin) and Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) and Vitamin B7 (biotin) through a balanced diet and a wheatgrass supplement with added B complex vitamins. Eat plenty of beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, yogurt, lean meat, poultry and fish to make sure you get enough B Vitamins through your food. Avocados, cauliflower, sunflower seeds, beets and spinach are excellent vegetarian sources of B-complex vitamins.

9. Drink Green Tea and Milk to Boost Metabolism

Green tea is packed with antioxidants and flavonoids to fight cancer and heart disease, but it can boost your metabolism, too. Unlike coffee, cola or black tea, the moderate amount of caffeine in green tea supplies a slow and steady uptick in your metabolism. You won’t crash and burn like you do with cup after cup of coffee or energy drinks.

A study conducted by the University of Geneva, Switzerland cited green tea’s fat-burning properties, noting that it increased thermogenesis, or the number of calories burned while eating and digesting food. The young males in the study who took green tea extract had a 4 per cent increase in thermogenesis. Drinking green tea helps you burn between 70 and 100 calories because they contain fat-fighting antioxidants called catechins.

Lowfat milk is another metabolism-boosting beverage. A study featured in the American Society for Nutritional Sciences Journal of Nutrition in 2003 showed that women who consumed low-fat dairy products including yogurt, cheese and milk 3 or 4 times a day lost 70% more body fat than study participants who didn’t eat dairy. Calcium from low-fat dairy foods makes the body burn extra calories faster. Other calcium sources, like broccoli, kale or salmon, won’t give you the same fat-burning, weight loss benefits. Only dairy products will help you burn fat at an accelerated pace.

10. Increase Magnesium Intake to Boost Your Metabolism

According to recent statistics, 68% of Americans have a magnesium deficiency. This mineral is necessary for maximum energy and over 300 biochemical processes in your body. You’ll experience improved digestion, muscle development and nervous system function by consuming more magnesium. It will help you lose weight, too, by burning more fat and increasing your metabolism. Eat spinach, black beans, sunflower seeds, fish, bananas and yogurt to reach the recommended daily intake for 420 mg a day for men or 320 mg for women.

If you can’t get enough magnesium through your diet, a wheatgrass supplement tablet offers an easy way to get the RDI of magnesium and supply other nutrients essential to boost your metabolism and energy. The chlorophyll  in wheatgrass is packed with magnesium, and it offers other energy-boosting nutrients, including calcium and B-complex vitamins. Wheatgrass oxygenates the blood, detoxifies the liver, improves digestion and increases mental clarity and focus. When taken regularly, a wheatgrass supplement keeps your energy level high and helps you maintain a healthy weight.

Zeal O2 from Wheatgrass Love Boosts Your Metabolism for Easy Weight Loss

Wheatgrass, with its hundreds of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, gives anyone who wants to lose weight more energy to keep calories burning throughout the day, whether you’re exercising or just participating in your usual activities. Zeal O2 Natural Weight Loss Supplement and Energy Booster is formulated from high-quality wheatgrass. Wheatgrass offers calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and other minerals to energize you, keep your bones strong and stop inflammation and help wounds heal faster. We’ve added  more B-complex vitamins to what’s already in wheatgrass to boost your metabolism even more and sharpen focus and concentration. For the final touch, we’ve included a blend of nutritious herbs, including green tea extract, guarana extract, citrus aurantium, ginger, cayenne pepper and damiana to raise Zeal O2’s fat-burning potential. Read more about Zeal O2.

REVV Natural Energy Supplement provides the health benefits of wheatgrass and B-complex vitamins in tasty, chocolate mint wafers. With caffeine, L-Taurine and perwinkle herb added to our high-value wheatgrass, you’ll experience more vitality, focus and increased energy in no time with an unpleasant “buzz”. Periwinkle herb increases blood flow to the brain and L-taurine improves glucose tolerance and is used as a natural supplement to protect against congestive heart failure and liver disease. Read more about REVV

HappyGirl Natural Mood Enhancing Supplement uses the same wheatgrass and proprietary blend formula of cayenne pepper, green tea extract and other herbs to neutralize mood swings and increase mental function during stressful times. Gotu kola aids in memory retention and gives you an overall sense of well-being. Damiana, used as a natural remedy for sexual problems, also promotes vitality. The blend is fine-tuned to treat symptoms of PMS and menopause – but HappyGirlbalances mood and boosts energy for men and women anytime and for any reason. Read more.

Wheatgrass Love supplements have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with Zeal O2, REVV or HappyGirl, return the unused portion for a refund. Always ask your medical practitioner for advice before using any dietary supplement.

What Supplement Can I Take to Get Skinny Fast?

Most people think it’s easy to gain weight, but hard to lose it. If you take a wheatgrass-based weight loss supplement and make a few simple lifestyle changes, you’ll get skinny fast-without calorie counting or hard to follow diets. There’s no such thing as a magic supplement or pill that will help you lose weight with absolutely no effort on your part. You’ll still need to stop eating bad food and become more active. But you don’t need to starve yourself or spend hours at the gym everyday. Just replace junk food with healthy snacks, including raisins, apples, whole grain crackers and fruit yogurt. Spend less time in front of the computer or TV and more time walking, hiking or playing sports. Don’t fall prey to the idea that weight loss is hard work requiring a calorie counter. You can start your weight loss journey by answering the question “What Supplement Can I Take to Get Skinny Fast?”

A Wheatgrass-Based Weight Loss Supplement Helps You Get Skinny and Stay that Way

Taking a wheatgrass supplement is one of the best and safest ways to get skinny fast. There’s been some controversy in the media about the ingredients used in weight loss supplements. Wheatgrass is 100% natural and contains vitamins, phytochemicals, 20 amino acids, 90 minerals and hundreds of enzymes not found in other foods. All these important nutrients are included in every wheatgrass supplement tablet to help you get skinny fast and get healthier while you lose weight.

What does a wheatgrass supplement do that a fad diet plan won’t?

Wheatgrass Provides Vitamins and Minerals to Keep you Energized and Focused While you Lose Weight

Wheatgrass has hundreds of nutrients to raise your energy level, increase your blood flow, focus and mental clarity and help all your body systems work more efficiently. Wheatgrass contains Vitamins, E,A,K, C and B-complex vitamins. The minerals in this superfood include selenium, zinc, potassium, cobalt, calcium, chromium, magnesium and manganese.

Wheatgrass Speeds Up Your Metabolism, Helping You Burn Fat

Take a wheatgrass-based weight loss supplement to speed up your metabolism naturally and burn fat. Wheatgrass stimulates circulation by oxygenating the blood and increasing red blood cells. Nutrients are then carried more readily through your bloodstream, improving circulation to help you feel more energetic. The iron in wheatgrass is a great fatigue fighter, helping to boost your metabolism and burn more fat.

Wheatgrass has natural fat-burning ability to help you get skinny fast, but if you, you’ll reap other health benefits if you take a wheatgrass supplement daily. What can wheatgrass do for you? There are many ways wheatgrass contributes to your overall well-being. Not only does wheatgrass help banish stubborn belly fat (and fat anywhere on the body) by reducing food cravings and revving up your metabolism, it helps you in other ways that ultimately lead to better health and weight control. Here are just a few “side” benefits of taking a wheatgrass weight loss supplement.

The Minerals in Wheatgrass Keep Your Skin Looking Good

The high potassium content in wheatgrass gives you better muscle tone and, along with Vitamin K and biotin (Vitamin B7), helps improve skin’s youthfulness and vibrancy. Vitamin A (sometimes called retinol), increases the turnover of cells to keep skin glowing. It reduces sebaceous gland activity to make skin less oily and prevent acne.

Zinc, one of many minerals in wheatgrass, aids in wound healing, and protects against UV rays. It has anti-inflammatory effects and helps with the transport of Vitamin A throughout the body. Research has shown that people with severe acne have poor zinc levels. Get more zinc in your diet through pumpkin seeds, nuts and lean red meat.

A Wheatgrass Supplement and Healthier Diet Will Help You Get Skinny Fast

While you don’t need to fast or follow any fad diet to get thinner, you will need to eat healthier. Choose your favorite fruits, vegetables, fish and lean meats for meals. Stock up on almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and walnuts to snack on instead of potato chips. You’ll be surprised how tasty these natural foods can be, and they’re full of nutrients and low on calories.

Drink water, soy milk, low fat cow’s milk, juice and green or ginger tea instead of soda. There are many variations of both hot and iced drinks you can make with tea. Unsweetened green or ginger tea are refreshing, have no calories and are full of free radical fighting antioxidants.

Wheatgrass Aids Digestion While It Helps You Get Skinny Fast

A wheatgrass supplement for weight loss can be used to cleanse your digestive system The chlorophyll in wheatgrass is powered by magnesium. Magnesium has a safe and natural laxative effect to revive sluggish digestion. A wheatgrass supplement helps cleanse your digestive system of mucous and impacted fecal matter. This bowel cleansing activity not only makes you feel better, it gets rid of the few excess pounds you may be carrying around due to constipation. Wheatgrass helps tones the intestinal muscles to keep your “plumbing: working and ensure you feel healthier and more vital.”

The Chlorophyll in Wheatgrass Keeps Your Breath Fresher

Taking a wheatgrass supplement to lose weight has other advantages. While you get skinny fast, you can also improve your dental health and stop unpleasant post-exercise odor. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass is a natural deodorizer. It reduces body odor and bacteria in the mouth for cleaner breath. If you want to fight oral bacteria even more, drink green tea or take a wheatgrass supplement with green tea extract. A 2009 press release issued by the American Academy of Periodontology cited a study involving 940 men that showed participants who drank green tea had healthier teeth and gums than those who didn’t.

Wheatgrass Has Anti-Aging Properties – Get Skinny Fast and Look Younger

Wheatgrass has several anti-aging properties. It delays the process that causes hair to turn gray. In Traditional Chinese medicine, grey hair is related to poor kidney function and blood quality. The chlorophyll in wheatgrass oxygenates and strengthens blood, bringing more nutrients to your cells and organs. This prevents the inflammation and chronic conditions that age you and make you more susceptible disease. When you take a wheatgrass weight loss supplement one to three times daily, you can get skinny fast and fulfill other anti-aging goals.

The chlorophyll in wheatgrass is full of amino acids and enzymes that keep your hair-and the rest of you- looking and feeling younger longer. By eliminating toxins, renewing cells and detoxifying your body, wheatgrass fights off premature aging.

B-Complex Vitamins Regulate Mood and Metabolism to Help You Get Skinny Fast

B-complex vitamins balance mood, increase energy and improve mental clarity. This is welcome anytime, but you may need help to stay strong and focused when you’re on any type of weight loss program. Some wheatgrass supplements have added B-complex vitamins to the B vitamins naturally occurring in wheatgrass.

“Get Up and Go” With Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 changes fats into proteins and helps form red blood cells. It’s a well-known energy booster, and will give you more “get up and go” for the day’s activities. If you don’t get enough Vitamin B12, you may get anemia. Vitamin B12 is found mostly in animal products, so many vegans and vegetarians experience a deficiency in this vitamin. Taking a wheatgrass-based weight loss supplement containing Vitamin B12 will help restore the proper balance of this vitamin in the body and help you get skinny fast. Vitamin B12 shots are available for people with a severe deficiency. Vitamin B12 regenerates bone marrow and the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract lining and helps maintain your spinal cord and nervous system. Cobalamin, (another name for Vitamin B12), is found in meat, fish and dairy products. If you want to lose weight, you can get B12 from low-fat yogurt, tofu, mackerel, tuna and salmon, which have dozens of other health benefits. Fish have selenium, Vitamin D and Omega 3 fatty acids. Omegas 3’s protect your heart and help boost your mood. Vitamin D is also a mood enhancer, and it builds stronger bones.

Wheatgrass also contains VItamins B1, B2, B3 (niacin), B5, B6, B7 (biotin) and B9 (folic acid). All B-complex vitamins in a wheatgrass weight loss supplement nourish your body and provide support while you lose weight. Vitamin B6 increases your metabolism, just like Vitamin B12. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) converts food into energy, and is essential for regulating mood. If you’re concerned about getting cranky when you’re losing weight, B6 and B12 will help you maintain a happy mood while you maintain your weight. Vitamin B6 has an important role in producing dopamine and serotonin, two substances necessary to balance mood and help nerves communicate. Research indicates Vitamin B6 reduces depression and protects against heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. You can get Vitamin B6 in your diet through tuna, sunflower seeds, bananas, spinach and pistachio nuts.

Wheatgrass Detoxifies Your Body

A wheatgrass supplement keeps your enzyme levels and blood sugar balanced. This helps your digestion and lymphatic system eliminate fats and strengthen cells. Research has shown wheatgrass eliminates dangerous toxins from the body due to its main nutrient, chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass is a powerful nutrient studied by many researchers, and can fight disease directly or indirectly. According to an article published in Nutrition Research, chlorophyll and its derivatives may help prevent cancer.

A study conducted in Chandigarh India indicated that the use of wheatgrass juice decreased the need for blood transfusions in patients with the blood disorder thalassemia major.

Wheatgrass Based Zeal O2 from WheatgrassLove Helps You Get Skinny Fast

Zeal O2 Natural Weight Loss Supplement and Energy Booster has wheatgrass and the natural appetite suppressant Citrus Aurantium (bitter orange). A safe and effective alternative to ephedra, Citrus Aurantium speeds up your metabolism and helps you burn fat. Bitter orange is used in traditional Chinese medicine to cure constipation, nausea and nasal congestion, so this herb has a long history of use for medicinal purposes. Get skinny fast with Citrus Aurantium and wheatgrass in Zeal O2.

Zeal O2 also offers a proprietary blend of other herbs proven to perk up your metabolism, fight inflammation and improve mood. Cayenne pepperstimulates circulation, promotes heart health and reduces appetite. A study conducted at Quebec’s Laval University showed that people who took cayenne pepper at breakfast consumed fewer calories for the rest of the day. Green tea extract offers antioxidants to prevent inflammation fight several different types of cancer and speed metabolism to help you burn fat cells. Other herbs in Zeal O2 include fo-ti, ginger, ginseng, goldenseal and white willow. Get skinny fast with Zeal O2!

WheatgrassLove Has Other Wheatgrass-Based Nutritional Supplements – REVV and Happy Girl!

REVV is a different kind of energy supplement. These chocolate mint wafers are made with wheatgrass for a 100% natural energy boost. REVV has all the wheatgrass nutrients offered in Zeal O2, plus periwinkle her for increased blood flow to the brain. For better energy, focus and endurance, try REVV.

HappyGirl Mood Enhancement Supplement offers extra energy and mood-boosting nutrients for women of all ages – and yes, men can use it, too. HappyGirl has B-complex vitamins to ramp up your metabolism and balance mood swings. It’s great for occasional mild to moderate depression, PMS and menopausal symptoms. HappyGirl features a proprietary blend with cayenne pepper, green tea extract, damiana and gotu kola, among other mood and energy-enhancing herbs. Read more and now.

All WheatgrassLove’s products come with a 100% money back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied with the results, return the unused portion for a full refund. Always talk with your medical provider before using any dietary supplement.

7 Ways to Avoid Feeling Tired after Eating

Feeling sleepy after eating a meal is common, regardless of your overall health or diet. There are biological reasons for this. Adenosine, a chemical in the brain, builds up the longer you stay awake. This chemical is at its peak right before bedtime, but it also increases in the afternoon, leading to drowsiness after lunch. Your circadian rhythm is a natural biological pattern controlling your sleep cycle, hormone release and body temperature. The circadian rhythm is controlled by the part of your brain called the hypothalamus, and increases during the day to keep adenosine levels in check. You’ll feel a change in this pattern seven to nine hours after waking up – for most people this occurs around lunch time. (Generally speaking, our bodies experience a dip in energy around 2 a.m. and 2 p. m.) Other factors, such as the amount and type of foods we eat, how much sleep we get, and our exercise habits determine how sleepy we are after a meal. To keep your energy high after a meal, try following these 7 ways to avoid feeling tired after eating.

1. Take a Walk or Exercise

If you find yourself feeling sleepy after a meal, take a walk or do some yoga (a few stretching exercise like the Full Twist or Triangle will do). Sitting in front of the TV is one of the worst things you can do after eating. It’s better to keep moving. This will prevent the blood from going to your stomach and making your body work overtime to digest food. Even washing the dishes, clearing the table or doing some light housekeeping around the kitchen right after eating is better for digestion than sitting or taking a nap.

According to a research profiled in Psychology Today, taking a walk after meals can do more than prevent drowsiness. It can guard against diabetes. Study participants who walked for fifteen minutes immediately after meals showed a drop in their glucose levels. Walking after meals can also prevent GERD (acid reflux) and help control weight better. Like other exercise, walking promotes the flow of pain-relieving endorphins throughout the body to make you feel happier.

2. Eat Foods That Give You Energy

Include a protein-rich food in every meal, such as beef, eggs or cheese. Snack on walnuts, peanuts or sunflower seeds instead of candy. Seeds and nuts are a good source of protein, particularly for vegans or vegetarians. Protein slows down your digestion and prevents post-meal sleepiness by stopping the rise and flow of blood sugar. Protein-rich foods are also a great choice for dieters because they fill you up faster and prevent overeating.

Some healthy foods cause drowsiness, so be aware of how much of them you eat and when. Oatmeal raises your blood sugar and relaxes you, so it’s not the best food to eat before a big exam or event. It’s rich in sleep-inducing melatonin, so it’s better to eat a big bowl of oatmeal when you don’t have a busy schedule. Almonds are rich in muscle-relaxing magnesium and tryptophan, which has a calming sedative effect. Eat almonds in small amounts if you need to stay energetic immediately after a meal.

Parmesan cheese and other hard, aged cheeses, tomatoes and eggplant contain the amino acid tyramine. This amino acid releases norepinephrine, which keeps you awake. If you want to feel more energetic after lunch, include some of these foods in your mid-day meal. Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and cauliflower are full of fiber and nutrients, but they are harder to digest than many other foods and can hamper sleep. Choose these healthy veggies for lunch or an early dinner.

When planning meals or ordering food to go, especially at lunchtime when your circadian rhythm is fluctuating, choose protein-rich foods and veggies. Avoid junk food filled with preservatives and sugar, which may cause headaches in some people as well as drowsiness. The more sugars and carbohydrates in your diet, the sleepier you’ll be after eating.

3. Eat Several Smaller Meals instead of a Few Large Ones

You shouldn’t go more than five hours without eating. Your body naturally needs a protein refill every four hours to maintain maximum energy. Even if you eat a perfect meal full of veggies, fish, and whole grains, it won’t make up for extra hours without food. If you can’t eat a full, sit-down meal after a few hours, eat a whole-grain cracker with peanut butter, a small salad, apple slices or another protein-rich snack to tide you over til you can eat a full meal. When choosing foods high in protein, remember that turkey, chicken, milk and eggs contain tryptophan, an amino acid that can make you sleepy. Tryptophan triggers serotonin, which makes you feel calm and happy, but it also causes drowsiness. You don’t need to avoid eating these foods at lunchtime, but avoid eating large amounts of them.

A large meal weighs you down, wrecking havoc on your digestive system by making it work overtime. When you eat a big meal full of heavy meats and sugary desserts, it triggers the parasympathetic nervous system to instruct the body to focus on digestion. Blood also rushes to the stomach to help the body digest a large quantity of food. If you feel “stuffed” and tired after a big meal, rearrange your meal plans to eat smaller meals throughout the day. This allows the digestive system to work more efficiently because it has a smaller quantity of food to process at a time.

4. Take a Wheatgrass Supplement for Better Body Function and pH Balance

Wheatgrass is filled with all the nutrients you need for better brain and body function. Taking a wheatgrass supplement each day gives your system the balance it needs to fight sleepiness after eating. This super food contains beta-carotene, B-complex vitamins (including the energy-boosting Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6), magnesium and essential amino acids and enzymes. It has Vitamin A, C, E and iron. Wheatgrass works to detoxify the body. It’s been proven to aid the digestive system and may even prevent ulcerative colitis.

Wheatgrass contains chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for making plants green. Chlorophyll increases oxygen throughout the body and acts as a powerful antioxidant, protecting you against colds, the flu and other everyday illnesses. It may aid in preventing cancer, diabetes and other diseases. When paired with a proprietary blend of herbs or a multivitamin, you’ll experience even greater energy and reduced appetite throughout the day.

5. Get Restful Sleep

If you get between seven and nine hours of restful sleep a night, you’ll be less likely to feel drowsy after eating or anytime during the day. If you’ve gotten less than seven hours sleep, or tossed and turned all night, a heavy meal will be harder to digest and you’ll have a harder time staying awake. If you often experience drowsiness after eating, examine your sleeping patterns. You may need to go to bed earlier, cut down on computer use or TV watching right before bed and/or keep your bedroom free from light and noise.

Set a regular bedtime each night, preferably the time when you usually feel tired. If you go to bed too early, you may toss and turn for hours. You should wake up at the same time every morning. If you are getting the proper amount of sleep, you won’t need an alarm clock. You’ll naturally wake up after you’ve gotten the right amount of sleep.

Remember to get up and around at least 15 minutes after eating. (See Tip Number 1). If you stay inactive, you may fall asleep after meals, which can lead to insomnia at night and more problems with drowsiness the next day.

6. Cut Down on Sugar.

Eating a large meal slows you down, but regardless of the size of the meal, certain types of food will make you drowsy. Sugary desserts, or any food with a high sucrose content, breaks down into glucose in your body, elevating your blood sugar level. Your body then releases insulin to fight this sudden rise in blood sugar. The increase in insulin makes your brain produce sleep-inducing melatonin and the neurotransmitter serotonin, which can make you feel drowsy. Substitute fruit or low-sugar sweets for dessert. Use honey instead of sugar when preparing homemade desserts.

7. Avoid Caffeine

Coffee, tea and cola are short-term solutions for sleepiness. If you feel lethargic after a meal, drinking coffee or a cola won’t perk you up. On the contrary, it will make you drowsier after the initial energy burst ends. Drink a decaffeinated beverage or water after a meal instead of coffee or soft drinks. Water keeps you hydrated and allows your digestive system to work smoothly.

Feel Sleepy After Meals? It’s Normal, but You Can Control It

Everyone experiences post-meal drowsiness to a different degree, according to the New York Times article “Drowsy after lunch? Don’t worry – it’s natural.” Most people can recover from after-meal drowsiness on their own (or with a few adjustments to their routine). If you’re able to take a “power nap” for 20 minutes during the day, it will have a rejuvenating effect. IF not, try to do secondary “busywork” until your energy returns.

If you are so tired even diet and lifestyle changes don’t help, visit your doctor to rule out hypoglycemia, diabetes, anemia or another medical condition.

Avoid Feeling Tired After Eating with Zeal O2, Happy Girl and REVV

The usual energy-boosting suspects – coffee, sugar and energy drinks – may give you a temporary lift, but after a few hours you’ll be right back where you started. If you need extra energy after meals or anytime, take one of Wheatgrass Love’s nutritional supplements for better energy and health.

Zeal O2 Natural Energy and Weight Management supplement is powered by wheatgrass. It gives you all the antioxidant benefits of chlorophyll, Vitamin E, Vitamin A and dozens of other nutrients. The wheatgrass in Zeal O2 is combined with fat-burning Citrus Auranthium (bitter orange), a herb proven to control appetite. When you use Zeal O2 along with a regular exercise routine, the pounds will disappear. Zeal O2 is a weight loss supplement and a weight management tool. After you’ve reached your target weight, you can still use Zeal O2 for nutritional support. Its nucleus of wheatgrass and Citrus Auranthium combines with a blend of herbs long-used in alternative medicine. This formula provides energy and protection against free radicals with close to a dozen herbs. Herbs in Zeal O2 include cayenne pepper, ginseng, ginger, fo-ti, gingko biloba and guarana extract – all proven to increase energy and improve mental function. Read more about Zeal O2.

Come Alive with Happy Girl andREVV – Wheatgrass Rich Supplements to Get You Back on Track

Happy Girl Mood Enhancer from WheatgrassLove offers most of the same ingredients as Zeal O2, and contains a formula specially created to neutralize mild depression and control mood swings. It contains a blend of wheatgrass, herbs, vitamins and minerals that provide dozens of to help users maintain a healthy alkaline pH balance. An alkaline pH balance keeps your body functioning at its best and helps prevent arthritis, depression and other diseases. Happy Girl can be used by men and women of all ages to boost mood and energy. Order Happy Girl.

Increase your emery anytime by using REVV Natural Energy Supplement.REVV is a chocolate mint wafer made from wheatgrass with the amino acid L-Taurine and memory-enhancing Choline Bitartrate. L-Taurine has a positive effect on mental clarity and supports healthy heart function. REVV’s not so secret ingredient, periwinkle herb, contains the alkaloid vincamine to boost memory and increase the flow of blood to the brain. Periwinkle’s memory-enhancing effects can help prevent dementia, Alzheimer’s and hearing loss. And you can take REVV as needed throughout the day for a safe blast of wheatgrass energy. Order REVV

Keep your energy and vitality steady throughout the day with REVV, Zeal O2 and Happy Girl. As with any nutritional or dietary supplement, you should check with your doctor before using.

Get in Shape and Live Longer

Along with good diet, sleep, vitamins (and genetics), so many factors contribute to good health. Exercise and staying active is critical, not only for weight management, but for circulation, blood pressure, heart health and other body functions. While it’s not necessary to be an athlete to be fit and fight disease, it’s important stay active. And staying active includes taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to the store instead of driving, taking breaks while working on the computer to stretch — it all adds up. Get in shape, live longer with a regular exercise routine. Even if you’ve been inactive for a long time, are over 50, or have a health condition such as high blood pressure, exercise will improve your health, tone your body, make you feel more energetic and live longer!

Find the Best Exercises or Sports for Your Needs

You don’t need to become a bodybuilder or spend hours on the tennis court every day to be fit. There are dozens of activities to choose from, and selecting a variety of exercises and sports will keep you from getting bored (and suffering injuries due to repeating the same movements over and over).

There are many different exercises and sports to enjoy, from yoga and Tai Chi to hiking and swimming. You can mix and match activities to your lifestyle and body type.  If you have health concerns like osteoporosis and back problems you’ll need to talk to your doctor about the right activities for you.

Even if you’re not the athletic type, just getting started will get your endorphins REVVed up and spark neurotransmitters in your brain including dopamine serotonin and you’ll want to exercise more. Try it! The more active you are, the more you’ll want to exercise.

How Getting in Shape Benefits More Than Your Looks

Exercise keeps you slim and has anti-aging properties that rival any pricey skin lotion or plastic surgery. Exercise improves your balance, reduces depression, improves your mental clarity and keeps your calm. It helps prevent or lessen the effects of diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease.

Everyday activity such as doing the laundry or mopping the floor doesn’t count as part of weekly exercise, even though it’s physical activity and benefits you more than watching TV and never moving from the sofa. Once you start exercising, don’t stay with the same routine indefinitely you won’t continue to get good results and build up endurance strength.

Don’t use the excuse you can’t afford a gym membership or personal trainer. You can start your exercise routine just by walking 10 minutes or more a day. Walking doesn’t require any training and over a dozen studies including the Women’s Health Study, Nurses and Harvard Alumni Health Study and have shown it reduces your chance of diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

How Regular Exercise Improves Endurance, Strength and Flexibility

Regular exercise improves your muscle strength and endurance; it will give you more energy for everyday activities. Physical activity pumps up your cardiovascular system and helps oxygen and nutrients infuse your tissues. This increases energy for daily activities from chores and work at the office to socializing with friends. If you’ve having trouble falling asleep, exercising during the day will help you fall into a deeper sleep sooner. Avoid exercising too close to bedtime as it will energize you and keep you awake. Exercise is a great way to further your social life by connecting with family and friends on a soccer, softball or touch football team. Even sports like bowling give you some measure of physical exercise and further your social life.

If you are too tired to enjoy physical intimacy, regular exercise will give you more energy and leave you looking trimmer and more youthful. Exercise enhances sexual arousal in women and helps ease sexual dysfunction in men. Studies indicate that out of shape men are more likely to have erectile dysfunction.

It’s no secret then, that exercise enhances mood – all those endorphins spark better feelings and help you blow off steam. If you’re feeling bland or blue, a quick walk or a few minutes on the stairmaster will lift your mood – and help your health in a dozen other ways.

Are You a Worry Wart? Choose Anti-Anxiety Exercises

Choose from the following anti-anxiety exercises:

Aerobics, running dancing, spinning and just about any high-energy activity that will release endorphins for natural high.

Yoga postures, including breathing exercises to calm you down and relieve muscle soreness using gentle hatha yoga. There are more high energy forms of yoga, like Kundalini yoga that you can check out of you’re looking for a physical form of yoga involving more movement.

Pilates, a serious of anaerobic (opposite of aerobic) exercises using a mat and Pilates ball. is designed to increase flexibility, strength and endurance. You can take a class or practice at home at your own pace.

Weight-Bearing Activities are Great for Creaky Joints and Bones

Creaky bones and joints are a problem for older people and some younger people who sit at a desk all day. We lose bone as we age, but strengthening exercises can help. You want to try weight bearing exercises like climbing stairs, hiking or walking strengthens bones. Swimming and biking are great to improve muscle tone, but they don’t offer the same weight bearing activity that’s needed to strengthen bones.

The more physical activity undertaken, the greater the probability of weight control, better health and increased lifespan.  The American College of Sports Medicine and the  American Heart Associationrecommend that you exceed the minimum daily exercise requirements to prevent disease, disability and weight gain.

The economic and medical cost of inactivity burdens both the community and the individual, so being proactive and hitting the gym or jogging trail will save you time in the ER or doctor’s office later on. While there’s no guarantee that exercise will prevent illness and disease, it will reduce your chances of cancer, heart diseases and stroke and will strengthen your body so you are better able to fight illness if you do get sick.

How Much Exercise Do I Need to Get in Shape and Live Longer?

Adults need to get at least 2 1 /2 hours of moderate aerobic activity each week or 1 ¼ hours of intense exercise, or a mixture of both, according to the 2008 Activity Guidelines for Americans. During moderate activity walking should be able to carry on a conversation vigorous activity speaks short sentences. What’s vigorous for one person is moderate for another, so experiment with what works for you.

If you want to use exercise as part of a weight loss program, 30 minutes a day is sufficient, although some people may need to spend more time exercising. Once you’ve lost the weight, a study by the National Weight Control Registry shows that you’ll need to burn 400 calories a day from exercise to help keep the weight off.

There’s a link between long hours of TV watching and obesity. Sitting or riding in cars increases the chance of dying early, but let’s face it, most people do need to drive and sit at computers for a large portion of the day. How do you counteract that? If you’re inactive, any sort of exercise will help – even 15 to 20 minutes of walking a day will help increase your chance of living longer and decrease your chance of developing diabetes or heart disease.

There are different types of exercise, each one accomplishing a different goal for your body. Stretching keeps you flexible – you don’t want to strain to touch your toes.

You can stretch three to five times for each separate exercise, holding the stretch for 10 to 30 seconds. Warm up before stretching and ask your doctor about safety if you have back problems.

Before and After Exercise: Warming Up and Cooling Down

Warming up before exercising primes your body for action, gently REVVing up your cardiovascular system and increasing blood flow. You can try rotating lunges, the stork fly, running in place or yoga stretching to get ready for your exercise routine or tennis game or other sporting event. 

You can stretch before exercises warm up and to cool down afterward. This will help you from straining or tearing muscles. Studies have shown there’s no difference one way or the other when it comes to cooling down after exercises. But it doesn’t hurt to cool down, it’s probably better to do it than not.

Target Heart Rate, Maximum Heart Rate and Exercise

Cardio or aerobic exercise is vital to increase circulation and keep your heart strong. When exercising or participating in sports, you need to get your heart rate up and breathe harder, but no so much you can’t talk or are in pain. This is important because your heart is a muscle that becomes stronger as you increase the amount of physical activity you undertake each day.

Your resting heart rate is the number of beats per minute when you are most relaxed. Your maximum heat rate is the number of beats per minute when you have pushed to your limit during a workout. For maximum results, when exercising, you’ll need to reach your target heart rate. Your trainer or doctor can help you determine this rate. According to theAmerican Heart Association, the average target heart rate zone for a 40 year old is 90 to 153 beats per minute, with the average maximum heart rate at 180 beats per minute.

Crunches and Other Core Exercises Firm Up Your Belly

Your core muscles commonly referred to muscles around the center of your body, your abdominal muscles, back muscle the muscle band around pelvis when you have stronger cure muscles its easier to breathe deeply doing floor on carpet or mat. Abdominal crunches will help flatten your tummy and other core exercises contribute to firming up the hard-to-control mid-section.

Endurance Exercises Boost Energy

Endurance increase capacity lungs, heart rate and give you enough energy to do daily tasks. These exercises help blood and lymph circulation. Swimming, biking, playing tennis or basketball, dancing yard work, and brisk walking are examples of endurance exercises.  You may find one type of exercise you enjoy more than others, and that’s good. But keep in mind there are different types of exercises to produce different results. Endurance exercises get your heart rate up and help you improve length of time you can walk, hike, do chores around the house. You’ll also need to practice exercises designed to increase strength, flexibility and balance. It’s no secret that as we age, we become less limber and balance isn’t as steady, so balance and flexibility exercises are important for people over 50 (though younger folks can benefit from them too).

It’s important to stay active as we age. A study conducted on olderHarvard graduated before 1950 suggests that even half-hour of slow walking benefits older people or disabled people much more than young, fit people get from the same amount of exercise.

Exercise and Take Zeal O2 Happy Girl or REVV to Live Longer

Exercise activates endorphins and keeps you trim and energetic, but you can prolong the effects of physical activity with a good diet and WheatgrassLove’s Zeal  O2, REVV or Happy Girl!  WheatgrassLove’s supplements contain nutritious wheatgrass, which contains magnesium, B-complex vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, zinc and other vitamins and minerals necessary for better health. All Wheatgrass Love nutritional supplements contain a proprietary blend featuring gingko biloba, ginseng, cayenne pepper, green tea extract, ginger, guarana extract and other herbs proven to boost energy, mood and help you maintain a proper weight.

Zeal O2, a natural energy and weight management supplement, supplies all the nutrients you need to stay active and strong when you’re counting calories. Its formula is useful for weight management after you’ve gotten to your target weight, as the herbs, vitamins and minerals all contribute to healthy body function. There’s no need to buy several different bottle of vitamins or supplements, Zeal O2 has most of the nutrients you’ll need to stay energetic while you lose weight and long after. Order Zeal O2.

To enhance mood and get all the nutrients you need, WheatgrassLove.com offers Happy Girl. Even though it’s called Happy Girl, its great for guys, too! The ingredients include wheatgrass and well-known mood boosting herbs including cayenne pepper, gingko biloba , green tea extract and  energy-enhancing Vitamins B12 and B6. Learn more aboutHappy Girl’s properties.

Flush out toxins and boost energy with REVV Natural Energy Supplements. You can chew a chocolate mint REVV wafer any time you’re feeling sluggish. REVV contains wheatgrass and B-complex vitamins, just like ZealO2 and Happy Girl. B-complex vitamins are natural energy and mood enhancers,, and along with L-Taurine, it helps protect the brain and improve mental clarity. REVV wafers also contain periwinkle herb, which increases the flow of blood to the brain and enhances memory. Read testimonials from satisfied REVV customers (and watch a video featuring happy REVV users).

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