When Life Heats Up, Chill out with Yoga

If daily hassles, constantly chiming cell phones, and past-due deadlines have you at the boiling point, simmer down to the yoga mat and find a little peace of mind. A mind-body practice, Yoga combines physical poses (postures) called asanas, simple breathing exercises and guided meditation. Anyone can practice yoga and experience the health-enhancing benefits: Reduce [...]

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Can Red Hot Chili Peppers Help You Lose Weight?

Bite into a hot pepper, or chilis, and you'll instantly feel the 'flame effect.' But can these fiery fruits actually boost your metabolism and promote weight loss? To a degree, the scientific answer is yes. Chilies get their heat from an oily chemical compound called capsaicin, which is concentrated in the membrane surrounding the seeds [...]

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Cayenne (Capsicum annuum)

A popular ingredient for giving a kick to salsa and other dishes, Cayenne has numerous health benefits including reducing blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, reducing pain and inflammation, providing relief for heartburn, moderating blood sugar level, and helping to break down carbohydrates during digestion. All of that is due to a potent chemical, capsaicin, found [...]

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Vegan Stuffed Poblano Peppers

This easy, 9-ingredient plant-based meal is packed with flavor and delicious nutrition in every bite! Aromatic brown rice and pinto beans are embellished with onion, salsa and a simple avocado crema! Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: 1 hour 15 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients RICE 8 cups (2880 ml) water 1 cup (185 g) uncooked [...]

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L-Carnitine and Energy for Exercise

Carnitine is a biochemical found in nearly every cell in the human body. There are several forms of carnitine (e.g., L-Carnitine, Acetyl L-carnitine), which have been studied for their effects on the heart and brain, the aging process, energy metabolism in the cells, diabetes, infertility and other medical conditions. Our focus is on the role [...]

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Can You Rev-up Your Metabolism?

It’s not unusual to blame your shrink-resistant waistline on a slow metabolism. But that's not usually the culprit keeping you from reaching your ideal weight. What is Metabolism? Metabolism is your body's method of converting calories, from the food you eat, into energy needed to power all the physiological processes that keep you alive and [...]

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