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Why You Should Spend More Time Thinking About Coffee

We might be a nation of tea drinkers, but we get through plenty of coffee too. And if you hop over to the continent, you’ll find much more coffee and a lot less tea. For example, the people of Sweden drink a whole lot of coffee. If you drink coffee, but you’ve never really given it much thought, you might want to think again. Perhaps the most you do is mix a mug of instant coffee in the morning, and that’s enough for you. But there’s much more to coffee than you might imagine. There are several reasons it’s a fun and interesting thing to start thinking about more. Here are a few reasons you should give it some more of your attention.

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It’s a Fun Hobby

Drinking coffee doesn’t just have to be an incidental thing that you occasionally do. If you already have coffee often, you might as well start learning more about it. Just like people who love beer, wine, baking, or any number of things, it can become a fun hobby. There are so many ways to turn coffee drinking into an activity you regularly do. You could look at coffee grinders to buy your first one. Then you can start building a sophisticated coffee-making setup. As well as making coffee at home, you can go to coffee tastings (or cuppings, as they’re called). You can do research to learn about coffee, cook and bake with coffee, and more.

It Could Be Good for Your Body

There are lots of studies that suggest coffee could do good things for you. The benefits range from giving you antioxidants to even helping to prevent cancer. Coffee might be able to help people with Parkinson’s control their symptoms, and it’s good for your liver. A study has shown that drinking coffee daily reduces to chance of liver cirrhosis. What’s more, women who drink several cups of coffee a day might be less at risk for skin cancer. And, of course, because coffee contains caffeine, it can give you an energy boost.

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It Could Be Good for Your Brain

Coffee has caffeine in it, unless you purposely go for a decaf product. As well as raising your energy levels, one of the things caffeine does is help you to focus. You will find it in many weight loss products and performance enhancers. Coffee can make several of your brain’s functions sharper. You could use it to improve your logical reasoning, your attention, reaction time, and more.

Thinking Before You Buy Is Worth It

You might be a coffee lover, but how much do you know about the industry? Being a conscientious coffee drinker is worth it if you want to be kind to the planet and your fellow human beings. If you spend more time picking out your coffee, you can find products that are fair trade and benefit the communities that make it. Plus, mulling over your coffee selection will help you get something with more flavour too.

Don’t let coffee be just another part of your day. Give it some real thought and start taking it seriously instead.

Super Supplements To Give Your Diet An Extra Boost

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Eating healthily is the number one way to keep your body in great shape. By now, you will know exactly what that means. Making meals out of lots of fruits and vegetables, and cutting down on sugar and fat. But did you know you can also give your diet a little boost by supplementing it with somethings? Supplements are usually tablets and teas that contain high levels of various vitamins and minerals. You can also find some in powder form. When taken alongside a nutritious diet, they can help your body stay fit, strong, and supple. There are loads of different supplements out there in the health food shops. Not sure which ones to take? Here’s my roundup of some of the best ones.

Whey Protein

Whey protein is one of the world’s most popular supplements. Especially among weightlifters and those wanting to build muscle mass. It often comes in a powdered form that can be used to make milkshakes or can be simply sprinkled onto your meals. Whey protein is a byproduct produced during the cheesemaking process and is super digestible. But this amazing supplement isn’t just for those who want to bulk up. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, and it can also effectively regulate blood sugar levels. Some studies have been carried out to research this latter point. They show that taking whey protein could be effective in treating type 2 diabetes. That isn’t where the benefits stop. It is also considered an anti-inflammatory and can also relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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Omega 3 Fish Oils

Do your kids have exams coming up soon? It could be worth getting them to take a daily dose of Omega 3 fish oils, as some studies show that they can improve brain power. But there are also some other great advantages as well. Some that may even persuade you to start taking them! Omega 3s are very beneficial for the heart and have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. This is because they help with lowering blood pressure and can slow down the development of plaque in the arteries. Omega 3s are also linked to reducing asthma and depression. It’s very easy to add these oils to your diet. They are found in fish, especially in sardines, herring, and wild salmon. But you can also buy them in capsule form.

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Until recently, not that many people had heard of citicoline, but over the past couple of years, it has seen a boom in popularity. This chemical is produced naturally in our brain, but sometimes we can do with giving our body an extra dose to help protect our brain and neurons. Increasing your levels of citicoline will improve most of the brain’s functions. Things like memory, learning, and visual focusing will increase. Some people take it as a way to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia while others use it as a way to combat ADHD. You’ll find many top-rated Citicoline brands in your local health food store.

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Green Tea Extract

Green tea drinkers will tell you that it is a great aid for weight loss. Well, now you can tell them that they can go one step further and start adding green tea extract to their cooking! You can sneak it into various dishes if you don’t particularly like the taste of green tea. Alternatively, look for tablets of it in your local health store. So why is the extract better than just drinking the tea? As well as helping with weight loss, it can treat headaches, stomach pains, and diarrhea. Some people believe that it can be used as a cure for cancers. You don’t have to stick to just eating your green tea extract. Use it topically to relieve skin ailments, including athlete’s foot and to reduce the red puffiness under tired eyes.

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If you have been suffering from stomach and digestive issues lately, probiotics could help you to sort out any unbalance in your gut. Probiotics are healthy bacteria that occur in your gut naturally. These can be lost through illness, so taking supplements of probiotics will replace them and help your body get back to good health. Recent studies show that probiotics may be able to help out with more than just digestive problems. There have been studies that show they can clear up skin ailments, especially eczema. It is also widely believed that they can reduce the unpleasant symptoms of hay fever and other allergies. You can buy yogurts and other dairy products that have been enriched with these healthy bacteria. They will be ready for you to eat straight away so that you can promptly feel the benefits!

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Vitamin D

If you live in an area that doesn’t get much sun, even during the summer, it could be worth investing in some Vitamin D tablets. The vitamin is important for healthy bones and teeth as it can regulate the absorption of calcium from the blood stream. But there is a lot more to this little vitamin! New research suggests that low levels of Vitamin D can put you at risk of type 1 diabetes. And the risk of breast, colon, and prostate cancers can increase if you are not getting enough of the vitamin. It can also lower blood pressure, which can lead to a reduced risk of some heart diseases. Our body naturally absorbs this vitamin from sunshine, but it is also found in many food sources. There are high levels of it in eggs, cheese, and fatty fish. But many people choose to supplement their levels by taking Vitamin D tablets. Ask at your local health food shop for more information.

If you start taking these supplements, then your diet couldn’t be any more healthier! There are, of course, loads more possible supplements for you to take, all with their different benefits. If you want to find out more, there are loads of resources online! The staff at your local organic or health food shop will also be very happy to help you learn more.

Simple Steps to Take For a Healthier Waistline

There can be a lot of contradictions around dieting and losing weight. Sometimes we are told you shouldn’t do something. Then we are told that you should do something. It can all be rather confusing! With summer coming up, a lot of us might be looking for a few ways that we can be a bit healthier and shift a few pounds. That bikini isn’t going to wear itself! So here are a few tried and tested steps that you can take, to ensure some weight loss this summer. There is no need to overcomplicate dieting.

Avoid Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are, funnily enough, full of sugar. As well as the ways that sugar affects your body, you need to think about the calories. There are sugar-free drinks but they are just full of chemicals. A good idea, if you like to have fizzy drinks, is to have sparkling water. You could flavour it with lemon or lime slices or even some citrus essential oil drops.

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Have Green Smoothies

When people start a weight loss plan, they usually choose to make smoothies. This is a good option. However, it is much more likely to lead to weight loss if it is a green smoothie. If you have a smoothie that is purely fruit, it will contain a lot of sugar. This is better than eating a chocolate bar, as the sugar is natural, but not the best for a calorie controlled diet. One thing to do is to make sure that you add plenty of green leafy vegetables to the smoothie. Adding spinach or kale are fab additions. You can even add things like ginger, celery, and cucumber. They are lower in sugar than fruit and full of goodness.  Smoothie only diet

Stop Smoking

Smoking isn’t good for your health, so if you want a healthier lifestyle, you need to avoid smoking. It can lead to many health issues so you’ll want to avoid it. It might not sound like a simple step to being healthier if you are a regular smoker. You don’t need to stop cold-turkey, though. There are many options to help you quit. You could try using patches or by vaping. It is a much safer alternative. You can even choose e-liquid from an e-liquid uk store, to make sure that you have a ‘flavour’ that will help you to quit.

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Chew Your Food Slowly

One way that we overeat is because we eat our food so quickly. One way to make sure that we feel full, after having several bites, is by chewing slowly. This helps us to recognise the triggers of our body and will help us to stop when we are full. As a result, we will eat less, and shift a few pounds while we are at it.

Drink Lots of Water

A lot of diets have one thing in common; that is drinking a lot of water. Water helps to keep you feeling full, as well as helping your body to function as it should. It is a must for a healthier life and waistline!

Clean 9 Forever Program

I have always been a healthy eater ever since I was young, eating lots of vegetables and fruit.  As I got older I started eating more and started getting bigger and starting to feel uncomfortable in my own body about the way I looked and felt about myself.  Been quite short (4ft 11″) it was starting to show more on my thighs and waist than anywhere else.  It made me realise more when I was going up in clothes sizes that I need to do something and soon.

One day me and my friend were talking at work and she told me that she runs her own little forever group so we were discussing it all in depth about the pros and cons of the C9 then introduced me to the Forever Clean 9, it is a little on the expensive side at £108 but it is so worth it.  I have done and completed the C9 twice now and have enjoyed every part of doing it even though it is tough.  It was very helpful to know that my friend had done the clean 9 as well, so I could discuss things with her and discuss tips and advice.

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How does the C9 works?

Days 1 & 2 –  Unfortuantly you can’t eat on the first two days, You take supplements, Aloe Vera Gel, 1 fibre sachet, 1 Shake (Chocolate/Vanilla) a day and plenty of water through the days along with any of your free foods such as tomatoes, cucumber, Spring onions, lettuce and plenty of fruit too grapes, apples, strawberries and blueberries (see booklets for more).

Days 3 – 9 – You take the same as days 1&2 with supplements, Aloe Vera Gel & can now have 2 shakes (1 at breakfast and either one at lunch or tea) and 1 meal up to 600 calories (Lunch/Dinner).  So say you have a shake at lunch you eat your 600 calorie meal at night or you can switch it round and have your meal at lunch time and your shake at tea time whatever works best for you and your lifestyle.

The benefits of doing the C9 are amazing, it helps in many different ways as it extracts and cleanses your body from the inside.  It gives you more energy, makes you less tired and stops that bloaty feeling.  I have tried several diets before from weight Watchers, Special K and Slim fast and nothing was as effective as the Forever cleanse.  I would recomend this to anyone that would like to try and lose weight and tone up.

My weight lose was around 1 stone in 9 days plus losing inches for different parts of my body, I felt great in myself and was really pleased with the results I got.

This is my story on the Clean 9, have you tried it yet? Don’t forget to visit Tara on facebook for fantastic exclusive offers just quote ‘Kim20’ for your pack now.

Enjoy reading and I look forward to hearing your stories.