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Do antioxidant foods and drinks help your metabolism?

Postby stephendig » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 9:10 am

Antioxidant foods and drinks can help ????
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Postby Bafana » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 12:44 pm

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Postby taxico » Wed, 25 Jun 2008 2:42 pm

how to increase your metabolism:

step 1. stop dieting
step 2. start exercising
step 3. switch to healthier foods

as you age, you need to observe the above 3-step process more.

if you think you have a slow metabolism, you may have a medical condition which requires a doctor's assistance to fix.

some symptoms include feeling fatigued, constipated or cold regularly. others include a slow pulse and low blood pressure.

and if you diet, your metabolism will slow down. so if those anti-oxidants and drinks are part of a fancy diet then no, they will not help unless they are specifically prescribed by a doctor.

it's best to engage in resistance training and anaerobic exercises which will increase muscle strength, tone the body and burn off calories all at the same time. (KSL seems to be good at dishing out advice in this area so i'll let him chime in)

please see your doctor before starting a fitness regime and if you're unsure, approach your gym staff for exercises that you can do correctly and suitably.

lastly, your body is also genetically predisposed to conform to a certain structure and body type; you can only try to make for yourself the best body that you've been born with.

you should not hope to become people we see in ESPN's minute clips of World Strongest Man competition or like the the women in men's magazines. try striving to be lean and work on slow from there, keeping fit as you age.

p/s: if you are told (and believe) otherwise, please use the following 3 step program instead and ignore everything i've said above:

step 1. locate end of alimentary canal
step 2. insert carrot
step 3. apply pressure

once you have made the carrot disappear, you can eat and drink anything you want without putting on weight.

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Postby dagatha » Tue, 01 Jul 2008 9:37 pm

Previously I always ensured I was going through the right form of exercises to help maintain the perfect body weight but since the time I conceived things have changed for me. I am 4 months pregnant now, though there is still no evidence of any abrupt weight gain in me I do fear of the same because of the inactivity. Again when the baby is born there are so many issues to look after to and this means not getting to exercise again. So any recommendations for the moms to be or those who have been recent moms?
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Postby taxico » Sat, 05 Jul 2008 8:12 pm

dagatha wrote:...there are so many issues to look after to and this means not getting to exercise again. So any recommendations for the moms to be or those who have been recent moms?


you need to invest some effort and discipline (and co-operation of your spouse/other family members) to work out a schedule that will allow you to exercise.

you can try using a jogging stroller or aqua-robics or investing in a baby sitter. exercise's important. so is time management!

sorry i couldn't offer better advice. : \

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Postby ahdam14 » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 8:01 pm

dieting harms the body alot actually.. you can try getting nutrition meal replacement as they reduce your calorie intake..

have you tried any b4?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 9:54 pm

Any type of meal supplement is nothing but a money sponge designed only to reduce your wallet and not your weight. As soon as you quit spending the money, you gain the weight back again. It's been proven time and time again.

This is especially true with MLM products. Additionally MLM products are way over-priced because they have to feed the uplines. The only people who lose are the losers at the bottom of the MLM downlines and the suckers who buy their products.

The only two methods of weight loss that have no long term bad side effects are those that utilize balanced diets or exercise or both. If you are required to buy special pills, powders, supplements, prepackaged meals, tonics or any other BS it is a con designed to separate not fat from the body but money from the wallet/purse. Nothing more.

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Postby ksl » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 4:01 am

I would recommend that you read the two links below.

But basically antioxidants can only help the metabolism, if they contain the acids and enzymes of which are listed in the krebs cycle I would believe.

Antioxidants are all part and parcel of the natural food chain, so providing you are on a well balanced diet, you will not require supplements.

There is much confusion caused in this area of health and wellness, by wrong claims and mis adverting practices. Like with the Vemma advert which quotes XXX amounts of vitamin C, what they do not tell you, is the body cannot store vitamin C, so if you consume too much, the rest expelled in the urine and is wasted.

I think you will find all the information on wikipedia, just take your time and search out what you need to know. But basically if you are eating what is recommended by the sing government on nutrition, you will not need a supplement. If you are not eating so many fruits every day, then a your metabolism may not be optimised, because it relies on the acids to produce ATP. Amino acids are just as important because there are 8 acids that the body cannot reproduce itself, these are called essential amino acids.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metabolism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioxidant

So the easiest way of understanding is to list all the acids in the krebs cycle and the 22 amino acids, and check each one, for there health benefits, and where in the food chain they come from. Some will have antioxidant benefits others will not.

If one doesn't eat much fruit or veg, then a vinegar drink made from glutinous brown rice, will include all the acids you need, and the antioxidants too.

Think of it another way, if your body is not getting the acids, that are listed, then your metabolism may not be functioning optimally, and will be impaired, with symptoms of illness creeping in. The most likely area will be the pH change of the body becoming more alkaline, this can be measured in the urine.

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Postby yogibabe » Thu, 17 Jul 2008 3:28 am

dagatha wrote:Previously I always ensured I was going through the right form of exercises to help maintain the perfect body weight but since the time I conceived things have changed for me. I am 4 months pregnant now, though there is still no evidence of any abrupt weight gain in me I do fear of the same because of the inactivity. Again when the baby is born there are so many issues to look after to and this means not getting to exercise again. So any recommendations for the moms to be or those who have been recent moms?


you can do yoga while you are pregnant to maintain some form of exercise. it will also help in your delivery process and getting back into shape.
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