Monday, March 21, 2011

Start A Herb Garden at Home

Herb Gardening Provides Herbal Therapy

Do you know that many of the herbs that you see in your local store can be grown at home? Don't worry, you don't have to be a pro at gardening to start an herb garden. Moreover, there are health benefits to starting an herbal garden, including:
  • Working with soil has an calming effect
  • Weeding, watering and literally watching your plants grow is great therapy
  • Burn calories


Photo source: Betsy's Herb Garden

Herbs are healthy and they taste delicious! Try planting some seeds today. Need some help starting your herb garden? Watch this video and feel free to share your thoughts!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Omega- 3 Helps to Burn Stress Related Belly Fat

I can usually tell if someone is stressed out or not by looking at their belly size.~ Dr. Oz

A new study discovers that Omega -3 fatty acids keep a lid on cortisol levels and more than triple the body's fat-burning ability. Dr. Oz hosted a discovery health series on a group of London cab drivers. He discovered that after a 15- minute ride in the cab, the cab drivers heart rate was racing and their cortisol levels were to the roof. Dr. Oz recommended that the Cab drivers eat four weekly servings of fish rich in Omega -3s such as:
  • Salmon
  • Sardines 
  • Haddock
  • Mackerel
Guess what Dr. Oz found after the study? At the conclusion of the 12-week study, there was a 22% reduction in their cortisol levels! Wow, that was a great finding. Now, I am inspired to eat more fish to reduce the cortisol levels in my body....and I am looking forward to a flatter belly! What about you?
If you found this blog post to be helpful to you, feel free to share it with your family and friends. Are you planning on eating  more foods that contain Omega -3 Fatty Acids?

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Source for this post:  First For Women Magazine, March 14, 2011, pg 34

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