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9/17/10 8:51 A

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Get Moving After A Big Meal:

If youíve made a mistake and gorged on a tubís worth of food, make your body work in your favor. Stay awake for a few hours and take a thirty-minute walk to help your body with the breakdown of nutrients and so that it uses the food for energy, rather than storing it as fat. Once the calories are in your stomach, donít try to vomit; vomiting can damage your stomach, burn your esophagus, and even discolor your teeth if you do it enough. Also, donít eat any sweets after gorging, because sweets will increase insulin and help deposit excess calories in your belly.



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9/16/10 7:24 P

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Substances we think may fight inflammation:
Turmeric: A gingerlike plant that has curcumin as its active ingredient, turmeric seems to activate more PPARís to reduce inflammation. Just add the right dose-a pinch (1/8 of a teaspoon). Add any more and your food will taste like mustard.
Jojoba Beans (They are really seeds): Theyíve been shown to tune up the system in the ways we want, like increasing good cholesterol levels and raising leptin levels to curb hunger. The supplement jojoba extract seems to work by stimulating CCK. The dose is about 2.5 grams to 5 grams for most people. The supplement Simmondsin is also made from jojoba.
Drink Java: Coffee is Americansí largest source of antioxidants (aside from caffeine, which has its own antioxidant properties). It is chock-full of polyphenols and is a great low calorie fluid when you have cravings. You can drink decaffeinated versions to avoid the side effects. The second biggest source of antioxidants Ė bananas, which have seven times less than coffee.



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9/15/10 11:41 A

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Substances know to fight inflammation:
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids-found in fish oils-seem to increase the number of PPARís which will help reduce your inflammation. It is recommended you get omega-3ís in the form of three four ounce services of fish per week or a 2-gram fish oil capsule a day or an ounce of walnuts a day. Saturated fats, by the way, increase inflammatory properties, and trans fat undermines the effects of omega-3ís.
Green Tea: The thinking is that the crystals in green tea inhibit the breakdown of fats and also inhibit production of the chemical,NF-kappa B, that has been linked to cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune disease, septic shock, viral infection, and improper immune development. Studies have found that drinking three glasses of green tea a day reduced body weight and waist circumference by 5 percent in three months. It also increases metabolism. All nonherbal teas have substances that increase the metabolic rate.



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Let food fight the fight: Your best weapon against fat isnít a Tae-Bo video or a self-service liposuction vacuum. Itís food. Inflammation-reducing food. To reduce obesity-causing inflammation, you need to eat foods with nutrients that can do just that-either by having direct anti-inflammatory or antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are often what gives a specific food its flavor, smell, and color. So eating more anti-inflammatory foods means eating more flavorful and brightly colored foods. The foods you eat ought to be tasteful; you can magnify a flavor by doubling up on it with two different food sources. For example, add sun-dried tomato bits to tomato sauce, or eat dried apples with applesauce to bring out the flavor.



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