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I need to lose weight this year.

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4 days ago
freddyboy answered question What is the main vitamin in Kale?

Kale is very high in vitamin K, vitamin C and Vitamin A. It is also a high source of manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B1, vtimamn B3,iron, phosphorous, folate and omeg-3 fats. 

As you can see it's really an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals and is also high in fiber. It's very good for you, which is why so many people lable kale as a super food. 

Kale can be great for your health and it can also be very good in supporting your weight loss efforts. That said, I would recommend that if you want the biggest benefit from it, eat it as fresh as possible and eat organic. The best way to to do this (if it is posible for you) is to grow your own kale. 

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1 month ago
antoniojones1968 answered question Does white kidney bean suppress appetite too?

I don't think so. Isn't the claim for this substance that it helps to block carbs by blocking a certain enzyme in the body that helps to breakdown startches? I think it's supposed to help you digest fewer calories by blocking some of the carbohydrates that you eat. I don't see how this would help you control your appetite. or make you feel more full.

If you are going to take white kideny bean I think you're supposed to take it when you eat a regular carb meal. They won't do much for you if you follow a low-carb diet.  Also, I think there needs to be more clinical research done to determine the true effectiveness of this herb on weight loss. 

Nov 11
freddyboy answered question What is the best fitness tracker for kids?

There are actually a lot of great fitness trackers for kids. Here's a list of 10 of them that I could find that were rated pretty high by more than one customer: Nabi Band, KidFit, LeapFrog LeapBand, Omate Wherecom K3, Unicef Kid Power Band, Garmin Vivofit Jr, Sqord Activity Tracker, Fitbit Zip, MILO Champions Band, Adidias Zone.

I highly recommend that you check out every one of these gadgets and then pick out the ones you like best and then from your approved list, see which of those is of interest to your kid. 

Personally, I think it's great that there are fitness trackers for children. It's important that they pay attention to thier activity levels and learn to understand the importance of staying active and healthy. 

Oct 22
2 months ago
antoniojones1968 answered question what is the difference between Yohimbine and Yohimibe HCl?

The difference between yohimbine and yohimbe HCL is the first one is a naturally occurring compound and the second one is the synthetic version of the naturally occuring compounds (that's why there's the HCL attached to it).  While both types are designed to produce the same effects, some people find that yohimbine (the naturally occurring compound) is a little too potent and they are more likely to experience side effects from it, such as insomnia. It may also be more expensive than that synthetic variety.  That said, not only is the HCL version usually cheaper, it also doesn't seem to make people as jittery, restless or sleepless.

Sep 24
3 months ago
freddyboy answered question Does Grape Seed Extract help to regulate sugar and is it from grapes?

Some studies have found that it may help to lower blood sugar and glucose levels in people with diabetes miletus. Grape seed extract is also believed to be high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have also found that the bioactive phytochemicals in grape seed extract may inhibit the fat-metabolizing enzymes lipoprotein lipase and pancreatic lipase.This suggests that it may be helpful in regard to limiting dietary fat absorption as well ast he accumlulation of fat in adipose tissues.

That said, it's important to remember that there isn't sufficient evidence to know just how grape seed extract works or its effects on controlling blood sugar or limiting the absorption of dietary fat. What's more, this extract may not be safe for people who are presently taking blood thinners as grape seed extract may thin the blood and increse the risk of bleeding. It is also not safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women. What's more, side effects associated with it include dry/itchy scalp, hives, nausea, headache, indigestion and high blood pressure.

Aug 28
4 months ago
antoniojones1968 answered question How many studies have to be done on a drug before it's approved for sale?

Essentially, any drug that is approved by the FDA must undergo strict and rigorous testing approved by the agency. The entire processis evaluated. The FDA scrutinizes the design of the drug to clinical trials to the severity of the side effects and even the conditions under which the drug is manufactured. There are severl phases of study, first involving clinical trials with healthy humans and then it goes on from there. It's a very long process that can take years to complete. That would be why it often takes a while for new drugs to come out onto the market. Still, do remember that even some drugs that have been approved by the FDA are not necessrily safe or the right choice for you. The benefits do not aways outweigh the risks. 

Jul 30
5 months ago
freddyboy answered question Is there a weight loss spa age limit?

Um, I think this would be a question you'd need to ask the facility where you intend to have the experience. They may list this on their website (if they have one) but either way you should be able to contact them to find out. That said, I would guess that most of these spas are for adults 18+.  I would think that if a weight loss spa for children woudl be one that was designed differently to 1 - keep the kids motivated and interested and 2 - the type of recommendations a child would need compared to an adult are likely very different.  Still, I recommend just asking.

Jul 02

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