Thursday, February 02, 2012

Don't Diet - Eat!

BY Nancy G. Janiola IN , No comments

When such time comes where you can’t say no to some real treat and goodness – consider any of these supplements that are believed to help block fat and cholesterol in your body.

1. Garlic Oil

Garlic contains allicin, which can temporarily lower your cholesterol levels – so it’s really helpful for the occasional lechon binge. Avoid garlic oil if you’re taking blood thinners.
Bonus: It’s packed with antioxidants and can boost the immune system.

2. Fish Oil
A study in the Journal of Nutrition found it can stop fat cells from forming. It also lowers cholesterol.
Bonus: The Journal of Lipid Research (yes there is one!) announced that fish oil can prevent wrinkles, reduce acne and protect your skin from UVA sun damage.

3. Spirulina
This blue green algae is rich in B vitamins which can help break down carbs and lipids. Takes less than 50 grams a day and avoid if you’ve got high uric acid.
Bonus: Spirulina’s anti-inflammatory properties can help minimize arthritis pain and prevent heart disease.

4. Silymarin
 Silymarin protects liver from alcohol damage and can help regenerate damaged cells.
Bonus: It helps the liver remove the body toxins (not just alcohol, but the chicharon you’ve also had with it!)

5. Suchero
Your sugar level spike when you take alcohol and needless to say cake. Cut back on other sugar intake by using suchero in coffee or tea. This all-Pinoy product is made from organic coconut sap and has a full, caramel-y taste.
Bonus
: You can use it for baking.

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