This isn’t such a surprise. I’m sure you’ve all heard of the benefits of taking a baby aspirin every day to ward off cardiovascular attacks such as a stroke or heart attack.
I think it’s a good idea to take one if you’re over 40 years of age and not in Olympic shape.
To be sure, research confirms that a little more than a baby aspirin every day helps even more. Also it’s best to take the aspirin right before bed to help prevent the usually noted early morning sludgy blood.
I take a baby aspirin after breakfast and before bed.
* Natural herbal remedy for sugar cravings
A wonderful herb from India lends us two excellent benefits to aid with sugar problems and cravings.
Gymnema sylvestre helps to regulate insulin which is a boon for people with sugar metabolism difficulties. It also appears to reduce the felt taste sensation that sugar provides. That is, sugar will not taste as wonderful as it usually does.
* Herbal tea to keep thin
We’ve referenced rooibos tea before because it is chock full of benefits including being rich in antioxidants. Add slimming to its list of happy benefits.
Having a couple of cups of rooibos tea per day appears to help drinkers get rid of stubborn fat mostly due to its diuretic properties (ie gets rid of stagnant water).
* Relieving hunger
A really effective plan to reduce hunger, reduce fat.
Eat more, more quality, more often, more low glycemic foods. Bodybuilders who have to be acutely aware and on top of their bodies and fat level, have known this “trick” for years.
The strategy includes having small meals, spacing them out every 2 - 3 hours for a total of 5 - 6 daily, include plenty of fiber, fresh fruits and vegetables, no empty calories and lots of water between meals.
Here are some great meal ideas:
Hard boiled egg, slice of whole grain toast
An apple with 8 unshelled nuts including almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts
Turkey slice wrapped around a thin piece of celery or lettuce & turkey wraps. Five or six should be good.
A salad made of some combination of onions, lettuce, tomatoes, small cheese chunks, hard boiled egg, a few ounces of tuna & olives
A burger on one slice of whole grain bread, side of tomato, lettuce, onion and pickle
A bioled or baked sweet potato or yam. You can eat with a bit of salt or mash it with a bit of sweetener, cinnamon and ginger.