What You Need to Know About Acai Berry

There is a global invasion of acai berry products, both online and offline. Formerly tagged as a wonder fruit for its anti-aging benefits, manufacturers and distributors now claim that acai berries also play a big role in weight loss. The biggest consumers of acai berry products now include fitness instructors, athletes, and people with medical problems involving obesity.

Why Is Weight Loss Necessary?
We eat a significant more amount of junk food and trans fat compared to three decades ago. Do you see your mothers 24-inch waistline? That took an effortless fruit and oatmeal diet to pull off. One of the reasons why losing weight is often a challenge is because it’s hard to resist the temptation for burgers and sodas, especially when the establishments sit just around the corner. So when the media complains about the need for people to lose weight, it’s actually less of a sales pitch and more of a question about image building. A huge chunk of it has to do with health.

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The Truth About Green Tea

To understand the truth behind the medical claims for green tea and the antioxidant properties of EGCG, it is first necessary to have a close look at what green tea is, and why these claims are being made.

green-teaGreen tea is a form of tea made from the leaves of the Carmellia Sinensis, a shrub that is native to China and has spread to other areas of Asia including Japan and the Middle East. Drinking it is believed to impart many health benefits, including the prevention of obesity, heart disease and some forms of cancer and it has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 400 years.

Tea is known to have been consumed in China for around 5,000 years, and used, not only in Chinese medicine, but also in that of Japan, Thailand and India for a number of ailments including regulating blood sugar, treating wounds and digestive problems. The drinking of green tea to benefit the heart and other vital organs is described in the Kissa Yojoki (Book of Tea), written in 1191 by Eisai, a Japanese Zen priest.

This two-part book talks about the various medicinal benefits of green tea, such as preventing fatigue, curing beriberi, quenching thirst, clearing the thoughts, maintaining health of the urinary tract and improving digestive problems. It also explains how to grow tea and how to prepare and use the leaves. The methods of treatment of various ailments and medical conditions are described in the second part of the book.

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Is Meditation beneficial to our Health?

By Nick Mutt

Meditation is a valuable art of relaxing the mind and body at the same time. Its healing powers are vast and long-lasting. It promotes more restful sleep and boosts the body’s immune system. This will help fight illness and better manage the symptoms of chronic conditions.

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Yoga Classes for Children

By Kaushik Mukherjee

A yoga teacher often says that children are natural yogis.
We don't generally consider children as having stressful lives, but when you think about how busy they are and we are as well, always rushing around to school, sports, lessons and so on, we can begin to realise that they are under major pressure. This can definitely have a negative effect on their lives in many areas.

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