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Dr Oz PMS Stress Buster: Fiber Gummies

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Nutrition Now Fiber Gummies was featured on Dr Oz show. They are an excellent source of fiber, with 4 grams of fiber per serving.They come in natural flavours: blackberry, peach and strawberry.

If you are not consuming enough fiber, taking Fiber Gummies is great way to meet your daily fiber intake. They double up as a healthy, sweet treat at only 10 calories per serving (2 gummies).

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Where To Buy Relora?

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The Relora dosage recommended by Dr Oz is 250 mg, taken 3 times a day. This is an effective and beneficial dosage based on research studies.  Then again, always read the label of the Relora product that you use and follow the suggested dosage.

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Relora Benefits – Natural Stress Buster

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What is Relora?

Relora is a natural supplement to alleviate stress, curb stress-related eating and assist in weight control. It is a blend of 2 natural ingredients: Magnolia officinalis bark extract and Phellodendron amurense bark extract, which are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

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Green Tea Metabolism

One of the ways that green tea aids weight loss and weight management is by increasing thermogenesis or metabolic

The effectiveness of green tea in stimulating metabolism is attributed to the main catechin, EGCG. As your metabolic
rate rises, your body generates more heat by increasing energy (calories) burned.

Green tea metabolism has been proven in the study carried out by University of Geneva. Subjects who were given green tea extract (EGCG and caffeine) experienced a 4% increase in 24-hour energy expenditure. When they took an amount of caffeine equivalent to that in the green tea extract, there was no effect on energy expenditure. Since thermogenesis contributes to daily energy expenditure, the 4% increase in 24-hour energy expenditure due to green tea extract would translate to a 35-43% increase in thermogenesis or metabolism.

From the findings, the researchers concluded that ingestion of green tea extract boosted metabolism (thermogenesis) and fat oxidation. Thus, green tea metabolism can potentially promote weight loss.

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Bottled Tea: Why You Should Avoid It

Polyphenols, the antioxidants in tea, are famed for its health benefits. However, drinking bottled tea may not be that beneficial after all.

In a study conducted by life science company WellGen Inc. in New Jersey,  ShiMing Li and his colleagues measured the polyphenol content of 6 brands of bottled tea bought at supermarkets. They found the teas contained 3-81 miligrams of polyphenols per 16-ounce bottle. A cup of brewed tea usually contains 50-150 miligrams of polyphenols.

The polyphenols in bottled teas are too low to confer much health benefits. Since polyphenols are bitter, manufacturers add sugar but less tea to cater for the tastes of all consumers. You would have to drink 20 bottles to get health benefits from polyphenols.

Bottled tea is not good for the waistline. It contains added ingredients such as sugar that is high in calories.

If you want to drink tea for weight loss, it is best to stick with fresh, brewed tea.

In short, bottled tea is not a healthy beverage when it is high in sugar and low in polyphenols.