How Music Can Help You Burn More Fat

Written by Arina Nikitina

Browsing one ofrepparttar Russian websites I have recently found a little article claiming that music can affect our health both improving and worsening it. That sounded very interesting and I decided to research how can music actually affect our well-being.

What I found has blown my mind and I want to sharerepparttar 131220 results with you.

Scientists all overrepparttar 131221 world agreed that music influences hormone production that are directly connected with our emotions. If you think about it you are influenced by music all repparttar 131222 time. Think of your last time you've watched a horror movie. Remember how music actually made your heart race faster. Music physicians in Japan and China help patients form their own music aid kits, where you can find CDs withrepparttar 131223 names like "Liver", "Lungs", "Migraine" or "Metabolism".

Now let me tell you about my most valuable discovery. Music can not only improve your overall health, it can also help you lose weight! Eating dinner while listening to Mozart helps to improve your metabolism and food digestion. When you eat while listening torepparttar 131224 pop or rock music you automatically start eating faster. As a result you swallow bigger pieces making it harder for your stomach to digestrepparttar 131225 food.

What is the Glycemic Index?

Written by Gary Matthews

Overrepparttar last 30 years, research into food and blood glucose response has completely changed our carbohydrate classification system.

It has been learned that it is impossible to predictrepparttar 131219 impact on blood glucose levels by certain foods, instead people are fed carbohydrate foods andrepparttar 131220 response measured.

This response is known asrepparttar 131221 Glycemic Index (GI), it is a measure of how quickly carbohydrate foods are digested and absorbed, and ranks carbohydrate foods according to their impact on blood sugar (glucose) levels: as indicted by elevated blood glucose.

Foods with a high GI are absorbed quickly intorepparttar 131222 blood stream and cause a rapid rise in blood glucose levels. While foods with a low GI are broken down more slowly over time and keep blood glucose levels more stable (Remember that low is slow!).

Some carbohydrate foods will maintain your energy levels for hours, while some may cause your blood glucose to rise and fall. Different types of carbohydrate can also affect feelings of fullness inrepparttar 131223 stomach and this can influence hunger and your ability to control your body weight.

Why isrepparttar 131224 GI important?

When our blood glucose levels are stable we have plenty of readily available fuel forrepparttar 131225 brain and muscles. If our blood glucose levels drop too low (hypoglycaemia) we feel tired, dizzy and generally unwell. If our blood glucose levels rise too quickly a rapid drop usually follows this.

Include low glycemic index foods in meals and snacks to slowrepparttar 131226 release of glucose intorepparttar 131227 bloodstream. A low glycemic index snack a few hours before exercise will help maintain your energy levels for more effective training.

After high intensity exercise (strength training) a high glycemic index snack should be consumed within 30 minutes. This will help to replace energy and startrepparttar 131228 recovery process.

Low-GI foods take longer to digest and help delay hunger pangs that little bit more and thus promote weight loss. So please choose your carbs carefully as this will lower your insulin levels and burn more fat. The secret is to swap high GI foods with low GI foods.

Simple steps to a low GI diet.

Step No 1

Start with a healthy, well balanced and varied diet based on a good nutrition program. The diet should be low in fats, moderate in carbohydrate and protein. The program should be high in fibre and contain a varied amount of foods to providerepparttar 131229 required amount of vitamins and minerals.

Step No 2

Look atrepparttar 131230 type of carbohydrates that you consume duringrepparttar 131231 day. Look atrepparttar 131232 carbs that you eatrepparttar 131233 most, as these will haverepparttar 131234 most dramatic impact on your diet.

Try to changerepparttar 131235 carbs you eatrepparttar 131236 most with at least one low GI one. (Replace potato with sweet potato, use noodles instead of rice) By substituting half of your daily carbohydrate from high GI to low GI will result in an overall reduction inrepparttar 131237 GI of your diet.

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