Of Super Mice and Supermen, and the Magic Apples of Avalon

Written by Katrina Kern

Recently, a Japanese study showed dramatic results of organ fat loss and increased muscle strength, in test rats fed rare phytochemicals from baby green apple skins.

Without additional vitamins or supplements, these rats lost 27% of their internal organ fat -- ďbelly fatĒ in you and me-- and increased in muscle strength by 16%, in just three weeks. Should these findings translate to humans, we could be looking at a true health breakthrough ofrepparttar new century.

Belly fat in mice and men is a signature of aging. The body deposits additional fat aroundrepparttar 131253 organs and raises blood levels of cholesterol in response to uncontrolled oxidative stress (aging) inrepparttar 131254 organism, because body fat and blood fat arerepparttar 131255 natural protectors of every cell in our bodies.

Exercise, which elevates human growth hormone, wasrepparttar 131256 only proven way to reduce organ fat beforerepparttar 131257 discovery ofrepparttar 131258 remarkable water-soluble polyphenols given to these test animals.

What could this mean for you? It means that a concentrated natural apple extract, with no side effects, may reverse some of repparttar 131259 aging markers inrepparttar 131260 human body. It is also worth noting that every drug which is given to humans has first shown its effectiveness and safety in mice and rats.

Ancient Supermen

In ancient mythology,repparttar 131261 apple was considered to berepparttar 131262 Goddessís sacred heart of immortality. The Celts calledrepparttar 131263 western paradise Avalon, which means ďApple-land.Ē The Irish kings receivedrepparttar 131264 Goddess's magic apples of immortality. King Arthur was taken to Avalon (Apple-land) byrepparttar 131265 triple Goddess, inrepparttar 131266 form ofrepparttar 131267 three fairy queens.

The Scandinavians thought apples essential to resurrection. The Greeks said Mother Hera keptrepparttar 131268 magic apple garden inrepparttar 131269 West, whererepparttar 131270 tree of life was guarded by her sacred serpent, represented by icons showingrepparttar 131271 great Goddess offering life to her worshippers inrepparttar 131272 form of an apple. The Norse Goddess Idun kept allrepparttar 131273 gods alive with her magic apples.

And now science is provingrepparttar 131274 mythic legends. In recent human tests, polyphenols from apples dramatically raiserepparttar 131275 biological activity of all three ofrepparttar 131276 bodyís anti-aging, disease-fighting enzymes- superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase, and catalase. No wonderrepparttar 131277 apple eaters were considered to be ďconsorts ofrepparttar 131278 Goddess.Ē Such a man would be stronger, look better, and live in radiant health much longer than his non-apple-eating peers.

Weight-Loss Made Simple

Written by Sheri Graber of www.AutomaticWeightLossPlan.com

Weight-Loss Made Simple

To lose weight and keep it off you need an easy to follow no fuss plan. You need a plan that is simple and sensible. You need a plan that you can use everyday to get slim and healthy.

You need a plan that builds on your success day-by-day. A plan that keeps you inspired and motivated by seeing results. Fast! For a free special report on how you can get super motivated click here.

If you donít see and feel results fast itís far to easy to be tempted byrepparttar next fast food drive-thru or vending machine.

You need a plan that works for you, a plan that blends into your lifestyle. A plan that you can live with, forever. A plan that is so easy to follow that it easily becomes your automatic daily routine without fuss or stress. Thatísrepparttar 131251 real secret to permanent weight-loss, you know, having an automatic daily routine. No thinking required.

Most people go on train wreck diets. They followrepparttar 131252 latest fad. They start a diet, lose some weight, then go off it andrepparttar 131253 scale starts creeping back up. Sometimes they gain even more. Yo-yo- dieting, up and down and back up again is a nightmare.You donít want to do that, itís bad for your health.

Permanent weight loss requires changes in your lifestyle, changes in your behaviors. You canít expect to lose weight by doingrepparttar 131254 same things like overeating, sitting around watching hours and hours of television and not exercising. The secret is to lose weightrepparttar 131255 same way you plan on keeping it off. In other words simply get onrepparttar 131256 train of healthy lifestyle behaviors and stay with it. Donít crash. Stop looking for magic pills and quick fixes.

You canít expect to lose weight and keep it off by ignoring good nutrition and eating foods that are bad for you. Junk food leads to a junked and tired body that ages fast. Diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke and arthritis are just a few ofrepparttar 131257 health problems associated with obesity.

When I say ďjunk foodĒ I donít mean just fast food, donuts, or candy, I mean allrepparttar 131258 foods that donít seem so bad but are full of sugar, starches and fats. Foods like fruit juice are full of sugar. Youíre better off to eatrepparttar 131259 fruit and drink some water. foods like pasta, rice and french fries are full of empty calories that causerepparttar 131260 release of insulin and puts your body into fat storage mode.

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