Unboxing Quality of Life Lipoquel

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Burning fat can be tricky at times especially if, like us, from time to time you enjoy delicious fatty foods like french fries and hamburgers. If you’re having trouble keeping the weight off and are needing an all-natural solution, you need to hear how Quality of Life’s Lipoquel™ is changing how we think of weight management supplements!

Although your body needs a little bit of natural fat to function properly, the unnecessary fats from the unhealthy foods we love are stored in the body as excess fat. Consuming excess calories means that you are eating more calories than your body can burn off in one day. Those extra calories are stored in the body’s fat stores called glycogen stores. The more excess calories that you consume, the more your body’s fat stores expand, and this leads to weight gain. Everyone has heard the spiel about regular diet and exercise in order to combat this excessive storage of fat, but that’s easier said than done. If you’re anything like us, you don’t want to give up the fast food you have once every week. The key to maintaining balance is, wait for it, moderation. Combined with diet and exercise, you want to be able to enjoy the occasional “unhealthy” treat. You may be one of these people who feel like they exercise relatively frequently and maintain a healthy diet for the most part. However, you still aren’t seeing the results you want to see.

Quality of Life’s Lipoquel could be the game changer! But how does it work? A well-researched proprietary mushroom extract called “Chitoglucan®” is the key ingredient in this all-natural weight management supplement and its all-natural ingredients provide a harmless aid in your path to a healthy weight. Lipoquel works by burning the fat you already have, which has been stored in the glycogen stores contained in your liver, muscles, and fat cells. Removing the excess fat already being stored in your glycogen stores allows you to get your body back to “square one” of body fat content, and leaves only the fat you need in your system.

Lipoquel takes it even one step further in that it helps to block dietary fat absorption. Lipoquel contains a bioactive form of a fat-blocking vegetable called Chitosan. This means that not only do these veggie capsules help burn existing excess fat in your body, but they help block future absorption of these unnecessary fats. Quality of Life’s Lipoquel formula sets itself apart because they, “take only clinically researched ingredients for specific health conditions and formulate them into products consistent with suggested amounts.” Of course, these supplements perform best when combined with a healthy diet and exercise. However, you can have that occasional bowl of ice cream, or scarf down that donut every once in a while without giving up all of the progress you made in the gym! View Quality of Life’s full line of Lipoquel products here.

 

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7 Delicious Ways to Get Protein Without the Meat!

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Chefs and experts everywhere are all coming to the same conclusion: plants are the future of protein. Proteins from peas and hemp are becoming more and more popular, from snacks and chips to specialty restaurants around the world. More than just for vegetarians, the future looks to plant-based meats as an alternative to meat that is both good for themselves and is mindful of animal welfare. Continue reading

Unboxing Vital 4U Fiber Drinks

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Supporting your digestive health has never been easier! Vital 4U Fiber is a vegetarian, gluten-free fiber drink and is the epitome of convenience when it comes to getting the fiber you need. If this sounds as good to you as it does to us, then keep reading to see why Vital 4U is the perfect fiber source for an on-the-go lifestyle!

Before we get into that, some of you are probably wondering, why fiber is so important? Fiber plays a vital role in moving stool through your digestive tract (gross, we know) and it keeps your colon healthy. Actually, fiber helps to prevent colon cancer, as it keeps the colon clean. According to the Mayo Clinic, soluble fiber dissolves in water and creates a gel-like substance. This substance helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels! Unlike other nutrients, fiber is not absorbed or digested. The fact that it passes through the digestive system without being broken down is actually a good thing. According to Dr. Oz, this causes the fiber to act as bulk agents that help the body to pass food. A deficiency or lack in fiber would result in constipation and sluggishness. Fiber can reduce the incidence of heart disease and even aid in weight loss. Foods like beans, artichokes, and broccoli have naturally high levels of fiber. However, unless you carry around bags of these power foods, eating the right amount of these foods to meet your daily quota of fiber can be hard especially if, like us, you are constantly on the go.

How, you ask, can you get the fiber you need without the hassle of mixing a powder or carrying fiber-rich foods around with you? At only 18mL per serving, Vital 4U Fiber drinks give you 20% of your daily intake of fiber in one convenient pack! This gluten-free fiber drink contains 5 grams of soluble prebiotic fiber and has a delicious sweet citrus berry flavor that does not need to be mixed with water. Perfect for a fast-paced lifestyle, Vital 4U Fiber drinks contain only natural flavors and color and can be taken anywhere in their convenient foil packs. These drinks are only 28 calories per serving and contain just 4 grams of sugar, so you get the delicious flavor of berry without sacrificing the calories or getting doused in sugar!

Vital 4U Fiber drinks combine all the key ingredients needed for healthy digestion into one simple drink. Drop one into your purse, gym bag, or briefcase every day and see the results of great digestive health! Check out Vital 4U Fiber’s full line of drinks here.

 

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Tea vs. Coffee: 6 Insane Facts to Fuel the Caffeine Debate

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Dogs or cats? Sweet or Salty? Slytherin or Gryffindor? These questions fuel endless debates with both sides unrelentingly stubborn in their opinion. If you’re anything like me, you have facts and dates and a whole plethora of information to back up your theories for why which one is better. However, one such debate reigns supreme: which is healthier, tea or coffee? I’ve decided to do a “pros versus cons” list to fuel this caffeine-driven butting of heads and I promise to try and be as objective as possible. 

Tea

Pros: 

  1. Tea (n): To lower the risk of
    • Studies show that older tea drinkers have a reduced risk of age-related memory loss, heart disease, and stroke.
  2. You basically live forever
    • No, you don’t. However, studies show that people who drink regularly have been shown to have cells that are BIOLOGICALLY YOUNGER than non-drinkers. 
  3. Thick Bones: I mean, why not?
    • Science has revealed that regular tea drinkers have a higher bone density as well as a reduced rate of bone loss. This is not a bad thing.

Cons:

Say goodbye to your iron! 

Studies show that compared to a 35% reduction from coffee, tea causes a 62% reduction. 

Coffee

Pros:

  1. Coffee is High in Antioxidants
    • Self-explanatory and also an excuse I use to drink red wine at noon.
  2. Congratulations! You’re Going to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse
    • A recent Harvard study showed that people who drink 3-5 cups of coffee a day are less likely to die prematurely from diseases.
  3. Fights Against Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson’s
    • …DRINK UP 

Cons:

Bump, Set, SPIKE

Those with high blood pressure should be careful when drinking coffee, as the caffeine content causes a short, but dramatic spike in blood pressure

Like I said, the coffee vs. tea debate is one that will remain unresolved, as both beverages have elements of good and evil. If you want to live forever, drink tea. If you want to drink something that actually tastes good, you’ll drink coffee. I promised I’d stay impartial but it couldn’t be helped. Whichever you choose to partake in is at your own discretion, but feel free to add any of this information to your arsenal for the next “friendly” discussion about coffee vs. tea.   

 

Tell Us What Side You’re On! Coffee or Tea?