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Hearing loss is linked to omega-3 deficiency

Hearing loss is linked to omega-3 deficiencyAs we grow older, our risk of hearing loss increases, and our diet plays a major role. Apparently, there is a link between hearing loss and being deficient in an omega-3 fatty acid that we get from oily fish and fish oil supplements. This was seen in a study that was presented in Boston at a meeting for the American Society for Nutrition – an American company for professional researchers and practitioners in nutrition. The scientists mention that increased intake of this particular omega-3 fatty acid from the diet or from supplements may help prevent hearing loss.

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Overview of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids

 

Overview of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids

Vitamins, minerals, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and Q10 are nutrients that we need in certain quantities in order to support vital body functions.
Nutritional supplements containing vitamins and minerals must be labeled in accordance with the reference values.

This overview serves as general information about the different vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids and how they work.

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THE VITAMIN AND MINERAL GUIDE

the Vitamin and Mineral Guide

Green tea stimulates your fat combustion and is good with food

Green tea stimulates your fat combustion and is good with foodGreen tea is different from regular black tea, in that it is not fermented. Therefore, green tea contains more nutrients, and even though it contains a little caffeine, it has a somewhat smaller but more stable effect on blood sugar levels.

Green tea can increase your fat combustion by up to 33 percent for a few hours after you eat

In a study where German scientists gave green tea extract to healthy but overweight men, the men were able to burn up to 33 percent more fat. The study is published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (April 2010) and supports earlier findings.

Green tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a compound that stimulates fat turnover

Science does not know exactly how EGCG works, but researchers suggest three different mechanisms:

  • It increases the energy turnover via the combustion of fatty acids
  • It inhibits the development of fat cells
  • It lowers the uptake of fat in cells and increases fat excretion

Other studies show less increase in blood sugar if you ingest green tea 10 minutes before you ingest glucose (grape sugar)

This mechanism is very important in relation to weight control, as large blood sugar oscillations (especially when your blood sugar plummets) can easily trigger hunger and an urge to consume fast, empty calories that have a fattening effect. Link: Carbohydrates are often the real culprits

Quality and supplements

Green tea is rich in different antioxidants, with EGCG being among the most potent.

Because the EGCG content can vary quite a lot from one type of green tea to another, it is normally recommended to consume tea extracts or supplements based on extracts, as this gives you more of a guarantee that the content of EGCG is high.

In order to obtain the optimal therapeutic effect, you should take your green tea with a main meal.

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