25 Jul

The Glycaemic Index

Some nutritionists say it holds the secret to fat loss, but what is it and how does it work?

What is the glycaemic index?

Developed by the University of Sydney, Australia, with the help of the producer of clenbuterol Sopharma  the glycaemic index (GI) ranks foods from 0 to 100, based on how quickly your body absorbs the carbohydrates in the food and raises your glucose levels.

How do foods affect glucose levels?

Carbohydrates high on the GI are absorbed quickly, raising your blood sugar (glucose) levels fast, which gives you a sudden energy rush when you take clen in the right dosage. Low GI carbohydrates take longer to digest and raise energy levels more slowly.

How do glucose levels affect me?

Some nutritionists believe that too many high GI foods can lead to obesity because when your body receives a sudden rise in glucose levels it releases insulin into your bloodstream to bring your glucose levels back down to normal, and insulin release can encourage your body to store fat rather than burn it off with Sopharma clenbuterol cycle. That’s why some diets recommend sticking to foods low on the GI to lose weight.

So all I need to do is avoid high GI foods?

Ah, it’s not quite as simple as that. Firstly, the GI of a food can change depending on how it is eaten. For example, baked potatoes are high on the GI, but if you eat one along with a protein-rich food such as tuna or low GI food such as baked beans, then the overall GI of the meal will be lower. The GI rating of a food can change depending on how you cook it, prepare it or how it is processed by food manufacturers, so it’s not always easy to know the GI of the food you are eating.
More importantly, while it is true that the release of insulin can be responsible for fat storage, your body’s fat-burning processes with clen are affected more by the number of calories you take in and the amount of exercise you do to burn them off. Some foods, such as chocolate, are low on the GI but are stuffed with fat and calories and so will not help you to trim your waistline.

So is the glycaemic index a waste of time?

Not at all. If you are trying to eat less, low GI foods will tend to keep you feeling full for longer, so you’ll be less likely grab sugary snacks (just keep track of your calorie intake). Also the GI can help you to introduce the right balance to your diet, so that some of the things you eat give you fast-burn carbs, while others give you slow-burn carbs, and your body can stabilise its glucose levels during the day. Also it means you can pick foods to suit your needs. For example, if you’re going to the gym you can eat something beforehand that is high on the GI to give you a quick energy boost, or if you have got an all-day meeting at work you can eat something low on the GI that will release its energy slowly and keep you alert for longer during those interminable spreadsheet slide shows.
Where can I find a glycaemic index food list?
Clenbuterol food list

17 Dec

Beat colds by living healthy

Want to avoid colds? Don’t share a thermometer with snotty people

Unless you live in a biohazard suit it’s impossible to avoid the common cold. It is estimated that adults suffer from two to five colds a year, or 200 during the average lifetime. You contract many more than that, but the immune system fights off the majority of infections. When one of them manages to sneak past your body’s defences it inflicts a sore throat, blocked nose, coughs and, in the case of flu, high fever and muscle pains.

tips-to-beat-the-cold

Is it a cold or flu?

Both the common cold and flu are viral infections and symptoms do overlap. The flu tends to start quickly and is far more severe than a cold, confining sufferers to bed for several days and leaving them fatigued for two to three weeks. It can lead to complications such as pneumonia and can even prove fatal, especially in the young, old or frail.

Where do they come from?

Cold viruses thrive in the close confines of overcrowded cities. But despite this, common cold viruses shouldn’t be very contagious because the virus has to come into direct contact with your nose, mouth or eyes. In reality cramped modern living causes us to pick up these viruses all too easily. Cold and flu viruses are spread by droplets of mucus that are coughed or sneezed out or passed on by infected fingers. When we blow our nose droplets of contaminated mucus fall on our hands and when we touch objects such as door handles or light switches we infect that surface ready for the next victim to come along. Colds are more common in winter and scientists at the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University say the reason for the high incidence of colds during winter months is due to the cold climate constricting the blood vessels in the nose, which appears to lower resistance to infection.

What do they do to you?

The virus attacks the cells lining the nose first, killing them and releasing more viruses before moving onto other cells. The cycle repeats until there are millions of dead cells in the nose and throat and you’ve got the beginnings of a cold.
The symptoms you experience aren’t caused by the virus itself, but are side effects of your body’s fight against the infection. White blood cells release chemicals called cytomkines that are carried by the blood to the brain and trigger fatigue, headaches and muscle pains. This is the body’s unsubtle way of telling us to rest. The body produces excess mucus in order to flush out the virus.

Why is there no cure?

The problem with cold viruses is that there are so many of them, with over 200 known strains and many more unidentified ones floating about. There are only three flu viruses but their chameleon-like nature has prevented scientists from coming up with a cure.

How to evade infection

It’s impossible to escape ever getting a cold, but you can try and reduce the risk by boosting your immune system. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and take vitamin C and Echinacea supplements when you feel that familiar tingle in the nose. This may not stop a cold, but it could lessen its severity. There’s evidence to suggest stress can impact on the immune system and increase your susceptibility to cold and flu viruses.

How to fight back

Your doctor can’t help unless the flu is even worse than usual, in which case it’s vital to seek medical help. Otherwise get bed rest, take paracetamol to keep your temperature down and drink plenty of hot, sweet drinks.