Friday, March 5, 2010

Should I save the pulp?

Question: Can I save the pulp from the juicer and then blend it together to get the benefits of the fiber?

Linda Yo:

If you are trying to lose weight and reduce your LDL cholesterol at the same time, I would recommend you to eat the fruit, instead of processing them.

1. Eating the whole fruit will 'force' your digestion system to work harder, thus increase your metabolism.

2. Eating the whole fruit will also make you feel fuller than drinking the juice, thus it will help you control your appetite.

3. If you like to drink juice, yes, save the pulp and blend it together so you won't lose the fiber. Soluble fiber in vegetable & fruit lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. There is also another type of fiber that is called resistant starch which is beginning to gain popularity in England & Australia because it produces more satiety, associated with lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

4. If you'd like to learn more about the benefit of resistant starch and how to lose weight without dieting, you can watch my video on YouTube:

Stay healthy,
Linda Yo
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Author of Asian Slim Secrets

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Monday, February 1, 2010

How to Increase Your Metabolic Rate

Someone ask me today, how she can increase her metabolic rate. I thought some readers might have the same question.

Question: Can we do anything to increase the metabolic rate ?

Answer: Hi Diane,

If you do strength training exercise, you will strengthen & build your muscles. Those muscles will increase your metabolic rate, even when you stop exercising. That's why in my book, I recommend simple strength training exercises. These exercises will strengthen your muscles but will not make you look bulky.

Stay healthy!