While I was doing research for weight loss shakes I came across the mineral “manganese” many times.  I didn’t know anything about it so I looked it up.

I was very surprised to find that this particular mineral is very important to bone development, brain function and memory.

Manganese also improves the functioning of the thyroid gland, regulation of blood sugar levels and metabolism of fats and cholesterol.

Nuts, seeds, whole wheat bread, tofu, beans, fish, spinach, kale, black tea, berries, pineapple, avocado, spinach, garlic, Spirulina, peppermint, coconut milk, rice and wheat bran are all very high in manganese.

many of these are also perfect ingredients for a weight loss smoothie .  Why not try this recipe today?

Weight Loss Smoothie 

  1. 1/2 cup coconut milk
  2. 1/2 cup milk alternative (or water and 1T whey powder)
  3. 2 T LSA mix
  4. 1T oat or wheat bran
  5. 1/2 cup avocado
  6. 1 t cacao or cocoa powder (optional)
  7. Stevia or honey to taste.

mix all together – I like to warm my milk. I also like to add a pinch of chilli powder.  Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Does Garcinia Cambogia Help With Weight Loss?

Garcinia Cambogia –Does It Work?

There is an enzyme in the skin of the fruit which is hydroxy-citric acid (HCA)
Reading through all the hype about this miracle fruit it is hard to resist getting on the weight loss train and buying the first local supplement that I can find. But I am forever a sceptic and I have wasted plenty of money over the years on fad “health” products.
So I dug around a bit and went past the reviews, delving deeper into the peer reviewed scientific studies. Guess what?
Most of the studies shown on rats tell us that the rats have lost weight and their appetite has lessened. “Hooray”, I hear echoes across the universe – but no!
There have now been several scientific studies on Humans and the results are not so promising.
Garcinia cambogia may have other of health benefits but using it to become slimmer is not one of them. Continue reading