The Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Have you found perfect gifts yet? Here are some gift ideas.
As mentioned on the Dr. Oz show, drinking tea is one of the easiest and most natural ways to lose weight. See what teas to drink at what times to maximize the health benefits. You may purchase the teas from PierMall.com
(1) Pu-erh (Pu Erh) Tea: drink in the morning to shrink fat cells.
(2) White Tea: drink at lunch to blocks fat absorption and prevent fat storage from your lunch
(3) Chickweed Tea: drink in the mid-afternoon to address bloating problem and to help you loose some water weight
(4) Bilberry Tea: drink in the evening to kill cravings
Shirataki noodles are thin, low carb, chewy, and translucent Japanese noodles made from konjac yam (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konjac).. Konjac has almost no calories but is very high in glucomannan fiber. Thus, it is often used as a diet food. Shirataki noodles, also called konjac or konnyaku noodle , are thinner than wheat noodles, do not break as easily, and have an almost crunchy texture. They do not have much flavor by themselves, but it absorbs flavors well from other ingredients.
Shirataki noodles are usually packaged “wet”, that is, you purchase them pre-packaged in liquid.
At PierMall.com, we carry the Shirataki noodles made in Japan. You may purchase it by single bag, or by case.
What you need to prepare shirataki noodles?
1. A small strainer.
2. Water to rinse. (You may notice a “fishy” smell when you open up the package. The smell is from the water in the package and not the noodles. The smell will disappear after you rinse the noodles several times in the fresh water).
3. A good family pasta recipe or healthy vegetables, seafood, chicken, spices – the list is endless!
4. Family and friends to enjoy your new found health discovery!
Konjac glucomannan , water, food grade calcium hydroxide.
How to store
Keep refrigerated after opening. Konjac Foods can be stored in room temperature with the shelf life about one year.
Recipe Suggestion for shirataki noodles:
Stir-Fry Vegetable with Shirataki
1 tablespoon sesame oil 7 oz shirataki noodles (1 bag) 1 cup green bean sprouts
1/4 cup fine carrot strips
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms (presoaked in water until soft and tender) 2 T Kikkoman soy sauce 1 Cup stir-fry vegetables (frozen)
Combine oil and soy sauce in wok and preheat over medium heat. rinse shirataki noodles in fresh water Add noodles and frozen vegetables to wok; stir fry until mixture is heated through but vegetables are still crispy. Add green bean sprouts and shiitake mushrooms; heat through. Makes 2 servings of about 2 1/2 cups. Simple, quick, delicious and deceptively low in calories! Number of Servings: 2
Shirataki Noodle Shrimp Stir-fry
1 8oz package of shirataki noodles 7 oz of raw shrimp (cleaned and shelled .5 tbsp canola oil 4 cloves garlic 1 tbsp grated ginger .5 tsp hot pepper flakes or hot pepper paste 1 large green peppers 1 medium zucchini (about 7 oz) ½ cup snow pea 2 large scalions 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp mirin .5 teaspoon agave nectar 2 tbsp cornstarch
Put water on to boil.
Rinse noodles and set aside.
Add noodles to boiling water and stir.
At the same time, heat wok and following steps below:
Chop garlic and grate ginger. Set aside. Cut peppers into long strips, Set aside Chop zucchini into long strips, Set aside.
Make sauce: mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin and cornstarch.
Clean and shell shrimp, remove tails if you like. Add oil to piping hot wok and add garlic, ginger and hot pepper flakes/paste.
Stir for 30 seconds and add peppers. Stir.
Add Zucchini. Stir for 2 minutes.
Push veggies to side and dump in shrimp.
Stir-fry shrimp and veggies together for a minute.
Add snow pea and continue to stir.
Re-mix the sauce and add to stir-fry. Stir for a minute.
Drain noodles and add to wok. Turn off heat and mix to incorporate noodles. top with scallions and serve!
Number of Servings: 2
There are many more great recipes on the web. Here are some we like:
How much I want to have that delicious cake! Oh no, that fat, sugar….
When I was searching for a good cake replacement for an upcoming birthday, I came across to these beautiful cakes, they are so beautiful and will definitely cheer up the party. The best yet, they come with zero calorie – naturally! You will stay just healthy, if not healthier.. But if you are allergic to the flower, it might be better for you to enjoy some real cake, even it is loaded with calories..
All the delicious cakes are provided by 1800flowers.com:
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Acai supplement is now everywhere! So I did some research to see what is Acai.
Acai is actual the fruit of a kind of palm tree, native to Central and South America. Acai berry has a very rich dark color due to its high content of anthocyanins, the same molecules that give blueberry its dark color. Anthocyanins is believed to be a powerful antioxidant agent,
There are so many brands of Acai supplement, I compiled the brands and prices and where to find it.
|ACAI 1000 mg (per serving) – 60 softgel Buy 1 Get 1 Free = 2x 60 softgels||ACAI 1000 mg (per serving) – 60 softgel 2x 60 bottles||SAMBAZON Powercaps Acai Capsules, 60-Count Bottle 2x 60 bottles||ACAI 1200 mg (per serving) – 60 softgel|
|$10.99 + $1.99 S&H||$15.99 + Free S&H at $25 Purchase||$21.87+ Free S&H at $25 Purchase||$17.98+ Free S&H at $25 Purchase|
Now you see who has the better price!
Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women in the United States, claiming more than 500,000 lives each year. Studies have shown that you can make changes to help lower your risk of developing heart disease.
- Lower you blood pressure – even slightly elevated blood pressure levels can double your risk for coronary heart disease, and the higher the pressure, the higher the risk. More than half of all women over 55 have high blood pressure. The condition is even more common and more severe in African-American women
- Lower your blood cholesterol level – today, more than half of the women over age 55 need to lower their blood cholesterol, and a quarter of all American women have blood cholesterol levels high enough to pose a serious risk for coronary heart disease.
- Stop smoking – women who smoke are two to six times as likely to suffer a heart stack as nonsmoking women, and the risk increases with the number of cigarettes smoked per day. Also, smokers who have a heart attack are more likely to die, and die suddenly, than are nonsmokers.
- Lose weight – overweight women are much more likely to develop heart-related problems, even if they have no other risk factors. Excess body weight in women is linked with coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and death from heart-related causes. The more overweight you are, the higher your risk for heart disease.
- Increase physical activity – as little as 30 minutes of moderate activity on most, and preferably all days of the week, helps protect the heart. Examples of moderate activity are brisk walking or bicycling, raking leaves and gardening. Vigorous exercise includes running, jogging, swimming laps and cross – country skiing.
Try products available on piermall.com:
- 3 Stars – Ling Zhi Persimmon Tea – 30 Teabags
- 3 Ballerina – Wild Guava Leaf Tea – 20 Tea Bags (1.6 Oz)
- 3 Ballerina Extra Strength Diet Tea
- Pretty Lotus – Oolong Wu Long Dieter’s Tea
- Swallow’s Nest Perfect Slim – 30 Pills
- Chinese Ku Ding Bitter Green Tea Needle Loose Tea – 5.3 Oz
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Compared to Green Tea and Black Tea, Oonlong Tea is semi oxidized. Oolongs are easily recognized by the appearance of the leaves which are black thread-like or ball-like when dry, and often tend greenish with reddish edges when infused. The flavor profiles can vary tremendously according to the tea maker’s skills and the growing conditions of the tea bushes. In order to generate a good flavor and aroma, many different production stages are required to produce oolong tea. The most crucial step in the production of oolong tea is fermentation. As oolong tea is only fermented to some extent, it is also called semi-fermented tea. The tea consists of several dozens of kinds of leaves that have different flavors and aromas. In order to enjoy the flavor and rich aroma unique to oolong tea, Chinese have developed an art of drinking it delicately, called “Gong Fu Cha”, which involves drinking oolong tea by using a tiny teapot and a tiny teacup.
Recent scientific research, published in August of 2003, reveals that oolong tea may carry remarkable slimming and health benefits. Oolong is rich in antioxidants called polyphenol, which is found to be associated with the weight loss. When your body digests food, sugar and fat in the food undergo some chemical processes to form triglycerides in the liver and the small intestine. Triglycerides are then carried in the bloodstream into various other tissues in the body to be used as energy or stored as fat. Excess amounts of triglyceride will be deposited within fat cells. The excess accumulation of triglyceride in the body causes obesity. Polyphenol in oolong tea activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglyceride. Researches have revealed that the continuous intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and to controlling obesity. In a recent study, 102 Chinese women who drank four cups of oolong tea per day (the brew from four 2 g tea bags) lost over a kilogram of body weight during a 6-week period.
Another important constituent in Oolong tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which has been extensively studied as a potential treatment for a variety of diseases, including cancer. Epidemiological data have suggested that EGCG may provide protective effects against hormone related cancers, namely breast or prostate cancer. EGCG may cause cancer cells to die. It may also work by stopping new blood vessels from forming, therefore cutting off the supply of blood to cancer cells.
How to brew Oolong Teas
Oolong contains a whole spectrum of aromas that make it distinct from green, white or black tea.
Preparing tea properly is a key step in capturing the best flavor and aroma. Oolong tea tastes best when the water is between 85 – 90ºC (185 – 195ºF). Bottled water is better than tap water.
For tea bag, place one tea bag in a cup of hot water and brew for about 2 minutes, or desired strength. Drink it either warm or cold.
For loose tea, use a small teapot, for example, a 7 oz teapot. Pre-warm the teapot with hot water and discard the water. Put desired amount of Oolong tea into the teapot. If you are new to tea, we suggest you start with small amount, say about 1 teaspoon, as too much tea leaves used could increase the bitter taste. Add hot water to the teapot and then immediately pour the water from teapot to cups. The step will bring the tea leaves to brewing temperature and warm up the cups. Fill up the teapot with hot water to brew for about 2 minutes. This first brew is good for you to experience the aroma. The best tea comes from second and third brews. You may continue to brew if it is not too light to drink.
Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is a well-known Chinese Oolong tea. Its leaves are as black and as rich as iron and it is named after the Buddhist deity Guan Yin. It can be brewed the same way as we mentioned before. When steeping, Ti Kuan Yin tea firstly produces a strong fragrant orchid-like aroma. A sweet aftertaste can quickly rise from the throat. After several infusions, the Ti Kuan Yin’s fragrance still remains. Ti Kuan Yin tea wins the reputation for “steeping lingering fragrance seven times”
Pretty Lotus Noni Dietary Slimming Tea has been very popular with our customers. I did some research and summarize the health benefit below.
Noni dietary tea is a natural healthy drink. It is extracted and refined with modern scientific methods and advanced technological process from a fine selection of herbs of Noni Juice, Mulberry, Persimmon, Maiva Verticeliata, Gynostemma Pentaphylla (Jiao Gu Lan)
What is Noni Dietary Tea benefit?
a super food used in South Asia for hundreds of years. It is naturally rich in proxeroxine, scopoletin, polysacchardies as well as a host of minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamin
Mulberry leaves have long been used in Chinese medicine for the prevention and treatment of diabetes; they contain compounds thatsuppress high blood sugar levels.
a good source of important dietary antioxidants, such as vitamin A & C, and flavonoids, have been widely used as a tea in oriental countries. Several tannins and flavonoids isolated from persimmon leaf were recently found to have anti hypertensive, anti carcinogenic, and anti mutagenic actions
In the books “Jade Remedies: A Chinese Herbal Reference for the West” by Peter Holmes and “New Encyclopedia of Herbs & Their Uses” by Deni Brown, Authors state that Malva Verticellata is used, among other things, for excess mucous and gastritis. When use in larger does, Malva Verticellata acts as laxative. Malva is “a soothing diuretic, used for urinary tract infections. It also promotes lactation”. It is a urinary restorative, demulcent laxative, anti-inflammatory, draining diuretic. In traditional Chinese medicine terms, it works on urinary, digestive and hormonal systems, and on the bladder, small intestine, and large intestine channels.
Gynostemma Pentaphylla (Jiao Gu Lan)
Read more about JiaoGuLan Health Benefit under our Jiao Gu Lan Tea blog
Reduce Bad Cholesterol and Increase good Cholesterol, improve Cardiac Function, lower blood pressure.
- Enhance body’s immune system, fight with Cancer Cell
- Natural Antioxidant Rich Rejuvenating Herbs – Adaptogen
- Expel Insomnia, relieve headache, migraine symptom
- Over 90% improving rate of Hepatitis B patients.
- over 90% improving rate of Chronic Bronchitis patients
- Improve Diabetic condition
- Reduce the side effect of Steroid based medicine
Our Noni Dietary Tea comes in individually wrapped, plastic packages. Pretty Lotus Noni Dieter’s tea has been become very popular in US among our customers for its delicious taste and easy slimming benefit. Noni Dieter’s tea helps to assist the body in maintaining healthy bowel function and manage body weight
Please note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Keep out of reach of children.
This great tea is combining the health benefit of:
Noni Juice, Mulberry Leaf, Persimmon JiaoGuLan, for the maximum effect to loss weight, improve general health at the same time!
Give Them a Try!
PierMall.com offer Single Box or 12 Boxes Value Pack. We have a special deal the the manufacturer/Importer. We have the freshest tea available. The current batch we received just arrived and has the best date of 2012.
Although this is not exactly qualified for the highly sought after Wuyi Oolong, I found that it is necessary to mention this high quality dieter’s tea. PierMall has been selling this Oolong Slimming tea for the past 3 years. We like the quality of the tea, and know the importer/manufacturer well and appreciate their effort that they put into Pretty Lotus brand tea.
Pretty Lotus Oolong Slimming Tea is a natural healthy drink. It is extracted and refined with modern scientific methods and advanced technological process from a fine selection of herbs such as Fujin Oolong Tea, Chinese Ginseng (root), Fo-ti (stem), Ling Zhi Reishi (fruiting body), Chuanxiong (rhizome), Bighead Atractyodes (rhizome), Mulberry (bark), Roses hips (fruit).
The Tea comes in individually wrapped, foil packages. Pretty Lotus Oolong Dieter’s tea has been repeated awarded gold medal prizes in the world. It sells world wide, winning warm praises from customers. Oolong Dieter’s tea helps to assist the body in maintaining healthy bowel function and manage body weight
Lotus Ooloing Slimming Tea is the winners of:
* Gold Prize for Outstanding Quality Health Products (1991, 1992, Beijing),
* Award of the Well-received Commodity in Market (Shanghai, 1994),
* Gold Cup Award for the Outstanding Achievement of the First World Traditional Herbs Exhibition (Las Vegas, 1994),
* Gold Medal for the Best Health Product in China (1995),
* Gold Cup in the Exhibition of Traditional Medical & Health Products (New York 1996)
Give them a try to see why our customers keep coming back for this tea.
PierMall.com is carrying Pretty Lotus Extra Strength Oolong Slimming Tea in Single or multiple boxes value pack.
What is Soft Seaweed Soap?
The SOFT seaweed defating soap is honorably produced in accordance with the pioneering prescription of the International Medical & Cosmetic Association,
It is made from seaweed of deep sea and consists of pure natural plants. It is nourish and has string defating effects. When used on highly sensitive skin, it causes no irritation. The soap smells of special fragrance and its rough surface will become smooth and fine right after usage.
What is the Seaweed Soap Benefit?
It is suitable for washing and bathing, and regular use of the product is good for your skin. The soap contains the rare elements of seaweed and has string permeability, it will easily permeate the skin when contacted with the skin. It can clean the dirtiness out of capillary holes. Moreover, it can discharge the under skin fat out of human bodies successively, improve blood circulation, astring the skin and thus make it more delicate.
Given some time, and you will be surprised to find that your body become slender and fit by the use of this product.
Who is the producer?
Honorable produced by The Joint Venture Far East Cosmetic & Health products Co Ltd. Supervised by The State Traditional Chinese Medicine Science Cosmetic Institute of China. An appointed products by Chinese Gymnastics Team