Archive for June, 2016

Drink Water – Stay Hydrated

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With the recent humid weather here in Marbella, I hear a lot of clients tell me that they have no energy and feel fatigued, that the weather has drained them and they feel tired all the time. Well it seems to me that they are not getting enough water and with the increased temperatures it’s very important to keep hydrated. Drinking more water actually helps increase your energy levels as water accounts for approximately 60% of our body weight. Every single one of our organs and bodily systems require water in order to function properly. Dehydration, even at low levels,…

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Top Post Workout Snacks

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What you eat after your workout may just be the most important food you eat all day. Muscles store excess energy in the form of glycogen and protein and, when you work out, the body burns fuel from your pre-workout meal, then it breaks down glycogen stored in muscles. Your post-gym workout snack MUST include protein in order to repair and rebuild your muscle, which will ultimately increase muscle strength. Within a few hours of working out, muscle protein drops and muscles begin to break down. However, within a 45-minute window, your body is the most responsive with absorbing carbohydrates and protein….

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Are smoothies better than juices?

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What do you like better smoothies or juices? what’s the difference ? and Why I think smoothies are a better option when it comes to promoting overall general health. When you blend something, although the food gets pulverised, you still end up consuming the food in its entirety. So, if you blend up a pear and a cup of spinach, your body digests an entire pear and a whole cup of spinach. When you juice something, on the other hand, the fibrous portion of the fruit or vegetable is removed. And, what you’re left with are the micronutrients (and the sugars), in a…

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