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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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Drinking Golden Milk Every Day Could Keep the Doctor Away

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Golden Milk is an ancient Ayurvedic drink made using turmeric and milk – and it’s one of the best ways I know to incorporate turmeric into one’s daily diet. Turmeric is known to have so many health benefits due to curcumin, a powerful polyphenol antioxidant that also gives turmeric its beautiful golden colour. Drinking it just before bed is a wonderful way to relax and helps boost the immune system while sleeping or you may prefer to enjoy it first thing in the morning or even drink it in place of coffee. SO why is it so good for us?…

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Temptation at the Weekends

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There’s less structure and more temptation at the weekends to undo all the good eating of the past week, so instead of the crisps and chips, or chocolate bars, why not tuck into a delicious healthy snack, where you can avoid that blood sugar dip and tide yourself over until dinner. … These fill-you-up snacks are a delicious guilt-free treat and under 200 calories. NUTS like peanuts, cashews, and almonds make for a crunchy way to add more protein and healthy unsaturated fats to your diet. They pack about 6 grams of protein per 2-ounce serving. PUMPKIN SEEDS are a great…

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Spinach

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Everyone should eat plenty of leafy greens but spinach is one of the world’s healthiest foods and one of my favourites, Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse and is incredibly alkaline. It’s available all year round but is in season during the spring (March – June), it’s easy to buy, easy to use in recipes and salads and is delicious. Spinach has remarkable abilities to restore energy, increase vitality and improve the quality of the blood because it is rich in chlorophyll, (a potent alkaliser and blood builder) It’s super high in vitamin K, vitamin A, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, vitamin c…

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Green Juice

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It’s quite simple and logical isn’t it? what you put in your body makes all the difference in the world, If you over indulged on the chocolate, alcohol and generally over did it at Easter, I will bet you don’t feel your best after it. Eating correctly can help you relieve tiredness, headaches, stress, etc. giving you a boost of general goodness. Essentially, you are what you eat so if you consume a lot of sugar, additives and saturated fats, you can’t even expect to feel good in the long run?! Ingredients: • 2 Green apples halved • 4 Stalks celery…

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Post Workout Nutrition – Eating to recover from High Intensity Workouts

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POST WORKOUT NUTRITION- EATING TO RECOVER For years it is known that the most important meal of the day is believed to be breakfast, but for professional athletes who put in all the effort in their training, their post-workout nutrition just may be more important than any other meal. In fact, an athletes post-workout meal is one of the most important meals they can have all day. For athletes like Professional boxers, for example, after a hard workout, can use up all their stored glycogen, easily sweat out two litres of water, and break down both muscle and red blood…

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Exercise for Good Digestive Health

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The impact of exercise on the gastrointestinal tract and digestion has been less well investigated than the same territory for heart, muscle and skeleton. However, over the past decade good studies have clearly demonstrated positive effects on a variety of conditions. Inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease are significantly improved by exercise. The risk for colon cancer and ulcers is decreased by exercise. In addition to prevention and treatment of disease, normal function of the gastrointestinal tract improves with exercise. For instance, gastric emptying, the passage of food out of the stomach, proceeds more efficiently when exercise is part of your daily routine. Many digestive problems are…

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What to eat after a late night workout

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Many people who work out have no choice but to train in the evening. Whether that’s after work or a few hours later, training near the end of the day is still a much better choice than not exercising at all. If you have worked out late in the evening – The type of protein and carbohydrates you need to refuel after your workout are very important. Fast digesting carbohydrates and protein isolates are vital after a workout. Slow digesting proteins would be ideal just before bedtime. Fast-digesting carbs are a driver, meaning they help fuel the muscle-building process, delivering…

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Your Health – You Are What You Eat!

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Food is medicine. Some of it is good medicine, and some bad. Yet every single meal you eat is contributing to or taking away from your health and longevity. The question is: do you eat to live, or live to eat? Most people select food on the basis of what makes them feel good in the short term by giving immediate taste satisfaction, without contemplating the idea that today’s feast can be tomorrow’s downfall. As you become increasingly aware of the power of food in relation to health, the process of eating becomes two things: an act of pleasure and…

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