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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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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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Eating enzyme-rich, living foods for great health

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  Many diseases and health concerns could be avoided with the right diet and enzymes. Some people cannot digest their food properly and become overweight while others suffer all manner of upper and lower digestive problems. As we age we lose our ability to digest properly, which causes more health care problems. What Enzymes Do There are different types of enzymes that work on a particular food. Amylase works to break down carbohydrates, starches and sugars. Protease breaks down protein in meat, eggs, and cheese. Lipase breaks down fats in dairy products and meats. There are others that are not…

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2 Steps To Six Pack Abs!

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First off, I want to mention that, for most people, getting six pack abs is not an easy task. It requires dedication, but it is possible! Below is a general 2-step guide that, if followed religiously for 3 months, will produce results. Step 1: Nutrition This is the single most important part of the puzzle, hands down. You can have the most impressive set of abs, but if they’re covered with a layer of fat, you won’t see them! Break up your day with 5 or 6 mini-meals because this jump starts your metabolism. And stop eating the food that…

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Six Reason why Vitamin D is important

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With the weather the way it is at the moment, it’s quite easy for us to have taken the climate in Marbella for granted. And what we usually get in abundance here is what’s commonly referred to as the sunshine vitamin – vitamin D. But, while seasons may change, our basic needs do not. And, regardless of whether we’re blessed with the beautiful, scorching days of summer, or the dreary, often chilly days of winter, it’s extremely important to get vitamin D. Why? We’ve compiled a list of six of the most important reasons. Improve Mental Sharpness Are you becoming…

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Eat for a six-pack

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Eating foods in your diet that compliments your abs programme will help to bring that six-pack out of hiding. 1 For Breakfast Begin the day with a breakfast based around complex carbs. These are the carbohydrates that release their energy slowly, so you will still feel up for it when it’s time to do your workout. Also, complex carbs of the low glycemic index variety help to regulate your blood-sugar levels, which will prevent hunger pangs and stop your body storing fat reserves unnecessarily. Great foods to get your day off to an ideal start are wholegrain breakfast cereals, porridge,…

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