Archive for the ‘Nutrition’ Category
Protein Timing with Workouts…Beneficial or Not?
To the dismay of many who time their protein intake to their workouts, there was an article released this month in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition that challenged this phenomenon. In a market where protein shakes and protein bars are a huge financial industry, one wonders if this information will alter [...]
How to Build Amino Acids Into Your Diet
Amino acids make up about 75% of the human body. Vital for the production of proteins, amino acids are an important part of a healthy diet, particularly for muscle building and keeping a lean figure. Why we need amino acids Unlike fats and starches, amino acids cannot be stored in the body for long periods [...]
Breakfast: An Essential Part of the Beach Body
The importance is all in the title: breakfast, or the breaking of the fast, is essential to give your body the nutrients and energy it needs to function throughout the day. After eight hours of rest, breakfast helps the body reacclimate to a state of waking, with a burst of vitamins and nutrients that boost [...]
What is Creatine?
Athletes and bodybuilders quest to perform better often takes them out of the gym and brings them to the shelves, trying to find a supplement that will help them reach their goals and expectation. One of the most popular and in demand today is Creatine. Creatine is believed to provide a user with an extra [...]
Food & Recipes
The Benefits of Eating Bananas
If you go anywhere near an athletic competition, marathon or even a weekend 5k race, every person you see seems to be snacking on bananas. This is because athletes are very much aware of the benefits that come from this tasty fruit with high sugar content, such as; sucrose, fructose and glucose that can be [...]
What is Glutamine?
Glutamine is an abundant free amino acid (aka building blocks of proteins), found naturally in the body, particularly in your muscles. Generally, around 60% of our muscle contains this amino acid. Glutamine consists of close to 20% nitrogen, which makes it the primary transporter of nitrogen to the muscle cells and organs through the blood [...]
What is a Low-Carb Diet?
Typically, the menu associated with this diet often includes foods such as: meat and eggs, slight to moderate amounts of dairies, nuts, and some added vegetables. The total daily caloric intake of fat in this diet can also vary due to the fact that some diet plans are not strict on their fat consumption which [...]
The Ultimate Guide to Eaing Paleo *Infographic
There has been a great deal of talk about the paleo diet. The Paleo diet, sometimes called the Caveman diet is what people assumed that the ancient hunter-gatherer societies ate. People predicted that they ate strictly wild plants and animals, excluding grains. Paleo experts believe that many modern diseases are caused by sedentary lifestyles and [...]
Master Your Health: 7 Cooking Tips For Reducing Your Sodium
After tasting a delicious snack, have you ever caught yourself assuming that it might taste a little too good to be healthy? The shameful fact is that, more often than not, you are probably right. Foods that are delicious and tasty are usually the ones full of fats, sugar, and salt. It doesn’t take a [...]
Soda Consumption around the World *Infographic
Soft Drinks were made originally to be served as a treat, but today people drink it every day with every meal. All this sugar consumption can cause adverse health problems but it still doesn’t stop people from drinking soda. The soft drink industry makes over $50 billion each year and guess who’s buying the majority [...]
Fast Food Calories per Dollar Infographic*
Is cheaper better? One may argue that it is but when you really think about the fact that a hamburger costs $1 vs. a salad that costs $5, you realize that it really isn’t better. Many families can’t afford to go to fast food chains and buy a few meals of the healthier options and usually get resort [...]
Shopping List for a Healthy Body
When trying to get fit and healthy many people aren’t sure what they should be eating. As a recommendation, you should be getting your fuel from protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats-Yes- fats! Just because you are trying to lose body fat, doesn’t mean you should completely remove fat from your diet because you need some [...]
Eat These Snacks:60 Calories or Less
Would you like to have some snacks that you can eat without guilt? For all of you who are counting calories but have a hard time finding low- calorie snacks, try some of these foods. They all range from essentially 0 calories – 60 calories. But remember everything must be still kept in moderation because [...]
Heart Healthy: Tips to Strengthen Your Heart
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more people than cancer or any other disease. The difference between heart disease and other diseases is that heart disease is preventable with a healthy diet and exercise. The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of physical activity 5 days a [...]
Eating Healthy on a Budget- 10 foods for under $40
Some friends of mine asked me:”Is organic the only way for me to be healthy?” How can I eat really healthy without going bankrupt?” For those of you who think this isn’t possible, you’re wrong!I want to show you a simple shopping list for under $40.00.This can definately help college students who want to have [...]