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The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. A baobab fruit lies cut half open on a table

The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit

Boost energy & immunity, reduce fatigue and improve skin health with Baobab fruit
The health benefits of eating the baobab fruit. The baobab tree, otherwise know as the tree of life is an icon of Africa. It produces a dense nutrient fruit

A 100% organic fruit
Rich in vitamin C
Almost 50% fibre
High in Antitoxins
It contains calcium, potassium, thiamin and a source of vitamin B6
It has one of the highest antitoxin capacity of any fruit in the world. Five times that acai berries…

5 pieces of nutrition that help a hangover. Chips in a basket

5 pieces of nutrition that help a hangover

I have to admit the first one has me sold
5 pieces of nutrition that help a hangover
Also:

Cheesy chips: They help soak up the booze
Spirulina: Reduces stomach acid after a big night.
Feeling wired? Eat some food high in magnesium, it reduces adrenaline and relaxes your muscles.
Swap your whey shake for a Casein shake: It will reduce gut acidosis which can damage stomach cells.
And of course a bacon sarnie. Its carbs and and amino acids speed up metabolism reduce your heads…

Health benefits of drinking coffee. Coffee beans sit piled up

Health benefits of drinking coffee

There are many health benefits of coffee ranging from the prevention of many diseases to increased short term memory.
Here are some that I feel take most important premise with the most backed research studies. Health benefits of drinking coffee.

According to Ori Hofmekler’s extensive research. Coffee increases your metabolism by up to 20 percent and aids in the oxidation of fat.
There are greater health benefits of organic whole-bean black coffee. The darker the roast, the better the antioxidants and…

Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans. Green beans sit in a wooden bowl

Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans

Beans beans they’re good for your…
Grow and reduce body fat with lima and black beans

Lima beans help keep your blood alkaline, this speeds growth and lowers cortisol.
Black beans aid in lowering your body fat as they are full of Soluble fibre. This absorbs water in the digestive tract, forming a gel-like substance. This is important to slow digestion and trap excess dietary fats, which are then removed from the body.

Bean me up Scotty!!

The benefits of eating Pistachios. A pile of Pistachios

The benefits of eating Pistachios

The power of Pistachios. Racing, training, gym’ing, working hard? Nail some Pistachios.
The benefits of eating pistachios

One quarter cup of raw pistachios supplies essential nutrients, including healthy fats, protein and vitamins and minerals.
High in potassium
Give 6 grams of protein per serving
Full of Vitamin B6, the protein that helps in carrying oxygen in the blood. Increases oxygen quantity in the blood the haemoglobin count in it. Resulting in more energy.
Contain two carotenoids not found in most nuts. These carotenoids, called lutein and…

Low blood sugar causes muscle mass reduction. A pineapple sits on a counter top

Low blood sugar causes muscle mass reduction

Under long times of fasting i.e when you sleep your body still needs sugar to function for various activities.
Low blood sugar causes muscle mass reduction

Starving it from sugars such as glucose is not a good idea as your body will turn to breaking down muscle for its fuel instead.
Before you sleep have some cottage cheese with pineapple. It will do the job at only 200 kal and also hit you up with some slow releasing protein.

Reduce post workout muscle soreness with watermelon. Chunks of watermelon.

Reduce post workout muscle soreness with watermelon

The colourful fruit has more to it than just an Instagram photo
Reduce post workout muscle soreness with watermelon

500ml of watermelon is all it takes to reduce muscle soreness. Drink it an hour before your workout and see the difference after.
The fruit contains the amino acid L-citrulline, which is rare in other natural food sources, that provides it with this ability.

Put simply, it’s your new foam roller.

Creatine comes naturally in these foods. Lots of fish piled up on a kitchen side

Creatine comes naturally in these foods

You don’t need to be popping the pills to intake some of the most widely used, popular strength supp.
Creatine comes naturally in these foods. Just knock back a few of these meats

Cod – 7 milligrams per gram
Fillet steak – 6 milligrams per gram
Pork chop – 5 milligrams per gram
Turkey breast – 5 milligrams per gram
Chicken thigh – 4 milligrams per gram
Chicken breast – 3.5 milligrams per gram

Nutrition tips for maintaining fitness when injured or sick

Nutrition tips for maintaining fitness when injured or sick

Whether you’re out from injury, on vacation or suffering the flu. Here’s a few pointers that will help your fitness levels
Tips for maintaining fitness when injured.

Don’t diet. A big barrier to optimal fuelling for injured athletes is fear of getting fat.
Eat foods high in Casein protein, Casein protein prevents muscle breakdown. Milk is 80 percent casein protein.
keep your protein intake high, you need extra protein post injury or operation for your cells to repair
Reduce down slightly your high carbs…

Eat black beans for an endurance booster. Black beans on a table top side

Eat black beans for an endurance booster

Need an endurance booster? Heres why black beans are a good choice
Eat black beans for an endurance booster.
The combination of the protein and fibre balances blood sugar levels so your body is at its optimum ratio for steady and consistent energy delivery.

Top ten foods from each category that burn fat and build muscle. Nuts in bowls on a table top

Top ten foods from each category that burn fat and build muscle

Burning fat and building muscle at the same time is always difficult
Top ten foods from each category that burn fat and build muscle.

Eating enough calories to gain muscle but not to many to retain as fat is merely a case of trial and error. Along with variation depending on the type of training you are doing.

A key time to burn fat is in the morning, over night your body burns up the carbs it needs to and then converts…

7 foods that help endurance. Cyclists racing in an event

7 foods that help endurance

The top seven foods you should stock up on and why
7 foods that help endurance.

Sun dried tomatoes: Packed full of iron. Which helps more oxygen get to your muscles. Just 30g contains 1/2 of your RDA.
Turkey meat: Your muscles secret weapon. Turkey contains large amounts of Beta-alanine. They cut through lactic acid allowing you to push harder for longer.
Beetroot: Bursting with nitrates. It regulates and increases blood flow by triggering the release of nitric oxide. Found…

10 nutrition facts to help grow and maintain muscle

10 nutrition facts to help grow and maintain muscle

Live by these for those added extras that give you the competition edge
10 nutrition facts to help grow and maintain muscle
Get 20%–30% of daily calories from fat
Fats are good for you (particularly monounsaturated and saturated). They maintain testosterone levels, levels which are important for building muscle. Red meat for saturated, nuts for monounsaturated, fish for essential omega 3 polyunsaturated.
Eat before bedtime
When you have no food available for a large amount of time the body turns to breaking down muscle for…

Benefits of eating Aloe vera and natural remedies for Arthritis

Benefits of eating Aloe vera and natural remedies for Arthritis

Many people suffer from joint pain and arthritis. Some have to resort to Pain killers, operations or avoiding certain activities.
Benefits of eating Aloe vera and natural remedies for Arthritis. Unfortunately the two types of arthritis (Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis) cannot be controlled, but they can be helped and managed.

The fallowing natural remedies are known to help for arthritis:

Boswellia,
Devil’s Claw, Ginger,
Green-Lipped Mussel Omega 3 Oil,
Turmeric plant (used to flavor food and has been used as an anti-inflammatory in Ayurvedic and Chinese…

Which type of protein powder is right for you?

Which type of protein powder is right for you?

Let’s start with a little science
Which type of protein powder is right for you?

Natural food protein is too big to be absorbed by the human gut. Our body has to digest the protein by breaking it down into smaller pieces which can be absorbed. Only single amino acids, and di- and tri-peptides can be directly absorbed in our intestinal tract via specific peptide importers.

This means after training it can take a while for your body to break down natural protein…

Creatine how and when to use it. A runner bends down to tie his shoe lace in the street

Creatine how and when to use it

As with any supplement knowing how and when to use it to gain maximum performance is key.
Creatine how and when to use it
Initial Loading phase

Typically up to 15 grams of creatine each day for 5 days
This is a quick way to get your body stores up
Split this dose over the day, three times a day at 5 grams each time
Do not exceed 20 grams a day
Start of slow, first day 5 grams (split over three doses), second day 10…

The perfect fitness - antitoxin - vitamin evening smoothie. The smoothie sitting on a wooden side board

The perfect fitness – antitoxin – vitamin evening smoothie

Very low calories, high mixed source of antitoxins, along with iron and multi vitamins and minerals.
The perfect fitness – antitoxin – vitamin evening smoothie. Small amount of healthy fat, high amount of good protein, flavonoids to aid in heart health and protection and lots of digestive enzymes to break down all you have eaten throughout the day aiding your colon and reducing the amount of fat stored as you sleep. You need:

natural greek yogurt, 3tbs
flax seed (Holland…

Can a banana help a hangover? Lots of banana bunches sit on a table top

Can a banana help a hangover?

Bananas are packed with potassium and magnesium
Can a banana help a hangover?

Potassium and magnesium are two of the minerals often depleted in our bodies when alcohol is consumed.
A lack of potassium in the body can lead to nausea, weakness and tiredness, so munching on some bananas can help reduce these classic hangover symptoms.
As an added bonus, bananas are natural antacids so great for reducing stomach acid.

The simple health and fitness benefits of wheatgrass. The early stages of wheatgrass growing.

The simple health and fitness benefits of wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is one of the most potent healthy substances around
The simple health and fitness benefits of wheatgrass. Having 30ml (a shot glass) is the equivalent of eating 1kg of leafy greens.

Wheatgrass is the young grass stage of grain plants, taken just after sprouting.
It contains over 90 minerals, including high concentrations of the most alkaline minerals: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium.
It also contains a substance called chlorophyll. Which due to its inherent similarity to red blood cells the human body…