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.
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.
Your kidneys are hard workers
Tabasco can aid your kidneys by cleansing them.
The kidneys flush out many toxins and attempt to keep your body at a balanced PH level. They’re a jem, and you should help them whenever you can.
Tabasco is an antibacterial, it cleanses your body from the inside aiding your kidneys in its free radical filtration process. So what are you waiting for, splash it on.
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
Eat walnuts to improve your ‘nuts’ and a multitude of other nutritional benefits
The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts.
Your Nuts: Keep em fighting fit. A study published in the Biology of Reproduction found that men who ate 75g of walnuts a day had stronger, healthier and better-shaped sperm.
V’s & M’s: Packed with vitamins B6, manganese , folate and thiamin.
Brain food and essential oils: Joint easing Omega 3’s and and 6’s for cell growth, immune function, blood clotting…
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…
Going for a long run? Then go all out ‘pop eye!’
Eat spinach for endurance and bone strength benefits.
Spinach also contains a lot of B-vitamins.
B-vitamins are required for the conversion of carbohydrates to usable fuel.
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.
There’s a strong reason why the big ass wrestler used them for his name.
The most reliable veggie protein is… Butter Beans. Thats right
As well as a high protein content they are very high in magnesium which improves muscle function
Prunes prunes prunes
Eat prunes to build muscle and ease workout soreness.
They’re full of phenols such as Rutin. One of the phenolic compounds found in invasive plants. It contributes to the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the plant. They are a natural anti inflammatory that ease muscle soreness after exercise.
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…
A mushroom tea that helps kill cancer, improve skin, increase immunity, has anti-toxins, vitamins and minerals
The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea
There are many teas claiming various health properties. Most in the form of leaves. But few in the form of mushrooms. Especially one as ugly as the chaga mushroom.
Chaga Tea, or the herbal healer is a tea derived from one of the worlds most sought after mushrooms. It can be in various parts of Canada, Europe, parts…
As told by the Daily Mail
15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks in Britain.
Great article released by the Daily Mail worthy of re-blogging, (I imagine it maybe slightly biased) original article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2301135/15-WORST-health-drinks-Orange-juice-Innocent-smoothies-sugar-13-Hobnobs-3-half-doughnuts.html
WORST COFFEE SHOP FRUIT JUICE
PRET FRESHLY SQUEEZED ORANGE JUICE (500ml)
Pret’s orange juice contains as much sugar as 13 McVities Hobnob biscuits
13 McVities Hobnob biscuits
BLACKCURRANT RIBENA (500ml)
Ribena has as much sugar as 13 Oreo cookies
13 Oreo Chocolate biscuits
INNOCENT POMEGRANATES, BLUEBERRIES…
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…
With winter coming here is a list of top foods to eat to stay healthy and protected.
11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity. Eat these and we challenge any virus to take you on.
Mushrooms: Full of immune boosting vitamin D, leave them out in the sun for ten min before cooking them to spike their levels.
Red peppers: Vitamin A, repairs mucosal barriers damaged by fighting illness
Pumpkin seeds: Eat them for magnesium, needed for the health…
Stomach fat, otherwise known as Visceral fat, is the hardest to shift whilst also being the most dangerous type.
Top five fat burning foods to help you slim down. Here are five foods to aid in the process:
Cinnamon: Naturally reduces insulin so less sugar is stored as fat.
Tuna: Eat more of it to crave less. Its fatty acids raise your levels of Leptin which tells your body you are full.
Jacket potato: Full of fibre, eat one to raise your intake which…
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…
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:
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…
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…
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…
You can reduce your risk of diabetes by 14% eating veggies goodness
Eat greens daily to reduce risk of diabetes and protect your heart.
Green vegetables contain heart protecting magnesium and potassium.
Artichokes have the highest amount, more than any other green veg.
They also contain a fibre called Inulin, also found in garlic and asparagus – which puts a lid on your internal sugar shaker and suppresses your appetite.
Missed out on the sun?
Here’s why eating mangoes is good for your skin. Mangoes contain pigments called carotenoids, an organic pigment that has been linked directly with a better skin complexion.
According to scientists at Nottingham University, it is almost as affective as a couple of careful days in the sun
Kick cancer’s ass with these foods that when paired and eaten together enhance their powerful tumour fighting compound properties
These food pairings can help fight cancer. The cancer research journals reports:
Eating Tomatoes with Broccoli will enhance their tumour fighting nutrients more so than eating each by itself.
Adding Pepper to Turmeric multiplies the absorption of its cancer fighting compounds by a 1000 times.
Back from Ibiza / heavy night? Been sick, nausea? Feel like crap? Don’t know which day of the week it is? The beefa bug? Thinking eating grapes will help?
The ultimate post big night out detox smoothie and why. Make this and get it down yourself to kickstart your body back into shape. Don’t moan about the taste, just drink it. Use all the below, blend, drink. Good for 2 servings over 2 days.
1 handful of spinach: packed with vitamin…