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Supplements that stop you loosing muscle mass

Supplements that stop you loosing muscle mass.
BCAA
The foundations of protein synthesis and muscle building. The body can’t produce these and so they must be ingested from food/supps. It’s often difficult to find adequate sources of nutrition to supply your body with the required levels of BCAA for maintaining and increasing fitness whilst travelling. Having these little gems helps with that. Grab them here
Glutamine
Taking these supps aids in reducing muscle breakdown and improves protein metabolism. Glutamine is the most common…

India's natural remedy for indigestion

India’s natural remedy for indigestion

Don’t be put off by this strange offering at the end of a meal in India.
India’s natural remedy for indigestion. It’a natural stomach remedy. that helps digest food but also aids in a variety of stomach problems. Fennel seeds with sugar. If anyone knows how to aid their stomachs, Indians do. Let’s face it they eat curry for breakfast lunch and dinner day. Day in day out and still manage to frequent to the toilet like a normal person.
Some…

Nutrition and fitness tips for trekking at attitude

After recently trekking the ABC over 10 days in Nepal I found a few little tips helped me along the way.
Nutrition and fitness tips for trekking at attitude. These tips help in terms of not loosing muscle mass, aiding performance and good preparation.

Tiger balm, garlic, ginger and a date on a table with the Himalayan mountains in the backdrop

Nutrition recommendations when trekking

Ginger and garlic: Split the garlic and put it into your water bottle along with the ginger. It aids…

The benefits of chewing Chew Coca leaves. Hands holding cocoa leaves in Peru

The benefits of chewing Chew Coca leaves

The benefits of chewing Chew Coca leaves. The three leaf offering sign to pachamama.
Despite their obvious qualities, que Escobar, and the fact it’s actually very difficult to get hold of them outside of Peru and Bolivia (although you can buy them in tea form elsewhere). There’s a reason the Incas and Peruvians chew these leaves like Europeans and Americans chew gum

White teeth
Chewing the leaves strengthens your gums and whitens your teeth. The same oxidization that is responsible for overcoming high-altitude…

The benefits of eating Papaya. A papaya cut in half showing it's seeds

Seven benefits of eating Papaya

Papaya often thought of as a little bland, think again
Seven benefits of eating Papaya

Digestion

Especially for high protein diets. The presence of papain, a digestive super enzyme breaks down protein. This ensures a reduced conversion of protein into body fat. If the protein in our diet is not digested properly, it may cause arthritis, constipation, diabetes, high blood pressure.

Heart Health

The seeds of papayas are good for a healthy heart having three powerful antioxidant vitamins, namely vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin…

30 foods that help fight fat

30 foods that help fight fat

Who has time for diets? Incorporate some of these little wins into your daily routine.
30 foods that help fight fat.
Kale – The fibre curbs carb craving, iron and vit B
Pumpkin seeds – 30g = 2mg of zinc essential for fat cell reduction (and sexual function eeyyyooo!) eat them early in the morning for best results
Peanut Butter – Contains enzymes that cut appetite
Oatcakes – Eat them early, slow release carbs counter late energy fatigue
Grapefruit – blunts insulin spikes, helps liver…

Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer

Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer

Time magazine recently released an named ‘Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer’
Sticking to a plant-based diet is a good way to avoid cancer. It covers tips for avoiding cancer curated from scientists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. It stems an interesting debate.
According to the article the main six tips are:

Limit or avoid dairy products to reduce the risk of prostate cancer
Limit or avoid alcohol to reduce the risk of…

Green, black and white tea what do they do?

Green black and white tea what do they do?

As always go for quality in the leaf not quantity when choosing a brand. Many tea brands claim more than they deliver
Green black and white tea what do they do?
Green
Not always the most palatable. Mixing with Elder flower boosts it anti-cancer EGCS’s by 50%. It also protects the brain from the plaque linked to Alzheimer’s disease. Steep a teaspoon of leaves for at least 3 minutes at 85 degree C’
White
Made from the buds of the first tea leaves so…

8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you/ A pepper and a variety of mixed herbs lay on a kitchen table.

8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you

Think you’ve herb it all before? Think again.
8 health boosting herbs and what they do for you:
Rosemary – Brainpower, high levels of compound 1,8-cineole aid with faster and more accurate brain power
Sage – Lower Cholesterol, full of antioxidants that hit fatty deposits and cholesterol that builds in your arteries
Coriander – Banish cravings, stimulates insulin secretion balancing blood sugar
Oregano – Ease sore muscles, contains beta-caryophyllene which work as anti inflammatory
Thyme – Skeletal strength, full of vitamin K, manganese and calcium
Parsley -…

Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals. A variety of hemp seeds spread out

Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals

These little seeds pack an almighty punch of health benefits
Benefits of adding a sprinkling of hemp seed to your meals.

Excellent source of essential fatty acids including Omega 3, 6 and GLA in the perfect balance.
More digestible protein than meat, whole eggs, cheese, human milk, cows milk or any other high protein food
Rich in Vitamin E
Containing all 9 essential BCAAs, and rich in arginine.
Increases energy levels & metabolic rate
Lowers blood LDL cholesterol levels
Lowers blood pressure
Improves cardiovascular circulation & function
Reduces symptoms of…

Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences. A cooked chicken sitting in an oven

Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences

When the winter sets in stick to these foods to aid in keeping your health in fighting form for Santa
Ten festive foods to booster your immunity defences.

Artichoke: Stimulates bile from the liver clearing out toxins and cholesterol.
Kale: Still around… Huge vitamin A RDA keep those toxin snaring membranes in your throat in full working order
Horseradish: Ten times the detoxing glucosinolates of broccoli it’s a liver cleansing beast.
Probiotic yoghurt: Team player bacteria beefs up immunity and constitution
Red onion: Vitamin B6…

Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot. An orange shot of fruit and vegetables sits on the side of a table

Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot

A heavy night out leaves you looking like you’ve had a few rounds with The Rock. This wake up shot will help sort that.
Flush out toxins with this strong detox shot

1 inch Tumeric
1 inch ginger
1/2 lemon
pinch of cayenne pepper
small amount of water

Shot it.
Tumeric is antimicrobial and ginger is a top antidote to a puffy face. And we all know lemon is just a legend of nutrition. All combined together give a powerful detox, just make sure to capture a…

The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree. A bag of powdered Moringa on a table

The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree

High in protein and 13 essential vitamin.
The benefits of taking Moringa the miracle tree. The Moringa tree leaf is a super leaf available in super powder form. Produced by drying out the leaf before grinding it. It’s benefits are

Morniga is regarded as the most nutrient dense plant on earth
Source of iron, vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, riboflavin (B2), Vitamin B6, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1), and Zinc
Contributes to normal energy release…
blood pressure…
bones and teeth
It is…

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…

15 health benefits of lemon water. Lemon water sitting in a jug

15 health benefits of lemon water

Be a lemon head!
15 health benefits of lemon water. Here’s why you should squeeze it in.

Lemon contains citric acid, which can be effective in treating acne. The vitamin C found in citrus fruits is vital for that healthy glowing skin. While its alkaline nature kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne.
Use as a weight loss aid. Because lemon juice is a digestive aid and liver cleanser.
Lemons contain many substances notably citric acid, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C….

Why an apple a day? Two apples on a table

Why an apple a day?

We’ve all heard it said many times over
Why an apple a day?
An apple a day can block LDL oxidation, which results in 40% drop in bad cholesterol levels. Also being rich in soluble fibre it aids in clearing your arteries of fatty plaque deposits.

Macadamias healthy snack to ward off post-lunch carb binge. A bunch of Macadamias piled up

Macadamias healthy snack to ward off carb binge

Snacking? Try this healthy alternative
Macadamias healthy snack to ward off post-lunch carb binge.
Research shows that Macadamias have been found to be effective in aiding a healthy circulatory.
They are also high in protein which keeps your blood sugar level steady to ward off post lunch carb binge.
Heeeeeeyyyy Macadamias!!!!

Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat. A plate full of pepper.

Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat

Stuck in an office chair all day? You need your metabolism firing fast to burn that fat
Why Cayenne Pepper is good for burning fat.
Sprinkle Cayenne Pepper onto every office meal to accelerate it and boost your metabolism whilst sitting at your desk. Higher metabolism = more calories burned.
Keep that precious bad boy in your office draw.

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…

The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans. lots of green beans piled up together.

The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans

Some interesting facts to Green beans and Fava beans
The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava beans.
Green beans:

For best results and maintaining the nutrient value steam them for 4 – 5 minutes.
Believe it not green beans are a powerful anti-toxin food. They contain flavonoids like catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins that detox the body.
They provide you with an essential mineral called silicon. Important for bone health and formation of healthy connective tissue.
Nutritional value includes:  vitamin K,  manganese, vitamin C, fiber, folate, vitamin B2, copper, vitamin, B1, chromium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, choline, vitamin A, vitamin…

The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts. A pile of Walnuts together

The nutritional benefits of eating Walnuts

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…