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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
Cholesterol crushing Chinese cabbage aiding in weight loss, reducing hypertension and risk of heart disease
The EPIC health benefits of eating Chinese cabbage. Napa cabbage, along with bok choy is one of the popular cabbage vegetables in mainland China. Other multiple benefits are:
Packed with anti-toxins such as carotenes, thiocyanates, indole-3-carbinol, lutein, zea-xanthin, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates
These anti-toxins can help protect against breast, colon and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
Great source of folates such as…
For the summer season you can help stop sun damage from the inside out with these foods
Top 5 foods to help reverse and stop sun damage.
Cherries: Has Melatonin, protects the skin from UV
Crimini Mushrooms: Has Selenium, fights damaging compounds called free radicals that form in the skin during sunlight exposure.
Iced Green Tea: epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), fights inflammation in the skin i.e burnt skin
Pomegranates: nutrients in pomegranates can reduce the ability of UVB radiation to cause cancer-promoting…
The mighty green powder is all the rage but what are its actual benefits?
Spirulina the actual facts and health benefits.
Proven to increase Fat burning during exercise.
65% high quality protein with lots OF BCAA’s (Brach chain amino acids.)
High in Chlorophyll which boots energy and the immune system and also helps removes toxins.
High concentration of Iron, which makes it an excellent source during pregnancy and anemia sufferers.
High in vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, Vit C, Vit D, Vit A, Vit…
Forget the pills and powders
The incredible health benefits of eating nuts. Nuts are the only food you can solely survive on. They contain every macro nutrient the body needs.
Like having a flu shot. Full of bug beating anti toxins.
Healthy heart. Full of omega-7 which cuts bad cholesterol
Pre-gym. Testosterone boosting. Full of zinc and magnesium, like taking ZMA.
Improves good genital blood flow.
Gut beater. Almond munchers shed 65% more fat than none almond munchers
Depression beater. One a day…
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…
Still feeling it from the weekend
The only natural detox smoothie you’ll ever need. Because fruit is high in fibre and packed with essential vitamins and minerals, it is a wonderful natural detox for the body after a heavy weekend session.
This detox drink incorporates fruit, along with flax oil and lecithin, to provide essential fatty acids while you detox. In your blender, add:
1 orange4 oz. of pure water½ cup banana½ strawberrieslarge spoon full of yogurt½-inch slice of ginger1 small garlic…
You can reduce your risk of a heart attack by eating strawberries three times a week
Benefits of eating heart attack preventing strawberries. Study published in journal ‘Circulation’ stated:
“Berries are rich in flavonoids which dilate your arteries helping to clear out fatty build ups.”
Add some low fat greek yogurt for a protein hit, a typical 6-ounce serving contains 15 to 20 grams, the amount in 2 to 3 ounces of lean meat.
Beetroot is ‘beeutiful’ and full of goodness
The health benefits of eating beetroot.
It is a natural detoxifier and blood purifier
Beets encourage the production of antibodies. That fight disease and infection in our bodies
It’s packed full of iron. That satisfies our red blood cells high need for it, which in turn facilitates the supply of oxygen to our entire body. Giving us increased energy.
The betanin pigment (the reason they are red) is also known as a prominent anthocyanin antioxidant. It helps…
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…
Start the day cleansed and renewed after having this detox smoothie
A powerful morning detox smoothie. This juice every morning of my life because it brings a lot of nutrients to the table and it also helps alkalising the body. If your body becomes too acidic it can cause some serious health problems and many cancers are directly related to too much acid in one’s body.
Blend all the below together and “neck it”.
1. Celery: 5 to 6 short sticks of…
We all have trouble sleeping now and then
Here’s why eating a Kiwi before bed can help you sleep. Try eating a couple of Kiwi’s before you go to bed. They are a natural Melatonin amplifier. Melatonin is a hormone that helps you feel relaxed and lethargic.
So eating two kiwi fruit as a night snack can be trusted to make you sleep better at night.
A lot of people don’t know that pouring boiling water from the kettle onto a green tea bag actually kills most of the anti toxins and goodness
How to prepare green tea properly for health benefits. The high temperatures kills the good nutritional benefit. So you end up just drinking a sour hot drink with very little benefits. Instead let the water settle for a minute it should reach around 80 -90 degrees C by then. Place the tea bag…
Flaxseed, some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet
The three real and key benefits of eating Flaxseed. There’s some evidence it may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.
Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them:
Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to…