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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…

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.

Tabasco can aid your kidneys by cleansing them. Chillies hang from a wooden top

Tabasco can aid your kidneys by cleansing them

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.

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

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…

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…

The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea. Mushrooms growing in the forest

The benefits of drinking the Chaga mushroom tea

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…

15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks Britain

15 unsuspecting worst sugary drinks in Britain

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
229 calories
0.6g fat
51g sugar
SUGAR EQUIVALENT
13 McVities Hobnob biscuits

WORST SQUASH
BLACKCURRANT RIBENA (500ml)
Ribena has as much sugar as 13 Oreo cookies
215 calories
0g fat
52.6g sugar
SUGAR EQUIVALENT
13 Oreo Chocolate biscuits

WORST SMOOTHIE
INNOCENT POMEGRANATES, BLUEBERRIES…

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…

11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity

11 of the best foods to beat illness and raise immunity

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…

Top five fat burning foods to help you slim down

Top five fat burning foods to help you slim down

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…

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…