Smash your PB by consuming the root ashwagandha
Here’s why the ashwagandha root can improve fitness.
It has been linked to increasing testosterone levels by 1100%. So taking it before a race may help to push you harder for longer.
It can be found in pill, tea or powder form or naturally as the root on its own for cooking.
Live long and prosper with White Tea
The health benefits of drinking White Tea.
Made from the buds of the first tea leaves.
Thus it contains the most life-lengthening polyphenols.
It has also been been found to contain less fluoride than other teas which can damage your bones.
Some interesting facts to Green beans and Fava beans
The benefits of eating Green beans and Fava 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…
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…
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 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…
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…