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
Missed out on 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…
Divide you gym sessions in the below three areas to effectively burn belly fat
The three pronged attack to burn belly fat.
30% Bodyweight training to warm up, build overall tone and strength whilst hitting your core muscles
50% High resistance supersets to boost your metabolism
20% Interval training to really hit the belly fat hard
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…
Muhammed Ali was rumoured to rarely ever lift a single dumbbell
Why you should to body weight dips for huge gains. Instead he would focus on body weight exercises and resistance training, such as his famous under water shadow boxing (which was actually a PR stunt).
One of the best body weight exercises you can do, even referred to as the squats of the upper body are tricep dips. They work for all levels and goals, and hit most muscles in…
12 reasons why skipping has stood the test of time amongst many athletes and sports
12 huge unknown fitness benefits of skipping.
The effort it takes to jump rope for 10 minutes is the equivalent of running a mile in eight minutes
One hour of rope skipping will burn 1,300 cals
According to the British rope skipping association 10 minutes of skipping can have the same health benefits of a 45-minute run
Skipping is a full body workout which uses…
We all need a little help now and then. These 20 facts are like superman
20 foods that help build muscle and burn fat:
1. Whole Eggs. Cheap & rich source of protein: 7g/egg. The yolk contains most nutrients: half the protein, vitamins A/D/E and cholesterol to naturally increase your testosterone levels.
Don’t worry about cholesterol in eggs. Dietary cholesterol isn’t bound to blood cholesterol. If you have bad cholesterol, lower your body fat rather than throwing the yolk away.
2. Fish Oil. Reduces inflammation…
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.
How you lift depends on your goals
The benefits of Slow reps vs fast reps.
Lifting slowly prolongs muscle tension and increases blood flow.
Therefore, slow reps are intended to grow and build muscles.
Fast repetitions will minimise tension and lifting with heavier weights can bolster your overall power and strength.
Focus on doing slow reps if your goal is to build a muscular and aesthetically pleasing physique.
If you are training strictly to add strength, concentrate on lifting with fast repetitions.
Eat lots of cheeseburgers? Protect yourself with a cuppa
Have a cup of tea with fatty meals to protect your heart. A meal high in saturated fat has adverse affects on your arteries causing them to constrict and disrupt blood flow around your body. All within two hours of munching down on that 7oz’er.
You can protect yourself from this short term downside by having a cup of tea with it. Research has shown that you will get an instant boost…
Bananas are packed with potassium and magnesium
Can a banana help a hangover?
Potassium and magnesium are two of the minerals often depleted in our bodies when alcohol is consumed.
A lack of potassium in the body can lead to nausea, weakness and tiredness, so munching on some bananas can help reduce these classic hangover symptoms.
As an added bonus, bananas are natural antacids so great for reducing stomach acid.
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…
Before a workout snack on some grapes for a natural endurance boost
Eat grapes for an endurance boost. Rather than snacking on the standard carbs or protein bar before a workout, snack on some grapes.
Researchers at the university of Alberta found that a compound in the fruit called Resveratrol increases muscle-twitch activation, for a 21% endurance boost, and longer endurance means more focused training and better results.
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.
It will kick start your liver and flush toxins.
Benefits of drinking hot lemon in the morning. When we sleep our liver slows down and doesn’t work as hard or as fast. It doesn’t rid the body of damaging free radicals and toxins. As it would during the day when we are active. This leads to a larger build up of them in the body when we wake in the morning.
So to kick start your liver fast and flush out…
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…