Fortunately for those of us newly interested in eating organic and raw foods, there are lots of products out there. Natural and organic foods used to be found only in natural food stores, and those could be few and far between. While not as ubiquitous as McDonald’s, there ARE many more stand-alone stores. And the grocery chains are catching on too, with more organic selections than ever before. If you [...]
We’ve all had days when we didn’t feel like we were ‘on our game.’ And as we age, both our bodies and our brains grow old as well. By making smart food choices though, we can preserve our precious gray matter longer and improve brain function. Here are some brainy choices for keeping our noggins in tip-top shape. Blueberries have been shown to shield the brain from stress, dementia, and [...]
It’s no secret that antioxidants are incredibly beneficial to good health. It’s believed the antioxidants in food can help prevent cancer, reverse or slow aging, enhance your immune system, increase your energy and improve heart and other organ health. Given all we know about antioxidants and their beneficial properties, it’s amazing more people don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, the primary sources of antioxidants. Experts recommend a minimum of 5 [...]
Today it seems people are willing to go through almost anything to lose body fat. Fad diets, pills and magical exercise equipment are costly and most often simply ineffective. In order to lose those pounds you have to have a basic understanding of the food you are eating, and how to utilize various forms of exercise. There are three things to consider when losing body fat. Diet watch your carbs [...]
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the ultimate body doesn’t start in the gym, it starts in the supermarket. There is no room for error when it comes to picking the right foods to stock your kitchen with which is why your grocery list is the foundation for your perfect body. The perfect body is achieved with 75% proper nutrition and 25% dedicated training. This is [...]
One of the major in losing weight is none other than food. This is well because they are just too good. This is why many people like to order large portions, have an occasional splurge on takeaways or have a fry-up on Sundays. These are just some of the things that most people are having a hard time to give up. The good news is that according to the most [...]
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Your workouts will show you greater benefits if you will accompany it with an excellent nutrient-packed supplement. A perfect combination of proteins and real food will definitely help you reach your goals whether it is too bulk up, make your six packs pop or lose weight. Here are 5 super-shakes that can certainly make your protein go that extra mile. In these examples, you will see how you can create [...]
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, one 12-ounce serving of regular beer has 153 calories and 12.64 carbohydrates. Some experts suggest that the folate found in beer may help reduce homocysteine in the blood and lower homocysteine levels. And lab studies show constituents in beer lower triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol in mice. Also that drinking one beer per day may reduce blood clotting. Four tips for beer drinkers: • Be [...]
Makes: 24 bars Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 35 Minutes What you will need: – Nonstick Cooking Spray – 1 Cup quick-cooking rolled oats – ¼ cup all-purpose flour – ¼ cup whole-wheat flour – 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed – ½ cup Grape-Nuts cereal – ½ teaspoon ground ginger – 1 beaten egg – 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce – ¼ cup honey – ¼ cup packed brown sugar – [...]
There’s almost no one who would like to be told to eat less. However, it is either for you to burn more calories or to eat less; that’s the only 2 ways that you can lose weight. The good news now is that you can control your weight by controlling your mind through the foods that you eat.
MISTAKE #1: Eat clean 24-7 I used to think that to build muscle or lose fat you should stick to your diet 365 days a year – and so this is what I did leading up to my first photo shoot. Unfortunately, every couple weeks I experienced a full-out uncontrollable binge and noticed very little change in my body.