Archive for the ‘Nutrition Tip’ Category

Your Ultimate Guide To Digestive Enzymes

Monday, August 23rd, 2021
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A lot of the processes in your body rely on good digestion. Without a properly working digestive system, your body would absorb the nutrients from the foods that you eat, inefficiently! These nutrients and digestive enzymes are important, as your body needs them to support its normal function.

This is where the power of digestive enzymes comes into play. Within this guide, we will be taking you through the importance of a healthy digestive system and the role in which digestive enzymes have. Before you know it, you’ll know what’s occurring in your body right as you’re reading this guide.

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5 Best Ways To Help Build Muscle After Your Workout

Wednesday, August 11th, 2021

Whenever you’re working out, you’re working hard. Whether your goal is fitness, bodybuilding, or simply losing a few pounds, the combination of exercise and nutrition is key to making progress. In layman’s terms, pumping iron creates tiny micro tears in your muscle fibers, which are then repaired by your body to build the muscle itself. The recovery process is just as essential as the workout itself. In fact, you technically can only build muscle AFTER your workout. That’s why you need to maximize your recovery with the right post-workout foods. Protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats all contribute positively to the recovery process. Here are a few foods and supplements to try out for your next post-workout recovery. For best results, consult with a physician or nutritionist prior to making any significant changes in your diet. Now that we got that out of the way, read on!

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Can I Lose Weight On A Vegan Diet?

Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Fat reduction from the body now has become a very significant part of the lifestyle. So, it is also relevant to the way of reducing extra body fat. Now, if you choose vegan food for your regular diet, you can quickly get your fit body soon. To get ultimate fitness, you need to know what, when you have to eat, and how much. The big question is, can I lose weight on a vegan diet?

The vegan diet is a healthy process that also maintains your blood sugar, cholesterol, sodium, potassium, etc. To maintain a nutritious diet, you have to eat all protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, fiber, iron, and others. Thus, let’s proceed with the further details of fitness. 

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The Debate Over Snacking and Weight Loss

Thursday, April 15th, 2021
Snacking and Weight Loss

Weight loss is a topic of serious debate these days, with opinions on every aspect of the topic all over the map. Should you go paleo or Mediterranean? What’s up with Keto? Are high-intensity workouts better than bodyweight programs? Is yoga really exercise? Big breakfast or no breakfast? Are carbs bad? Are fats good? To make matters more confusing, the answer to most of these questions is “It depends.”

The debate over whether snacking is a good weight loss strategy is no different. Here are a few things to take into consideration when deciding if snacks should play a part in your weight management plan.

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What Are Some Healthy Breakfast Food Ideas?

Friday, April 9th, 2021
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Breakfast can be tough for anyone. Between jobs, school, and kids, getting everything ready for your day can leave you little time to figure out and make breakfast. When you’re trying to reach any kind of fitness goal – whether it be to lose weight, gain muscle, maintain gains, or anything else – choosing healthy breakfast food can be an important part of your health and fitness plan.

Therefore, it’s important to have some on-hand meal ideas for any type of fitness goal to make breakfast easy and painless. Use these ideas to help you figure out a plan for breakfast every day of the week, no matter what your health goals are.

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Simple Ways To Improve Your Gut Health

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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As we continue to learn about the human gut through scientific research and its applications, the more we realize how essential gut health is for our overall well-being. Your gut biome is like its own ecosystem, containing trillions of microorganisms that digest your food, and it is constantly communicating with your brain through the vagus nerve (the longest nerve in your body) to maintain equilibrium. If you experience heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, or any other gut-related issues, you are probably ready for a change. Consider some of the following advice for restoring balance.

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6 Tips To Promote Weight Loss

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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Starting a new diet can be intimidating. Whether you are doing it to fit into that beautiful dress for your wedding, look great on the beach during vacation or just get a better handle on your health, dieting is going to take work; changing your eating habits does not happen overnight. If you plan on kicking-off a new diet soon, keep the 6 areas below in mind to help you stay focused and meet your weight loss goals.

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Health and Fitness Trends in 2021

Saturday, January 16th, 2021
Fitness Trends in 2021

It seems that health is on everyone’s mind lately. And because life is so different these days due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, focusing on nourishing your body with healthy foods and diversifying your at-home workouts is not only essential for your physical health, it’s beneficial for your overall sense of well-being too.  There are so many new, easy, and healthy ways to refocus your diet and workouts nourishing your body and your mind. Here are five innovative health and fitness trends in 2021 to make you healthier, fitter, and more disease-resistant this New Year.

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6 High Protein Alternatives for Vegans and Vegetarians

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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One of the biggest concerns that many vegans and vegetarians face is making sure that they get enough protein into their diet. With meat being the highest source, it can be complicated to plan meals around your new requirements. However, it is possible. All you need to do is look into the different substitutes.

In this article, we are going to discuss six high protein alternatives for vegans and vegetarians. Interested? Then keep on reading!

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The Best Omega 3 Snacks (Other Than Flax Seed Oil – Yuck!)

Monday, August 24th, 2020
Dr. John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition related conferences; and published countless articles online.

His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago, provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

Today’s Topic – The Best Omega 3 Snacks

High Protein Food

You already know how important it is to have a healthy Omega 3 : Omega 6 ratio in your diet. More Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) means a healthier heart and decreased inflammation, which is especially good for those of us who inflame our muscle tisses by detroying them with resistance training.

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Top 5 Key Ways To Help Build Bigger Muscles

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

For many bodybuilders, patience, hard work, and consistency are important ingredients to obtaining successful outcomes. Their goal is always to have bigger, stronger, and better performing muscles. However, the road to attaining this goal isn’t easy. So, what are the recommended ways to help build bigger muscles? 

More often than not, people tend to forget the basics. Take a look at the following helpful tips below to choose the best strategy you can employ to achieve bigger muscles. 

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5 Post Workout Nutrition Tips

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

To Make Optimal Gains, Never Neglect Post Workout Nutrition

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Knowing what to eat after a workout is a big question mark for many active adults, even those who have been exercising for years. Over time you’ll no doubt figure out your own system of food consumption that helps you to stave off fatigue and other symptoms following a workout, but did you know that there are proven methods you might be missing out on?

If you think that there may be a better way to get nutrition and optimize your workouts by pairing them with an appropriate diet, here are 5 post-workout tips that could prove useful.

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How to Cook Healthy During the Pandemic

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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This entry into our quarantine series focuses on everything we might be lacking in the kitchen while we’re locked down. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led all of us into isolation. The visits to grocery stores and in turn resources for cooking have been minimized. This is the real testing time for your cooking skills; cooking healthy and nutritious meals with what is available can be quite a challenge.

If you feel like you need to seek online couples therapy following exposure to your partner’s cooking, this blog post might end up saving your relationship!

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Understanding Muscle Development and How Your Diet Affects Your Progress

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
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Being strong is totally in right now. While fitness and exercise have long been touted as boons to your overall health, new trends are putting muscle definition and size in the forefront. Firm, well-developed muscles are attractive, sexy, and a sign of health and vitality, for both men and women. 

What you eat can make a difference between an effective, muscle-building gym session and one that simply leaves you sore for a few days. Sure, your body needs protein and carbs to fuel workouts, but you may be giving it all the wrong things. Proper nutrition is about more than just macros, and you should understand what role it plays in getting swole. 

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Easy Meal Plans for Busy Moms

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
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Today’s piece is presented by our Swole Mom contributor Jen. In these brutal coronavirus times, it’s more important than ever to stick to a meal plan and keep your diet on track. Swole author Jen has come to us today to present a daily meal plan that can easily be followed while working from home, homeschooling, carting toddlers around, or even while following a regular workplace commuter schedule.

Hopefully, these tips can help all the Moms rearrange their meal planning.

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Working Out? Five Dietary Components That Are a Must

Thursday, February 6th, 2020
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Exercise and working out, while incredibly good for you, also generate a certain level of demand on the body. In order to fully benefit from the workout and not cause any kinds of detrimental deficiencies thereafter, there are some key dietary components everyone should stay on top of. The following represent five of those key components.

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4 Ways to Save Money While on Gluten-Free Diet

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
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If you’re following a gluten-free diet, you probably notice that it’s harder to manage your grocery bills since most gluten-free products are quite expensive. With this, it makes you think twice whether you should stick to this type of diet or switch to a more practical diet that can still meet your health and fitness needs.

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Eat More Protein, Burn Fat Faster

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Dr. John Berardi

Since the late 1990’s Dr. John Berardi has published 8 scientific abstracts; 15 scientific papers and textbook chapters; presented at nearly 50 scientific, exercise, and nutrition-related conferences; and published countless articles online.

His first articles at Testosterone Magazine so many years ago provided me with the basis for everything I know about nutrition today. Now I will turn some of that knowledge over to you in the form of Nutrition Tips written by Dr. Berardi himself.

Today’s Topic – Protein for Fat Burning

Protein is one of the most important nutrients for gaining muscle, and in fact, is the MOST important macronutrient. We already know this.

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8 Healthy Kitchen Appliances for Homemade Cooking

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Adopting healthier eating habits is on everyone’s list of goals, and it often feels easier said than done. Let’s be honest: we all lead very busy lives and it’s easier going with the flow of the day than actually planning healthier meals. We may try once or twice but fail to keep it up throughout the week. Instead of blaming it on yourself, you’re probably neglecting one important factor: your healthy kitchen appliances.

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Maybe what you’ve always needed to cook three healthy meals a day are appliances that can help you cook better, healthier, and faster. These 8 healthy kitchen appliances can help you create homemade healthy meals, beverages, and snacks you so often crave. 

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5 Ways to Stay Lean – Even While Bulking

Monday, July 1st, 2019
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You’ve put in months of hard work to lose excess fat, and right now you’re feeling pretty amazing about your progress. 

But right now, it’s time to get stronger and build up some muscle, and that means moving into a bulking phase. 

While a higher calorie intake might sound amazing after a few months cutting, you’re worried about maintaining that lean aesthetic you’ve been working toward for so long. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got five tips on how to stay lean all year round, even while you’re bulking up. Check it out. 

Eat Clean

One of the easiest ways to gain fat is to eat badly. While you may now be enjoying a much higher calorie intake, eating to fulfill energy requirements instead of macro needs is a fast track to adding pounds of fat, rather than muscle. 

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