Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

What Happens to Your Body When You Go Vegan?

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
vegan diet benefits

The subject of veganism provokes strong and passionate responses in the health and fitness industry. Some professional athletes, including bodybuilders and strongmen, are devout vegans. Others claim it too hard to gain weight, muscle, or strength on a vegan diet. Despite all of the detractors, the vegan lifestyle is more popular than ever.

Let’s take a moment to examine the benefits of vegan-based nutrition.

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How Much Protein Should I Eat in a Day?

Friday, April 16th, 2021

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“Like eating 3 egg whites, 2 dates, and 6 almonds. With no B.S.”

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Hardcore bodybuilders, powerlifters, weightlifters, and even most other athletes eat a ton of protein in a day. OK, they don’t eat a “ton”, but they do eat more than the average person. It leaves us with several nagging and oft-debated questions:

“How much protein do the professionals eat?”

“Exactly how much protein do I eat?”

“How much protein is appropriate for me?”

“Can I physically eat ‘too much’ protein?”

“If so, what are the side effects?”

“Exactly how much is ‘too much’?”

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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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The Impact of Fiber Consumption on Muscle Health

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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It’s common knowledge that eating more protein and working out is beneficial to muscle tone and growth, but there are other things you can do to promote muscle health, too. A healthy, well-balanced diet including lots of dietary fiber is equally important, for example.

Here are some of the impacts fiber consumption has on muscle health.

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11 Tips For Finding The Right Supplements Online

Monday, January 4th, 2021
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Supplements provide a lot of notable health benefits to the body. Benefits including cellular repair, regeneration, renewal, and protection. Supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, can help maintain specific nutritional needs for different groups of people.

For instance, people who have dietary restrictions and have demanding lifestyles need to take supplements to avert certain health problems. Likewise, people who do not have access to a regular balanced diet (e.g. poor families) may need particular vitamin pills to support their health. Moreover, some individuals need supplements due to deficiencies as a result of illnesses. Supplements can help correct all of these nutritional concerns.

Nonetheless, although supplements can bring positive results, bear in mind that they function only as additives to elevate and protect your health against potential problems. With all of these, it is important to look for quality supplements that will truly do their job. 

However, how can you ensure that they are the best supplements in the online market?  Here are 11 tips to consider when looking for supplements online:

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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

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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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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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4 Ways to Save Money While on Gluten-Free Diet

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020
Gluten Free

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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Oven Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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This is a recipe for Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges that you will want to eat with every meal. Sweet potatoes are readily available starting in the autumn and all through the winter, but they are tasty all year ’round.

Also known as yams, sweet potatoes are packed full of vitamins and minerals such as including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fiber, copper, potassium and iron, and best of all they won’t cause your blood sugar to spike as rapidly as white potatoes. There is also no need to add sugar to make them taste good because they are naturally sweet.

These orange-fleshed root vegetables are most often seen in a marshmallow-topped casserole around Thanksgiving, but why not try a recipe that adds savory and spicy flavors, such as these Oven-Roasted Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges?

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What Happens If You Drink Whey Protein Without Working Out?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Protein Shake Woman

Many people are easily deluded that they can increase their muscles’ level by simply drinking whey protein without working out. Yep, the lure of protein is that strong. You would be more likely to find someone who enjoys exhausting him/herself reaching their goal. Everybody wants to have a perfect body, while only a few enjoy the idea of sweating in the gym.

Protein shakes, on the other hand, are a convenient and affordable way to the desired biceps and triceps. But you might read a review that you stumbled upon on the internet, and it turns out that those shakes have a lot of downsides. So, let’s check out what happens when you drink protein shakes without sweating in the gym.

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