Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

The Impact of Fiber Consumption on Muscle Health

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
fiber and fitness girl

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

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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5 Post Workout Nutrition Tips

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

To Make Optimal Gains, Never Neglect Post Workout Nutrition

Strongman Mariusz

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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How Meal Prepping Can Help with Bodybuilding

Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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Whether you are a professional bodybuilder or simply a novice bodybuilding enthusiast with an interest in the sport, it is vital that you are feeding your body enough to make sure that you are correctly adding muscle mass. Here are some tips for how to make sure you are nutritionally benefitting from everything that you eat, and getting the correct sustenance before, during, and after your workouts.

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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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22 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Strict Budget

Monday, September 16th, 2019
Budget Cuts

An athlete’s fridge and cabinets should be stocked full of nutritious, muscle building, healthy foods. The biggest problem with that is the fact that today’s economy does not allow most of us to spend as freely as we used to in order to eat healthily but it’s definitely easier when you budget with a spreadsheet template. It is much harder these days to spend $200 a week on bodybuilding food than it was 10 years ago. Besides, most of us want to squirrel away as much loot as possible so we can retire early.

Also, I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to spend an hour a day preparing food. I’m not trying to cook a chicken every day for lunch. I don’t have time to whip up a 7 veggie, 2 cheese omelet’s every morning. However, the reality is that we need lots of healthy foods to helps us build muscle and lose fat. That being said, let’s examine how we can eat properly while minimizing the grocery bill and food preparation time.

Here are 22 tips to help you to quickly eat healthy on a budget.

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