Looking at the people who come top of the pile in terms of strength, performance and physique, you’d be incorrect for thinking if you want to lose fat, get lean, or even build muscle, you have to specialize in one particular type of training.
And when I say specialize I mean sticking to just to one form of exercise and spending all your time focusing your efforts on one goal and one form of training (eg: the gym).
They say variety is the spice of life, and this is very true than when talking about training.
Dark Berries such as blueberries and blackberries will make it easier for your liver to get rid of certain toxins.
Hot Chilli’s have capsaicin, which boosts enzymes responsible for detoxifying the liver. As a rule, the hotter the chilli, the more capsaicin.
Whole Grains contain phosphorous, a natural laxative, and fiber to help bulk up your stools.
Fermented Foods like kimchi (Korean spicy pickled cabbage) and sour pickles are packed with probiotics, the good bacteria that help protect your colon.
Being a trainer who specializes in women’s health and fitness, the most common area of concern I come across from most women, is what to eat in between meals when hungry or what snacks are on the ‘allowed’ list of foods. So I am going to turn this around and give you 6 ways that can help you eliminate hunger pangs throughout the day rather than a list of snacks to feed your cravings!!!!
CHILLIES: These help to curb a ravenous appetite and can even help to burn calories after a meal. Capsaicin, responsible for the heat in chillies, reduces hunger pangs while increasing energy levels.
Big, sloppy slices of watermelon served at a picnic table are the quintessential Summer snack. Sweet enough to be dessert but, as several studies show, good for our health as well. (And only 84 calories per wedge!)
1. Soothes Sore Muscles.
According to studies, drinking watermelon juice before a hard workout helps reduce your heart rate and next-day muscle soreness. That’s because watermelon is rich in an amino acid called L-citrulline, which the body converts to L-arginine, an essential amino acid that helps relax blood vessels and improve circulation.
Feeling tired? Eat your energy food! These five key nutrients beat fatigue, improve your workout, and fight disease.
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for 20 years, you know you need calcium, folate, and vitamin C. But there are a few nutrients you’re not so savvy about, according to recent stats (especially if you’re dieting). Here are the ones you’re most likely lacking, and what to do about it.
Fact: Twenty-eight percent of you don’t get enough vitamin E.
Why You Need 15 milligrams a Day: It protects against heart disease and boosts immunity.
Why You’re Missing Out: Your diet is too low in fat. Vitamin E is usually found in naturally fat-rich plant foods like oils, nuts, and seeds.