Fruit is nature’s candy: sweet, appealing, colorful and delicious. Most fruits are superfoods, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. A bowl of fresh fruit salad is a visual delight, and there’s nothing easier than grabbing an apple or a banana for a quick on-the-go snack. Sometimes, though, you might find yourself craving something special […]
Protein is an essential macronutrient and you need more of it if you do strength train or do high-intensity exercise. Protein supplies the amino acids your muscles need to grow and repair from a workout. On the other hand, some bodybuilders have the mindset that more protein is better for building muscle. As a result, they take in more than the recommended amount. How much protein do you really need if you work out?
Adrenal fatigue is brought on by excessive chronic stress and poor dietary habits. It occurs when the endocrine system becomes overtaxed and ceases to function properly resulting in a long list of symptoms.
The thyroid gland is located just beneath your voice box and one of its main functions it to control the rate at which your body burns the calories you consume. When the thyroid gland starts producing excessive amounts of hormones, a condition called hyperthyroidism develops. Read on to learn about the ten main signs that you should see a doctor to discuss whether you have hyperthyroidism.
If you’ve already embraced the paleo diet, it makes intuitive sense to try to extend that thinking to your fitness plan. Above all, paleo fitness is about moving your body and enjoying your life. Now get out there and start playing!
Whether or not you choose to adopt a paleo lifestyle, there are some simple things that you can take away from the paleo diet: eat fresh, unprocessed foods and include lots of plants in your diet. Paleo’s focus on nutritious and beautiful ingredients leaves lots of room for experimentation – without having to go mammoth-hunting.
There’s no need to feel limited or to get bored with your food. The paleo diet is filled with fresh, delicious ingredients that can easily come together to create a beautiful meal without having to agonize over menu planning – or hunt wild boar, for that matter.
Think high-impact exercise is the only way to get the benefits of a workout? Think again. Low-impact doesn’t have to mean low-intensity. Find out what low-impact exercise, reasons you might want to do one and how to make it more effective.
It seems like everything has its opposite. There’s left and right, up and down, front and back and male and female, hot and cold, to name a few. This even applies to the nutritional world. Just as there are nutrients your body needs, there are also anti-nutrients that work against the activity of nutrients in […]
Quinoa is a grain that has recently garnered the attention of the health community, but it is not new. In fact, quinoa was referred to by the Incas as the “mother of all grains.”