Carbohydrates and Sleepy / Tiredness

Carbohydrates are an excellent source of energy for your body on a day-to-day basis, especially during exercise. Therefore, it’s no surprise that eating too few carbs can cause tiredness. However, overindulging in carbs – especially those that are unhealthy — may also cause fatigue. To maximize your energy levels, consume recommended amounts of carbs and pick carb-rich foods that are nutrient-dense. Low-Carb Diets Though protein-rich, low-carb diets may help overweight individuals shed pounds, MayoClinic.com reports that going low-carb can cause tiredness, weakness, dizziness and even mental fatigue – which often means difficulty concentrating at work. MayoClinic.com also notes that […]

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Chai tea has numerous health benefits.

Chai tea is a spicy, pungent drink made from some of the world’s most medicinally active herbs. There are thousands of chai recipes – many of which come from India – but the basic components of chai include black tea, cinnamon, ginger, clove, cardamom and black pepper. While each of these ingredients has its own powerful health benefits, their synergy creates a potent tea that may help support digestion, prevent cancer, lower blood sugar and promote cardiovascular health. Anti-Inflammatory Effects Many of the component herbs in chai tea are considered powerful anti-inflammatory agents. The World’s Healthiest Foods website notes […]

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BMI Not Accurate Enough

body mass index chartAug. 22, 2013 — Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine point out that the body mass index (BMI), based on the weight and height, is not an accurate measure of body fat content and does not account for critical factors that contribute to health or mortality, such as fat distribution, proportion of muscle to fat, and the sex and racial differences in body composition.

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Protein-enhanced foods: The good, bad and ugly

Protein-enhanced foods: The good, bad and ugly

picture of tomatoes stuck with syringeThere is a developing trend in the world of nutrition. It seems that protein enhancement of many foods is becoming increasingly popular. Any time that you begin to alter the natural state of food, especially food that is already considered healthy, you run the risk of causing more damage than good.

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How Much Muscle Can You Gain Naturally?

How Much Muscle Can You Gain Naturally?

000a03a9_mediumAs a strength training newbie, if you do everything right you can gain twenty to thirty pounds of muscle in your first year of proper training. Thirty would be high and require some decent genetics but I’ve seen it happen.

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Conditioning: Just Make it a Damn Habit Already

Conditioning is Fundamental to Fitness

woman finishing hard runIt’s summer so a lot of people get all concerned about having their pretty little abs showing at the beach. Because of this they crank up their conditioning and cut down on carbs. That’s all well and good but that shouldn’t be the only reason you condition regularly.

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Three foods to help lose weight naturally

Three foods that help lose fat naturally

Dieting can be quite the challenge in this day and age. The human race seems to be moving faster and faster with every passing day, increasing the value of convenient, if unhealthy, alternatives to a natural-green-apple200decent meal. With such a culture, it’s no surprise that obesity rates are at such high levels. Even so, there are a number of foods out there that are no more difficult to prepare and eat than the staples consumed every day.

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