January 21, 2015
It seems like more and more nowadays, when people want or need more energy, they reach for another energy drink or ask for an extra shot of espresso in their coffee. While these options can certainly put more pep in your step, we’re finding out that they aren’t the greatest for your heart. The good news is that you can boost your energy without relying on something that could potentially harm you. In fact, certain foods are known to have energy-enhancing effects, making it easier than ever to get through your day, and then some. They do this by supplying...
November 14, 2014
When it comes to eating for health, it is best to choose foods that offer a number of benefits versus consuming foods that only do one positive thing for you. Eggs are the former, so here are 10 reasons you should include them in your diet often: #1: They are high in protein. One large egg has roughly 6 grams of protein, which makes it essential to building your muscles and helping them recover from an intense exercise session. #2: They won’t raise your blood cholesterol. This is perhaps the biggest reason that people avoid eggs, but studies...
August 09, 2014
If you want to build your muscles so you’re trim, taut, and tone, the best way to do it is with natural proteins. That way you’re not putting unnatural and potentially unhealthy substances in your body when what it really craves is true protein. Also, all-natural proteins are broken down easier by your digestive system, making their nutrients easier for your body (and your muscles) to use. What Are Some Good Natural Proteins? So, which natural protein sources are good for you? Here are a few options to consider: Eggs Lean beef, pork, chicken, and turkey Unsalted, raw...
August 01, 2014
Are you in a love/hate relationship with carbs? Do you love how they make you feel, but hate the way they make you look with the unwanted weight gain that generally comes with them? You may be tempted to give them up entirely, but you shouldn’t because your body actually needs carbs. Let me explain. Carbs Are Energy If you’ve ever gone on a low-carb diet then you know that cutting out or severely restricting this one food group leaves you feeling lifeless. You barely have enough energy to tie your shoes, let alone go for a run...
July 15, 2014
When you hear the word “carbs,” what do you think of? If your mind is set on health, it is likely that your first thought was either whole-wheat bread, brown rice, or wheat pasta. If you’re dying for some junk food though, chips, crackers, and decadent desserts are probably the first things that popped up. But, what about beans? Beans are some of the healthiest carbs around even though they are the ones least thought of. What makes them so good for you? They are low-glycemic. This means that eating them isn’t going to send your blood sugar...