What you eat before
and after—even during—your workout can make a big difference in your energy levels, metabolism and, most importantly, your recovery.
The right foods can help the repair process, reduce soreness, replenish glycogen stores and more. Here’s the what and when:
Ever feel your energy level take a big dip right after lunch? Sometimes, even when you
felt refreshed and energized in the morning, you start to drag in the early to mid-afternoon.
But don’t worry, there is hope! Test out some of these tricks to avoid the afternoon
slump and finish out the rest of your day like a champ.
How many times have you felt great all morning, only to crash right after
lunch? Make no mistake; the foods you’re
choosing at lunch are having a
direct effect on your energy level.
Stop hindering your afternoon performance with your lunchtime choices, and give yourself the boost you need to finish off the day.Read More
Love the taste or hate it, apple cider vinegar has some pretty incredible health benefits. Made from fermented apples, research on this potent liquid has revealed promising results, including combating insulin and glucose spikes in type 2 diabetics, not to mention aiding weight loss. It can also soothe a sore throat and may relieve other symptoms of the flu, like nasal congestion and cough. Read on for some more reasons why you should add it to your health routine.
While the best all-natural treatment
for allergy symptoms is chiropractic
(in our humble opinion, of course),
there are some ways you can decrease
your stuffy-achy-itchy-watery-yucky symptoms with some good ol’ snacks and meals.
Sounds way more fun than popping an antihistamine, right? We agree.
You’ve probably heard the term “clean eating” but what does that really mean? No sauces or gravies? No pesticides or preservatives?
The definitions and ideas about this healthy lifestyle can vary, but here’s what we think you need to know:
A sophisticated dance is happening inside the body when it comes to pH balance.
A measure of how acidic or alkaline the blood is, pH stands for “potential of
hydrogen.” The amount of acid in our blood can vary depending on different
factors, such as food choices and the ability of organs to filter carbon dioxide out of the body.
When pH balance is too far out of whack, the body experiences stress that can lead to health issues.
It’s a complex process, but your diet is one of the ways you can influence your delicate pH balance.
Think you’re doing the right thing by drinking diet soda instead of regular? The bad news is diet
soda boasts some serious downsides. Sugar-free substitutes, like aspartame, Splenda and Stevia can
actually harm you and your diet more than you realize.Read More