• Supplement for runners
    Collaboration,  Fitness,  Health,  Supplements

    Supplements for Runners: From Training to Recovery

    The goal of exercise is to break the body down. Yes, you read that correctly. Looking back at our evolutionary biological roots, when we put our bodies through difficult situations, we wanted them to adapt–maybe to go for longer without food, maybe so we could detect a smell that told us certain berries were poisonous, maybe to jump higher to reach fruit in a tree. Whatever the goal, we always had to fall short the first few attempts. Adaptation took failure, centuries of bodily breakdowns (and lucky DNA mutations) before our primordial ancestors developed the physical tools they needed to survive. When we exercise, this happens on a much shorter timeline…

  • Reishi Mushroom
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    14 Secrets of the Reishi Mushroom

    Welcome to flu season! As your coworkers cough and sniffle through work despite their misery, you are left to ponder the real question at stake: when are YOU going to get sick? It’s time for you to bow out of flu season altogether. To that end, I humbly introduce to you the reishi mushroom, also known as the best anti-flu medicine you’ve never heard of. What is Reishi Mushroom Reishi mushrooms are tough, woody fungi whose medicinal use originates in ancient China. You may have also heard them called Lingzhi, which is an older word that combines a Chinese term that means “miraculous,” “divine,” “spirit,” and “effectiveness” (ling) with a…

  • foods high in vitamin D
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    Vitamin D Deficiency

    You’ve probably heard of vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is famous for being a nutrient you can get from the sun, making it a great excuse to go to the beach! You can get it from some foods, too, including egg yolks and fish. If you have enough, your bones will be healthy and strong. But in this age of office work, obesity, and prepackaged food, it’s easy to develop a deficiency. What happens when you don’t get enough vitamin D? And how can you avoid developing a vitamin D deficiency?                                                 Vitamin D Deficiency   Let’s start with the basics. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble steroid.…

  • GABA
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    GABA

    If you’ve been reading my blog, then you know that there are a lot of different factors that feed into good health. Your physical condition is the most obvious one, mostly because you can see how you’re doing by looking in a mirror! One of the big players in mental health is a chemical called GABA. If your brain is making this substance normally, then you’ll be able to relax, sleep, and move normally. But if your GABA levels are low, you may find yourself feeling tense, unable to rest, and achy. It’s easy to eat right and exercise and that’s all that most people think about. But your health goes…

  • Sauerkraut variety preserving jars. Homemade red cabbage beetroot kraut, turmeric yellow kraut, marinated cauliflower, carrots and radish pickles. Fermented food.
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    Fermented Foods

    You can eat some foods raw. Other foods you can expose to heat. But cooking with fire or peeling an orange are just the basics. If you’re curious about alternative ways to make food, you’ve got to try fermentation. Fermentation is a science experiment that’s good for you. Fermentation is Food 3.0. Not only that, but fermented food is delicious, and there’s more of it out there than you think! Best Fermented Foods Depending on your culture, you may already know a lot about fermented foods. If not, then prepare to expand your world! The nation of Korea is famous for its vast array of delicious fermented cuisine, including kimchi,…

  • What is Kefir
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    9 Things You Should Know About Kefir

    If you have been paying attention to the latest food trends that are making waves as a result of being not only delicious but extremely nutritious, chances are you have heard of kefir. It might have become more mainstream in the last couple of years, but kefir has been around for centuries. What exactly is kefir and how does it play a role in benefiting our health and body? This article will give a detailed explanation of everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this wonder drink, and more.   What is Kefir? What happens when you combine bacteria and yeast and allow them to ferment? You end up with…

  • chocolate benefits
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    What is Cacao? – What is Cocoa?

    Have you heard of this great stuff called chocolate? Sure you have: Americans eat 2.8 Billion pounds of it per year! You’re also probably aware that chocolate isn’t great for you. It’s a high-calorie food stuffed with sugar. But what if I told you that chocolate could actually be good for you? Welcome to the wonderful world of cacao!   What is Cacao? Cacao is the word ascribed to the minimally processed bean (seed) that is harvested from the Theobroma cacao tree. It’s a tree (Theobroma cacao tree) and if you think that is surprising those cocoa “beans” your imagining are not beans…they are seeds. The cacao tree bears fruit…

  • details of quinoa
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    What is Quinoa?

    What is Quinoa? You’ve heard about it on TV. Maybe you’ve seen it in your health-food store. The health benefits of quinoa are legendary, even though it only became a staple of mainstream cuisine around 2008. But what is quinoa? And, more importantly, how do you say it? What is Quinoa? Quinoa is most often pronounced KEEN-wah. It’s an ancient Peruvian superfood that humans have been eating for at least 5,000 years! The edible part of the quinoa plant, the part served steaming hot in good restaurants, is the seed. These tiny little dots usually have to be harvested by hand and thoroughly processed. As you can imagine, that’s pretty…

  • Nutrition Facts of Asparagus
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    Asparagus Benefits with Bacon!

    Sometimes you come across foods that are packed with secret benefits – often overlooked. Today I bring to you one of those treats. Asparagus! It’s small, green, and looks a little tree-like. But do you know why this little vegetable is so important? What are the Benefits of Asparagus? Powerful Source of Vitamin K Anti-inflammatory A Natural Diuretic. Helps with Digestion High in Fiber High in Vitamin B1 Helps Fight Cancer Contains Antioxidants   Asparagus contains vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B-6, B-12, thiamin (vitamin B-1), riboflavin, niacin (vitamin B-3), and folate. It also contains the minerals calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, and fluoride.…

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    Diets,  Fitness,  Health,  Nutrition,  Supplements,  Weight Loss

    5 Easy After Workout Recovery Meals

    What do you do after a work out? I will usually remember a little whey protein, but I don’t often eat. Bottom Line: After a workout it is important to refill energy stores (glycogen), stop protein breakdown, and repair muscle (aid protein synthesis). The sweet spot regarding time is the first 60 minutes after a workout for best absorption. Note: If your body is in a mild form of ketosis – and you know who you are. You would have to add fatty foods and skip the sweet potatoes. Don’t worry, your abs will thank you latter!   Halibut + Broccoli Halibut Nutrition Facts; 100-gram serving of halibut contains 140…