Five simple substitutes that lead to a healthier diet

Five simple substitutes that lead to a healthier diet

Eating right is often easier said than done. You like what you like, so breaking old eating habits is never easy. That’s why sometimes it can be easier to slightly modify your diet instead of giving it a complete overhaul. The good news is subbing in healthier substitutes doesn’t have to make your food taste less flavorful. Here are five healthy substitutions to try on your journey to better health.

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How to stay fresh while getting fit

How to stay fresh while getting fit

Whether you’re pounding the pavement or hitting the gym, keep in mind that beauty and working out aren’t mutually exclusive. With a bit of smart preparation, you’ll be feeling good during your fitness routine and gorgeously glowing afterward. Keep these ideas in mind to help you look great, even between workouts.

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A Nice Tip for After a Weight Workout.

A Nice Tip for After a Weight Workout.

Eat a meal consisting of carbohydrates and protein only within 30 minutes of finishing a workout.  The carbs should generally be a mix of complex (brown rice, oatmeal) and simple (fruit or juice).  Avoid fat in this meal, choosing leaner sources of protein is key for this. Some examples  1) a quart of fat-free milk, […]

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Major Nutrients to Nourish Your Body

Major Nutrients to Nourish Your Body

Carbohydrates, fat and protein comprise the group which we gain our energy from. Most foods contain a mixture of these three nutrients but are usually classified by the predominant nutrient. The energy gained by these nutrients are used by the body as heat, to build and maintain its structures, to move or perform a function […]

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The Vitamins and Minerals You Need

The Vitamins and Minerals You Need

Vitamins and minerals are organic compounds that are required by the body in minute amounts to support growth and health. Vitamins and minerals themselves are not used as energy or building blocks but are essential in helping the body use those nutrients that do. Most vitamins and minerals are provided in the foods that we […]

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Tips for Improved Nutrition and Performance

Tips for Improved Nutrition and Performance

Avoid the fat-free trap Remember that the total amount of calories contained in a food is more important than the amount of fat when dealing with excess energy storage. Avoid Processed foods These foods contain large amounts of refined carbohydrates, saturated fats and sodium. Spread your protein consumption over 5-6 small meals a day The […]

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More Advice on How to Stay Healthy

More Advice on How to Stay Healthy

6. Control Portions with Low Glycemic Index (GI) Foods • The GI index is used to measure how quickly the body converts certain foods into sugar to be stored in muscle tissue. • Low GI foods break down slowly providing sustained energy and prevents an extreme drop in blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that can lead to […]

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