Todays recipe is from a gourmet nutrition book by Dr. John M. Berardi, Michael Williams and Kristina Andrew. This smoothie is a perfect post-workout meal providing 70g protein, 80g carbohydrate, 9g monounsaturated fat, 3.7 polyunsaturated fat, 0.2g omega-3 fatty acids, 3g omega-6 fatty acids,16g fiber, and 37g sugar. This could also be used for a meal replacement so pull out your blender and mix up this nutrient dense smoothieIngredients:Raspberries frozen 1 cupSpinach 1 cupLow-fat plain yogurt 1 cuplow-fat milk 1/2 cupCashews 1/4 cup
Many health experts agree that dehydration is one of the underlying causes of most illnesses. The human body is, on average, about 75% water.Liver 90% Kidney 83% Spleen 76%Brain 85% Heart 79% Intestine 75%Cells 85% Lungs 79% Skin 72%Blood 83% Muscle 76% Bone 35%When there is insufficient water, every bodily function suffers and the body begins to ration water. Long-term water rationing leads to premature aging and disease.
As so many of you liked my recent post on weight lifting and how the media’s representation of it is wrong for women, I decided to do another post on the same topic. So these are my top ten reasons for women to lift weights…10 You will gain strength (without looking like Arnie)
You may not have heard of clean eating. Or you may have heard of it, but have no idea what it actually is. It is much easier to understand than you may think though.When you are trying to lose weight or tone up then the most important thing is to ensure that your diet is ‘clean’. Clean eating isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle choice, which is a much better way to live as dieting often leads to cravings, and ultimately a diet will end. Then you are left where you started.
One common misperception that many people have when it comes to fat loss is that fruit should be omitted from your diet plan. You might have read somewhere that fruit is high in sugar, so thinking that you should be cutting all sugar from your diet, fruit got the boot.
Proper caloric intake is not just beneficial to weight loss goals, but is necessary for survival, efficiency and optimal function in daily life. I think it is important to approach the topic of caloric intake with a diversity of goals in mind: caloric and nutrient intake for health, weight maintenance, weight loss, and/or weight gain. Like exercise, diet and nutrition is not "one size fits all," but is unique to each individual.