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Chocolate’s role in exercise performance had not been studied until scientists at the University of California, San Diego, and other institutions gave middle-aged, sedentary male mice a purified form of cacao’s primary nutritional ingredient, known as epicatechin, and had the mice work out. Epicatechin is a flavonol, a class of molecules that are thought to have widespread effects on the body. The mice were given small liquid doses of epicatechin twice a day. A separate control group of mice drank equal amounts of water.
1. Energy Drinks- With so many energy drinks on the market, many of which promise to pump you up and give you a killer workout with added caffeine, vitamins, and minerals, it may be tempting to think that these drinks are healthy, but they aren't. Similar to supplements, energy drinks aren’t regulated by the FDA, so it's best to stick to plain water to rehydrate and whole nutrition to energize!
2. Diet Soda- The word "diet" doesn't always imply healthy, and that's certainly the case for diet soda. Made with artificial ingredients and flavorings, it's not only unnatural and high in sodium, but regular diet soda drinkers have been shown to eat more calories after consuming diet cola. Researchers suspect it's the body's way of making up for calories it thinks it received in the diet soda but didn't.
There’s always a little trick to reach your goal more effectively. In this case the goal is weight loss. I have a bunch of little tricks that will help you reach your goal a little easier. First of all to lose weight you must burn more calories than what you take in. You must eat properly and exercise also. Now you’re probably wondering what should I eat? Well first off your meals must have a 50/50 balance between veggies and a lean mean for protein. Some great lean meats can be; chicken breast, turkey breast, tuna, cod, and other types of fish. The amount to serve on your plate should be approximately the size of your fist. The other 50% of that meal should be fruits or vegetables. You can have just about any of your liking. Here is a list of many fruits and vegetables you can choose from.
Asparagus Beet Root Apple Blueberries
Our world today is a world filled with constant movement. There is no such thing as slowing down, only speeding up and those who can't keep up with this pace are at a high risk of being left behind. So how do we keep up with this fast pace world? For those who are not designed like the energizer bunny, many of us turn to coffee and other energy drinks and foods riddled with high doses of caffeine, sugar, and other unknown substances. But did you know there are other, healthier alternatives to these quick energy boosters that are not only good for your body but will also give you more energy over longer periods of time without the risk of a sugar crash side effect? It's true, Mother Nature has provided us with an abundance of resources that can help us keep up with this fast pace world and still feel good.
Here is a list of ten foods that will give you more energy:
Foods...What to eat and Not to eat
We as humans must eat to survive. We eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks throughout our 24 hour days 365 days a year. With all the food choices out there it can be hard to decipher what foods to eat and what foods to steer away from. Foods such as chicken, steak and fish are all items high in protein and have many benefits on the body, but although they are packed with a great amount of protein we must be careful how we cook these foods because frying and cooking them with fatty oils and high carb and sugar loaded marinades can make these edibles go from healthy to as unhealthy as a McDonalds cheeseburger in a flash. The Best way to cook foods such as these are on the grill, throwing some pepper and salt with non fattening dressings that you can find in the health food isle of your local grocery store will make sure you are serving yourself a meal that will benefit you in many different ways. Foods we should be sure to stay away from are things such as the obviously bad for you fast food chains. Places such as Burger King, Wendy's, Sonic and McDonalds all serve high fat, calorie, carb, sugar and trans fat items loaded with sodium and saturated fats as well. The quarter pounder with cheese hamburger from McDonalds contains 510 calories, 26 grams of fat, 1190 grams of sodium, 40 carbohydrates, and 9 grams of sugar. Foods like that are what add to the problem of obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol in the U.S and around the world. Making the right food conscious decisions and smart moves about what to eat and not to eat is key in maintaining healthy nutrition. Also don't forget that once and a while it is OK to indulge yourself in fatty foods just make sure you don't over do it.