Do you drink plenty of water without over drinking? How Thirst Are You for Success! Your physical endurance and strength depend on it! As an athlete, you use more energy, lose more body fluids, and put extra stress on your muscles, joints, and bones. Most important, healthful eating helps you feel good and stay fit overall: the positive “Mental edge!”
Vitamins and minerals are key to every process that takes place in your body. They work in close partnership with other nutrients to make every body process happen normally: from helping carbohydrates, fats, and proteins produce energy, to assisting with protein synthesis, to building your healthy bones, to helping you think about the words on this page.
Your body’s need for energy, or fuel, never stops. Your age, basal metabolic rate, body size and composition, physical health, and activity level contribute to how much energy you need. Energy for basal metabolism (basic needs) is energy your body burns on “idle.” In scientific terms, basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the energy level that keeps involuntary body processes going: pumping your heart, breathing, generating body heat, perspiring, transmitting brain messages, and producing thousands of body chemicals.
Healthy people come in many sizes and shapes: tall or short, stocky or lanky, muscular or not. These differences are a unique part of being human. For this reason, there’s no such thing as a “perfect body,” or an ideal body weight, shape, or size that everyone should strive for. The most important thing is being healthy, so you can enjoy a healthful life with the body you have.
Everyone around you needs the same nutrients—just in different amounts. Why Differences? How much of each nutrient do you need?
You’ll see reference intakes referred to on food labels. These are guidelines based on the approximate amount of nutrients and energy you need for a healthy, balanced diet each day.
Often when preparing a meal, food and macro nutrients (protein, carbs and fats) are the primary focus of fit and healthy enthusiasts whilst natural ingredients as spices, including the micro nutrients which they carry are, at best, an afterthought.
Due to the frequency of these intense and heavy physical activities (plus other aspects such as bad performing form) our joints and other parts of our body might become inflamed, showing symptoms of arthritis .
Arthritis is the term for over 100 different conditions, of which the two most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. The main symptoms associated with arthritis include pain, inflammation and swelling, stiffness, and loss of joint function.
To address such joint pain and soreness, spices such as cayenne and ginger might become your best nutrition buddy as they inhibit certain inflammatory pathways in the body.
Smart Eating, Active Living – These are the principles…
Healthful eating and active living: they’re among your best personal investments! While your genes, age, surroundings, lifestyle, health care, and culture strongly influence your health, what and how much you eat and how much you move are key to your fitness equation.
What’s the secret? It’s no secret at all, just solid advice. In a nutshell, most people need to eat fewer calories, be more active, and make wiser food choices.
What does being fit mean to you? Perhaps being free of disease and other health problems? Or having plenty of energy, a shredded or muscular body, or the ability to finish a 10K run or a marathon?
Actually, “Fitness” is far broader and more personal.
Being fit defines every aspect of your health-not only your physical health but also your emotional and mental well-being.
Also referred to as IIFYM, “If It Fits Your Macros” has become increasingly popular among MyFitnessPal users, who appreciate the combination of accountability and flexibility it offers.
The MyFitnessPal app is the perfect tool to help you succeed with the IIFYM approach.
If you’ve been curious about IIFYM, this beginner’s guide will walk you through the basics and give you some tips on how to integrate it with your MyFitnessPal tracking – as well as how to maximize your success.
“Spiced with Purpose”, “Naturally Empowered”, “Authentic”
There are many reasons behind these words and why we call ourselves like that!
Therefore in following posts we will explore them, give them life and more meaning to you!
A lot of us consider herbs and spices as minor ingredients however when combined together, these ingredients create powerful blends, which are based on nutritional profiles and remarkable flavours, providing natural sources of vitamins and minerals.
As it is quiet cold right now in London (personally freezing), there is a need for a stronger immune system.
For that delicious and yummy immune boost! Here why it lead us to Immune Supremacy and Coriander!
There is a purpose why Coriander leaves are included in Naturally Empowered Blends of Herbs and Spices.
We provide 11 of those and we sure there are more!
So feel free to comment and tell us more amasing things about this powerful herb.
Firstly Coriander Leaves are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein.
They also contain small amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene.
So in summary and do not make you feel bored here go some of the health benefits of coriander leaves:
- Coriander lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
- A very good food for digestive system, coriander promotes liver functions and bowel movements.
- Coriander is good for diabetes patients. It can stimulate the insulin secretion and lower the blood sugar levels.
- Vitamin K in it is good for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
- The fat soluble vitamin and antioxidant- Vitamin A, protects from lung and cavity cancers.
- Coriander contains anti-inflammatory properties. This is why it is good against inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
- Coriander’s anti-septic properties help to cure mouth ulcer.
- Coriander is good for the eyes. Antioxidants in coriander prevent eye diseases. It’s a good remedy in the treatment of conjunctivitis.
- Coriander seeds are especially good for the menstrual flow.
- It’s a very good herb to promote the nervous system. It can stimulate the memory.
- Coriander helps those suffering from anaemia. Coriander contains high amounts of iron, which is essential for curing anemia.
Now how about that? Not enough? Well there will be more. It is just a start!
You will see herbs and spices from different perspective in terms of nutrition, fitness and health in overall.
Therefore we will call this #morethanmeetstheeye
(Ups a fairly long hashtag).
To be Continued…