This abundant, nutrient-dense seed has been described as a ‘complete food source’ and is a must-have addition to any healthy diet.
I love flaxseed, and I eat it as often as I can. It fills me up, and is perfect in a smoothie (makes an awesome protein shake) or over a salad.
I always knew it was a healthy food source, but the more I researched it, the more impressed I became.
If you don’t know much about flaxseed (if anything) then you’re in for a real treat!
Everything You Wanted to Know About Fats and Oils, and What Affect They Have on Our Health
The subject of dietary fat has always interested me, and until now I’ve never fully understood why we actually need to consume fats, or what role fats play in our health.
Hopefully this article will dispel a lot of
blatantly made up stats myths, and answers some questions you may have regarding the fat and oil you eat.
To understand what dietary fat is, how we process it, and how our body uses it, we need to understand what types of fats there are, and the role they play in our health.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a stone-age rock for some time, you’ve probably heard about the Paleo diet, even if you’re not entirely sure what it involves.
Its pros and cons have been written about and debated in countless forums, websites and news reports.
I see a lot of fitness experts incorporating this type of eating into their workout programs, and it seems to be the ‘go to’ method for losing body fat and gaining muscle.
Last year (2013) the American Medical Association (AMA) declared that obesity is now officially a disease.
With approximately 1 in 3 Americans considered clinically obese, this decision was always going to come sooner rather than later.
Supporters of the decision claim it will help with how obesity is perceived – as an illness/disease, rather than through overeating and lack of exercise.
My immediate reaction was simply, disbelief.
Testosterone plays a vital role in our health, and even more so for men.
Depending on which study you read, men produce as much as 10 to 20 times more testosterone than women, and is the number 1 reason why women don’t get muscles.
This essential hormone controls our sexual desire, maintains our reproductive system, helps strengthen and grow bones, and builds new muscle.
If there’s one food I can guarantee to be in the fridge, (no matter how long it’s been there!) is cheese.
From as far back as I can remember, cheese has always been a staple food source in my home.
I love the stuff, particularly the extra mature cheddar types.
Pull ups are one of the hardest exercises you can do, but also provides you with the greatest benefits to your back and upper body.
As well as needing good upper body strength, you also need the mental strength to perform them.
I used to
still hate doing pull-ups, and I hardly ever see anyone else doing them in the gym. The reason being, even just 1 or 2 of these super compound moves are out of reach for a lot of people.
As a kid growing up, I used to watch a TV program called ‘SuperStars’ and was in awe of a guy called Brian Jacks who was able to do 100 dips in 60 seconds!
I’m not quite at that point yet – plus having annoyingly skinny wrists and long arms, dips don’t really favor my physique.
However, I do know that chest dips are a classic bodyweight, compound exercise that provide many benefits, and are a great alternative, or addition to the barbell bench press.
Nuts are a tremendous, healthy food source that is readily available all year round and are perfect to snack on when you have the munchies.
They are nutrient dense and one of the best non-meat sources of protein you can eat. Read More →