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Category : Nutrition

Are Vitamins all 'hype'?

Vitamins: What, why, where, and how?
The ‘What’ depends on your ‘Why’. Why do you want to / have to/ need to take vitamins?

Is it GP recommended based on your last Doctor’s visit?
Is it based on a Nutritionists or Dietitians advice?
Do you have a prescribed medical condition which causes you not to produce/digest vitamins appropriately?

If the answer is ‘No’ to any of these, let me give you this: “Hmmmm…” (imagine I’m frowning at you too!).

The reason I’m frowning is because a l

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Top 5 original 'Superfoods'!

You can’t watch an advertisement about ‘healthy’ food, either on TV or online, without the food in question being termed a ‘Superfood’. Apparently, these ‘Superfoods’ only just came into existence a few years ago. Before that, we were just stuck with plain old boring ‘Health Foods. Or, heaven forbid, just food! Thank goodness ‘Superfoods’ have arrived! How have we ever survived so long without them?
Ok. Rich, get off your soapbox, Rant over.

In case you can’t tell, as a health and fitness pr

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Top 10 Exercise Myths! (Will Number #7 ever go away?)

Exercise. Fitness. Workout. Training.

There are so many names for just moving at an accelerated rate to increase your heart rate and/or your muscle mass. There are even more fallacies out there about what, how, why, where and when to do this.

This Infographic has the Top 10 Exercise Myths. I agree with most (not all) of these. It’s a great resource and well put together.

So what do you think? Are there any ‘myths’ on the list that you live by, or will you be nodding your head as you rea

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Dairy-free (well, almost...) sources of Calcium!

Calcium: your bones love it, your body needs it! But since we’ve been knee-high to a grass-hopper we’ve been told that Dairy* products are the only way to get it. Not so!

Thanks yet again to Chris Kresser, this table below shows foods with the highest sources of Calcium. Sure, Dairy is on there, but notice how there are only two sources of this in the Top Ten? In fact, vegetables and cold-water fish have a huge amount of Calcium to go along with all their other good stuff, and take up most of

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Should I be Fasting, and what is Ketosis?

If you are a PT, do Crossfit, Obstacle Racing, follow Bullet Proof Diet principles etc, then you would have heard about Ketosis. We already Posted about this via a great little infographic¬†you can find here. BUT…what does Ketosis do to your body, and should you try it?

 

Ketosis oxidises (burns) fatty acids in the absence of glucose. This means your body is using fat as a fuel rather than sugar(s). ‘Ketones’ are what your body uses to do this. ¬†A state of Fasting will need to

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Life saving supplements | Part 2 | Turmeric!

Turmeric: It’s what turns a good curry that yellowish-orange colour, is shaped like ginger, and it flights inflammation! How’s that for 3 random facts about this spice straight off?

It’s the latter anti-inflammatory effects that make this a life saving supplement, so it’s in good company with Magnesium (last week’s Post, click here to read more).

The Infographic below is supplied by Medicinal Plants Pharmacognosy, and I gotta say it’s very cool site about all natural medicinal healing remedies

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Life saving supplements | Part 1| Magnesium

DID YOU KNOW…that Magnesium is responsible for over 300 metabolic processes in our body? I didn’t either until this week, and I’m a big advocate of Magnesium!

 

Why? Well, it’s the ‘Supp’ that can help with:

Muscle cramps
Sleep, and
Re-hydration after exercise

This the first of a three-part post on what we consider the essential, natural supplements you can easily add into your daily routine. Thanks to Dr. Axe for supplying the infographic!

 

Sources and Notes:

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Food Cravings...

…I read ‘cravings’, I think Homer in the Simpsons salivating!

Anyway, this cheat sheet below makes a lot of sense in terms cheating actual food cravings.

Being a self-confessed choco-holic, the Magnesium one I knew about. And a bonus cheat for you: Tryptophan can be a precursor to signal the sleep chemicals in your body. Not sure I want to smash a sweet potato and spinach whilst lying in bed though…

Hope you get some use out of the Stepintomygreenworld infographic like I did!

Sourc

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Natural Detox: Lemon Water!

OK, I’ll be the first to admit: Blogging about Lemon Water is not a riveting subject, to write about or to read.

BUT,…

…just turning this simple act into a daily habit has so many great benefits, I wanted to share it with you (except for the whole pH balance thing, ignore that, it’s been well and truly debunked!).

This infographic is little more entertaining than just reading about it too!

So, with a shout out to http://www.juicewithdrew.com, try it out for 3 days and I guarantee you’ll

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Your Paleo Food guide!

Paleo can be so confusing! You can eat seeds, but not grains; eat nuts, but only certain types. And fruit? Yes…but at the same time, no!
Balanced Bites have put together this nice little infographic on eating Paleo. Hopefully it will save some confusion for you whether you are just starting out on this proven nutrition plan, or need clarification.

Sources and Notes:
Http://www.balancedbites.com

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