Why Lemon Water Is Healthy

Lemon Water

  • Improves Digestion
  • Boosts Immune System
  • Hydrates
  • Boosts Energy
  • Promotes Healthy Skin
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Helps With Weight Loss
  • Cleansing Properties
  • Antibacterial and Antiviral Properties
  • Reduces Mucus
  • Freshens Breath
  • Boosts Brain Power

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Foods That Have Zero Calories

Foods that have zero calories are foods that burn more calories than they contain.  A calorie is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of water by 1C.  The daily recommended calorie intake for a man is 2500 and a woman is 2000.  It takes 3500 calories to burn 1 pound of fat.


  • Apple
  • Asparagus
  • Blackberries

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  • Blueberries
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Cantaloupe

Cranberries

  • Cranberries
  • Cucumber
  • Chili Peppers

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  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries
  • Tomato

 

What To Eat Before A Workout

What you eat before a workout is important.  Good nutrition can help your perform better and recover faster after each workout.  This is a list of what to do before a workout by Authority Nutrition.


Carbs

  • Fuel for muscles is from glucose
  • If a short and high intensity workout, glucose is primary source of energy
  • If a long workout, the degree of carbs used depends on intensity, type of training and diet

Protein

  • It gives a better anabolic response, or muscle growth
  • Improved muscle recovery
  • Increased strength and lean body mass
  • Increased muscle performance

Fat

  • Is the fuel for long and moderate workouts

It’s recommended to consume a full meal 2-3 hours before your workout. For meals eaten sooner before your workout, choose simpler carbs and some protein.


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If Your Workout Starts in 2–3 Hours or More

  • Sandwich on whole grain bread, lean protein and side salad
  • Egg omelet and whole grain toast topped with avocado spread and a cup of fruit
  • Lean protein, brown rice and roasted vegetables

If Your Workout Starts Within 2 Hours

  • Protein smoothie made with milk, protein powder, banana and mixed berries
  • Whole-grain cereal and milk
  • A cup of oatmeal topped with banana and sliced almonds
  • Natural almond butter and fruit preserve sandwich on whole-grain bread

If Your Workout Starts in 1 Hour or Less

  • Greek yogurt and fruit
  • Nutrition bar with protein and wholesome ingredients
  • A piece of fruit such as banana, orange or apple

Health Benefits of Grapefruit

Grapefruits are low in calories,  are contains a surplus of nutrients and an excellent source of vitamins A and C.   Grapefruits support clear, healthy skin, can help to lower our risk for many diseases and conditions and may even help with weight loss as part of an overall healthy and varied diet.  This is a list of the health benefits of grapefruits by Medical News Today.


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Health Benefits of Grapefruits

  • Weight loss
  • Stroke
  • Blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Digestion
  • Hydration
  • Skin
  • Asthma prevention

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains medium chain fatty acids, MCFAs, which include caprylic acid, lauric acid and capric acid.  These MCFAs that are in coconut oil go through a 3 step process to be turned into fuel, where other fats go through a 26 step process.  This is a list of health benefits of coconut oil from Dr. Axe.


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MCFAs are

  • Easier to digest
  • Not readily stored as fat
  • Are anti-microbial and anti-fungal
  • Smaller in size, allowing easier cell permeability for immediate energy
  • Processed by the liver, which means that they are immediately converted to energy instead of being stored as fat

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Health Benefits of coconut oil

  • Prevents high blood pressure
  • It cures UTI and kidney infection and protects the liver
  • Reduces inflammation and arthritis
  • Immune system boost
  • Improves brain function
  • Improves energy
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces symptoms of gallbladder disease and pancreatitis
  • Improves skin tissues
  • Prevents gum disease and tooth decay
  • Helps with weight loss
  • Helps with building muscle
  • It helps with hair

 

Healthy Fruit Juices

This is a list of fruit juices with health benefits by Readers Digest.


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Orange Juice

  • Prevents inflammation

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Lemonade

  • Thwarts kidney stones

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Grape Juice

  • Boosts brain function

4

Cranberry Juice

  • Helps urinary tract be healthy

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Vegetable Juice

  • Helps reduce cancer risk

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Prune Juice

  • Helps with digestion

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Pomegranate Juice

  • Helps with disease preventing antioxidants