Random Health and Fitness Tips (1)
1. The grams of net carbs (carbs minus fiber and sugar alcohols) is helpful for keeping your carb count lower. But eating low net carbs doesn't equal healthy. For example, a low net carb product still may spike your blood sugar and contain processed, unhealthy ingredients.
2. Fruit and vegetables superfood powders are healthier and more effective than isolated synthetic vitamins and minerals. NOTE: always remember to look at the main ingredients and note nutrient balance and quality vs total quantity of ingredients.
3. When you are training for high altitude events or treks, use our high nitric oxide boosting beet juice powder to maximize your endurance and minimize elevation sickness.
4. Eating something bitter helps stops sugar cravings.
5. If you can't stop snacking, considering eating more protein and nutrient dense foods vs. eating foods high in carbs and empty calories.
6. Drinking a balanced essential amino acid formula can help slow down muscle loss and the effects of detraining when injured or taking long breaks. BCAA's, when taken alone, actually promote muscle loss.
7. The best oil for any type of high heat cooking is olive oil, the worst are sunflower, corn, and canola oils. Also, reconsider eating BBQ, fried, and blackened foods as they are more likely to contain damaging free radicals. Slow cooking is arguably the healthiest way to cook.
8. The cheapest, quickest, and most healthy meal is probably organic sardines in olive oil out of a can.
9. Think twice before making rice a staple of your diet, it contains large amounts of arsenic compared to other grains.
10. Contrary to popular belief, organic, pastured-raised red meat has many health benefits when consumed in moderation.
11. For all your infusing projects, consider these self-stable mediums: cocoa butter, coconut oil, and honey.
12. Calories in does not equal calories out for fat loss. Eat more protein calories as they help burn more calories while building muscle. Simple, refined carb calories help you gain fat as they spike your insulin and promote hunger. Fat calories can actually help you stay hungry less often. And none of this considers the quality of what you eat, how well you sleep, your stress levels, how often you exercise, and more.
13. Sunlamps are the most effective way to keep vitamin D levels high during the winter.
14. Try this recipe for a healthy meal replacement smoothie.
15. Avoid these common toxic foods: commercial, processed food (or food-like) products, alcohol, artificial flavors, sugar, and soda.
16. Try these go to healthy veggies for meal seasonings: sauerkraut and kimchi; pickled beets and vegetables; sea vegetables; mustard or collard; kale, watercress, bok choy, spinach, broccoli rabe, napa cabbage; brussels sprouts, Swiss chard and arugula.
17. To make your life and eating healthier easy, pre-make your meals on the weekend and always keep some sliced meats, gluten-free sources of carbs, and cans of sardines around.
18. When trying to start to exercise for the first time, make your workouts stimulating, fun, and/or outdoors for higher compliance.
19. Going 16 hours without eating meals (easiest if done including sleep time) promotes longevity and health.
20. When your body is in chronic stress, avoid eating sugar and carbs despite the cravings.
21. Protein is the best food for increasing energy.
22. When in doubt, rest.
23. Chronic long distance running breaks down your body, muscles, and joints. Strength training, HIIT, and sprints are the most time effective workouts for peak health, fitness and figure.
24. Spending time regularly outside, sleeping better, and less news and social media can help improve your mental well-being.