Most of us try to be more aware of what we eat and how it affects us. The difference is the proportions of the macros affect each of us differently. But that’s just the basics. Adding on another layer of complexity into all this is not just what we eat …
So it was supposed to be this simple. Calories eaten less calories burned is the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But for most of us who have experimented with multiple diets, we know that it is absolutely not true. Ask any bodybuilder, even from the 50s, and they …
What is Omega-3? We all know it is important yet always so confusing. It is an essential fatty acid that is critical for your body’s systems to run smoothly. ‘Essential fatty acid’ means that it is necessary for human health, but your body can not make it. You have to get it through food or supplementation. The benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids have now been well established through a number of recent studies.
Apparently in our haste to get as much “food” grown as possible in the smallest amount of space possible does have detrimental effects. Plants are cultivated for taste and hardiness not so much for the amount of nutrients it provides to us. Vegetables, grain, fruit that used to be extremely varied and has seasons are now available all the time. This does affect us. Our obsession with the instantaneous and needing everything now in or lifestyle including with our food is causing us issues. In food terms – we need to eat more food than people had to eat in the past in order to get the same amount of nutrients. Yikes!
Supplements are just that – they “supplement” your food. They were never there to replace food. If you are not eating whole foods and just using supplements – you are losing out what whole foods can provide.
Whey Protein generally is easily digestible. Taking it alone would be absorbed by the body relatively quickly hence you should take whey protein within 30 to 60 minutes after a strength-training based workout. At all other time, you would want to slow down the digestion of the protein by eating it with other foods. For example, if you want extra protein for breakfast, but don’t want eggs, you can add the whey protein powder to some oats, in various pancake recipes.
Whey protein is a liquid byproduct of cheese production that is sold as a dietary supplement in protein powders and shakes. Whey protein used to be discarded by cheese manufacturers as a waste product.
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I remember being a kid many years back and mom forcing me to have a tablespoon of fish oil. She said it was good for me and it would make me smart. All i remembered was it tasting yucky. Little did i know Mom got it right.