Do you know that turkey is a protein food rich in tryptophan? Well it is and this helps regulate serotonin levels (one of the mood or mood hormones). The turkey also contains Vitamin B6 which helps the production of the neurotransmitter Dopamine
Nutrition tip: What else help calm the nerves and stabilize energy levels? Dark green leafy veggies like Kale and spinach.
The Power of Caffeine and Energy Drinks – Lots of people (like 80% of adults) can’t wake up without the daily morning coffee. The “Get Go” psychoactive drug can increase concentration & reduce fatigue. In other words…you get things done! But what about coffee in high doses? It can give you headaches, heart palpitations, and […]
Nutrition tip: The Power of Avocados: They have Oleic acid, an unsaturated fat that helps lower overall cholesteroland raise levels of HDL, plus a good dose of fiber. One slice of an avocadohas 81 calories, 8 grams of fat and 3 grams of fiber. Try a few slices instead of mayonnaise to dress up your […]
The Power of Apricots: Beta-carotene, which helps prevent free-radical damage and protect the eyes. The body also turns beta-carotene into vitamin A, which may help ward off some cancers, especially of the skin. One apricothas 17 calories, 0 fat, 1 gram of fiber. Snacks on them dried, or if you prefer fresh, buy when still […]
– Exercise all the muscles of the famous area of the “six pack”. Basically and in general: rectus abdominis (middle), transverse abdominis (horizontal), and obliques (external and internal) in other words … those on the sides. – Eat the right foods: think of fiber and protein. Eat every 3-4 hours to keep stress hormones under […]
Fitness tip: How much protein is too much protein? We already know that we need protein for our hair, skin, nails and to maintain a good lean body mass. Also, we need it because almost very function in the body needs protein. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, to have a high […]
Nutrition tip: Foods to stop sugar or salt cravings! Sunflower seeds (regulate your nerves and muscles), plain frozen yogurt with fresh fruit, dark chocolate (65% or more of cocoa), pistachios , mini whole wheat pretzels (packed with fiber). This is a good example of dark chocolate and tastes pretty good!
Eating too much sugar makes you accumulate fat since in general terms sugar becomes fat. It also causes blood vessels in the brain to become damaged and impedes the flow of nutrients. How to prevent so-called “sugar spikes” or uncontrolled desire to ingest sugar? Add to your meal plan more fiber and whole grains.
Salads are healthy but sometimes a person can add something that will make it NOT that healthy. 1) Croutons – have ZERO nutritional value. Add 100 additional calories to your salad. 2) Bacon- NOT a good protein. 3 regular strips of bacon has more than 4,000 mg of sodium. They have preservatives called sodium nitrites […]