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Are Protein Powders Made From Vegetables Recommended?

By Yemliha TokerIn my clinical nutrition practice, when a client needs a protein-powder supplement, I generally recommend whey protein isolate powder, even though it's made from an animal source. I like the fact that whey protein contains all nine amino acids that our bodies must have to produce all the different proteins we need to function. Whey protein is also easily absorbed and used by the body, even after surgery or other stressful events.In the past, nutritionists referred to the nine amino acids as the "building blocks of protein." Then they started calling them "the essential amino acids" because the body can't make these building blocks on its own, but has to get them entirely from the foods we eat. Lately, the experts have further upgraded their admiration for the nine amino acids, referring to them as "the indispensable amino acids" (IAAs). Three of the most important IAAs--leucine, isoleucine, and valine--are the so-called "bran…

8 Painless Ways to Cut Carbs

By Erin MThe Atkins diet achieved peak fad status in 2004, and although it's since been replaced by trendy new ways of losing weight, it's had a lasting impact on how people view weight loss. Atkins recommended that dieters reduce their intake of carbohydrates. But that can be harder than it sounds. Here are some easy ways to cut carbs from your diet without sacrificing all of your favorite foodstuffs.1. Lose the Juice- Fruit juice isn't as healthy as people once thought. It lacks the fiber of whole fruit, and even 100% fruit juice is loaded with sugar and carbs. Cutting out fruit juice from your diet can eliminate a source of carbs you may not have even been watching out for.2. Cut the Crust- While pizza is an undeniably delicious indulgence, most pizza crusts are high in refined white flour, which is a major carbohydrate offender. If you can't resist eating pizza, opt for the thin crust variety rather than deep dish. You can still get your cheese and tomato sauce fi…

How You Can Combine Foods For Optimal Nutrition

By Anand Kumar Combining foods makes eating more interesting and gives room for creativity. However, there are great nutritional values in combining foods and how they are combined matters a lot. There are some food nutrients that may not be easily absorbed by the body but when you blend them with other foods, they become available to the body with ease. Here are some of these combinations.Broccoli and MustardRaw broccoli contains a cancer fighting compound known as sulforaphane but when you cook your broccoli, you are exterminating the enzyme known as myrosinase which renders sulforaphane accessible to your body. So, when you blend your broccoli with mustard, you will be making use of the extra dose of myrosinase in mustard to aid your body in absorbing more sulforaphane from broccoli.Tomato and AvocadoTaking tomato and avocado together, either as a salad or sandwich, will boost the nutrients intake of your body. Tomatoes contain antioxidants known as carotenoids and these antioxida…

How To Increase The Level of Your Endorphins

By Anand Kumar Endorphins are chemicals that are naturally created by your nervous system in order for you to deal with stress and pain. They are generally referred to as "feel-good" chemicals because they can boost happiness and relieve pains. They are generally created in the hypothalamus as well as pituitary glands and they can also be produced from other parts of the body. Endorphins level in the body varies from one individual to another but if you want to increase your own level, this piece is for you.Regular exerciseWhen you exercise regularly, endorphins will be released into your body which will help you in fighting anxiety and depression. Researchers were able to discover that athletes' brains have an increase in endorphins after exercise and they were able to discover this by using positron emission tomography (PET) scans to examine the brains of athletes both before and after exercise.Spicy foodsIf you love spicy foods, you will discover that whenever you ar…

How You Can Boost Your Willpower

By Anand KumarIf you don't have enough willpower, it may be difficult for you to achieve your life goals and getting enough of it requires a lot of sacrifice. Your willpower is like your muscle - it can be exhausted and can also be trained to become powerful. The training can be very challenging but if you can be patient enough, you will reap the benefits therein and some of the benefits are; cleaving to your long-term goals without stress, completing tasks without interference, resisting temptation and so on. What are the steps you need to take in order to enhance your willpower? Read on.Meditation
Daily meditation can be regarded as a spiritual exercise but it also has a medical perspective. Researchers were able to discover that meditation has the ability of boosting grey matter density in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, which is responsible for self-control or willpower. This means that daily meditation will enhance your willpower and you will also get other benefits like…

Don't Join the 'Morning' Club

By Carolyn SchurRecently, a colleague invited all his friends and clients to join him in the ' Morning Club'. This required getting up at 5 a.m., exercising, working on projects for several hours and getting children off to school before arriving at the office at 9 a.m. This routine was touted as a means to make you more productive as you would have completed several tasks before you even got to the office.Though I am very happy for my colleague for having found a routine which works for him and helps him achieve his goals, it is erroneous to assume that this routine will work for everyone. In fact, many people who try this routine will find that their health and well-being suffers and they are less productive than before. I know this both from my personal experience as well as working with hundreds of clients who request help in healing both their sleep and their health.The idea of getting up early 'to get things done' comes from the view in our society that we are o…

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