Intense exercise, tiredness and body aches can be reflections of an inadequate diet, which is low in vitamins and minerals and with a high level of stress. Some foods when added in an adequate and balanced diet can help with muscle recovery, improve the energy throughout the day and eliminate some substances that cause damage to the body. With anti-inflammatory and antioxidant functions, these foods reduce the inflammation caused by stress, restore necessary nutrients eliminated in this process and decrease the toxins circulating in the blood to reduce body pain.
It is important to remember that each food should be eaten according to each person’s routine, metabolism and according to their goals.
What foods can help relieve muscle pain?
- Fish (salmon, tuna, sardines): they are sources of omega 3, an essential nutrient for the regeneration of muscle fibers.
- Dark green leaves (arugula, spinach, kale, lettuce, mustard, endive, Brussels sprouts, etc.): rich in minerals such as...
After menopause, some symptoms quite common for some women might occur due to the estradiol hormone drop, known as the "female" hormone. The most common menopause symptoms are hot flushes, sleep difficulties or insomnia, irritation, anxiety accompanied by depression or not, mucosal dryness, hair loss, increased cholesterol, increased cellulite, the difficulty of losing weight, increased appetite and consequently weight gain, especially in the abdominal area.
A few simple habits changes in eating routine can contribute a lot in controlling symptoms, for example:
- To control hot flushes: avoid an excess of pepper, ginger and coffee. Include some teas such as the white mulberry leaves tea 3 times a day. You can also eat soybeans fermented foods (tofu, tempeh), cassava and parsley potato.
- For anxiety and irritation, try some passion fruit tea or chamomile flowers tea and Melissa tea. Add 30g of 70% cocoa chocolate a day, it might ease the symptoms of both anxiety and the sweets...
A few months ago, rumors emerged about the consumption of celery juice and the benefits it could generate to the body, mainly leading to weight reduction when ingested in the morning on an empty stomach. For a while now, green juices have been pleasing the public because they are characterized as detox juice, which eliminates all toxins from the body. One of the most commented and consumed juices at the moment is the celery juice and, in this article, we will discover if everything said about it is really true.
Do you know what celery is and why has this food become so famous?
Due to a large amount of water, minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C and fiber, is also a low-calorie food, it becomes an ideal choice in diets. All parts of this vegetable are edible: the root, the stem and the leaves. It’s usually used in juices, but can be added to soups or salads.
Many celebrities like Jeniffer Garner, Kim Kardashian, Miranda Kerr drink celery juice early in the...
Proteins are present in thousands of foods and should be eaten in adequate amounts according to each metabolism to help and regulate body activities.
But, what are proteins?
They are substances formed by various amino acids, which perform in numerous functions in the body since all organs require a type of amino acid to generate their function or stimulus.
Proteins are beneficial to health because they can control the digestion and absorption of other nutrients, help boost immunity, carry oxygen in the blood and to the muscles, improve energy and muscle contraction, as well as are associated with hunger and satiety hormones.
How proteins can help in losing weight?
Protein consumption should be divided throughout the day according to the number of meals. This subdivision will stimulate the process of reducing body fat and maintaining muscle mass or synthesis. The amounts and sources of protein consumed to ensure the effectiveness of weight loss depends on each person's life habits....
Vitamin B 12 is an essential nutrient for the human body because it keeps the metabolism active and performs important actions in the body. Its main functions are to protect DNA, boost immunity, improve mood, concentration, and memory, reduce stress and migraines, and assist in the absorption of other nutrients. Vitamin B12 is beneficial to health since it is essential to generate energy, maintain the integrity of bones and collaborate to improve the gut functions, reduces constipation, bloating, or diarrhea, as well as reduces the chances of developing anemia.
It is a vitamin produced by gut bacteria, therefore it is directly connected with intestinal health as a part of the process of nutrients’ absorption. When the consumption of vitamin B 12 is insufficient or deficient, it may be associated with increased infections and neurodegenerative diseases. One of its activities is to assist in the formation of the myelin sheath, which is a layer that protects neurons, and if the...
Food consumption offers nutrients that will generate energy for the proper function of the body and the brain. For this to be possible, is important to make meals that will signalize the brain that the body is being fed and it starts the production of enzymes that digest and absorb all nutrients. This process is related to time and place in which it is made any type of meal and it can interfere with health and well-being if you are not mentally connected with the food at the time of the meal.
How important is it to eat slowly?
It is essential to eat slowly any meal. When this attitude is taken, there’s a better understanding of what is and what will be eaten and which nutrients will be provided to body metabolism and the mind. As soon as we think of some food or meal, neurotransmitters and hormones found in the intestine activate the neurons of hunger and satiety in the brain and activate the process of digestion and absorption.
Thus, when a meal is held, the enzymes in the...
When the process of weight loss is initiated, usually, the main action taken is to count the calories of food consumed even if it is healthy or processed food. When a goal for weight loss is established, for example, the brain sends the idea that you need to eat fewer calories to reduce your body weight.
Do you know what calories mean?
A calorie is the amount of energy that foods can provide to the body which will send the energy to each organ perform its functions. This energy is present in every food that adds quality to the meal and body's cells as well as in low nutritional quality food, which does not provide good nutrients to the metabolism.
So, is counting calories beneficial and important for human health?
It depends on the nutritional strategy. Counting calories strategy can be important for the weight loss process if the amount of food is adjusted to be consumed in a day and if it is according to the goal of each person, the reduction in total calories will...
Did you know that losing weight has many meanings?!
You can lose weight by changing your body composition by losing fat or losing weight.
Step on the weighing scale and look at the numbers decreasing is a reason to celebrate, but it might mean a loss of your total weight and not necessarily only fat loss. The difference between losing weight and losing fat is not shown by the scale, and even if it’s a great ally for the weight loss process, it does not define what is being lost in this body composition change.
Weight loss or measures loss can also reflect on the elimination of body fluids or muscle loss. By losing muscle, weight reduction is being incorrectly done and unhealthy, since muscle is a vital tissue that maintains health and activates metabolism its loss will result in a lack of energy, stress, lower mood during the day, increases osteoporosis and nutrient deficiency, among others.
Body fat is the portion of the bodyweight that should be eliminated in the healthy and...
Do you know what's CBD?
The CBD is a cannabinoid substance that acts on the central nervous system and is a molecule found in the plant Cannabis sativa. It has numerous medicinal properties, and unlike THC, which is a plant’s substance that generates negative psychological and neural effects, the CBD is being widely used to improve the quality of life in oil extracted from the hemp seeds. In this plant, the cannabinoid found is beneficial to health and can be daily used in some meals.
Which are the benefits of CBD oil?
Was noted an increase in CBD oil consumption, which can be extracted from plants containing cannabinoid concentrations and other flavonoids substances that help in the body's health. Hemp seeds contain fibre which helps regulate gut functions and enhances satiety.
The CBD oil, extracted from hemp seed, has anxiolytic properties, which reduce anxiety, act as an anti-inflammatory since it improves body aches, is neuroprotective - can prevent chronic...
Stress, very intense physical activities, hormonal changes and the consumption of some energy and alcoholic foods or drinks and dehydration can cause migraines, which is a very strong headache with intense sensitivity to light.
Generally, foods such as gluten, milk and dairy, soy, corn, sugar, some citrus fruits, and eggs can cause migraines because they are characterized as allergenic foods that result in body intolerances. These intolerances occur when we eat the food and we can’t digest it properly. Thus, because of the improper chewing, some smallest particles of food are released into the blood and can activate the immune system and produces inflammation in the body, which can be caused by an allergy, intolerance, itching, sneezing, and migraine.
However, it’s not everyone who develops theses allergies/intolerances to these foods and, consequently, migraines. It is necessary to check which food causes intolerance.
What should you include in the diet to...
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