BUILD AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY BODY & IMPROVE YOUR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

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Are you looking to improve your athletic performance?  Build an Anti-Inflammatory Body!   Avoid processed foods and acidic foods, eat a low glycemic diet, whole foods and alkaline supplements.  Both whole foods and supplementation are necessary to getting the athletes body the nutrients, minerals, and proteins required to perform optimally.  They are paramount to avoid breakdown of muscles, joints and bones.

Eating food closest to nature is the best way to assure its alkalinity.  There are many charts on line and in books that can assist with finding the most alkaline foods.

Are your supplements alkaline?   If you are going to be consuming a high protein shake you best make sure that it is alkaline if you are putting in a lot of effort to keep your food intake alkaline.   From my experience the majority of them aren’t.  Most of the protein shakes on the market have artificial sweeteners (sucralose is a big one being used right now- it is really SPLENDA!)  Artificial sweeteners are extreme when it comes to acidity.  Also the way the protein is extracted to create the shake is also very important. Most shakes are being processed using high heat, acid and/or salts – again creating an acidic product.  When the body consumes an acidic food or supplement the body is placed in an acidic state and creates acidic blood. When the blood is acidic it will then look to pull calcium from your bones to maintain an alkaline state.   If your body is unable to get it back to an alkaline state you will end up weakening your bones.  Having an alkaline body allows for free movement of muscles, joints and strong bones which in turn makes for better performance.

What to look for in an ideal alkaline protein shake?  The ideal protein shake is cold ion-exchanged extraction/cold cross-flow-membrane extracted. This will allow for greater bioavailability and the protein to be rich in cystine, glutamylcystine, and sulfur raise glutathione levels and will protect the body from inflammation induced by exercise.  Look at the integrity of the supplier.  Make sure that the source of the protein is of highest quality and not oxidized but fresh.  If whey, grass fed, range-raised cows free of antibiotics.

It is really important you know what you are putting in your body! An acidic body is a body with inflammation and promotes numerous diseases as it ages.

THE LIFE OF A CELL

The average American’s food consumption consists of 90% processed foods.  Foods that are full of chemicals, toxins, fillers, and impurities.  These foods register as poison to our body and over a periods of time the body begins to fail.  Some people experience this quicker than others.   Our food supply has worsened with technology.  It no longer contains all the minerals and nutrients our body requires.    Foods are called “Natural” when in fact they are not really “Natural”.  They are creating fake foods. We are getting further and further away from real, whole foods.   We are becoming a society that feels gorging and more of everything is better, the latest and greatest.  We are feeding ourselves emotionally and now physically to keep up with our bigger belly’s.  We are experiencing diseases at alarming rates.  Is it worth it?

Our cells are living and they require living sources so they can function optimally.  Our body is pure magic and does amazing things when we fuel our cells  properly.  It has the ability to heal itself if given the proper nutrients, minerals, vitamins, adaptogens, botanicals, proteins, carbohydrates and sugars.  If you feed it less than optimal nutrients you will get less than optimal results. Not all nutrients are sourced the same.  If we want to glow and feel amazing our body  now requires supplementation.   I have been fortunate to experience healing and watch it first-hand.  Give the body the nutrients it requires and watch what happens.

THE “PICK ME UP” CHOCOLATE

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The “Pick Me Up” chocolate!   That would be “Pick Me Up” as in ENERGY and you never know… you just may able to pick someone up.  Give someone you care about one of these chocolates and you may have just won their heart.

What if you could eat chocolate and get benefits from it?  Wouldn’t that just make you feel so much better and not so bad for indulging in this treat?  You often hear that chocolate has benefits and yes that is true;  however not all chocolate is created the same.  The method in how the raw cacao bean is processed effects the amount of flavanols left in the product.

Research points to the flavanols in the chocolate as having great benefits which assist in lowering blood pressure and vascular function,  improving cognitive function, and even providing UV protection for our skin!

I love the IsaDelight Plus – Green Tea infused Milk and Dark Chocolate.  Dark Chocolate is actually my favorite.

There are many reasons why I choose IsaDelight Plus and here are some of them:

“Green tea is rich in antioxidants including EGCG, which increases thermogenesis, which helps you burn fat and supports weight-management goals.

IsaDelight Plus Dark Chocolate is made up of 70% non-alkalized cocoa powder, produced by a low-temperature process in a state-of-the-art US facility, to preserve potent antioxidants.

IsaDelight Plus Milk Chocolate is sourced from single bean chocolate that is the best chocolate available.

Essential amino acids and an exclusive blend of B vitamins and minerals promote positive moods by elevating “feel good” chemicals in your brain, which helps to curb hunger and provide an energy “pick me up.”

Has only 60 calories per treat and contains the same amount of sugar in 1/8 of an apple, with no artificial sweeteners. It’s the most sensible and delicious chocolates in the world.”

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NUTRIENT TIMING

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Hurry! You only  have 30 minutes!  After your intense workout you don’t want to miss the opportunity to capitalize on greater muscle gains and recovery.  Fueling with a quality protein and carbohydrate shake will allow for this.  Feed and fuel the body properly. Know when and what you should be fueling with so that you can take full advantage of your hard efforts and fitness routine.

Your body is very sensitive to nutrient absorption after you workout and you will want to make sure you have the right type of protein.  Whey protein absorbs the fastest as compared to any other proteins.  Not all proteins are created equally.  Click on the link below to learn more about the type of protein and  requirements for different types of athletes.

 

 

NUTRIENT TIMING FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF ATHLETES                                                      click here to learn more