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Spicy Foods Might Help You To Live Longer

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Joseph

Most of us know that we need food to live, but a new study published in BMJ has shown that spicy foods might boost one's lifespan. The findings of this study give new meaning to the saying "add a little spice to your life."

Health scientists have long known that spicy foods provide numerous health benefits, but there is very little information about how eating spicy foods on a daily basis affect mortality. Thus,  researchers in China sought to find some answers.

Chinese researchers investigated the association between daily consumption of spicy foods and death. In order to accomplish this task, they recruited 487,375 adult men and women between the ages of 30 - 79 years of age, the recruitment process began in 2004 and ended in 2008.

The research scientists excluded people with a history of cancer, heart disease or stroke because those conditions could put such people at greater risk for early mortality.

Chinese scientists followed the participants for 7.2 years; during that time 8,404 women and 11, 820 men died (from the original 288,082 women and 199,293 study participants).

Scientists looked at the diets of the participants noting that rural residents tended to eat spicy foods on a daily basis whereas non-rural residents ate spicy foods 5 or less times per week.

When the Chinese researchers looked at mortality rates among the participants they found that people who ate spicy foods 6 or 7 times per week had a 14 % relative reduction in total mortality compared to people who consumed spicy foods less frequently, this was consistent for women and men.

Interestingly enough, rural participants who consumed spicy foods on a daily basis were also more prone to smoking and eating red meat. But after adjusting for those and other known risk factors, people who ate lots of spicy foods tended to live longer.

Why is this?

The answer might be found in an ingredient common to spicy foods. The scientists noted that chili peppers (one of the most popular spicy foods) contains capsaicin; many beneficial effects are attributed to this substance including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and glucose homeostasis properties.

In the Chinese study, Liming Li et al said that spicy foods lowered the risk of death from respiratory diseases, cancer, ischemic heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The team pointed out that the cardiovascular system is sensitive to capsaicin, and this could help in regulating cardiovascular function.

Moreover, chili pepper is rich in potassium and vitamins C, A, K, and B6. Thus, people who ate more of this and other spicy foods tended to be healthier.

Finally, the team noted that people who did not drink alcohol often lived longer than people who consumed even moderate amounts of alcohol. They believe that alcohol affects gut bacteria and that alcohol increases energy intake and thereby increasing mortality.

Liming et al acknowledged that disease status could affect spicy foods and alcohol intake thus they excluded people with heart disease, cancer and stroke from their study; they call for more studies to explore the mechanisms and validate their research findings.

Even though the study found an association between spicy foods and lower mortality, the team favors caution saying"[G]iven the observational nature of this study, it is not possible to make a causal inference. Further prospective studies in other populations would be essential to demonstrate generalizability of these findings. More evidence will lead to updated dietary recommendations and development of functional foods, such as herbal supplements."

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Lv J, Qi L, Yu C, Yang L, Guo Y, Chen Y, Bian Z, Sun D, Du J, Ge P, Tang Z, Hou W, Li Y, Chen J, Chen Z, Li L, & China Kadoorie Biobank collaborative group (2015). Consumption of spicy foods and total and cause specific mortality: population based cohort study. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 351 PMID: 26242395

 

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3 Helpful Tips For Students And Desk Workers To Continue Getting Six Pack Abs

3 Helpful Tips For Students And Desk Workers To Continue Getting Six Pack Abs

Submitted by: Jason Camacho

Assuming you have a desk job, work in a cubicle, or are in high school or college, this is for you. Everybody knows how hard it really is to sustain six pack abs specially when you're sitting down half of your day.

For some people, they believe as if they're losing their abs and decreasing their results because they're not doing anything except lounging around building up stomach fat. If you're this way, I'm about to supply you with two simple tips that you can do during school or work to continue to enhance your six pack ab results.

Before I dive into these two helpful suggestions, you should know that I constantly accomplish this when I'm at college and it works in my situation. I wouldn't inform you of something simply for the sake of saying it, but I research and experiment these specific things to make sure they will really work to give you the greatest results.



Life's Distractions That Bring Us Down

There are actually certain things that many Fitness experts won't tell you just because their main focus is on workouts and dieting. However, I'm an average kid and know exactly what it's like to endure life and become bombarded with distractions and other form of misfortunes.

For this reason I don't choose to solely focus on exercise time and guidelines to help you get six pack abs in your workouts, instead I'd choose to expand on those specific times and trials that nobody may seem to assist you with nowadays. Now, without further delay, let's jump into both of these helpful tips.

For starters, I'd always like to explain the benefits of both these different secrets and just how it really will let you continue to receive six pack ab results. In regards to developing six pack abdominals, every little bit helps, no matter how helpful it really is.

After you add all this up in the end, you'll be thankful you did the little things to continue to enhance your abdominal appearance.

Now, there are occasions during the day any time you feel like you're losing results which you gained in the past week, but no-one likes this feeling. This is why I wish to keep you from feeling similar to this, but instead I wish for you feeling like you're enhancing your results every minute of any day. Who says you need to stop enhancing your results simply because you need to go to work or school? So bearing that in mind, allow me to share the benefits of the two of these, key tips.



The Key Benefits OfThe Two Of These Tips:

-It doesn't cost money to complete these

-You always improve your results day after day

-There's no complications or required knowledge to accomplish this

-You are capable of doing this anytime during the day, wherever you might be

-Your six pack abs become more developed with barely any work

-These keep you from feeling as if your results decrease during the day

-You don't need to be working out or exercising



#1 Tip To Maintaining Six Pack Abs With A Desk

Everybody knows what it's like to get stuck at a desk all day long and honestly, it sucks. You'd rather be exercising, working out, or doing something other than being stuck in a chair for 8 hours. It especially sucks when you can't do anything about your stomach appearance, and all you can do is feel helpless about furthering your six pack ab results.

Well, here's one thing you can do to ensure you continue to improve your six pack ab results every day, even when you aren't working out your abs. Now, don't laugh when I tell you this because I do this everyday due to pure habit, and I know how much of a difference it makes in my abdominal muscle improvement.

It's so extremely simple. You simply flex your abs and tighten your entire core. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, go ahead and flex that entire core. By doing this throughout your day, it naturally strengthens your core and even becomes an equivalent to performing an abdominal workout.

Now I'm not saying flex your abs for a second and it'll be equal to a normal workout, but I am saying that when you flex and tighten your core during the day, it all adds up, which means you're increasing your six pack ab results. This is perfect for when you're at your desk or just sitting in line to buy groceries.

Don't make it super obvious and cause people to think you're constipated, but look natural, and try to see how long you can hold that "flexed" position. While you're at your cubicle getting work done or at school listening to a lecture, just flex your core.

It's that simple. It probably sounds too good to be true but trust me, every little bit helps in regards to establishing a toned stomach, and this helps a lot.

Just by flexing and holding that core multiple times throughout your day, you'll notice more strength and toning in your abdominals.



#2 Tip To Maintaining Six Pack Abs

Along with flexing your core abdominals, there's one extra thing you can easily do to naturally improve your toned stomach appearance. Constantly be in tune with your posture and pay attention to it.

I don't want to tell you to maintain a good posture, because you can do this and a minute later be right back in that slouched position. Rather, I want to tell you to have good, strong posture in your back and also be conscious of your posture so that you don't naturally move back into that slouched posture. Protect your posture is what I'm saying.

Posture is huge for your stomach appearance because it determines how you hold your stomach in and reveal those six pack abs, or how your stomach hangs out more than it should. So, while you're at your desk, be weary of your posture and keep a strong back as this will naturally improve your stomach appearance and allow you to have a more lean-looking core.

It can be very hard to maintain good posture while you're at your desk because our bodies naturally tend to become relaxed after periods of time. This in turn, gives us that "gut" look and portrays our stomach as flabbier than it really is.

By constantly paying attention to your posture while you're at your desk, you'll develop a natural tendency to have improved posture and over time you'll naturally have good posture without even realizing it. This will cause your stomach to look better and your six pack abdominals to break through body fat even more.

About the Author: And finally, If you're looking to discover how to get six pack abs then I highly recommend you download my free ebooks which show you the amazing secrets, tips and mini-programs that have been proven to show people how to get abs fast without too much work and naturally.

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Kapowsin Meats Recalls Pork Product Because Of Possible Salmonella Contamination

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Joseph

Kapowsin Meats an establishment in Graham, Washington is recalling approximately 523,380 pounds of pork products that may be contaminated with Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently announced.

The FSIS has designated this a Class I Recall of High Health Risk.

The FSIS is not satisfied with Kapowsin Meats's progress on food safety improvements, deeming the company's efforts "insufficient".

The whole hogs and associated items were produced on various dates between April 18, 2015 and August 26, 2015.

The FSIS has expanded the recall which they say is associated with contaminated source material. The agency says that Kapowsin Meats has voluntarily suspended operations.

The following products are subject to recall:

  •  varying weights of boxed/bagged fabricated pork products including various pork offal products, pork blood and pork trim
  • varying weights of boxed/bagged Whole Hogs for Barbeque

The recalled products bear the establishment number “Est. 1628” inside the USDA mark of inspection. The FSIS says the items were shipped to various individuals, institutions, distributors and retail locations in Alaska, Washington and Oregon.

On July 15, 2015 the FSIS was notified by the Washington State Department of Health about an investigation of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:- illnesses. The FSIS, in conjunction with the Washington State Department of Public Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control determined a link between the illnesses and whole hogs for barbeque and pork products from Kapowsin Meats.

Thus far the health officials have identified 152 cases of illness in Washington with the date of onset ranging from April 25, 2015 to August 12, 2015. Using traceback investigations, they identified 36 cases of patients who consumed whole hogs for barbeque or pork products from Kapowsin Meats prior to illness onset.

People who eat food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria are at risk for salmonellosis. Common symptoms of Salmonella illness include:

  • abdominal cramps
  • diarrhea
  • fever within 12 - 72 hours after consuming Salmonella contaminated food

 

People should not eat the recalled products. The FSIS and Kapowsin Meats are very concerned that consumers may have stored the contaminated products in freezers. The FSIS advises consumers to throw out the recalled products or return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

The agency suggests that consumers properly prepare raw meat products (whether fresh or frozen) Consumers are advised to use a food thermometer and only consume pork and whole hogs for barbeque that have been cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 145° F with a three minute rest time.

The FSIS also advises consumers to check the temperature in several places, frequently check wood or coal to insure they remain hot, and to remove only as much meat as can be eaten within 1-2 days.

Although most people tend to recover within 3-4 days, sometimes the diarrhea may require hospitalization. The elderly, people with weakened immune systems and very young children are susceptible to severe illness. The agency says that people who are concerned about illness should contact a health care provider.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall may call John Anderson, Owner, at (253) 847-1777.

 

 

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Strategy And Tactics On Chess

Strategy And Tactics On Chess

Submitted by: Robert Michael

Strategy and tactics is what the game of chess is all about. An army of 16 chess is commanded by each player. A game of chess has three sates if being played well. In the opening, the players bring out their forces in preparation for combat. The players maneuver for position and carry out attacks and counterattacks in the middlegame. The endgame is when with fewer pawns and pieces left on the board, it is safer for the kings to come out and join the final battle. Here are 10 ways to improve your chess game.

1. Have a Plan. Your opponent will have an easy time defending themselves if you threaten something here in one move, something over there in the next move and so on. For you to be effective, your pieces must work together. Your men can work in harmony when you develop a plan. The chess men are your “team”; to be a good “coach,” you have to use all of their strengths together.

2. Know what the pieces are worth. You should think about the value of your men when thinking about giving up some of your pieces for some of your opponents. The player whose men add up to a great value will usually have the advantage.

3. Look at your opponent’s move. You should stop and think every time your opponent makes a move. Ask yourself, why was that move chosen? Is a particular piece in danger? Are there other threats I should watch out for? You will be able to successfully carry out your own strategies by defending against your opponent’s threats.

4. Develop quickly and well. An important element of chess is time. The player whose men are ready for action more quickly will be able to control the course of the game. You have to develop your men efficiently to powerful posts if you want to be that player.

5. Keep your king safe. The object of the game is to checkmate the opponent’s king. Sometimes a player forgets that his opponent is also hunting for the king because they are too busy thinking about their own plan.

6. Make the best possible move. Ask yourself these questions when you are considering a move. Can I improve my position even more by increasing the effectiveness of a different piece? Will the piece I am moving go to a better square than the one it is on now? Does the move help to defend against my opponent’s threats? will the piece I move be safe on its new square?

7. If it is a pawn, consider: Can I keep it protected from attack?

8. If it is another piece, consider: Can the enemy drive it away?

9. Always be alert. Once a player has reached a good position or given up hope if their position is bad there is a tendency for people to relax. If you have a better position, watch out! One careless move could throw away your advantage. You must always watch out for your opponent’s threats.

10. Know when to trade pieces. The best time to trade men is when you can capture men worth more than the one you will be giving up, which is called “winning material”. If your opponent is very careful, that opportunity may not arise.

11. Think about the endgame. You should remember that every move you make might affect your chances in the endgame. Concentrate on your immediate plans, as well as your opponent’s.

12. Control the center. The player who controls the four squares at the center of the board will have the better game, in many cases.

Hopefully these tips will help improve your chess game. Go practice – and have some fun!

About the Author: Robert Michael is a writer for Ray Chess which is an excellent place to find chess links, resources and articles. For more information go to: http://www.raychess.com

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Kraft Heinz Foods Company Recalls Turkey Bacon Products Because It May Spoil Before Best Buy Date

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Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Kraft Heinz Foods Company, an establishment in Newberry, South Carolina is recalling approximately 2,068,467 pounds of turkey bacon products that may be adulterated because it may possibly spoil before the “Best When Used By” date.

The FSIS has designated this a Class II Recall of Low Health Risk.

The company says the following products are subject to recall:

  • 56 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer “Selects Uncured Turkey Bacon” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 4470007633 0, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 24 AUG 2015 through 26 OCT 2015.
  • 36 oz. cardboard boxes (containing three plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC 0 7187154874 8, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 28 AUG 2015 through 20 OCT 2015.
  • 48 oz. cardboard boxes (containing four plastic wrapped packages) marked Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon “Smoked Cured Turkey Chopped and Formed” bearing the plant number P-9070, the line number RS19 and Product UPC  0 7187154879 3, and with “Best When Used By” dates of 3 SEPT 2015 through 30 OCT 2015. 

The turkey bacon was produced between May 31, 2015, and August 6, 2015 and bear the establishment number “P-9070” inside the USDA mark of inspection, as well as the line number “RS19”.

The recalled items were shipped nationwide and exported to St. Martin and the Bahamas.

According to the announcement, the company discovered the problem during an investigation of spoilage-related complaints by consumers.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions related to the consumption of these products. But the company has received reports about illness related to eating these products. The FSIS advises anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.  

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact the Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations Center at (800) 278-3403.

 

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How To Run Faster Using Fatigue Nutrition

How To Run Faster Using Fatigue Nutrition

Submitted by: Curt Shryack

An interesting topic of discussion lately has been how to run faster using nutrition. A more accurate way of describing nutrition to run faster is fatigue nutrition. To perform at your best the body must have proper fuel. Anything less than optimal fueling will lessen your chances of obtaining you true speed potential. Your speed potential is not sprint speed, but rather the top speed that you can maintain for a given race distance.

To run faster using fatigue nutrition three components must be followed. The four components are training, attitude, rest, and nutrition. Each plays a vital role for speed to be gained and maintained. Forgetting to use all three together will lessen your performance.

A much misunderstood fact about running fast is that proper training for distance runners is not sprinting. For people who run the sprint events this type of training may work. For distance runners an often neglected method is running slow to become fast. The famous line you have to “run fast to run fast” is in my opinion the reason for a large percentage of running injuries.

When runners build up their endurance first with longer slow distance runs. The body not only becomes more efficient but also less injury prone. As your shape improves and you start adding different types of speed training dramatic increases in speed will result.

When your maximum speed potential is found, attitude becomes the second critical component. The winner of any sporting event is the athlete who wants it the most. Runners will not stay in top shape for very long unless they are willing to train. A major reason why athletes come and go so frequently at local running events is because of their attitude.

How do you improve attitude with fatigue nutrition? As the body becomes more and more tired the brain will receive less nourishment and your mood will deteriorate. By fueling before, during and after workouts these blue moods can be lessened dramatically.

Fatigue nutrition can also be described as rest. When the body is not given adequate rest performance will suffer. Rest is like food for the body. Without adequate rest and fuel the body will reach a point where it will not function. Have you ever eaten a good pre workout meal after an exhausting day and then try to have a good run?

An interesting experiment to try is to eat a diet that is a perfect balance of vitamins and minerals but only sleep 2 or 3 hours a night for a week. What do you think will happen?

By eating a diet rich in non processed foods, training properly and getting adequate rest you will reach your top speed potential. I can’t promise that you will be the next gold medalist or world record holder. You can become the best that you can be. And that is all that really matters.

About the Author: Curt Shryack from Moline,Il is the author of Fatigue Nutrition & Endurance Exercise. http://www.fatiguenutrition.com Checkout my Blog http://fatiguenut-curtiss.blogspot.com/

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Fat Soluble Vitamins

Fat Soluble Vitamins

Submitted by: Colleen Palat

Are you unsure which vitamins are in which foods? If so, it's time to change that because your health could be in jeopardy!

A vitamin is an organic substance or chemical found in food that is absolutely necessary for normal growth, health, and bodily functions. Vitamins help the body to resist infection, as well as to increase mental alertness.

It is best to ingest our nutrients through whole foods, but very often we need to supplement our diet. If needed, choose natural, whole food vitamins. These vitamins are made from a natural food source and are absorbed by the body much better than chemically produced vitamins.

Did you know that there are 14 different vitamins that fall into two distinct categories? These two categories are fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins.

Water-soluble vitamins (as discussed more thoroughly in a previous article) includes nutrients such as Vitamin C, choline, biotin and seven B vitamins. These vitamins dissolve in water and cannot be stored in the body for an extended period of time as any excess water-soluable vitamins are excreted in urine.

Fat-soluble vitamins, on the other hand, includes Vitamins A, D, E and K and are stored in your body fat and liver if they are not used immediately for digestion. Excess fat-soluble vitamins can accumulate in your body and reach toxic levels.

In this article, I will discuss the various fat-soluble vitamins and get you on your way to creating a healthy diet!

The following is a description of each fat-soluble vitamin:

Vitamin A - Can be found in liver, dairy, and cod liver oil. Helps our cells reproduce normally, stimulates our immune system, and is required for the formation of protein, bone, and growth hormone. Aids in fighting infection, PMS, urinary tract infections, and acne. May reduce harmful cholesterol levels, and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Vitamin A may prevent night blindness, improve eyesight, and strengthen our teeth, bones, hair and gums.

Vitamin D - Can be found in cod liver oil, egg yolks, and butter, but the majority of vitamin D can be supplemented by sunlight exposure. Helps our bodies to absorb calcium and vitamin A. If taken with vitamins C and A, it can help to prevent colds. Without vitamin D, phosphorus and calcium cannot build strong bones and teeth. Also aids in preventing migraine headaches and osteoporosis.

Vitamin E - Look for Vitamin E in wheat germ oil, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils, whole grains, egg yolks and leafy green vegetables. Aids in PMS, cold sores, increased energy, and wound healing. Helps keep our skin looking young, aids oxygen in traveling throughout our bodies, prevents and dissolves blood clots, and helps wounds heal faster. Also aids in lowering blood pressure, minimizing leg cramps, and in helping nerves convey messages faster.

Vitamin K - Found in leafy green vegetables. Vitamin K is needed for proper bone formation and blood clotting. Helps the body transport calcium.

Proper nutrition is the key to a long and healthy life. Make wise food choices each and every day to maintain the healthy lifestyle that we all aim for!

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Nutri Maqui Unbiased Product Review

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The following is a paid product review for Nutri Maqui which is produced by Nutri Lifescience. When the company approached me to write a product review, I told them I would prepare an unbiased review of their product. Any and all scientific research references, are the sole view of Joseph who is the publisher and administrator of Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). I maintain full editorial independence even when hosting paid product review content.

 

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Joseph

Cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. These are but a few of the ailments which have affected the human race since the Fall of Creation. As modern science searches for medicines to alleviate the effects of these diseases, regular folks around the globe seek natural remedies.

Thus, when I was approached by Nutri Lifescience to write a product review for the Nutri Maqui health supplement which they would ship to me (they wanted me to try their product then write a product review), I accepted so as to offer my unbiased opinion to folks who are considering nutritional health supplements.

Nutri Lifescience has absolutely no inkling about what I'm about to say, such is Nutri Lifescience's confidence in their product.

 

What Makes Nutri Maqui Stand Apart From Other Brands On The Market?

Nutri Maqui is a blended health supplement. It combines maqui berries, acai berries, elderberries, blackberries, raspberries and pomegrantes in one supplement bottle.

Maqui berries are native to Chile. For many centuries, the native Indians have been consuming this berry because of its nutritious benefits.

 

Nutri Maqui Contains Antioxidants Which May Help Prevent Disease

Maqui is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants facilitate repairing cellular damage that result from daily wear and tear and thus can be useful in alleviating the effects of diabetes, arthritis, cancer and heart disease.

A report published in Food Chemistry points to an in vivo animal study demonstrating that methanol extracted from maqui berries contained properties that prevented lipid oxidation of heart valves obtained from rats, thereby protecting the animals from life-threatening cardiovascular irregularities.

Research also suggests that maqui berries may have anti-diabetic effects. Scientists have demonstrated that maqui berries can improve glucose uptake in obese mice suffering from hyperglycemia similar to human diabetes.

The results of a small double-blind study also provide evidence of the benefits of maqui berries.  In a study published in Panminerva Medica, researchers demonstrated that maqui berry extract significantly lowered post-grandial glucose levels, compared to volunteers who took placebo.

Antioxidants may help prevent cancer. Cells reproduce through a process known as mitosis. Simply put, one cell divides in half to produce a parent cell and a daughter cell, producing DNA for the new cell. Over time this process causes the shortening of the telomere which is a protective cap at the ends of chromosomal DNA. If the telomere becomes too short, it can lead to cancer.

The results of a study published in Circulation Research points to the dangers that oxidation pose to cellular health. Researchers found that continuous division of endothelial cells led to increased production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and loss of telomerase activity and subsequent mitochondrial DNA damage.

Mitochondria is a cellular battery; when this battery runs down, the cell eventually dies. The scientists demonstrated that antioxidants reduced ROS formation and prevented damage to mitochondrial DNA.

In essence, the aforementioned studies demonstrate that antioxidants protect against various forms of stress, thereby extending the life of most cells.

 

What Does This Have To Do With Nutri Maqui?

Well, this health supplement is chock-full of antioxidants; not only from maqui berries but also acai berries, elderberries, blackberries, pomegranates and raspberries all of which may enhance your health.

Nutri Lifescience recommends that consumers drink 1 ounce per day; the specially designed 32 ounce bottle comes with a cap which is engineered to hold 1 ounce of Nutri Maqui, which means that you get a 32 day supply of this nutritious supplement.

For the past twenty days, I've added Nutri Maqui to my morning regimen. I get the Nutri Maqui from the fridge and pour an ounce into the cap and drink it. I enjoy the fruit taste and the fact that it helps boost my energy.

So head over to Nutri Lifescience and order your bottle of nutritious Nutri Maqui today.

US and Canadian customers can order Nutri Maqui directly from the company or through Amazon. Nutri Maqui can also be purchased at select stores located throughout Florida, Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas.

It's important to bear in mind that the antioxidant research I discussed above pertain to lab studies, and one human clinical investigation.

Moreover, the effects of drinking Nutri Maqui are different for each person, some folks begin to feel the benefits within a few days after regularly drinking Nutri Maqui whereas others may experience the benefits within a month or longer.

Buy a bottle of Nutri Maqui and see what this great tasting health product can do for you!

 

 

***Disclaimer: This article is not endorsed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). People should consult their physician before making changes to their diet. The content in this product review article and elsewhere on Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM) is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for medical advice, treatment or diagnosis. People should consult their physician before making changes to their diet.

 

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Sports Nutrition And The Importance Of Routines

Sports Nutrition And The Importance Of Routines

Submitted by: Curt Shryack

Sports nutrition can be devised as a routine. Meals during that are day designed with specific purposes. The type of food whether a complex carbohydrate, simple carbohydrate, protein or fat can all be properly structured into a sports nutrition routine. A basic plan will include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, pre workout, and post workout recovery. The more advanced use of sports nutrition plans will exactly match an athlete’s weight, caloric intake and caloric expenditure. Details of a routine can be so specifically tailored that even the time of year is taken into account.

The major benefit of sports nutrition is giving the body the fuel that it needs to perform at its highest level. The time factor to see such results can be instantaneous in some cases. But in most cases time is needed to allow the body to adapt and repair itself. Once the benefits of the nutrition are noticed, many athletes will discontinue eating properly. Thus the athlete will return to previous levels. And then wonder what has happened to cause a decrease in performance.

A basic year round sports nutrition routine that I recommend to every athlete would consist of 4 basic parts. Each day take a multi vitamin. Drink 64oz of water in addition to sports drinks. Consume whey protein combined with liquid carbohydrates after workouts. Eat fruit and vegetables with every meal.

The biggest problem most athletes encounter is consuming enough essential vitamins and minerals. Training day after day week after week month after month makes it very difficult to do so. Eating a perfect diet will still leave the body in some form of deficiency. Taking a multi vitamin that is geared toward the extra needs of a hard training athlete is essential. Look for labels that use performance in the description.

Enough has been written about the benefits of drinking water. Still many under estimate another great value of water. Drinking at least 64oz of water will help the body rid toxins and waste products produced when exercising and digesting food. Have you ever noticed after a hard workout, that with proper rehydration that your urine will still be dark in color? The body is removing waste products when urinating. By keeping the body properly hydrated you will not only perform better. The additional water will also help you recover faster.

After finishing a workout that last 60 minutes, I recommend a combination of whey protein and liquid carbohydrates. Combine 20g of whey protein with 50g of liquid carbohydrate. A 20oz or 32oz sports drink combined with whey protein powder works great. Drink immediately after your workout. You can also use this recovery method after competitions that are shorter in duration.

Eating fruits and vegetables with every meal is one of the most effective ways to boost nutrition and performance. The body is designed to work its best on this type of food. No other processed food can compare with the nutritional value of unprocessed fruits and vegetables.

By following this sports nutrition routine throughout the year you will notice significant changes. Your body will look and perform better. You will feel better and age more gracefully.

About the Author: Curt Shryack from Moline, IL is the author of Fatigue Nutrition and Endurance Exercise. http://www.fatiguenutrition.com

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