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Month: July 2014

List of High-Protein Foods and Amount of Protein in Each

List of High-Protein Foods and Amount of Protein in Each

Shortcut: An ounce of meat or fish has approximately 7 grams of protein if cooked, and about 6 grams if raw. Beef Hamburger patty, 4 oz – 28 grams protein Steak, 6 oz – 42 grams Most cuts of beef – 7 grams of protein per ounce Chicken Chicken breast, 3.5 oz – 30 grams protein Chicken thigh – 10 grams (for average size) Drumstick – 11 grams Wing – 6 grams Chicken meat, cooked, 4 oz – 35 grams…

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Sweet Potatoes 101

Sweet Potatoes 101

Sweet potatoes are not potatoes. And they aren’t yams either. The whole matter involves a series of bad translations starting back with Columbus’ expedition in 1492. But they sure are sweet! They’re always a savory and creamy carbohydrate to incorporate into your diet. In parts of the world the sweet potato is a staple food – and rightfully so, as they are a nutritionally dense vegetable. Sweet potatoes are not potatoes. And they aren’t yams either. The whole matter involves…

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Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie

Known as “Mayan Mega Fuel”, chia seeds are one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can find. A three tablespoon serving has more than twice the iron as a cup of spinach, as much potassium as a banana, twice the fiber of a cup of oatmeal, and the antioxidants of a serving of blueberries. Double down on the potassium and antixodents by adding blueberries and banana to the mix. Blueberry Banana Chia Smoothie 5 minutes serves 1 235 calories per…

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fitness Coco-Berry Smoothie

fitness Coco-Berry Smoothie

Throw a tablespoon of coconut oil into your smoothie to enhance flavor and had bonus nutrition. A study reported in the Journal of Nutrition found that coconut oil boosts your metabolism. In brief, study participants who consumed two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned more kilojoules per day than a control group who did not. The Basics 5 minutes 1 serving 364 calories per serving Vegan, gluten-free Ingredients • 1 cup frozen blueberries • 1 tablespoon coconut oil •…

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5 Things to AVOID So Your Aging Slows

5 Things to AVOID So Your Aging Slows

5 Steps To Looking Years Younger By David Coello Did you know that once you hit 40 years of age, whether you’re a man or a women, your body starts aging FASTER than normal? Studies have shown that without the proper nutrients and exercise, your body will age about 6 months EXTRA for every year that passes. Think about that! If you are 40, that means by the time you hit 44 you will LOOK and FEEL 46. And by…

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Dynamic Warm-Ups

Dynamic Warm-Ups

Always start your workout with a warm-up exercise.  Although flexibility and unrestricted movement may be important for long term injury prevention, static stretching and flexibility exercises are not an important part of a warm-up. Stretching moves a joint through its full range of motion, however it does this passively and does very little to increase the temperature of muscle. The warm-up should be active and move the joints through their full range of motion. the purpose of warm-ups are: Increase…

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