We have all been there before at some time in our lives. We have had a super fun and indulgent weekend full of alcohol, late nights and junk food. It is now Monday morning and your body is screaming for a clean start to the week. You know that you feel less-than-great (lethargic, run-down and not-so-sparky) and you want to rest your liver, flush out the toxins and start the week off by looking after your body (rather than abusing it).
Starting the detoxification process is definitely a good move. This is where you can actually normalize the body’s natural ability to process and excrete toxins that are stored in our fat, while you temporarily reduce the amount of incoming toxins.
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You may not realise it, but your bones are alive. Every day, your body breaks down old bone and puts new bone in its place. But, beyond 30 years of age, your bones have reached their peak bone mass and you start to lose more bone than what is replaced naturally. The problem arises when bones are not kept healthy and too much bone mass is lost. Maintaining healthy bones is important in order to avoid developing osteoporosis, which is when your bones become weak and brittle and you can end up having broken bones. Therefore, keeping a strong bone mass is really important to maintain, especially once you are in your 30s.
Physical Exercise is Important
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We all are aware that stress can have a negative impact on our overall health and well-being, but a lesser known fact is that stress can also contribute to weight gain and difficulties in being able to lose excess weight. This makes it more important than ever for the health conscious person to be able to manage their stress effectively. So let’s take a look at how stress causes our bodies to gain weight.
Basically, when we are stressed, our body produces the stress hormone cortisol. Whilst we do need cortisol in small doses to be able to function appropriately in emergency situations, having cortisol consistently running through our bodies (as is often the case in our modern lives) can have some serious negative consequences.
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Mmmm, yum! There is nothing better on your waffles or pancakes to make them sweet than the caramel tasting the goodness of maple syrup. Considered a healthy alternative to sugar and honey, you can even enjoy maple syrup without the guilt. Or can you? Is maple syrup actually as healthy as you think it is?
Maple Syrup is Natural and Unprocessed
When compared to highly processed refined sugar, then yes, maple syrup is certainly a healthier alternative. It is 100% natural, pure, and free of any colouring or additives. It is obtained by tapping the sap of the maple tree in a simple, two-step process. The less processed and more natural a product is, the healthier it is, so the simplicity of obtaining maple syrup is a plus.
Maple Syrup Contains Vitamins and Minerals
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No doubt you have been at your local gym or spa and noticed containers of amino acid powders being sold as nutritional supplements to support muscle growth for bodybuilders, athletic performance for sportspeople, or to aid in weight loss for those who are dieting.
You might have wondered whether taking these kind of amino acids supplements is actually helpful and safe and whether they actually do work as a way to lose weight. It has actually been scientifically proven that there is a direct correlation between amino acids and weight loss, but the way they are used is the key to success in using them to assist you in losing weight. So here’s the low-down on amino acids and how to consume them so that they are most effective and so you don’t waste your money when buying them as a nutritional supplement.
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