How to Improve Athletic Performance With Food

How to Improve Athletic Performance With Food

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Food is nature’s way of helping us heal, grow, get stronger and brighter. Over the years, we’ve found ways to use food to our advantage by combining different ingredients to reach optimal health. We eat at particular times of day to keep the metabolism running. We consume fatty foods for power, pack food to eat on the go and prepare …

Food For Building Lean Muscle-min

Food For Building Lean Muscle

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If you want to gain muscle and lose fat, you might be surprised to learn that you need to up your calorie intake. High calories are often associated with weight gain, but that’s exactly what you’re doing – gaining weight in your muscles. Did you ever try floating on the surface of the water and wonder if muscle weighs more …

Father Time is heartless and waits for no one, and as a society, we’re constantly trying to fight the aging process and striving for perfection and beauty. You can’t turn your TV or browse the internet on for more than a few minutes before you’re bombarded with commercials like anti-wrinkle cream, belly-busting diets, and even cosmetic procedures to help make people “beautiful.” Even healthy beauty foods have become part of this trend of helping provide beauty to those seeking it. We are all aware that a healthy diet is essential for our bodies to function properly and keep us going strong. Tapping into the deep and fruitful benefits of foods provided by Mother Nature can be great for your health and appearance. Here are some of the top foods that make you beautiful, or that can help you feel better! Food for Beauty EVOO Also known as extra virgin olive oil, is one of the healthiest fats known to man. Food and medical studies have shown that the benefits of EVOO can range from helping to prevent several diseases to fighting the effects of aging. Some of the beautifying effects of olive oil include anti-inflammatory properties for the skin, protect against sun damage and because its high content of monosaturated fat, skin elasticity and firmness can increase (reduces wrinkles). Green Tea Foods that are rich in antioxidants are very beneficial for internal health and external beauty. Free radicals are unstable molecules that come from the metabolizing process or from stress and can cause damage (over time) to your body. Antioxidants interact with these damaging molecules and change their structure, so they are unable to cause damage. One particular antioxidant, polyphenols, has been linked to helping protect the collagen in your skin in order to reduce or even reverse some signs of aging. Fatty Fish You probably know that omega-3 fatty acids are very healthy and strongly recommended in a balanced diet. Omega-3’s have been shown to help protect against heart disease, inflammation, and several others. While these are great internal benefits of eating fatty fish, there is one beauty factor that can help keep your skin looking younger. Salmon, one of the healthiest proteins you can eat, contains a carotenoid antioxidant called astaxanthin. The pink hue from the salmon comes from this substance and it can potentially help reduce skin inflammation, protect against sun damage, and improve elasticity and hydration. Dark Chocolate Blueberries and acai berries are often considered superfruits for their extremely powerful and wide-ranging health benefits, and one of those superpowers is their antioxidant repertoire. However, not many know that dark chocolate is one of the most potent antioxidant foods out there. Flavanols, an antioxidant molecule, found in chocolate have some great effects on skin health and appearance. In darker chocolates (higher percentage of cocoa), there are higher flavanol levels and people can experience better blood flow to the skin and see improvements in the hydration levels and smoothness. Vegetables No-brainer here but vegetables are truly one of the best things, inside and out, that you can consume. Aside from being packed with super high levels of nutrients and low calories, many vegetables are also high in carotenoids (that can help with sun damage), and vitamin C, which is vital for collagen production and contains various antioxidants. Carrots, pumpkin, squash, and sweet potatoes are the best vegetables for these skin health benefits. Notable Foods and Their Benefits Greek Yogurt Contains amino acids to help repair skin, even dark eye circles and contains lactic acid, which helps loosen up dead skin cells (try a 10-minute yogurt face mask). Strawberries This fruit is very high in vitamin C, which can help collagen production to fight fine lines and wrinkles. Also, if you’re looking for a natural teeth-whitener, try smashing strawberries on your teeth because the alpha hydroxyl oil is gentle on enamel and helps breakdown stains. Chia Seeds These tiny seeds are super high in omega-3, which means that help reduce inflammation, dryness, blood flow, and even the tone of your skin. Eating the right foods to help keep you healthy on the inside and looking great on the outside can sometimes be a challenge with our busy lives. If you’ve been looking for the perfect solution to your dietary needs while fitting into your busy schedule, let us solve your problem. Deliver Lean is the perfect answer for those looking for delicious, healthy meals that don’t require the time or energy of shopping and cooking. We provide meals that meet basically any diet needs right to your door, and all you have to do is choose which meals, how many meals a day, and how many days a week -- and we take care of the rest! To learn more about how it works, visit https://www.deliverlean.com/how-it-works/.

Foods That Will Make You Beautiful

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Father Time is heartless and waits for no one, and as a society, we’re constantly trying to fight the aging process and striving for perfection and beauty. You can’t turn your TV or browse the internet on for more than a few minutes before you’re bombarded with commercials like anti-wrinkle cream, belly-busting diets, and even cosmetic procedures to help make …

best foods for metabolism

Best Foods for Boosting Metabolism

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Your metabolism is your body’s track team that keeps everything in motion. The fast it runs, the more energy you have, the better you, and feel and the less fat you keep on your body. The slower it is, the more sluggish you feel, the more prone you are to depression and the more likely you are to hold onto …

Brain boosting healthy meals

Healthy Meals That Boost Brain Power

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Your brain is a powerful machine, and like all powerful machines, it needs the right fuel to run at peak efficiency. We’ve long known that what we eat affects our bodies’ health and well-being and research increasingly indicates that eating healthy meals also affects how our brains function. The brain runs on glucose and also requires healthy fats that contain …

Boost Your Energy with Proper Eating

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We’ve all felt that morning grogginess or mid-day slump.  Most of us gravitate towards coffee or an energy drink for that instant pick-me-up we need to carry us throughout the day.  It isn’t very easy to recognize, but a lot of the time, our low levels of energy stem from poor eating habits.  The best way to stay energized through …

Athletes on a Plant Based Diet Meal Plan

Can Athletes Perform Well on a Plant-Based Diet?

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Most of us have been raised with the understanding that making dairy and meat the mainstay of our diet is necessary for healthy bones and general fitness. You may have been told that, as an athlete, you won’t be able to fully reach your goals on a plant-based diet. In reality, athletes on a plant-based diet can not only thrive …