The Benefits of Beet Juice

The Benefits of Beet Juice

Anyone can greatly improve their progress and performance by carefully choosing what foods they eat and beat juice should be at the top of their list! Raw beets are loaded with a form of nitrates that are easily converted to nitric oxide in the human body. These healthy nitrates oxygenate the blood making the muscles respond better to resistance training! Moreover, the improved oxygen distribution to all parts of your body, including your heart and brain, will give you more stamina during workouts!

Please note that the healthy nitrates in beets are not the same as the “bad” nitrates found in processed meats like bologna, hot dogs, and deli meats. Beet juice has many other health benefits for bodybuilders too! Many studies have pointed to the fact that it lowers blood pressure. Beet juice also stabilizes blood sugar, leveling out the lows and highs after you eat. This will reduce lethargy, prevent depression, and help keep you more motivated to stay on track with your workouts. The beet root is exceptionally high in folic acid and manganese. The leaves and stems are exceptionally high in vitamin K at 500 percent the recommended daily allowance. This will help maintain your bones and prevent osteoporosis. Beet juice is also quite high in vitamin A vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, choline, and silica. This is why some nutritionists call beets and beet juice a superfood.

What gives beets their color is a class of antioxidants called betalains, including both betanin and vulgaxanthin. These antioxidants are among the most powerful anti-inflammatories and fungicides known. Thus, beet juice will help your joints ache less after your workouts and will keep your feet free of fungus. Research has also shown that betalains retard cancer tumors. While the betalains are spread throughout the beet plant, they are most highly concentrated in the peel of the beet so you should never peel beets before you juice them. Continue reading The Benefits of Beet Juice

The Truth about Slow and Fast Metabolisms: Is This Why We Can't Lose Weight?

Losing weight is a complicated process that has to be dealt with using extreme prejudice, in order to get the most optimal results. One of the most important aspects that needs to be fully examined is metabolism, as it dictates just how much calories is burnt off at any given time. For a lot of people who are trying to lose weight, slow metabolic rate is what they need to combat, using various fitness regimens that are supposedly designed to induce faster weight loss.

In order to fully understand the relationship of metabolism and weight loss, it is necessary to take a closer look at the factors that may affect a person’s metabolic rate and the reasons why some people are just unable to lose any weight at all. Below are some of the most important facts that you need to know about the factors that affect metabolic rate and how to rectify certain problems concerning weight loss. Continue reading The Truth about Slow and Fast Metabolisms: Is This Why We Can't Lose Weight?

Insulin: What Role Does It Play in Body Fat

Many people believe that insulin is a simple hormone that aids in blood sugar reduction. It has many functions in one of the main ones is growth and repair. He simply understand the function of insulin within your body you will be a will to better adjust your dietary intake to reduce the amount of fat upon your body. I can insulin is powerful hormone which is created in the pancreas and aids in the control and distribution of energy. Insulin levels elevate in response to food intake. When food is ingested into our bodies and our blood sugar rises rapidly you will secrete insulin to reduce and to store this energy for future use. The problem lies with the lack of calorie expenditure, in other words movement, exercise, get off the couch. I wrote about the efficiency and not calorie deficiency a few articles that and it stands to reason that the more we sit around the more we eat the more fat weight gain.You want to make sure that your meal consists of complex carbohydrates, fibrous carbohydrates, high-quality protein and good fats such essential fatty acids. Now of course, in my world this would be fantastic, however many people indulge themselves in way too many displacement foods. Displacement foods can be categorized by to the processed foods: such as nasty sports bars, all packaged commercial foods – such as donuts, ding dong’s you get the picture. Many and foods in heavy syrup, realistically anything made in the microwave on a regular basis and most sandwich meats.

I would got a little background on insulin let’s move into how insulin actually stores excess blood sugar. The main problem with eating many processed foods is a continual cascade of insulin secretion and cell sensitivity. Insulin most commonly is believed to take the blood sugar and convert it to glycogen. Then store it in the liver and muscle tissue. Well you can already see the picture is your couch potato eating potato chips, blood sugar rises insulin is secreted from the pancreas to reduce blood sugar to its normal level the excess sugar is converted by the liver into glycogen and then sent back out to be stored in the muscle and excess in the liver. The problem comes that your muscles and liver are already full. Your muscles and liver have a very limited storage capacity. So this ugly cycle continues over and over and over again. So what happens to that excess glycogen after it has been told no no by the liver and the muscles. It gets stored as triglycerides or fatty acids the problem lies in the form of fatty acids that is stored as : saturated fat (that’s right the worst type of fat you possibly could put in body). So inviting someone to go on high carbohydrate diet is ludicrous. Just ask yourself how they fatten up cattle for they are slaughtered for your primer of dinner at Ruth’s Chris steakhouse. Now you know! And you do it to yourself.

This brings up the subject of insulin sensitivity and it’s rapid rise in the western world. Insulin sensitivity in a nutshell “your cell receptors inability to except glucose as energy” and thus its leads to the above mentioned round and round roller coaster for fat gain. Your cell becomes resistant because of a constant bombardment of a toxic environment due to high insulin levels. The cells generally shut down as they get more and more pounded on by excess insulin due to excess process sugar intake. More insulin that is secreted due to excess blood sugar the more the cells are exposed to insulin and from that they become resistant to it. So to get the sugar/energy into cell the pancreas must produce more insulin to get the job done. This continues little by little until the cell becomes very resistance to insulin and has a very difficult time operating correctly. Both men and women suffer from this continual at producing machinery mainly due to again on healthy diet, delivers inability to break down and detoxify. Fat gain is associated with insulin insensitivity and the over-consumption of carbohydrates. This leads to many deficiencies in certain nutrients, minerals, vitamins such as vitamin B chromium magnesium sink and especially the main important fat alpha linolenic acid better known as omega-3’s. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids in this country is an epidemic the ratio between omega-3’s and omega six fatty acids should be one to four. Adding essential fatty acids to your diet can reduce carbohydrate cravings thus reducing insulin sensitivity.

Some things that you again want to avoid while reducing your carbohydrate consumption is alcohol. Alcohol is the number one reason your liver has a hard time breaking down any food substances. Remember alcohol is an empty calorie and contributes to a rapid rise in blood sugar followed by a rapid decrease in blood sugar called hypoglycemia. This leads to someone often eating more than they would regularly. Coffee and soda are another no no’s if if you want to lose body fat and improved your overall wellness. There are many adverse effects associated with the above three such as the insomnia, osteoporosis, nervousness, insulin resistance, decreased divided in mineral absorption and attention deficit syndrome.

Insulin is not just involved in carbohydrate storage in also aids in protein and fat storage. So if insulin is being decreased and not used efficiently in your ability to use protein and fat in the proper manner is heavily decrease. If you are someone trying again muscle mass in can see how this could affect your plight. It’s one also has to do with your immune system, storage of magnesium, blood lipids thyroid regulation, osteoporosis, aging and much more.

So in conclusion I would suggest a few things to get yourself on the right track. Try to avoid weight fluctuations, rapid gaining and rapidly losing of body fat it teaches your insulin and told insensitivity system to going to high mode at the first sign. That is why is very easy to gain weight after you lose it. Drink plenty of water, eat essential fatty acids, avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and exercise regularly.

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David Grisaffi
Firm and Flatten Your Abs