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BCAA Overuse & How to Avoid it's Health Implications

Written by: Maria Cohut Extracted from www.medicalnewstoday.com | The protein shakes that health supplement stores sell, which people sometimes buy as a dietary aid to build muscle mass, may not actually be safe for health in the long run according to a new study in mice. Many fitness protein powders that are commercially available consist primarily of whey proteins, which contain high levels of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs).   Statistical reports show that in 2017 alone, the global whey protein market had a financial value of about $9.4 billion, with estimates suggesting that this may rise to around $14.5 billion by 2023....

Carb Cycling Guide for Athletes

"This article was originally published at HVMN" 10,080–that’s how many minutes are in a week. Maintaining a diet through all those minutes, for weeks or months, requires supreme, almost unwavering willpower. Even The Rock doesn’t do it; his Sunday night cheat meals are stuff of legend, consisting of thousands of calories of his favorite food. The social side of dieting is tough. It takes dedication to remain unmoved on a diet; happy hour invites, dinners out, work-sponsored lunches–saying “no” to all these are small wins on the battlefield of dieting. For a diet like the ketogenic diet, avoiding carbohydrates can feel like...

Banana Protein Nut Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread Recipe Not only is banana bread a great way to use up any bananas that are slightly over ripe but it is also a tasty and delicious treat.   Course Dessert  Cuisine French  Prep Time 15 minutes  Cook Time 44 minutes  Total Time 59 minutes  Servings 2 Ingredients 100 g/ 3 ½ oz of Softened Butter 175 g/ 6 oz of Caster Sugar 125 g/ 8 oz of Self Raising Flour 100g Ultimately Natural Banana Cinnamon Whey Protein  2 Large Eggs 1 tsp of Baking Powder 2 tbsp of Milk ½ tsp of Vanilla Extract 450 g/ 15 oz of Ripe Bananas 2 or 3 decent sized bananas should be plenty 60 g/ 3 oz of Walnuts 60 g / 3 oz...

Is Protein Powder Safe During Pregnancy?

Is Protein safe during pregnancy? By Maddie Francis* Can I take Protein powder when I’m pregnant? Can I drink meal replacement shakes while pregnant? Pregnancy - it is truly overwhelming at times and let’s be honest nobody enjoys this part of pregnancy – the daily anxiety and worry that you will mess up your unborn child if you’re not the perfect mother. I am speaking from experience here – it sucks.  Add to that, all of the confusing and at times conflicting information out there about what you can and cannot eat and you have a red-hot mess. Let’s clear...

Boost Motivation With These Foods

It’s cold, it’s dark, and you’re feeling like a big bowl of pasta and a night in. Watching Game of Thrones re-runs seems far more appealing than heading outside to the gym or going for a jog with the rest of the flu-spreading treadmill mice.   It is at this time of year that motivation can be at an all time low. You’ve mentally talked yourself into being fine with adding a few pounds and justify your laziness with the thought that no one will see you at the beach over winter anyway and that you’d rather play it safe...

Chocolate Protein Slice with a Bee Pollen topper!

I'm always looking for ways to increase my intake of vitamins & minerals through complete food & Bee Pollen is King when it comes to this! Check out this tasty snack we have created that will have you feeling happy, healthy and energized! Ingredients 1 cup of medjool dates 1 cup of cashews 1/2 cup of almonds 1/2 cup of oats 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup of cacao powder 5 scoops of your favorite ultimately natural protein (Vegan or Whey) 1 tbsp of coconut oil  Remove seeds from the dates and soak in water for 15 mins. In a food...

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