5 Performance Eating Tips for Supercharged Workouts
If you really want to get the most out of your workouts, it’s important to focus on your eating habits as well as the exercise itself. Whether you’re preparing to compete in sports events or working on your personal fitness, solid performance eating habits can help keep you energized and in top shape to perform at your very best.
Read on to learn more about performance eating and some practical tips for using it to enhance your workouts.
Energy Shots (or Maybe Not?)
Energy shots sound like the perfect solution to the chronic afternoon slump. After all, what better way to perk up your waning energy than by taking a quick shot of caffeine to push you through those last few hours of the work day? Read on for what you need to know about your favorite energy shots, as well as some of the best alternatives to consider when you’re running low on energy.
Adaptogens: Old Medicine in the New World
Adaptogens are a wonderful way to enhance your current diet with herbs and foods that have been used to cure illnesses and heal wounds for centuries. As scientists learn more about them and companies integrate them as ingredients into more recipes, we’ll likely see them more often in the future.
Macro v Micro Nutrients: Why Your Life Depends on Both
While several contemporary diets focus solely on macro nutrients, a healthy, sustainable diet relies on an adequate consumption of both macro and micronutrients. Maintaining a diet that is varied, with attention to foods that are particularly nutrient dense, can help you meet both your macro and micro nutrient needs.
Exploring the Uses & Health Benefits of Ginger Root
From ginger ale to gingerbread, the yummy applications of ginger root are many. This little root is immensely popular as a flavoring for several types of foods and beverages. But it’s more than just a spice: there are also many health benefits of ginger root, which is why we chose it as one of our powerful, nutrient-rich ModBalls ingredients.
Read on to learn more about the various health benefits of ginger root and how to get more of it in your diet.
Monk Fruit Benefits as a Sugar Substitute
To cut back on sugar, many health-conscious people turn instead to other types of natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, and fruit juices or nectars. One such natural sweetener, monk fruit, may not be as popular in the U.S. as other sugar replacements, but it’s started to gain attention in recent years because of its many health benefits.
Read on to learn more about potential monk fruit benefits and its usefulness as a sugar substitute.
10 Raw Honey Benefits & Why You Should Say Goodbye to Processed Honey
Honey can be a great natural sweetener, but not all honey is created equal. Most of the honey you see at the grocery store is processed and may even contain added sugars. Raw honey, on the other hand, contains only (and all of) the ingredients Mother Nature built into it. While you might already think of honey as being more healthy than other sources of sugar, some of the specific raw honey benefits might still surprise you. Read on to learn about 10 raw honey benefits and why you should swap out your processed honey for raw.
How Antioxidants Work (Hint: Avoid Supplements)
If you’ve ever justified a bar of dark chocolate or a glass of wine “because it’s high in antioxidants,” you’re in good company — and for good reason. Antioxidants are essential to maintaining balance in our bodies’ ecosystems and building a healthy defense against disease.
With all these products in circulation, it’s important to understand how antioxidants work so that we can search out products that benefit us — and avoid products that don’t. What are antioxidants, and how do they work to promote health? Which foods are actually antioxidant powerhouses, and which are mostly marketing? Read on to find out.
How to Make Protein Balls for Clean Energy on the Go
Have you ever found yourself struggling to find the energy to push through those last few hours of the workday or staring at the barbell wondering if you have enough in the tank for one more rep? Or maybe you’re involved in the elite, yet grossly underestimated, sport of professional parenting. Protein balls are a quick, easy, and delicious way to get the nutrients and energy boost you need when you’re feeling your most tired. Here’s how to make your own protein balls so your body can perform at an elite level.
The Health Benefits of Cacao & Why You Should Eat Chocolate
When you’re craving an indulgent treat, the sweet, decadent flavor of chocolate is probably the first thing that comes to mind. You might be surprised to learn that chocolate — especially high-cacao chocolate — has many health benefits. But to reap the benefits of cacao, you can’t assume all chocolate is healthy; you need to know exactly what to look for in your chocolate treats. If you thought of chocolate as an unhealthy snack, we’re here to make you reconsider. Here’s what to know about the benefits of cacao and why you should eat more chocolate.