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Aside from post-workout nutrition, breakfast is the most important meal of the deal. To curb your hunger from the beginning of the day, eat a meal high in protein like eggs or greek yogurt, fiber rich foods like bananas and complex carbohydrates like oatmeal or whole grain toast with almond butter.
Get into the habit of reading nutrition labels. The longer the list of ingredients there is, the greater chance there is of unhealthy additives and chemicals.
Be careful where you get your information on nutrition, supplements and fitness from. There are a lot of books and magazines that make recommendations only to create debate and grab media attention. The only thing this does is leave you confused with potentially false information.
Have you been lied to?? Find out here! The TRUTH exists! LOLz!!
1) High protein diets damage the kidney
- In healthy individuals, there is no evidence of this whatsoever. The Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Science verifies this. Ironically, the opposite (low protein diets) have been shown to reduce optimal kidney functioning. Individuals with renal or kidney failure however, should stray from high protein diets.
2) Dietary cholesterol will increase blood cholesterol levels
- There is mounting evidence that suggests that saturated fat influences blood cholesterol more than dietary cholesterol. Hence, eggs aren’t as bad for you as we once thought.
3) Heating protein will reduce its quality
- Whether you cook it, microwave it, heat it on the stove – it doesn’t matter which method you use, you aren’t losing amino acids. Heating it will denature the amino acids into peptides, but your stomach does that anyway (or will) when you eat protein through the use of digestive enzymes and gastric juices like hydrochloric acid, so no worries.
Insoluble and soluble fiber are both indigestible, but critical for intestinal motility, colon health, cholesterol reduction, satiety, and decreasing the time for food to pass through the body.
The importance of electrolytes like calcium, sodium and potassium cannot be overstated. They are crucial for transmitting nerve impulses, muscular contractions during exercises, stabilizing fluid. Therefore, an intra-workout drink that contains these is optimal.