While some of us may be on an Easter egg hunt this coming Sunday (although probably for eating), I’m here to tell you that we should all be hunting for eggs at the natural food store for consumption as often as we’d like. Unless you have a food allergy to eggs, eggs are not the demonic foods they were previously portrayed to be and perhaps still are today by some people. They can actually be very healthy, depending on where they come from.
Without getting too technical with the science, let’s make one thing clear in case you are still skeptical; eggs don’t increase “bad” cholesterol. When it comes to HDL and LDL, eggs increase HDL and increase LDL particle size – two changes in a positive direction. In reality though, cholesterol isn’t even the issue because dietary cholesterol has if at all, a trivial impact on serum cholesterol levels. Moreover, there has been evidence that has affirmed no link between eggs and heart disease. So the point is not only should you should be eating eggs because of their powerful nutrients, you must eat the yolk as well to get the full benefits.
Aside from the obvious facts about eggs being a fantastic source of low calorie protein, there are a host of other great minerals and vitamins that eggs provide that we need. As you will see below, there’s quite a profound difference in the quantity of nutrients between your typical commercial egg and the elusive pasture-raised or organic egg.
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BCAAs are protein complexes comprised of 3 amino acids. They account for approximately 35% of skeletal muscle and are depleted during resistance training and exercises. A post-workout drink that contains 5 grams of BCAAs helps restore what was lost, shifts to a positive protein turnover, and puts you in an anabolic state.
- Passionate fitness trainer certified by NASM, as well as a sports & exercise nutritionist, Justin Janoska. Make sure you check out his website HERE, and follow him on Twitter & Facebook!
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There's a whole lot of information out there on weight lifting and fitness, but some of it is, excuse our french, total friggin' poo poo.
So how do you separate fact from fiction??
Just check out this list of the top 5 weight-lifting myths:
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Emmy Rossum sure is one fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine lady! LOLz!
Check out this super seksi cover she landed for Self magazine's Feb 2013 issue!
Not only does she totally rock the mag visually, but she also drops some health bombs on us! Here's what she has to say about what she has to do to keep that body rockin':
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Chef Homaro Cantu, known for his futurist foods and recipes, regularly delights diners at his Chicago area restaurants Moto and iNG.
He even had a show called Future Foods!
He may just change the future of foods and dieting as we know it, using a little "miracle."
The miracle berry, also known as the miracle fruit, is an organic, natural berry that has a protein called miraculin that actually changes how your tongue perceives flavor.
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A new study found that if you increase your intake of this certain food group while cutting your calories, you can lose weight!!
Wanna know what it is??
The study looked at randomized controlled clinical studies and found that people who ate the most dairy had a 1.6-pound greater fat loss and a 1.3-pound muscle mass increase.
Why all the positive benefits?
The researchers think that
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Looking amazing isn't the easiest thing in the world, even though there are some out there that make it look effortless — like Aviva Drescher!
She's got that bangin' body and can wear the hell out of bikinis — but it doesn't just happen on its own! Nope, she's got a few secrets, and she's here to share them!
Here's what she said:
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