Archive for December 2014

The Keto Diet – Lets Get Shredded!

The Keto diet is an extremely popular diet, especially among natural bodybuilders who are intent on getting as ripped as humanly possible. The premiss of the Keto diet is to get your body to go into Ketosis, which is the state you are in when your body runs out of glycogen. In this state, you…

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Low Carb High Fat (LCHF): What Gives?

The concept of a Low Carb High Fat diet may sound too good to be true. After all, you get to eat as much as you want of the foods that you love including those fatty foods that have been demonised for so long. You don’t have to weigh your food, there’s no calorie counting…

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Exercise VS Food: Can You Out-train A Bad Diet?

So, you are at the gym and its Exercise VS Food time. You work hard burning a ton of calories with each session. It’s sort of like your caloric insurance, giving you the freedom to splurge every so often, knowing that those calories are going to be zapped the next time you hit the gym.…

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Zinc: The Immunity Booster and Antioxidant

Zinc is an essential trace mineral. It is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. We have about 2-3 grams of Zinc in our bodies. 60% of that is contained in our muscle cells and about 30% can be found in our bones. The balance is spread through the teeth, hair, nails,…

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Sodium: Are You Getting Too Much?

Sodium is a mineral known as an electrolyte. It is vital for electrolyte balance, Sodium retention and water retention. In the body where Sodium goes, water flows. So if you lose Sodium you are going to lose water. Conversely if you hold on to Sodium you will retain water. Why We Need Sodium This mineral…

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Potassium: The Regulator and Energiser

Potassium is known as a regulator in the body. It is involved in the proper functioning of the nervous system, muscles and heart beat. Although often referred to as an electrolyte, it is in fact a vital mineral. Potassium levels can become imbalanced as a result of such things as excess sweating and urination. A…

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Folic Acid for Foetal Development

Folic Acid is one of the B vitamins. It is very important in foetal development. It is therefore very important that pregnant women be on some kind of folic acid supplementation. This will prevent neural tube defects. Folic acid is one of the vitamins that is used as an enzyme in our metabolic pathways. It…

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Vitamin K is an Essential Vitamin

Vitamin K is an essential fat soluble vitamin. It was discovered in the first half of the 20th century by Danish scientist Henrik Dam. It is well known in helping to prevent blood clots. In fact, the letter ‘K’ which represents this vitamin, comes from the German word for coagulation. Vitamin K requires an effectively…

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