The Dangers Of Caffeine

Posted: Monday, 30 April 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels: , ,
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If you greet the morning with the aroma of freshly brewing coffee, you are one of billions of people worldwide who indulge in the daily grind of coffee consumption. According to the latest coffee statistics from the International Coffee Organization (ICO), we pour about 1.4 billion cups of coffee a day worldwide. That's a lot of coffee!  And about 45 percent of it (400 million cups a day!) is drunk in the United States. The United States is the single biggest consumer of coffee in the world - but that does not mean that the typical person in the U.S. drinks more coffee than the typical person in any other country.

Best Deep Dish Pizza for Health and Taste

Posted: Sunday, 29 April 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels: ,
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  • Total time 3 hr 35min
  • Prep time 30 min
  • Inactive time 3 hr 05 min


Crust (enough for 4 9 inch pizza)

  • 1 package active dry or fresh yeast (1/2 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup warm water, 105 to 115 degrees F
  • 1.5 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1.5 cup whole grain teff flour 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2-3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus additional for brushing


Pie (enough for 1 Pizza)

  • ½ lb of lean ground beef preferably organic
  • 3 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 cup of mixed bell pepper
  • 1 cup of shredded or sliced mozzarella (preferably buffalo)
  • 2 cups of spinach 
  • Basil, oregano, and Montreal steak spice to taste


Shed Body Fat in a Flash With These Helpful Tips

Posted: Saturday, 28 April 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels: , , , , ,
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There is an optimal bodyweight for every position and athlete. A great way to improve your performance on the field is by reducing your body fat and increasing your muscle mass, it does not stop at just improving performance, but also your general health. Having a consistent lower body while improving strength leads to a longer and healthier life. For all those looking to improve their performance and/or general health, here are some tips to help you lose that unwanted fat:

What Do Macronutrients (Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat) Do For You

Posted: Thursday, 19 April 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels:
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Carbohydrates

  •  The main purpose of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the cells of the body and the brain to function. On top of this, carbohydrates are an efficient source of energy for us to use in our daily lives. 
  • Everyone knows that eating too many carbohydrates can lead to fat storage. However, many people don’t realise that carbohydrates facilitate the metabolism of fat. A way of looking at it is that carbohydrates start the fire. Basically, when you are out camping and you want to get your big juicy logs burning, you don’t just throw them in a fire pit and light them with a single match. You know that a small kindling is necessary to get the big logs going. This is exactly the role of carbohydrates. 
  • If you are not consuming enough carbohydrates, the body needs to find another source of fuel..... one of these sources is protein. So where does the body get this protein from? .... your muscle. So carbohydrates spare muscle protein.  

Overview of Protein: Understanding Protein and the Role it Plays in your Training

Posted: Tuesday, 17 April 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels:
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  1. Intro
  2. Essentials of protein
  3. Protein digestion
  4. Protein quality and methods of assessment
  5. Nitrogen balance
  6. Protein Requirements
  7. Protein timing
  8. Protein Sources
  9. Protein type
  10. Conclusion
  11. References


Intro

For over 150 years, scientists have been exploring the role that protein plays in human anatomy and physiology. In the realm of sport and exercise nutrition, there is no topic that has received more attention or heated debate then protein (Antonio, 2007). It was first hypothesized in the mid 1800s by a man named Von Leibig that protein was the main source of fuel for muscular contractions (Von Leibig, 1842). However, this was later disproved in 1925; which lead most scientists to believe that protein needs were not affected by exercise (Cathcart, 1925). Shockingly, it has only been in the last 40 years that research has come to a middle ground in terms of protein as a source of energy. In general, protein is not a major fuel source for muscular contractions, but in certain circumstances protein and/or amino acids can play an important role in muscle metabolism and exercise performance (Antonio, 2007).

Santa Fe Salad: A Great, Healthy, Versatile, and Easy Meal

Posted: Monday, 2 April 2012 by Strength&Nutrition24/7 in Labels: ,
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Santa Fe Salad
Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • Juice of Two Limes
  • ¼ Cup of Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tsp. Cumin
  • Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper to Taste


Salad

  • 19 OZ Can Black Beans, Rinsed & Drained
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 12 OZ Can Kernel Corn, Drained
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Seeded & Minced