I recently tried Kombucha, a fermented tea touting health properties, for the first time and decided that after 30 days of use and research I’d write about my experience. Kombucha goes back thousands of years in Eastern countries such as China and Japan, but I’m one of those Westerners to whom it was brand new. My intent was to find non-dairy, non-pill sources of probiotics (like the good bacteria found in yogurt that support digestion).
So, my question in trying something new in the way of food or drink is how to make an informed decision? It’s easy to get caught up in the hype about something trendy. Read More | Comment
Protein powders, recovery shakes or protein bars are designed for rigorous body movement beyond an average 30-minute workout. Less than that, there is no need to resupply your carbohydrate store. (The same goes for exercise drinks. If you are working out for less than one hour, you have not depleted your body’s electrolyte stores enough to require a specialized drink.) Working out for one hour or more necessitates a snack or a meal, if the next meal of the day is upcoming.
If you are a body builder or athlete who regularly competes, trains or exercises longer than two hours, specialized products with added electrolytes and extra protein could be easy alternatives to whole foods, to get the nutrients you need to replenish your body quickly. When your body is working that hard, you burn more calories and break down more muscle fiber than the average person will at the gym. Read More | Comment