Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Antioxidants - Add a Lean, Muscular Body to the List of Benefits!


I'm sure by now you've heard all about the amazing health benefits of antioxidant rich foods in your diet. Not only do these free-radical fighting antioxidants help you look and feel younger by slowing down the aging process, but they also help to prevent cancer, heart disease, and loads of other degenerative diseases. But that's not all. Antioxidants also help you to recover better from exercise...and that means more muscle and less fat on your body in the long run!

The function that antioxidants play in aiding your recovery from exercise is the inhibition of free radicals produced during exercise. Any time you workout, free radicals are produced in the body that damage muscle tissue. Having an adequate supply of antioxidants about an hour or so before your workout can greatly reduce the muscle damage caused by free radicals, hence, improving your muscular recovery from exercise.

Some of the most potent sources of whole food antioxidants are berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, cranberries), cherries, acai fruit, various teas (green tea, white tea, black tea, and red tea - a.k.a. rooibos tea), nuts, seeds, red and black beans, purple potatoes, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, and dark chocolate or cocoa. Don't be fooled by all of the intense marketing for expensive antioxidant supplement pills...remember whole foods are always better for you (and cheaper) than a pill.

My favorite pre-workout antioxidant-loaded snack is a piece of whole grain toast with almond butter, a small amount of blackberry jam, and topped with a pile of fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries. I wash it down with a glass of iced green tea or rooibos tea sweetened with just a small bit (about a teaspoon) of raw honey. This is literally a quintuple-whammy of potent anti-oxidants! The almond butter, blackberry, blueberries, raw honey, and the green or rooibos tea are all loaded with different varieties of muscle protecting, youth promoting antioxidants. I throw down this snack about an hour before my training. Give it a try for yourself, or be creative and come up with your own antioxidant-rich pre-workout snack based on your tastes.

Remember, your body is continually bombarded every day by free radicals (creating oxidative stress) from exercise, air pollution, smoke, sun exposure, junk food, exposure to chemicals, etc. To reap the full benefits of antioxidants, try to make sure that every meal and snack you eat has at least one or two sources of antioxidant rich foods. This will give you a continuous supply of antioxidants throughout every day to prevent damage from the free radicals you are constantly exposed to.

Antioxidants are just one piece to the puzzle of a healthy diet that will give you the lean, muscular, youthful, and disease-free body that everyone wants. To discover the secrets behind all of the other pieces to the diet puzzle that create a lean body (macronutrient profile, glycemic response, hormonal response, glycogen storage, muscle protein synthesis, the role of leptin, the insulin process, etc.), visit http://truthaboutabs.com

2005 truthaboutabs.com

Michael Geary - NCSF CPT, AFAA CPT;
Author of "The Truth About Six Pack Abs" 2004-2005
Visit http://truthaboutabs.com to discover innovative training and nutritional strategies for losing body fat and developing a rock hard body!


MORE RESOURCES:

UC Davis Nutrition Scientists Predict Brave New World for Food and Health ...
Sierra Sun Times
“The advances that will be well underway when 2020 arrives will help people live healthier, longer and more productive lives,” said Robert Hackman, a research nutritionist at UC Davis and lead author of the group's forecast of the 10 top trends in ...
Brave new world for food and health coming, nutrition scientists predictImperial Valley News

all 2 news articles »


Sioux City Journal

Siouxland school lunches and elderly nutrition for the week of Dec. 21
Sioux City Journal
Reservations are required a day in advance by calling the Sergeant Bluff site at 943-4669 or the Connections Area Agency on Aging nutrition office at 279-6900 ext. 25. For more information about other available meal sites, call 279-6900. This week's menu:.

and more »


Food Safety News

Nutrition Bars Recalled for Salmonella Risk
Food Safety News
San Diego-based Perfect Bar & Company is recalling specific lots of its Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch nutrition bar products due to a Salmonella risk. The recalled products have packaging and/or wrappers with the expiration date and lot codes ...
Perfect Bar & Company Recalls Peanut Butter and Cranberry Crunch Nutrition ...eNews Park Forest

all 5 news articles »


Jackson Clarion Ledger

Santa Institute: Nutrition, exercise part of visit with kids
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Andrew Banks, 12, of Brandon, waits for results from a “Naughty or Nice” machine Saturday during the Mississippi Children's Museum Santa Institute in Jackson. (Photo: Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger). 1 CONNECT 1 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAIL ...

and more »


Research into Improving Piglet Nutrition
ThePigSite.com
Dr Andrew Van Kessel, the head of the Department of Animal and Poultry Science with the University of Saskatchewan, says scientists are focusing on pre-weaning and post-weaning nutritional strategies aimed at reducing diet costs, while ensuring ...



Herald-Mail Media

Kent Nutrition Group honored by American Feed Industry Association
Herald-Mail Media
Celebrating Kent Nutrition Group's runner-up Feed Mill of the Year award are, front row from left, Jeremy Ruckman, Donald Castleman, Steve Mowen, Charles Brennan, Pierre Desautels, Jeremy Rowden and Fred Smith. Second row, Chris Shearer, Jason ...
Kent Corporation announces promotionsMuscatine Journal

all 2 news articles »


Nutrition App Rise Adds Apple HealthKit Integration And Launches Its First ...
TechCrunch
Over the past year-and-a-half, the team behind personal nutrition app Rise has worked to help its users make better decisions about the things that they eat. Today, they're launching an update to the app that will also provide diet coaches with more ...

and more »


Reader's view: EBT cards need better rules for nutrition
Duluth News Tribune
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, WIC helps buy the nutritional things needed to keep small children healthy, happy and ready to learn, and every day I hope non-WIC items don't show up on my screen. Sometimes that can be challenging, ...

and more »


Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Nutrition: Head into the holidays stress-free
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
If the panic and dread of holiday stress is already beginning to creep into your thoughts, the following strategies may help keep the stress out. Part of the stress associated with the holidays can be remedied by keeping yourself in good health with ...

and more »


Healthy Eats (blog)

This Week's Nutrition News Feed
Healthy Eats (blog)
... juice drinking may elevate sugar intake, which can spark blood pressure spikes. Culinary nutritionist Stefanie Sacks suggests skipping juice and instead drinking smoothies made by blending whole fruits and vegetables, which pack more fiber and ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.