Did you know…
– Exercise improves your immune system- that is, helps your body fight off potential illness.
– Eating fruit before exercise reduces the chance of you losing weight as a result of the exercise. Your body uses the fructose instead of body fat as fuel for energy during your workout. People who do not want to lose weight, but want to exercise regularly should consider having a piece of fruit 30 minutes before your workout.
– Exercise reduces the effects of stress, depression and anxiety by assisting the body in releasing happy hormones to improve your mood! (IBS sufferers, this is ideal for you. Did you know the main trigger of IBS is stress? Even if you don’t think you are stressed it could be the cause of all your pains and discomfort. Add some more exercise into your routine to cheer your body up!)
– Eating properly pre-workout, post-workout and pre-race can improve your performance, for a good read, click here: http://www.womensfitnessmagazine.com.au/fitness/exercises/2013/9/eat-for-exercise/
Exercise is incredible for the body, it: helps the body fight disease, age well, improves bodily functions, improves digestion (IBS people, this is a good fact for you), improves flexibility, helps with stress, helps with improving sleep, makes you feel good, gives you more energy, can help with mental illness as well as reduce the chance of developing memory issues at an old age, and gives you goals which can give you something great to work towards and look forward to each day.
For those of you who have “liked” #365 Days of Purity since day one, did you know it has actually been 365 days? Well done to those of you who have continued to improve your health by eating a bit cleaner, whether with your entire diet or with some parts of it – you have changed the outlook for your health in the future and that is an amazing achievement. I’d love to know how it has made some of you feel: Post below and let me know of any changes you have felt, and if your happier with this way of life compared to what you were before! I’ll share my story to get you kick started!
Heres to another 365 days of happiness, health and passion for food and fitness.
A year ago I visited a dietitian because I could not bare another day of living with IBS. I started clean eating under her guidance and haven’t looked back a day since. I was having complications with my stomach every 2-3 days, and that has been minimised to once or twice every 2 months. For anyone else with IBS – you can understand, that this is an amazing improvement. In regards to eating cleaner and healthier, I feel much better, with more energy and deeper sleeping, I crave foods like vegetables instead of sweets and have discovered some beautiful and delicious food along the way. I hope your health and wellbeing has improved also. Let me know!! Happy anniversary guys! xx
Who wants to see a sneak peak of the NEW AND IMPROVED meal planner? Coming along really nicely, I’m very excited, this time it includes your daily intake (so you know your getting the right amount of servings each day of all the important foods) and health tips relating to what you are putting in that will benefit your wellbeing! And this one will be much much much cheaper, I want to make it available to everyone!
So sorry again about the mess up, I’m including all the good things I know from my meal planning class so I can’t wait to finish it!
I hope all of you are common visitors to the veggie patch or fruit market, if you aren’t, familiarise yourself instantly. The produce found in supermarkets has been n storage for months, treated with chemicals to last longer on shelves. At your local market, the fruit has come from the farm, fresh and practically untouched.
Treat your fruit and veggies with love and care, the more you cook and heat and reheat etc the more they lose their vitamin quality. And without that, you might as well be eating cardboard.
Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet and can help with immunity, general well being and overall healthiness.
You are in charge of your health. Make sure your meals are as colourful as a rainbow to insure you are getting enough minerals and vitamins from your food.
Fresh pineapple is low in calories.
Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.