Nutrition

How to curb those darn Sugar Cravings


Girl eating a donut to satisfy her sugar craving
Girl eating a donut to satisfy her sugar craving

It is true that sugar can get you addicted! It produces the same effects on the brain such as drugs like cocaine or heroin. Scary, right? White sugar is chemically formulated to make us love the taste and then keep us coming back for more. This is why we do not think twice about saying no to a birthday party or stopping by that bakery on the way to work that smells oh so good!

Think about it. When you taste the cake, donuts, ice cream, whatever sweets you may choose- it sends these signals to your brain that makes you feel so happy and energetic inside (endorphins)! Let’s say you drink one soda. After an hour or so, you tend to feel worse than you did before drinking the soda. So, what do you do? You reach for another soda for that energy and happiness again. Crash. Repeat.

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How to Choose the Perfect Protein Powder


Perfect Protein Powder
Perfect Protein Powder

There are a lot of different protein powders on the market today. If you feel overwhelmed sometimes, you are not alone. That is not to say it is a bad thing. Protein powders have come a long way throughout the years, with many more options from which to choose. Whey and casein protein are two of the more popular protein supplements, but they are certainly not the only options.

This article is designed to give you a brief overview and hopefully a better understanding of some of the protein powders and supplements so you can choose what works best for you.

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Why Athletes Need Vitamin D?


vitamin D Food List
vitamin D Food List

We athletes are driven and work very hard. Our bodies do a great job providing enough Vitamin D naturally, if we spend enough time in the sun. Even if we do, it still may not be enough. Plenty of athletes, especially indoor athletes, have insufficient levels of Vitamin D, even some are at the point of deficiency.

This Vitamin is so crucial to our daily life. It helps us absorb the Calcium in our diet, which is crucial for bones, nerves, muscle growth, immunity, and blood pressure. In addition, it helps reduce colds or flus during the winter, provides better bone integrity and fewer breaks or micro-cracks, faster healing of injuries, and reduced muscle fatigue during and post-workout.

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