ketogenic diet health benefits

The Ketogenic Diet

What you should know about the ketogenic diet –  its application, benefits and side effects

What is ketogenic diet?

The ketogenic diet is essentially a high fat diet, moderate in protein and very low in carbohydrates.

 

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The aim is to switch the body’s metabolism over to using fat as the primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. Continue reading

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Preventing Concussion & Head Injuries in Sport

Concussion and head injury has become an epidemic in several sports, with high-profile incidents in the English Premier League and NFL throwing the topic starkly into the public eye. If remarkably well-conditioned and supremely fit professional athletes suffer badly from concussion, just think of what effect it has on children who are playing contact sports purely for recreation. Continue reading

Three Stretches to Help Reduce Knee Pain

Each part of our body is delicate in its own way and we need to perform regular exercises to keep everything in good shape. The majority of people experience joint pains at  some point in their life, with knee joint pain being the most common among the population. Our knee joints are more prone to injury than any other joints in our body. If you’re experiencing a knee joint pain then you’re not alone – about 50 million Americans feel exactly the same. But, don’t worry! Just like a rusty door hinge, with maintenance and care, your knees can also be free from any kind of problem. Continue reading

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Your Definitive Guide to Post-Workout & Muscle Recovery

Post-workout nutrition is essential for helping athletes to replenish their energy levels, repair any tissue damage caused to your muscles during your workout and grow muscle size. After a training session, our bodies’ micro level tissues become impaired. Additionally, our bodies use up a lot of their energy. In the long term, this will make us leaner & stronger however repair is needed in right after a workout. Which is why, if you are serious about your training goals, supplements can help you! Continue reading

the paleo diet 101

THE PALEO DIET 101 & MY THOUGHTS

background information and facts about the paleo diet 101 by guest blogger Preston Pilgrim

Hi there! My name is Preston and if you are reading this post then you are about to see the wicked, awesome infographic I created explaining the Paleo diet.

If you are new to the Paleo diet or learning about it , this will provide you with a high-level overview of what the diet is all about and how it will benefit you.

Now, before you check out the infographic I wanted to share my thoughts on why I have started adopting the Paleo diet and why you should too… yes, I am not 100% committed to it, but I have started adopting the principles.

The Western Diet Ruined Everything

From processed foods like TV dinners, sugary cereals, packaged meats, and the whole mix, we have ruined our diets as Americans (not sure how bad it is in European countries).

With all this “food” entering the market and grocery stores, more and more people are ignoring what matters most when it comes to their health.

We are neglecting vegetables, the key source of vitamins and minerals, that are necessary for making the body function and protect us from harmful diseases. We are also replacing fresh lean protein sources like grass-fed cows and local farmed animal meats, that carry quality nutrients and protein, with processed packed meats and TV dinners that do nothing for us except fill us up with a bunch of sodium.

My question to you is, are you aware that this never used to be a problem? Are you aware that you are causing long term health issues by not eating enough vegetables and by consuming processed foods?

And if you are aware… are you doing anything about it?

This is why I am adopting the Paleo diet… because at the end of the day we all want to be healthy. So ask yourself this questions if you want to live healthier:

What would a Caveman Do?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Preston has a deep passion for helping people get into the best shape of their lives and runs a fitness studio called Krush Fitness Personal training. When he isn’t helping clients, he is on the beach or training for his second passion in MMA.