10/11/11 11:49 AM Comments

I’m standing by the magazine rack at Barnes & Nobel and notice over a hundred magazines. What will these magazines really tell me about health and fitness? There are glossy images of ripped bodies and the protein supplement facts on the label.

 

We know that protein is essential, but it isn’t the only answer for wellness. Today I’m going to uncover three nutrients to support fat loss, recovery and performance. I’m excited but I won’t be caught spilling the juice.

 

  1. Beet Juice

Welcome to Beet land – where beet red lips smile from the taste of success. The pigmentation of beets provides body-protecting antioxidants, while serving up a healthy amount of folate for a healthy cardiovascular system. Even better is that beet contains a high level of nitrates which act to support healthy nitric oxide levels in the body. Beets also contain naturally occurring Glutamine for muscle recovery. When I think beet, I think about endurance, recovery, and healthy blood flow. Try beet juice 30 minutes pre-workout and experience it yourself.

 

  1. Turmeric

Turmeric is the bright yellow orange spice that goes well with oils and vegetables. The symbolic meaning of this color is that it stimulates activity and energy. Within the body, turmeric delivers antioxidant power that illuminates and promotes a healthy inflammatory response. Whether you want to get back into the game sooner or to have a longer prime, give a nod to turmeric.

 

  1. Mushrooms

Certain mushrooms offer a unique benefit for the body. In nature, mushrooms recycle nutrients from dying material to produce branches of long carbohydrate bonds. These complex bonds are polysaccharides that have been identified to promote a healthy host response. Even though not all mushrooms are created equal, there are many strains of edible and medicinal mushrooms. Unless your name is Paul Stamets, I’d suggest against picking your own!

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