What You Should Eat After A Workout

Bella Breakdown While what you eat before going to the dream can contribute to how intense a workout can be, what you eat post-workout can also affect your body. While going straight to a fast-food chain isn’t ideal, eating is an important part of your fitness regimen. During exercise, your muscles are using up stored glycogen so it is important that getting the right nutritional balance after working out to restore those energy levels and reducing fatigue. One thing you should be eating is protein. When you workout your body begins to build onto your existing muscles as long...

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Childhood Health “Facts” You Should Forget

Bella Breakdown We’ve all heard the drink eight glasses of water a day speech, but some experts are saying to forget what you know because none of it is true. Here are just some of the “health” myths we should all let go of. You have to wait an hour to swim after you eat: As kids, we all grew up being told that swimming right after a meal will cause you to get cramps or will lead to drowning. However, studies have shown that full bellies aren’t fatal when swimming in a body of water. Though you just...

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The Fruits And Veggies You Should Always Eat Daily To Maintain A Healthy Diet

Bella Breakdown As the old saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and that goes for just more than apples. Here are the best fruit and vegetables that you should always eat on a daily basis. Blueberries: If your diet is one that needs those anti-oxidants, then blueberries are typically what you’ll eat. The fruit specifically has anthocyanins, which is a flavonoid connected with cognitive ability. These little nuggets also contain Vitamin K1, which helps with blood clotting, as well as Vitamin C and manganese, a mineral associated with the metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates,...

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The 2019 Food Trends You Will Want To Follow

Bella Breakdown Every year brings new resolutions, new fashions, new pop culture moments and most importantly new food trends. Recent years has brought a rise in kale, vegan diets and 2019 is on track to have it’s on food trends you’ll want to know. With more people leaning into CBD-type products, drinks infused with beneficial herbs are on track to become even more popular this year. Just like last year, many health-conscious eaters will continue to strive for a more plant-based diet. Veganism is becoming so mainstream fast food chains like Burger King and KFC are already implementing “faux...

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Is Hummus As Healthy As People Say?

Bella Breakdown Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows that hummus also makes it on the approved list of foods that should be eaten. However, the Mediterranean dish may not be as healthy as you think. Made up by its main ingredient, chickpea, hummus is perfect for plant-based and gluten-free eaters. Just one cup of chickpeas offers 10 grams of protein and about 10 grams of dietary fiber. However, despite the health benefits of chickpeas, the healthiness all depends on how the spread is made. Traditionally, a healthy hummus snack will include pureed chickpeas combined with ingredients,...

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