It’s so easy to get into a rut. Poor diet, a lack of exercise and even unhealthy relationships can become the norm due to a lack of energy and motivation to make important changes. Your life might seem so busy that you have little time to pause let alone make significant changes to your routine or you might have too much time on your hands and yet, so much less energy as a result. But it doesn’t have to be like that, your life can be exactly what you want it to be and you can start making those changes today. If this sounds too easy, don’t worry, it really is and this is because the changes do not have to be huge to make a positive impact on your life.
You may be wondering just what changes should be incorporated if they are not going to be difficult to adapt to [...]
Everyone talks about having a healthier lifestyle but what actually does it mean? You might look at your own diet and exercise program and think that it is sufficient, but if you take a good look at your lifestyle as a whole, you might be surprised. Do you smoke? Do you eat lots of processed foods? How much exercise do you take each week? How happy are you in your life? Do you have a stressful job?
When you think about making changes, you need to think about every aspect of your life. If you are experiencing high levels of stress for example then you should build some stress busters into a plan of action so that you can reduce stress levels as soon as possible because it will have a dynamic but negative impact on your life as a whole.
Simple things such as reducing the amount that you smoke, (giving [...]
If you are an athlete or keen on any type of sports, it’s important that you fuel your body to enable you to maximise your true potential and chia seeds will be a healthy addition for any nutrition conscious sports person. Chias are tiny seeds from the plant Salvia Hispanic which originates from Mexico although is now grown commercially in many places.
Historically the chia seeds were known as being the fuel for the Aztec warriors and they could survive on a handful of seeds which enabled them to sustain their energy levels for most of the day. Having a well-balanced diet is vital if you wish to improve your overall physical ability but balance is the key word in any daily menu. The term super food is often bandied about sometimes without substance but in the case of chia seeds, the term is justified.
When you are in training, it’s [...]
With food prices rising at an alarming rate these days and many of the cheaper foods in supermarkets containing chemicals and preservatives that can be damaging to our health; it can be refreshing to think that chia seeds although grown on a large scale now due to their popularity, are not given any chemicals to help protect them from insects as they are hardy enough and not particularly palatable to damage in this way.
Chia seeds come from the salvia hispanica plant which has its origins in Mexico but is grown in many countries now due to their commercial value. Whilst it is the seeds that are predominantly known, the leaves of the plant can also be used. They contain a wide-range of valuable vitamins including: A, B1, B2, B3, B5,B6, B15, B17, C, D, E, and K. They also contain folic acid and choline.
Mineral content is just as abundant and each seed contains iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, zinc, sulphur, [...]
Chia seeds have an amazing protein content that supersedes all other grains and seeds so it is not surprising to see that chia seeds are now becoming incredibly popular across the globe. The protein is also of a higher quality than most and is even similar to the proteins that are found in meat so this is good news for those who struggle to take in enough protein naturally in their diets. There is also a variety of minerals including: phosphorous, manganese, molybdenum, potassium, calcium and zinc and chia seeds also contain niacin, folic acid and an abundance of omega -3 fatty acids.
In layman’s terms, this means that by eating the humble Mexican chia seed, you consume twice the protein that is available in other grains or seeds and due to the boron content within the seed; your body is able to transfer the high levels of calcium (five [...]
There are so many health benefits to eating chia seeds that if you are interested in looking after yourself then it might be a good idea to start incorporating them into your diet. Even though they are little known currently, they have the nutritional qualities to make a huge