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Run-Inducing Foods for Runners

When it comes to training for your next Ragnar, food is essential. High-quality fuel is essential to a runner’s ability to perform at their best. While the wrong foods can set you back or even cause injury, the right ones can help muscle growth and repair. Eliminate these 12 foods from your diet to improve your performance:

  1. Soda that has been reduced to its bare essentials. Aspartame, cyclamate, and acesulfame-k are used as artificial sweeteners in diet soda. Sugar cravings, dehydration, and weight gain have been linked to the caramel-colored bubbly.
  2. Cookies and chocolates. All we can think about while racing is “EATING ALL THE CANDY.” We’ve all been there. Learning to enjoy cookies and candy in moderation is the most important part of staying healthy. If you’re in the mood for a Snickers bar, try a more nutrient-dense carb or protein alternative instead.
  3. Dairy products containing all of their natural fats. Full-fat dairy may not be necessary unless you are a runner who needs to gain weight. Though you may not need to completely avoid all full-fat dairy products, it is likely that the type you consume will have an impact on your health. Consider having a bowl of plain, full-fat yogurt with fresh berries instead of ice cream.
  4. Trans and saturated fat. Hydrogenated oils and trans fats are known to raise LDL cholesterol (the “bad cholesterol”), which in turn raises the risk for heart disease and other diseases of the arteries. If you’re running, you’ll want to eat foods high in HDL cholesterol (the “good” kind), like avocados and nuts and seeds, as well as olive oil and seafood.
  5. Alcohol. You don’t have to completely cut out alcohol, but you don’t want to overdo it either. Dehydration, slower reaction times, and decreased performance are all possible side effects of this practice. Because of its water content, beer is a better choice than hard liquor. Pre-race carbohydrate loading is more important than pre-race beer loading, however.
  6. Foods that have been deep-fried. Avoid fried foods before your next workout, no matter how delicious they may be. They contain a lot of calories and take a long time to digest, which can cause digestive problems.
  7. Drinks that contain caffeine. Research shows that moderate amounts of caffeine can improve performance, but stick to low or moderate doses as caffeine can dehydrate and be difficult for the stomach.
  8. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) (HFCS). Commercial baked goods, soda, tomato sauce, and salad dressings all contain high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). When you’re in the mood for something sweet, reach for a piece of fruit! 
  9. Cereal with a lot of sugar. 
  10. Colorful cereals may be appealing, but the sugar they contain makes them unhealthy. Preparing your body for more fat storage is a result of this. Make sure the cereal you choose contains no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving and at least three grams of fiber.

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How to Enjoy the Fall While Staying Healthy

Whether
autumn is your favorite time of the year, or if you are just getting
through another season, it is crucial to ensure that your your
healthy habits need to stay with you while you are embracing the new
season.

So how
do we keep our healthy habits with us while we welcome this time of
the year? Try out the tips to help you prioritize your health and
wellness
all autumn long…

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How To Make Keto Salad Dressing

This Keto salad dressing recipe really comes from Greece but it is also a low carb salad dressing.
You will need:-
½ cup (108 gr) extra virgin olive oil
½ cup (119 gr) apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 medium lemon
1 ½ tsp garlic powder + 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
1 ½ tsp dried basil + 1 tsp honey mustard
1 tsp onion powder + 1 tsp parsley
1 tsp salt + 1 tsp pepper

Whisk them all together
Serve over your favorite salad
Perfect with grilled chicken

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How Does an Alkaline Water filter Work?

Alkaline water filters.. Should be a simple concept, right?

You put water into a water filter and you change its pH to something more alkaline, right?

Er.. yes.. but there’s more to know before any decision.
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ALKALINE: A DEFINITION
The alkalinity of an alkaline water filter’s output can be indicated with a pH meter.
A pH meter provides a value as to how acidic or alkaline a liquid is.
The pH meter measures concentration of
hydrogen ions in water.
Acids dissolved in water forming positively charged hydrogen ions (H+).

The greater this concentration of hydrogen ions, the more acidic the liquid may be.

Water Alkalinity or Acidity
Water is neutral at a reading of pH 7.
A lesser reading means the water is acid.
pH 6 is 10x more acidic than pH 7 and pH 5 is 100x more acidic than pH7.
A higher reading indicates alkalinity.

But wait! There’s more!

Yes, a pH meter can indicate alkalinity or acidity of water, but it is only an indication.
Other factors can affect the pH meter. But let’s go on.

Alkaline water contains alkaline minerals.
And yes, these minerals are:
a) in short supply in our modern diet, and
b)are all important in the balancing of our net acid levels, as well as many other health support functions.

So yes, we need alkaline minerals,
..and unless they are in our food, the only other regular source is the water we drink.
We can safely say that adding alkaline minerals to our diet will support our natural alkaline minerals buffer in our bloodstream. Its sole purpose is neutralisation of excess acid.

The Role of an Alkaline Water Filter
When we learn that our town water, containing acidic chlorine and chloramines, plus many other nasties, is actually adding to the acid overload in processed foods, sugars and carbs and metabolic stressors we ingest or create every day, it also makes sense that we should take advantage of alkaline minerals as we drink water.
Let’s take apart the alkaline water filter idea and see why people are paying up to $6000 to own one.
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A typical alkaline water filter/ionizer

Introducing.. the alkaline water ionizer, AKA water alkalizer, AKA alkaline water filter.

This is the device one aggrieved author is upset about. He is a chemist. Here’s an excerpt:
As water molecules break down at the negative electrode to release hydrogen gas, they leave behind negative hydroxide ions. This is what makes a solution “alkaline.†Basically what this means is that as electrolysis proceeds, a dilute solution of sodium hydroxide (negative ions are always paired with positive ones) is produced around the negative electrode and can be drawn off as “alkaline†or “ionized†water. But you don’t need an exorbitantly expensive device to produce a dilute sodium hydroxide solution. A couple of pellets of drain cleaner in a litre of water will do the job. So will a spoonful of baking soda. Of course these solutions will not produce any medical miracles. But neither will the posh alkaline water.
A water ionizer filters your tap water, then passes electricity through water, separating it into acid and alkaline streams.
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Alkaline Water Filter / Ionizer
Users drink the alkaline water, and the acid water (usually) goes down the drain.
Input and filter a litre of water from your tap, and you’ll get about half of the water out the other end with the original alkaline minerals in it.

ALKALINE WATER FILTERS: THE BIG QUESTION

Do you get more alkaline minerals as a result of drinking water from a water ionizer/alkaline water filter?

No. You get the alkaline minerals that were already in your water!
Which begs the question: if you buy an alkaline water filter/ionizer and your water is relatively alkali-free, can the water ionizer make it more alkaline?

No.. But it can make it look like it is more alkaline.

Remember earlier when I said that pH doesn’t necessarily reflect the amount of alkaline minerals in the water?
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Testing an Alkaline Water Filter for Alkalinity

A pH reagent test – can easily be deceived, and the easiest way to do this is to use exactly what the alkaline water ionizer uses: electrolysis.
Electrolysis affects the reading of a pH meter because it is reading the result of electrolysis instead of pure alkaline minerals in the water. It produces a dilute solution of sodium hydroxide – enough to quite radically affect a pH reading to make it look more alkaline than it really is.
So the person in a low alkaline water supply region is told to hit a button to boost the electricity that passes through their input water in their shiny new water ionizer, and lo and behold!
The pH meter or reagent shows a ‘healthy’ pH in the desired range of 8.5 to 9.5.
On the other hand, when a water supply is (as it is in vast areas of America, Australia and Europe!) already alkaline, the ionizer delivers the alkaline minerals already in the water, ‘repackaging them’ as ‘new and improved’ ionized water. If the water ionizer was set at the high voltage of the soft water area, then the readings on the pH meter would also be (falsely) high. (and the water may cause vomiting or diarrhea).
What if your tap water tests for perfect pH?
It has the required pH7.5 that all water facilities target, (using chemicals to balance whatever the source water may have been).
They add chlorine and chloramines that kill bacteria, but which also acidify the water. So they then add calcium carbonate to bring the acidity down.
There’s a big reason for this: acidic water sitting in old plumbing will eat away at joints, releasing lead and heavy metals. (Over 200 US cities have lead levels far beyond accepted health levels).
So… you pass your perfectly balanced water through your ($6000) ‘alkaline water filter’/ ionizer. If the water began its life as only slightly acidic, there will only be tiny amounts of alkaline minerals in it – just enough to balance the effect of the chlorine. And as we discussed earlier, your new ionizer will deliver that small amount of alkaline minerals into a separate stream, using electrolysis to create that separation.

And if you are disappointed with the pH.. well, as they will assure you.. it’s so simple to increase the electrical current and watch the pH soar.

Buffered Alkaline Water Filter vs. Unbuffered Alkaline Water filter.
Except.. the soaring pH does NOT reflect the true alkalinity of the water. It reflects the combined alkalinity of the water and the result of electrolysis. It is technically known as unbuffered alkaline water.

Unbuffered alkaline water is water that has little to no alkalinizing power.

If you have an electric water ionizer it’s a simple test.
Add just a drop of acidic Vitamin C for instance, and it loses all its ‘alkalinity’.
Unbuffered alkaline water will virtually immediately be neutralised by acids in the mouth or stomach. Net result; zero.
Buffered water contains actual dissolved alkaline minerals. It is not artificially boosted in pH by electrolysis. These minerals, once ingested, join our own alkaline storehouse and suppl3ement, or top up our ‘bank’ of alkalinity with the ability to neutralise acids.
Try the acid drop test on a glass of buffered natural alkaline water: you’ll need a lot more acid to bring the alkaline water up to neutral pH7. It’s unfortunate that this small bit of irrefutable science isn’t talked about by electric ionizer vendors. It causes people like my quoted friend to get very angry.

Are Alkaline Water Filters Safe?
Yes. or at least they are as safe as the filtration method they employ.
Obviously the better the filtration, the safer the water. Strangely, big selling electric water ionizers have very basic filtration that does not address the newer contaminants we now find in our water, like fluoride, THM’s (Disinfection ByProducts), chloramines, heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, PFOAs..

Isn’t this what we should expect from any water filter, which of course includes alkaline water filters? Make a point of asking to see test results.

What pH should our water be?
It should be above pH7 to prevent leaching lead and heavy metals from pipes.
But from the healthy living point of view, it should be in the pH8.5 to 9.5.

pH Water Tests
We have a handy pH water test kit for people who want to know more about their own water.
After all, perhaps your water is already alkaline at the tap, in which case you’d be crazy to buy an electric water ionizer/alkalizer.
Want to know more?
~ The best countertop alkaline water filter they never talked about – until now. ~
The problem every electric water ionizer realizes they have after they pay the money.
~ The alternatives to paying $6000. Getting much more, for much less.
All this is a click away on the AlkaWay blog, or available via our monthly HealtheMail.

I Desperately Need To Lose Weight – How To Lose Weight According To Your Body Type

I desperately need to slim down – therefore today you  might have the way of thinking that you seriously need to reduce weight. Just before  beginning any  diet planning or  workout system it is actually most definitely worth inspecting if you  really  call for to shed weight as you  could  currently go to a well-balanced weight and also the  easiest method to accomplish this is to perform our basic  exam

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I Desperately Need To Lose Weight – How To Lose Weight According To Your Body Type

I desperately need to lose weight – so today you may have the  state of mind that you anxiously require to lose weight. Just before  beginning any type of diet or even workout course it’s  absolutely worth examining if you  as a matter of fact need to lose weight as you might  currently go to a healthy weight and the  very most handy  approach to carry out this is to perform our  standard quiz

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I Desperately Need To Lose Weight – Exercise Isn’t The Best Way To Lose Weight

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Exipure Review – Weight Loss – EXIPURE Reviews – Exipure Supplement Review – Exipure 2021

After analyzing customer reviews and reports, Exipure seems to be legit for me at the surface level. So I decided to conduct in-depth research on this supplement, its ingredients, and manufacturer claims. What is unique about the Exipure fat-burning supplement? Does it really work? Since I am a health practitioner, I have access to some of the Exipure users who already used it. So to do a detailed review I sought their help too. This Exipure review intends to break down everything about the supplement formula and will be helpful for you to decide whether to purchase it or not.

Exipure Capsule Benefits
Most of the health supplements, creams, and other topical products available on the market claim to deliver thousands of benefits. But not all of them deliver even the expected result. As per the official website. The proprietary blend has many benefits. To check the legitimacy of those claims, I decided to talk to some of the Exipure users to whom I have access. The benefits of each blend differ from one person to another as each person has different bodily composition. Hereby I have listed some of the benefits based on the Exipure reviews.
Weight loss
Most of the Exipure customers to whom I talked have experienced significant weight loss within 2-3 months of continuous use of the supplement. But it won’t give an instant result and loss in weight. The users of Exipure have used the supplement for a prolonged period to get the expected results.
Improved metabolism
People who had low metabolism and high hunger cravings seem to have been able to control their appetite and experienced improved metabolism after taking Exipure supplements.
Support health immunity
The users have reported that the Exipure pills improved their immunity. The formula behind the Exipure supplement helped them to boost their weak immune system.
Rejuvenates aging cells
This is another benefit experienced by some users of Exipure dietary supplements. Most of them had experienced skin thinning and more fragile skin with age. With the consistent use of Exipure supplement, wrinkles, and age spots disappeared and it rejuvenated their aging cells.
Exipure Supplement Side effects
Since the Exipure weight loss capsule is formulated with 100% natural ingredients, the manufacturer assures that the supplement is free from any sort of adverse side effects that cause harm to your health.
But “natural” always doesn’t mean safe and free from side effects. Many dietary supplements are now available in the market with a label that claims ‘natural and organic’ and ‘FDA approved’. A dietary supplement’s safety depends on several factors such as its formulation, manufacturing environment, chemical content, how it works on your body, dosage, etc. Also, any dietary supplements are not approved by FDA.
However, the Exipure supplement doesn’t fall into those categories and it’s not FDA approved too. Rather, the supplement is manufactured in an FDA-approved facility. Also, the ingredients of Exipure are backed with solid scientific evidence to be effective in supporting healthy weight loss.
The manufacturer also assures that the Exipure capsules are non-GMO, do not contain any dangerous stimulants or toxins, and are not habit-forming.

Final verdict on Exipure Customer Reviews are Positive
According to several Exipure reviews and user experience, it seems to be the right choice for those who are in search of a natural weight loss supplement. Hundreds of men and women have already used it and found it to be effective in supporting healthy weight loss. All the ingredients included in the Exipure supplement are clinically proven to be safe and reported zero side effects so far.
Besides, the supplement is backed by a 100% money-back guarantee. So if you are not satisfied with the results of Exipure, then you can claim a full refund. This makes the purchase 100% risk-free.

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