Now that we have a bit of background on protein powders, let’s dive a little deeper and break down the various different types. Hopefully you will soon be well-equipped with knowledge to hit your health food store or purchase online from Dr. Restivo. Used to improve overall body composition, increase muscle mass, and assist with meeting your protein needs, powders are available in a variety of different formulations and come in many different sources.
Navigating your way down the protein powder aisle at your local health food store, can be just as challenging, if not more so, than figuring out which protein bar to choose. The majority of us know that we have to have protein in our diet, however; it can be tricky determining exactly how much and in what form. Before we break down the various types of protein powder, let’s first take a look at what exactly this mysterious powder is made of. Typically made of animal or plant foods such as eggs, dairy, rice and/or peas, protein powder is a concentrated source of these particular proteins.
If you’ve been in a drug store lately and dare set foot in the vitamin aisle, you’ve likely left feeling incredibly confused. Packaging boasting of more energy, better sleep and overall health, are some of the many promises that this plethora of over-the-counter vitamins promise you. For a little peace of mind, we decided to clear a few things up about what vitamins not to take, and more importantly, how to know.
The thyroid seems to come up in conversations regularly, and there is good reason for that, as it is responsible for secreting the hormones that regulate growth and development in the body. Defined as the large ductless gland in the neck, the thyroid regulates through the rate of metabolism in the body. While scientists aren’t 100% sure about the relationship between metabolism, hormones, and weight changes, they have proven that the purpose of these hormones are to regulate your body’s metabolism, which can ultimately lead to weight gain or loss. Let’s start out by breaking down the two major types of thyroid issues.
We’ve heard a lot about probiotics and the many health benefits that come along with their regular use. Now it’s time to dive into prebiotics. What are they? How are they different from the famous probiotic and where can we find them? Since the names make it confusing enough, it’s important to note that they are both very different.
In our previous post, we discussed the basics of bacteria and the inner-workings of the gut. In this post, we are taking it a step further, and we are going to dissect a few of the many health perks of having a balanced gut with good bacteria.
If you keep up with health trends, then you have likely heard a lot of fuss about probiotics over the past few years. The recent burst of probiotic news is due to the many studies that link the balance or imbalance of digestive system bacteria with a person’s overall health. Probiotics are the live microorganisms that can be ingested through fermented foods or supplements and if balanced correctly, can promote some major health benefits. While we typically think of bacteria as germs, probiotics are considered “good” and necessary for your gut health to thrive.
As we discussed in a previous post, it’s key to check nutritional labels before you make a purchase that could send your sodium levels through the roof. Nobody wants that swollen feeling you get when you retain too much water, so here are a few ways to avoid that pesky excess weight…
There is a lot of talk about water weight, and for good reason, as the topic can be fairly confusing, however; we are here to clear up a few details surrounding the mysterious weight that has a tendency to come and go in our lives.