Post Workout Nutrition

With decades of research on post-workout supplementation, this article would take me a long time to write. The best article I have ever read cites almost every paper written on the subject by two of the smartest and respected gentlemen in the field Alan Aragon and Brad Scheonfield. If you want to really learn and forget all the fitness dogma pumped out over the years this is by far the best! www.jissn.com/content/pdf/1550-2783-10-5.pdf

 

Protein Packed Rice Pudding Delight

20140705-092553.jpgThis protein packed desert can be used as a full meal option, a treat,or a nice post workout meal! One of those taste sensations from the old memories from childhood.  Easy to make, great for snacking when you have a sweet tooth or sick of your standard sandwich at lunchtime!

Serves 4

Serving size 1 cup

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of organic brown rice
  • 1 liter of organic vanilla almond milk (no sugar added)
  • 1 tsp of organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of liquid stevia
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 4 scoops of vanilla  Muscle Plus Labs IsoPlus whey isolate (stevia sweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

In a large pot, bring rice, almond milk and salt to a boil over medium to high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 min.

Turn off heat, allow to sit for 10 minutes, stir in the rest of the ingredients mixing well.

Calories: 239           Protein: 29              Carbohydrates:  39           Fat: 6

Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to diagnose any medical condition or to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.

 

 

Whey Protein

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Whey Protein

For those who are unable to get in sufficient protein through their meal plan, whey protein is a great option for those who are not dairy intolerant. It comes in a variety of delicious flavors and there are so many health benefits associated with whey.

Studies show, it supports immune health, energy levels, joint, muscle health and recovery, supports optimal metabolic rate and fat burning levels. Whey is high in the essential amino acids especially the branch chain amino acids, which promote protein synthesis. It adsorbs quickly, and does spike insulin higher then most other proteins which may be a drawback for people with diabetes.

Look for a product that is from New Zealand, it is from cattle that are grass fed and do not ingest antibiotics, or that are given hormones. Make sure it has no artificial sweeteners as well. Now chug your whey, cause it is whey good for you!