Writing by Resty

Freelance Writer and Web Developer

Tag: nutrition

Are bananas healthy? A resounding yes!

Since it’s a known fact around my office that I love bananas (so much so that I’ve been called “banana-man”—I dig it), I get asked a lot, “why are bananas healthy?” In short, the benefits of bananas are bountiful. Bananas are an excellent source of energy as well as a reliable source of such vitamins and minerals as potassium and manganese.

Exploring the banana’s nutrition profile will give you greater insights into how much just one banana a day can benefit your health.

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Chia seeds give a handful of benefits, and that’s the skinny!

brenda-godinez-228182As a person that considers himself an athlete, well-balanced superfoods easily find their way into my grocery list. Chia seeds are by far one of the healthiest foods to add to anyone’s daily diet because of its macronutrient profile. It’s one of the most nutrient-packed plant-based food that can improve a person’s diet with only just a few teaspoons. Here’s how chia seeds have gotten its name as a “superfood” and how you can add this food to your diet.

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A cheap way to stay clean and healthy eating organic

foodiesfeed.com_fresh-fruit-in-summer.jpgOrganic foods have gained great popularity in the recent years, and rightfully so. While it’s important to avoid eating all non-organic foods, it can often get expensive. Knowing which foods are most often genetically modified or sprayed with pesticides helps to determine which organic foods to choose first when living healthier on a budget.

Recent Changes to Our Food

Twenty-first-century culture has developed technology to alter the genetic makeup of foods to allow them to stay on shelves longer, grow bigger and faster and kill the insects that are cutting into production sales—all at the expense of quality produce. Non-organic foods are toxic for the body and cause several detriments when consumed, such as increased body fat and a weakened immune system. Additionally, genetically modified foods don’t hold as much nutritional value and often lack taste, which means quality becomes an issue.

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Looking at an injury in a different light

“Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different”- Oprah WinfreyIf not approached correctly, stress injuries can be a death sentence for an athlete. However, in most cases, an injury can be viewed under many different lights. For me, my knee injury has opened my eyes and told me to slow down and focus on other aspects of my health.

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A Vegan Athlete’s All-Natural Recovery Potion

img_2359Sweet and Tart Beet Juice

As an avid basketball player, runner, yoga practitioner, and weight lifter, I look for different ways to reduce the amount of time spent recovering and increase the amount of time spent on the court, on the pavement, on my mat, or in the gym. Drinking beet juice does all this for me, as well as can help my mom lower her blood pressure, too.

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