Posts in HEALTH & WELLNESS
Sucralose & Your Gut

One thing everyone can agree on is that SUGAR contains calories, and a lot of them. Whether you are sugar conscious or not, since we were kids we were always told “Don’t eat all that sugar” but what I did not know was the VAST amount of natural versus artificial sugars that are out there! So what is a gal to do?

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I'm Breaking Up with Pre-Workout Coffee

Caffeine is an important part of my day and there are many health benefits from antioxidants to cognitive function. Unfortunately, some days 2 cups can turn into 3 or 4 depending on how I slept the night before or if I know I have a hard workout planned. Coffee is a natural stimulate but in excess can cause anxiousness, trouble sleeping, and sometimes in large quantities panic attacks. I wanted to try something new with my routine and see if I could have a different outcome without all the coffee. Queue Fuel-5 and Fuel-5+.

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Blue Light Special

First, let’s talk about blue light. The light spectrum is made up of different rays of light: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The rays on the red side of the spectrum have less energy and longer wavelengths while  the violet side has more energy and shorter wavelengths. Blue light in particular, has a very short wavelength and produces high amounts of energy that can be harmful to eyes. Most people assume blue light comes from artificial lighting but the main source of blue light is actually the sun.

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Protein, The girl next door.

Chemically speaking, proteins are complex molecules made up of  smaller molecules called amino acids.  Once the body breaks the protein down into amino acids, the amino acids perform different jobs throughout the body based on their size and complexity. Amino acids are responsible for the maintenance, growth and repair of muscles.

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Brain Gains

The body naturally produces creatine; it’s actually a cocktail of the amino acids glycine, arginine, and methionine. Our liver, kidneys, and pancreas are responsible for its creation and it can also be  found in meats and fish.  About 95% of the creatine our body produces is stored in our muscles and the rest goes to our heart and brain.

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5 Ways to Support Your Immune System

Living a healthy and active lifestyle will help prevent those flu bugs from biting, but what other ways can you help protect your Immune System? While we cannot promise you won’t be visited by a cold or flu this fall and winter season, we can offer some insights on how to keep your Immune System fighting strong!

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