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Vegetarian Diets and Quality of Life

Gearbunch Blog Team @ 2019-02-25 19:16:35 +1100

Even though vegetarian diets increase in popularity because of their health benefits, many vegetarians don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and calcium-rich foods to provide their nutritional needs. Some of them rely too heavily on processed foods which can be high in calories, sugar, fat, and sodium. Many studies find that vegetarians live 6-9 years longer than the meat-lovers, but vegetarians are also more likely to exercise, smoke less and drink less alcohol. Taken into consideration all these factors (and many others) that also contribute to a longer life, it’s hard to claim the direct correlation between being vegetarian...

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Do You Really Need Protein Powder to Build Muscle?

Gearbunch Blog Team @ 2019-01-14 02:47:30 +1100

If you decided to step it up with your workouts, and finally started going to the gym, you’ve probably noticed something that everyone is talking about: the protein shakes they drink after or before a workout. Protein powders made into a shake or added to other meals are getting more and more popular as a nutritional supplement. And there’s nothing wrong with it — in fact, your body needs protein. But, you should make sure you’re not getting overdosed, as it’s not a replacement of protein from food sources. Try to consume it through whole foods, choosing a balanced diet...

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Healthy New Year's Resolutions: Post-Christmas Detox Plan

Gearbunch Blog Team @ 2018-12-31 11:47:28 +1100

After the excesses of the Christmas and New Year holidays, it’s normal to feel tired and bloated from overindulging. What’s important in the days following the festive period is to follow a lighter and healthier diet composed of fresh or steamed vegetables, poached fish, fruits and a lot of water. This will help you to eliminate stored toxins and to reduce the bloating. While December is a month filled with indulging and partying, the New Year brings the feeling of excitement for new beginnings. January is a great time to focus on improving your health. One of the best ways...

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8 Tips for Healthy Holiday-Eating

Gearbunch Blog Team @ 2018-12-10 12:32:37 +1100

We know healthy eating is not easy during Christmas, but it’s not impossible to enjoy tasty holiday festivities and continue to eat clean. It just takes some time and willingness to practice healthy eating. Holiday food can inspire overindulging if you decide to put your mindset in that kind of mood. Don’t get us wrong, we don’t want you to feel deprived, or eat only boring foods during the most wonderful time of the year. Celebrations may keep the cold winter away, but sweet treats, Christmas food, and rich meals can tax the health and strain the waistline. Substituting unsweetened...

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The Diet after Easter: How to Beat Post-Holiday Weight Gain

Gearbunch Blog Team @ 2018-04-02 18:29:32 +1000

Easter is that time of the year reserved for lovely moments spent with families and lots and lots of chocolate. With piles of chocolate bunnies still sitting around in your home (along with couple of extra kilos to go with it) after Easter; this week might be the perfect time to start focusing on healthy diet. While it’s fine to treat yourself once in a while, balanced eating is crucial if you want to stay at a healthy weight. If your Easter chocolate binge made you think about a serious dent in your recent calorie intake in order to negate...

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