Posted on 14-01-2012

Whey Protein Smoothies

Filed Under ( Diet ) by Ed Sonz

If you are interested in your health and diet and keeping as fit as possible as you age, or any of these reasons, you should be adding whey protein to your diet. I drink a whey protein smoothie every morning. Whey proteins are good for protein consumption, losing weight and retaining muscle mass, especially when you are dieting. It’s a good habit and a great way to start your day.

whey-protein-supplimentWhey protein isolate is one the the truest sources of bio-available proteins there is. Supporting your immune system and its functioning is one of the health benefits of adding a whey protein smoothie every morning. It is the most beneficial type of protein to encourage the loss of body fat. Additionally, it the source of the antioxidant known as glutathione. When choosing a whey protein either in the grocery store or health store, choose one that is free of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Whey protein isolates that are sweetened with either stevia or xylitol are the best ones to choose. Personally, I buy a large container of my favorite flavor – vanilla, but you can also buy chocolate and strawberry flavored whey protein mix. Whey protein isolate tends to cause less digestive upset for those with dairy sensitivities and it is easier for the body to absorb than a concentrate.

You’ll need a blender to whip up a whey protein milkshake in the morning. There are many small portable blenders on the market for such a purpose. Keeps some bags of frozen, unsweetened fruits in the freezer that you can use as necessary when you are making a whey protein shake. I’m going through a phase right now of mango protein smoothies, but you can add any type of frozen fruit or fresh fruit to your smoothie. I also add ground flax for its antioxidant properties.  You can even combine two fruits such as strawberries and bananas or even blueberries.

My own Mango Whey Protein Smoothie Recipe

Add one cup of frozen mango
2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds
1 scoop of vanilla whey protein
1 cup of water

Add to the mini blender, whip it up and drink it. I take my supplements in the morning with my smoothie. It’s delicious! and good for me. Try out this whey protein smoothie recipe.

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Posted on 28-12-2010

The Perfect 14 Minute Workout

Filed Under ( Exercise, flab busters ) by Ed Sonz

E26MHKSZNBYN14-minute-workoutThe following is the perfect 14 minute workout for those of you who don’t have time to workout.  There is no longer any excuse not to work out to maintain your physical fitness.  This workout is designed for men as a flab blaster exercise routine, but the strongest of the fair sex, women, can also use this 14 minute workout.

The health benefits of this tough, quick workout are an increase in heart rate, rids your body of toxins, up your metabolic rate, increases endorphin levels which results in a better sense of well-being.

1)  The traditional press-up:  Lying face down, place your weight on the balls of you feet and your hands.  Lower yourself to the floor and then raise your body to the starting position.  You know the routine.  Do 15 reps.

2)  The squat:  Hands behind your head.  Feet shoulder width apart.  Lower the body until your thighs are parallel to the floor.  Straighten your legs to the starting position.  Do 10 slow reps.

3)  The more difficult press-up with shoulder taps:  The starting position is the same as the traditional press-up.  When your body raises above the floor,  touch your opposite shoulder with your hand.  Lower your body and repeat with the other hand.  Do 10 reps.

4)  The mountain climber press-up:  Start in the original press-up position.  When you have finished your first press-up, bring your right knee up to  your arm.  Repeat the press-up and use the other knee.  Do 16 reps.

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