What is Whey Protein – All You Need To Know

What comes in your mind when you think of Whey Protein? Yes, building muscle. Getting ripped. This is exactly what whey is nowadays best known as – The Muscle Building Supplement. Well, let me tell you that it is much more than mere food for bodybuilders and it is always been a part of your diet. You just did not know it. This article answers almost every query that you might have regarding Whey Protein. So let us dive into it.   What is Whey Protein? Whey is the name given to the watery substance that is left as a…

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Egg Yolk Nutrition [ Facts and Myths ]

Should you throw away the yolk from your daily dose of eggs? Are yolks harmful when consumed on a daily basis? Should you limit your whole egg intake? What about the high cholesterol in yolks? I am sure there are many such questions which pop up in the head when you think of egg yolks. But how much of the facts that you have heard are true and what are the myths? In this article, we explore the nutrition and facts about egg yolks and bust some myths to make your life easy.   Benefits and Nutrition Value of Egg…

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Banana for Weight Loss?

Have you ever been advised against eating a banana while on a weight loss diet? There are many who consider bananas to be super healthy while others term it as a cause of weight gain. In fact, banana for weight loss might seem a paradox. Let’s examine the nutrition and facts about bananas and find out if you should really avoid them while losing weight.   Banana Nutrition Here is a table that gives the approximate calories contained in a banana according to size : Size Weight (gms) Calories Extra Small (less than 6″ long) 81 72 Small (6″ to…

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How to lose weight for Endomorphs [Diet and Exercise]

No matter what you do, you are still the heaviest one in the group photo. Round seems to be your bodies favourite shape. You seem to gain weight on mere air you breathe. Does this ring a bell to you? Doing the right thing and not getting the desired results can be quite frustrating. You don’t feel like sweating in the gym any more and why on earth should you eat the crapy diet if there is no outcome? Right! We all have been there. But wait, have you ever considered that maybe you have a different body type? Yes,…

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Steady State Cardio vs HIIT

Which do you root for? Which is the more effective workout when it comes to fat loss? Steady State Cardio seems to be losing its hold among the new age fans of the HIIT. Although there are many who are happy sticking to the former for fat burning and weight loss. Every fitness enthusiast seems to have a theory supporting the merits of one over the other. I am sure you have a winner in your head too. But, hang on. This article might change your views or atleast stoke second thoughts. Here, we discuss the effectiveness of both the…

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Starch in the diet – bad or good?

Do you love potato fries? How about bananas? Well, there is a lot we do and don’t know when it comes to starch in the food we love. Starch might have been given a bad name when you talk about a clean diet. Moreover, there are a lot of starches that should be excluded from food if you want a healthy self. This article explains the role of starch and the do’s and don’ts of including the right type of starchy food in your diet.   What is Starch? Starch is complex sugar. A polysaccharide containing long chains of glucose…

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Warm up exercises before a workout

If you are reading this you must be having an idea of the merits of a good warm-up before a workout session. But if you are one of those people who shirk away from a warm-up then you are missing the essential prep the muscles and joints need for the exercise. The body needs to be made ready for a workout. A sudden push or pull can damage the muscle tissues and lead to long term injuries. When your body is at rest the muscles are in the idle state. When they are subjected to a hard workout like weight…

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Take a Guilt-Free Afternoon Nap at work !

Taking an afternoon nap at your work may get you into trouble. But did you know there are multinational companies developing policies to let the employees doze off for a while during working hours? If you think nap time is for the lazy and unproductive. Think again. The drowsy feeling in the afternoon may be a sign that the body needs some time off. A good night sleep has several pros for a healthy body and mind. It is the most basic activity that helps to revive you from a hectic day. Similarly squeezing in a short afternoon nap in the busy schedule can…

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5 Tips to get the best out of your workout routine

You might have a well-planned routine for muscle gain, weight loss or to just look your best for the cousin’s wedding, however, if you are not able to gain most out of your workout then chances are you are still not getting the desired outcome. People who fail to redeem the results of their workout sessions are quite conspicuous. Remember your fatty neighbour who seems to run every evening and still looks of the same weight or that skinny friend who apparently lives in the gym and is still fails to gain an ounce. Well, you see you can spot the…

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Are you getting enough sleep for muscle growth?

A bad night sleep may ruin the entire next day. We all have been through those cranky and stressful times that can be traced back to an unkempt sleeping schedule. A lot more happens in the body when it is deprived of quality sleep than just feeling sleepy, tired and disoriented in the gym. Sleeping is the most basic activity that sustains growth and development process in living beings. It also revives and rejuvenates us. Muscle growth similar to the synthesis and repair of all the other cells in the body is facilitated when the body is in the resting phase. Everybody has different patterns…

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