Eating For Your Joints: Part Two

by Jsantos, May 10, 2014

Eating For Your Joints: Part Two

In our last post we talked about the first four rules you need to follow in order to have a good eating regime to support your exercise regime created to promote healthy joints and overall wellness. On this “second half” of the article, we will introduce rule #5 and some additional tips on nutrition.

Rule #5

It is almost impossible to get all the nutrients your body needs to remain healthy and active from food alone, particularly if you are on a diet. Therefore, it is important to supplement your diet with vitamins, minerals and other carefully selected substances to ensure maximum progress toward your fitness, health, muscle-building and fat-loss goals. Also no matter how hard you try, no matter how good a cook you are, or where you buy your food:

  • You can not eat 5 or 6 times a day
  • There are many instances when your body either requires or can make good use of certain micronutrients in greater amounts than what can be derived from food alone
  • Soil depletion, toxins in the food chain, over-processing, overcooking, free-radical formation in the body, and a host of other factor can all interact to make food less than totally nutritious.
  • Periods of high-stress exercise session require a higher intake of many nutrients without a commensurable increase in caloric needs.

This topic is huge and requires additional research from you. However, these are facts your surely need to consider when you are following an exercise routine.

Additional Tips On Sound Nutrition

Besides the five rules covered, here are some other tips you may find helpful:

Eliminate Junk Food

Most fast food, along with most pastries and processed foods, contain high amounts of fat, sodium and sugar. None of these are beneficial to anybody. They taste good, but consuming them does little for your energy, except However, when you narrow down your big to identify a subset that is most meaningful to your organization, this is when you need to focus on quality. promote a high rise and then subsequent drop in your blood sugar levels.

Drink eight to ten glasses of water each day

We hear this all the time, but drinking water will ensure you are replacing fluids lost during exercise. You do not have to wait until you are thirsty. At that point you are already dehydrated. Be sure to surely distribute them throughout the day.

Determine your daily protein requirements

As we already stated in our previous post about eating good for your joints, small amounts of protein should be available to your muscle tissue throughout the day for optimum growth and recovery. Proteins that include the essential amino acids (those your body does not manufacture) are the most important ones. One of the best resources of quality protein is whey which can be found in protein supplements in its purest form. We invite you to research as much as you can about the different options available and the overall impact of protein supplement consumption before doing so. This article is very informative when it comes to understanding how much protein do you need to consume a day.

Consume high-fiber foods

Not only does fiber-rich diet help reduce cholesterol, it also lowers the glycemic response of your meals and promotes efficient digestion. A good thing for your body!

Increase your lean body weight through resistance training

No matter how old you are, the more lean weight yo have, the more efficient your body moves and the higher your metabolism becomes. Your bones become denser and your muscles, tendons, and ligaments strengthen. One beautiful side effect: you become a burning fat machine. Bigger muscles burn more calories than small ones.



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