The Secret Anti-Aging Protein

Anti-Aging - The Secret Anti-Aging Protein

When it comes to building and maintaining healthy lean muscle there are many factors that can help this process. In the healthcare world, people tend to be searching for anything that can help reverse the aging process. Maintaining great lean muscle is a key for the way our body both looks and performs. We all want to look and feel our best. Right? So is it just eating fruits and vegetables and some protein and hoping for the best? If you are serious about optimizing your daily performance, then you should consider some of this new research that is out. Let’s talk about an amino acid that is changing how we look at the aging process. Our cells are made of the building blocks of protein. We know these are called amino acids. In particular, there is an amino acid that is considered “essential”, and we must get it from the foods that we eat. In the aging process we have to look at a couple of questions that are important for empowering your health

1.How much lean muscle do you have? 
2.How rapidly are you losing it? 

When asked, these are the two primary questions. After the age of about 35 we begin to lose about 1% of our muscle mass per year. This is why typically someone that is 70 seems to be more frail than someone who is 35. The amino acid that we know can help combat this issue of muscle breakdown is called L-Leucine. Leucine has been known about for some time. The key is that it stimulates what is called protein synthesis. This is what causes our bodies to use the nutrition that we take in and make more muscle. The key is that it also prevents muscle breakdown. The ability to slow down how much muscle we have over time is essential in us prolonging the aging process. 

Listen, the amazing fact about Leucine is how it can cause us to lose so much bodyfat. In some recent studies we learned how with lower calorie restriction, the Leucine caused a preservation of lean muscle by up to 25%! That is amazing to what it can do to support a healthy body. Leucine is in combination with two other branched chain amino acids Valine and Isoleucine. Studies have shown that they are better when taken all together.

So where do we get Leucine? We get it from our foods. We primarily get it from whey protein. For every 25 grams of whey protein, you will take in around 2.5 grams of Leucine. And from most protein sources you may get about 1 gram from a chicken breast, or eggs. However, studies showed us that we need about 8-10 grams of Leucine to see the anti-aging results. Therefore it is better to take all 3 together in a supplement form. One that I use everyday is our CrossBody Natural Amino. It is loaded with the essential branched chain amino acids and especially Leucine.

The Healing Exotic Fruit

Nutrition - The Healing Exotic Fruit

This fruit has been known to make dramatic improvements in our health. It is an exotic fruit that many times gets overlooked with its many healing properties. If you are looking for a food that can protect against asthma, heart disease, diabetes, and colon issues then you have come to the right place. Let’s talk about great benefits of the Kiwi fruit. The fruit has great potential to protect from cardiovascular disease. Just a couple of fruits each day can help lower your risk of blood clots and can help lower triglycerides. Unlike aspirin, which has some risky side effects of inflammation and bleeding in the intestinal tract, Kiwi is loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols that can protect the heart. Let’s look at some other key areas of the Kiwi for empowering your health

1.Protects Against Asthma
Loaded with vitamin C, there was a study done in the Thorax journal that showed a 44% reduction of wheezing by eating the Kiwi. 

2.Protects Against Macular Degeneration
Listen, it has been stated many times in the journal Archives of Ophthalmology that Kiwi servings of 3 or more per day can help protect against macular degeneration. 

3.Protects Against Diabetes
Kiwi is known to be loaded with fiber. The fiber is helpful to support the blood sugar and bind toxins from the colon. 

4.Protects Against High Cholesterol
When asked about fiber, it is full in the kiwifruit. The fiber in the kiwi is known to help raise the HDL good cholesterol and lower the LDL bad cholesterol. 

5.Protects Our DNA
This is the big one. Our DNA. The Kiwi has specific properties that helps to support and protect our DNA from damage. Researchers are finding that it has to do with the beta carotene and the high levels of vitamin C.

Getting Lean in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Fitness - Getting Lean in Just 5 Minutes a Day

Ever get tired of those long workouts? Does walking on the treadmill seem like it is never going to end, day in and day out? It’s always about working smarter with anything in life. We hear about doing shorter duration workouts and how they can be as impactful as the longer ones. The studies are out now about the impact of duration of exercise. The time most needed to create any form of fat loss impact is is 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. This is like going outside and taking a power walk, or getting on the treadmill. Then the other health statistics are out there to help you burn the fat at a much higher and faster rate. The guidelines for this style of training can be accomplished in only 75 minutes per week to get the same of even better results. Really? Sign me up for that!

Listen, many in the fitness community call this the HIIT style of training. The reality is that this new researched style is proven in studies to burn fat like a furnace. The key to melting the fat away in just 5 minutes a day is a great discovery by a Dr. Tabata in Japan. He discovered through research that we could actually produce a greater affect on our metabolism with the surge-style of workouts than longer duration sessions. Here is how it works. You can do this with just your bodyweight, dumbbells, bands, kettle bells, etc. The idea is to use your entire body. Dr Tabata found that this style of training is the most efficient way to burn fat and build lean muscle.

Example:

Treadmill 
Sprint for 20 seconds, jog 10 seconds, repeat 8 times

Row Machine 
Row maximum for 20 seconds, moderate for 10, repeat 8 times

Bike 
Pedal like you are racing 20 seconds, moderate 10 seconds, repeat 8 times

Get the idea? You can use any form of exercise and follow this intensity interval pattern to get amazing results

My challenge is to attempt this for 30 days and check your results. You will be amazed at the time that you have saved, and the body that you have transformed for empowering your health.