Banish hunger with this protein-packed recipe that'll feed your muscles and satisfy your taste buds with an array of delicious flavors!
Who doesn't love the classic flavor of succulent Kung Pao chicken? If you're anything like me, the spicy concoction of garlic, aromatic ginger, red chili sauce, and rice vinegar is enough to make your mouth water.
But, while it packs quite the savory punch, this recipe is about more than just satisfying your taste buds—it's also about making healthy eating more delicious!
By Alissa Rumsey, R.D., C.D.N., C.S.
A big imbalance in whatever we eat can lead to problems, but a high protein intake is considered safe. While some studies suggest that excess protein can lead to kidney failure or brittle bones, a more comprehensive review of 111 studies that appeared in Nutrition & Metabolism in 2005 took a look at protein intake and renal function and found that athletes who consumed more than 2g/kg of protein showed no issues with kidney function.
Take a look at this helpful infographic, which tells you about the benefits of donating blood.
We’re not talking about abs here. Often times in a bodybuilder gym you will hear people commenting about so and so having longer or shorter muscle bellies, a fuller muscle belly or whatever variation they can find. Other than being an excuse for not being able to build muscle mass, or the big belly bodybuilders get from taking too much growth hormone, what is it exactly and what can you do about it?
It's better for you than you may think.
Lactic acid is fitness enemy No. 1. It builds up in your muscles, makes them ache, and, for the sake of everything that is fit and pure, needs to be flushed out of your system and massaged from your muscles. Lying on your back with your legs up against the wall will surely help.
Or, at least, that's what a lot of people—including some trainers, physiologists, and academics—will tell you.
But they're wrong.
The information contained on this blog is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or as a guide to treatment, without the opinion of a health care professional. Any reader who is concerned about his or her health should seek a diagnosis from a reputable doctor.