If you’re interested in learning about holistic, complementary, alternative approaches to health, it can’t hurt to learn about one of the world’s oldest practices: ayurveda. OK, so what is ayurveda? A Hindu system of traditional medicine founded in Indiaaround 5,000 years ago, ayurveda – which translates to “life-knowledge” from Sanskrit and is pronounced “ah-yer-vay-duh”..
We’ve all heard the term “superfood” being tossed around lately, as if any fresh fruit or vegetable is qualified, diluting the meaning to the likes of “going green.” I believe this is due to the poor nutritional value of the strong majority of foods available at grocery stores. Since processed foods dominate the market place, they become the standard while fresh produce and minimally processed foods are on the outside looking in when they are the foods that provide the essential nutrients to our bodies for optimal function.
Himalayan Pink salt’s unique structure also stores vibrational energy. All of the crystal salt’s inherent minerals and trace elements are available in colloidal form – meaning they are in a more absorbable form. This salt does not burden your body as other salts do. It is very difficult for your body to absorb too much crystal salt since there are powerful and effective feedback loops that regulate this process. Natural crystal salt always promotes a healthy balance and does not contribute to high blood pressure like typical table salt.
This aspect of the bar is very important to all of our customers but especially our athletes. Dates are naturally rich in soluble and insoluble fiber which aids the digestive system and bowel movements. Dates can be used as a natural laxative by soaking them in water overnight, so be careful with how many you eat!
Feeling down and depressed? Usually we as food lovers go right to comfort foods to boost our moods. Some of these foods include, fried chicken, french fries, potato chips, and ice cream. We leans towards foods that are high in fat and in sugar for that immediate comfort effect. The downside of this is that while you are feeling good for a few minutes, this kind of eating can cause serious health implications in the future and after consumption one might feel fatigued and sluggish.
As a health coach, one of my favorite topics to discuss with athletes (vegan or not) is how they can improve overall performance by eating plant based foods coupled with the timing of when to eat them. If you listen and take care of your body, it will take care of you. Athletes need to eat healthy food, because exercise can’t neutralize the effect of unhealthy food in the body. Get geared up for peak performance by nourishing your body with the proper fuel at the proper time!