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Avoiding Fruit To Cut Sugar


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Fruits are an excellent energy source in the offseason and provide nutrients you do not get in most foods. Besides the well-known benefits of nutrients, antioxidants and fibre, fruit has a unique benefit – it contains fructose and this simple carb replenishes liver glycogen. When your liver glycogen is maximised, so is your thyroid function. You always want to have your metabolism cranking in the off season so you are utilising all of the calories you take in. The best time to consume fruit is in the first meal (breakfast) and after training. These are the times when your body will absorb the carbs the best. The best fruits are bananas, apples, raisins, melons and pineapples.

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Eat Apples to Lose Body Fat?


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According to recent studies, ursolic acid which is a waxy compound found in apple peel has serious muscle-building properties. Mice suffering from atrophy were given ursolic acid and this halted muscle degradation. When ursolic acid was administered to healthy mice, it actually sparked muscle growth and even reduced body fat.

Apples are low in calories and fat, low in sodium, and contain vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. These can all help you to lose weight in different ways. The fiber helps you feel full longer because it expands in your stomach so it takes less food to satisfy your hunger.

The slow digesting carbohydrates in apples also make them ideal pre-workout fuel.

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Apple Jubilee


A sweet, crunch dessert delight.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Serves: 6 servings
Energy: 74 calories per serving

Ingredients:
– 1 cup granny smith apples, cubed
– 6 oz nonfat vanilla yoghurt
– 3 cups McIntosh apples, cubed
– 1 cup seedless grapes, halved

Method:
1) Wash, core and cube apples, leaving peel on. Add to a large mixing bowl.
2) Wash and slice grapes in halves. Add to apples.
3) Pour yoghurt over fruit and mix.
4) Refrigerate covered for 20 minutes.
5) Divide into individual 1 cup ramekins and serve.


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Eat Apples to Lose Body Fat?


According to recent studies, ursolic acid which is a waxy compound found in apple peel has serious muscle-building properties. Mice suffering from atrophy were given ursolic acid and this halted muscle degradation. When ursolic acid was administered to healthy mice, it actually sparked muscle growth and even reduced body fat.

Apples are low in calories and fat, low in sodium, and contain vitamins and minerals as well as fiber. These can all help you to lose weight in different ways. The fiber helps you feel full longer because it expands in your stomach so it takes less food to satisfy your hunger.

The slow digesting carbohydrates in apples also make them ideal pre-workout fuel.


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Morning Smoothie


A great morning energiser.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Energy: 216 calories

Ingredients:
– 1 cup rice milk
– 2 tbsps flax seed
– 1 oz soy powder
– 1 packet sweetener
– 1 green tea bag
– 1 cup apple, chopped
– ¼ cup blueberries
– ¼ cup cooked beets
– 2 cups kale, chopped

Method:
1) Place all ingredients in a powerful blender.
2) Begin blending on slow speed then slowly increase speed to high until smooth and well blended.
3) Pour into a glass.