Natural Sports Energy Drink

 

Natural energy drink full of electrolytes to keep you hydrated and energised
Natural energy drink full of electrolytes to keep you hydrated and energised

In my last post we looked into electrolytes, what are they? And what are they for? Hopefully that post helped you to understand the importance of electrolytes. This blog is all about being natural and healthy, so in this post I will be telling you about how you can make a healthy sports energy drink that will restore depleted electrolytes and give you that much need energy boost. Whether you’re playing sports, working out or just active, this is the drink you need to keep your energy levels highs. Continue reading “Natural Sports Energy Drink” »

Electrolytes – The key to Hydration

What is an Electrolyte?

An Electrolyte is a substance that conducts electricity when it is dissolved. Electrolytes are salts and covalent compounds. When the electrolytes are dissolved into water the Ions are separated by the water molecules allowing the Ions to move freely in the water. These Ions have a charge (either positive or negative) and therefore can conduct electricity. These Ions are then used by the body once the solution has been consumed. Electrolytes maintain health and function in all the systems of the body. They promote neuromuscular impulses, maintain body fluid osmolality (the body’s fluid concentration of all chemical particles), regulate the body’s pH levels (acid base balance) and distribute fluid and electrolytes between the body’s fluid compartments. Electrolyte concentrations are different in different fluid compartments of the body and this concentration should always be maintained. Continue reading “Electrolytes – The key to Hydration” »

The Ramadan Health Challenge

In less than a week from now so many Muslims all over the world will be observing fasts for a whole month. But are they aware of the benefits and would they like to know how they can maximise the health benefits throughout the month of Ramadan. Now this post is not only directed towards those who are fasting in Ramadan, so please do read on because you can always start a one month intermittent fasting regime to see what benefits it can bring to your health. Fasting has many health benefits and recently intermittent fasting has become a lifestyle adjustment for a lot of health enthusiasts out there. Intermittent fasting is where you skip breakfast and have lunch as your first meal. This means keeping roughly a 15 hour fast each day. Benefits of this lifestyle are from weight loss to disease reversal. Continue reading “The Ramadan Health Challenge” »

Omega-3 and omega-6

Omega-3 and Omega-6 – The Right Balanace For a Healthy Lifestyle

Omega-3 and 6 are essential fats, they are not produced by our bodies and therefore need to be consumed as part of a healthy diet. Both Omega-3 and 6 are needed for normal growth, proper brain function and development. Continue reading “Omega-3 and Omega-6 – The Right Balanace For a Healthy Lifestyle” »

Inflammation

You may not be aware that inflammation is a part of the body’s defence system (immune system) that protects the body when attacked by bacteria or injured with open wounds. Inflammation is a way for the body to protect itself from anything harmful. That is something very important to remember.

Factors causing inflammation
Well, there are many factors that can cause inflammation, like mentioned above external injuries like cuts or bacteria, viruses or fungi and chemicals. There are also many diseases or illnesses that cause inflammation like bronchitis or dermatitis. Continue reading “Inflammation” »

Alzheimer’s – Coconut oil

Alzheimer’s is a disease which effects memory thinking and behaviour. It is a progressive disease that’s develops with age. Those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s survive on average for up to 8 years from when they first see the symptoms, but the number of years can range from 4 to 20 years. As of now there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s but treatments can help to slightly manage and suppress the symptoms. Continue reading “Alzheimer’s – Coconut oil” »