Carrot Juice and Almond Milk
I can remember when I was young, my mother used to chase me around the house with a glass of freshly juiced carrot juice. I would scream bloody murder, scrunch up my face, hold my nose and act like it was the most disgusting thing I had ever tasted in my life. And to me, at that point, it was. Oh, to be a kid again!!
As I get older, I realize the benefits of carrot juice and now I juice for myself, adding a twist to it now and then. A very easy combination that you can try is Carrot Juice and Almond Milk (using unsweetened Almond Milk). This is a great shake that you can use in the morning with your breakfast or in the evening after a long day. It is very easy to prepare and tastes fantastic. The list of benefits includes promoting heart health, improving skin, helping in bone health and development and so much more.
The directions are very easy to follow:
Step One: Wash and clean carrot.
Step Two: Put them through a juicer to extract the juice.
Step Three: Pour Almond Milk into a glass.
Step Four: Add an equal amount of Carrot Juice (this amount can vary depending on your preference).
Step Five: Mix and enjoy.
The Importance of Milk
Are you getting enough milk in your diet? For the sake of calories, try drinking skim milk instead of whole or 2% milk. Be sure to also use skim milk in your coffee or tea, on cereal, and when baking. There are about 122 calories in 8 ounces of 2% milk compared to only 91 calories in 8 ounces of skim milk. You may not even be able to notice the taste difference, and you can save up to 30 calories per cup.This may not seem like much, but by the end of the day you will have saved enough calories to add a well deserved healthy snack.
If you're like most people today and can't drink regular milk, you can also try soy or almond milk (which has about 60 calories for 1 cup). This will also help you get sufficient calcium into your daily diet.
Getting Enough Protein
An excellent way to get extra protein into your diet, for both males and females, and depending on your fitness goals, is to add protein shakes into your meal schedule. They can come in handy after your workouts and/or during snack periods. They are very useful especially if you are looking to tone and/or build muscle. However, not all proteins are created equal and it is important to know the difference and choose the right one. When looking for the best protein powder the following should be considered:
For the Love of Water
So you don't feel thirsty? You still need to drink water regardless. Water is necessary even if you're trying to lose weight or simply stay healthy. More than half of your weight is water. It's necessary for a variety of organ functions and digestion. If you don't like to drink water, you can get it through fruits, vegetables, or non-caloric beverages or try flavoring your water with lemon or lime juice. So.. what are you waiting for... drink up!r.
In this section, you will be able to view relevant information about how to optimize your nutrition to suit your fitness needs.