You need not feel guilty the next time you indulge in a bar of chocolate. Multiple studies and research have concluded that chocolate actually has a multitude of health benefits. One study found that people eating chocolate were 22 percent less likely to suffer a stroke than those who didn't. On top of that, chocolate may prevent memory decline while a study published in The Journal of Nutrition indicates that chocolate consumption may support cardiovascular health by lowering cholesterol and improving blood pressure.
So do indulge in your fave choc bar, but as with everything, moderation is the key!
Almonds can help you get the most out of your workout and ward off any post exercise hunger pangs. Packed with fibre, B vitamins and calcium, almonds are a natural source of protein which aids muscle recovery.
The antioxidants in almonds also help control blood sugar after meals, protect against diabetes and heart disease and raise levels of HDL cholesterol while lowering LDL. So, take a pack of almonds (opt for unsalted) with you to your workout. And don't forget your fitness gear from us at www.motiv8.my
According to the telegraph.co.uk, eating chilli peppers can help dieters lose weight by raising their metabolism and burning away fat, according to scientists. Researchers have found that the heat generated by peppers can actually increaseyour consumption of calories and "oxidise" layers of fat. Time to spice up your food, folks!