Hydration + Diet
Congratulations on the first step of taking back control of your health! Here are some very easy to use recommendations to nourish your body so that it is cooperative with your fitness and health & wellness goals
Drink more water!
The easiest way to make sure that you drink enough water is to have a reusable water bottle - plain and simple. If you buy one of these make sure that it's glass or BPA free at minimum. Be sippin' all day and see how well you can hydrate while also helping out the environment! Hydration is not just important for muscles and tendons, but also the lymphatic system which connects to the gut!
There are a lot of opinions on how to reduce your inflammation with your diet, but here is a nice summary:
At the tip-top of the food pyramid are the list of what to limit: wheat, dairy, sugar, corn, soy, and peanuts. “It’s absolutely essential to avoid processed and refined foods—AKA junk food,” says chemist & pharmacist Barbara Mendez’s
Also - nightshades (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and potatoes) can effect people's bodies negatively so see how your body responds to them.
The way we prepare and consume foods matters. If you eat a green banana you will get sick and if you eat a ripe banana you will have a fine day :) Everyone agrees that Lectins (carbohydrate-binding proteins which can be in higher concentrations in beans and grains depending on preparation) are harmful for your system so here is some advice on how to reduce them.