Coconut oil and the benefits of its medium chain fatty acids

There are many coconut oil products for the skin and hair that support the natural chemical balance of the skin. So, why is coconut oil now seen as a new all round health food as well?

It’s all to do with the fatty acids in the coconut flesh. The majority of fatty acids that we consume via our food are long chain fatty acids. The fatty acids found in coconut oil are medium chain fatty acids and coconut oil is one of the best sources for medium chain fatty acids.

Our bodies utilise each fatty acid in a different way depending on its size. Medium chain fatty acids have a very positive effect on the body. Some of the benefits of medium chain fatty acids include,

  • A negative effect on cholesterol.
  • Protection against heart disease.
  • Better absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  • An improved digestion.
  • A lowering of body fat.

Medium chain fatty acids, which are found in coconut oil, are also used in the treatment of diarrhoea, Celiac disease, Liver disease and Alzheimer’s disease. See Daily Mail article on Coconut Oil benefits and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to these benefits, coconut oil is also a nutritional source of energy.

So take a fresh look at the humble coconut. It’s overflowing with potential health benefits.

certified organic virgin coconut oil

Warning:- The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. Should you have any medical condition, always consult your doctor, before undertaking any change in exercise or dietary advice.

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BioCare Amino Plex (sulphur amino acid combination) 90 capsules .

BioCare Amino Plex sulpher amino acid combination

BioCare Amino Plex sulpher amino acid combination

BioCare Amino Plex sulpher amino acid combination

Amino Plex provides a blend of sulphur amino acids with lysine.

Lysine is a necessary building block for all protein in the body.  It also helps with calcium absorption and building muscle protein. It can also help the body recover from surgery or injuries.

Ingredient Description
L-Methionine, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride, Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), L-Cystine, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, Anti-Caking Agents.

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How to squat safely for hard thigh muscles ~ strong glutes

1. Learn to squat safely before you lift the weight.

2. Try to work on flexibility before you attempt the move.

3. A bent bar is easier to hold in position, so if you have one in your gym use that one.

4. Place the bar on the squat rack when lifting, as it will be much safer.

5. Hold the bar properly with your shoulder blades pushed together.

6. Rest the bar on top of your tensed shoulder blades. Hold the bar with the whole of your hands not just the fingers.

7. Make sure your hands are the same distance apart from the centre of the bar.

8. Place your feet apart slightly wider than your hips. You may need to adjust later to a wider, more comfortable position.

squat weight training routine for men ~ strong glutes thighs

squat move 1

squat weight training routine for men ~ strong glutes thighs

squat move 2

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dumbbell lunge ~ womens weight training routine for firm strong thighs

1. This move can be done with or without dumbbells.

2. Begin the movement by keeping your feet slightly apart but facing forward.

3. The upper part of the body must stay upright and centred.

4. Begin with the right leg and step forward. Make sure you bend your right leg till you feel the pull in the thigh.

5. Do not push further forward than a 90º angle, as this will put unnecessary strain on the knee.

6. Stay in the position for a count of 2 and then return to the standing position.

7. Repeat with the other leg.

womens weight training routine ~ the lunge strong firm thighs

lunge move 1

womens weight training routine ~ the lunge for strong firm thighs

lunge move 2

 

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How to do an upright row. Strengthen your upper back.

1. Stand with feet shoulder width apart.

2. Grip the barbell firmly in both hands and stand with knees unlocked.

3. Keep the body straight when holding the barbell and preparing for the lift.

4. Keep your head facing forward and lift the barbell up to your chest area.

5. Hold the barbell to your chest for the count of two then using a slow and controlled movement bring the barbell back to position one and repeat.

upright row move 1 for workout for strong upper back muscle

upright row move 1

upright row move 2 workout for strong upper back muscles

upright row move 2

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Zoggs Active Fitness Goggles – Adjustable Medalist II ~ swimming equipment uk swimming gear

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Zoggs Active Fitness Goggles - Adjustable Medalist II ~ swimming equipment uk swimming gear

Zoggs Active Fitness Goggles – Adjustable Medalist II ~ swimming equipment uk swimming gear

Please see more in the Natural Matter health and fitness shop for the entire Zoggs swimming range. If you have any questions regarding this product please contact info@naturalmatter.co.uk and we will try our best to help you.

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nanny goat milk infant nutrition 900g ~ baby powdered goats milk ~ alternative to cows milk

Nanny Goat Milk Nutrition 900g

nanny goat milk infant nutrition 900g ~ baby powdered goats milk ~ alternative to cows milk

nanny goat milk infant nutrition 900g ~ baby powdered goats milk ~ alternative to cows milk

This infant goat milk is gluten free, wheat free, yeast free, sucrose free and glucose-syrup free.

Put simply this is good milk for babies.

Easily digested for ‘more-settled’ babies…NANNY Goat Milk Infant Nutrition is based on the milk of pasture-fed New Zealand goats which are raised without the use of stimulants, hormones or growth-enhancing drugs. NANNY goat milk offers a nutritionally suitable alternative to cow’s milk based formulations, and is fortified to ensure that the appropriate nutritional needs of infants are being met.

Nanny Goat milk has a unique protein profile which gives rise to smaller, softer curds for easier digestion. The goats are fed on the lush pasture grass of New Zealand. This is compared with other countries where animals are fed grain within intensive farming systems.

Free of added sucrose and glucose-syrups .

Please see more in the Natural Matter health and fitness shop for the entire Nanny Goat Milk range. If you have any questions regarding this product please contact info@naturalmatter.co.uk and we will try our best to help you.

Serving Suggestion

Use only the scoop provided, mixing 1 scoop of Nanny Goats milk powder to 30ml of cooled, boiled water.

Ingredients

Pasteurised goat milk solids (46%), lactose, vegetable oils, (canola and sunflower), choline chloride, taurine.

Minerals: Sodium citrate, calcium hydroxide, citric acid, ferrous sulphate, copper sulphate, potassium citrate, zinc sulphate, manganese sulphate, potassium iodine, sodium selenite.

Vitamins: Ascorbic acid, dl-tocopheryl acetate, retinyl acetate, vitamin K1, cholecalciferol, niacinamide, calcium d-pantothenate, thiamin hydrochloride, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, cyanocobalamin.

Nutritional Information

per 100g: Energy 515kcal, Protein 10.8g, Carbohydrate 56.8g, Fat 27.0g.

This product is Gluten Free, Wheat Free and Yeast Free.

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BioCare Amino Plex (sulphur amino acid combination) 90 capsules .

Buy Amino Plex sulphur amino acids

BioCare Amino Plex sulpher amino acid combination

BioCare Amino Plex sulpher amino acid combination

BioCare Amino Plex sulpher amino acid combination

Amino Plex provides a blend of sulphur amino acids with lysine.

Lysine is a necessary building block for all protein in the body.  It also helps with calcium absorption and building muscle protein. It can also help the body recover from surgery or injuries.

Ingredient Description
L-Methionine, L-Cysteine Hydrochloride, Capsule Shell (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), L-Cystine, L-Lysine Hydrochloride, Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide & Magnesium Stearate).

Additional Info
Contains l-methionine, l-cysteine, l-cystine and l ûlysine Capsule can be opened for those that struggle or prefer not to swallow capsules or tablets

Recommended Intake
One capsule taken three times daily with food or as professionally directed.

Warnings
If you are under medical supervision, please consult a doctor before use

Allergens
None

What are amino acids?

Amino acids are either essential or non essential. Essential amino acids are acids that cannot be independantly produced by the human body. Therefore, we need to obtain these acids from the food we eat.

Amino acids are the basic building blocks found in every cell of our body. They produce the proteins we need to survive.

Amino acid  benefits include; repair to organ or muscle tissue, an improved immune system, healthy hair, teeth, nails and skin, improved sleep.

They are also of great benefit to bodybuilders who need to repair muscle tissue after weight training.
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Boditronics Profusion Reloaded Banana Split 2100g ~ sports nutrition muscle builder

Boditronics Profusion Reloaded Banana Split 2100g. An All In One Muscle Building & Recovery Product.

Boditronics Profusion Reloaded Banana Split 2100g. An All In One Muscle Building & Recovery Product.

Boditronics Profusion Reloaded Banana Split 2100g. An All In One Muscle Building & Recovery Product.

All In One Muscle Building and Recovery Formula

Product Description
Profusion Reloaded is an elite muscle building formula when used in combination with training and nutrition plans. It contains everything your body needs to grow and recover to sustain muscle post workout. Profusion Reloaded is unrivalled in the market due to its exceptional nutritional profile, quality and taste.

80g Protein*
Profusion Reloaded provides the highest amount of muscle building protein of any all-in-one currently available, a blend of isolates and concentrates ensures maximum results.

8g Bodipure Creatine* & 4g Beta Alanine*
In combination this optimum amount of these exciting research proven nutrients may provide increased strength, muscle mass and endurance. This potent blend is backed up with 6g Glutamine Peptides and 3g of Taurine for increased muscle cell volumization.

MX Strength Stack*
This potent proprietary blend containing 100mg 5-Methyl-7-Methoxy Isoflavone, 530mg Magnesium and 50mg Zinc along with 50mg Vitamin B6, 100mg Vitamin C and 20mg Vitamin E aids strength, recovery and endurance.

*per daily serving

Ingredients:
Whey Protein Blend (Whey Protein Concentrate, Whey Protein Isolate), Carbohydrate Sustained Energy Blend (Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Fructose), Creatine Monohydrate, Glutamine Peptides, Taurine, Beta Alanine, Xanathan Gum, MCT, Beetroot Red (Strawberry), Beta Carotene (Banana, Toffee & Vanilla), Cocoa Powder (Chocolate), Natural Identical Flavouring, Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulphate, Inulin, 5-methyl-7 Methoxy-Isoflavone, Vitamin C, Artificial Sweetener (Sucralose), Zinc Sulphate, Vitamin B6, Sodium Chloride, Vitamin E.

Recommended Use (Based on a 75kg Male):
For best results mix 3 rounded scoops with 350ml – 400ml of water to taste. Consume one shake 60 – 90 mins before and one immediately after your workout. On non workout days consume one shake in the morning and one in the late afternoon or evening.
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Anti Ageing ~ what can you do to slow down the ageing process?

Many scientists believe that ageing is caused by a limited cell lifespan. In other words, we are all pre-programmed to age and die.  This added to the everyday damage cells are subjected to,  it just seems that there is no way to avoid the wrinkles.

So what happens to our bodies, as we get older?

The main changes that occur are; our immune function decreases, our blood pressure rises, we become less active, our strength decreases, our immune system is impaired, and our body fat increases.

What causes all these changes?

These changes are triggered by genetics and also by our lifestyle choices. Our genetic make-up cannot be manipulated yet, but lifestyle and mental attitude play a very important role in maintaining a longer, healthy life. We know that diet and exercise will help a great deal with anti ageing but what else?

Your mental state directly affects your immune system. Learning to cope with stress can have a beneficial effect on your ageing. Even the simplest of stresses can cause damage. So be happy and learn to relax and cope with life’s pressures.

As you get older your Insulin levels and hormones don’t function as well. Your cells don’t get the best nutrients they need. As a result of this you store more body fat resulting in higher blood pressure.

If you reduce the level of food that you eat, you have less need for Insulin. Reducing the food you eat but maintaining a healthy balanced diet will help in delaying the ageing process. It’s not about starving yourself but more about stopping the overindulgence.

As the body matures it produces less testosterone in males and less growth hormone in both sexes. These hormones help build both muscle and strength. By exercising and training into older age the body is encouraged to keep on producing these hormones. This will ensure a level of strength and agility well into your later years.

Keeping your mind active will ensure that the body stays active too. We go through our whole lives developing and learning, so this shouldn’t stop with old age.

There are practical things we can do to hold the wrinkles and pains back, read the following anti ageing checklist.

  1. Eat regular healthy balanced meals, don’t overindulge and eat small and often. This keeps insulin and blood sugar levels low.
  2. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables; make sure you get good levels of Vitamin C and E regularly. These vitamins counteract the free radicals that cause cell damage from everyday living.
  3. Relaxation techniques and meditation slow your body and mind allowing it to cope. If you learn ways to control anxiety, your body and mind will not put unnecessary stress on itself.
  4. Regular exercise, incorporating cardiovascular exercises, stretches and resistance (weight) training all keep muscles strong. It also keeps your body producing growth hormone and also keeps your blood pressure down.
  5. Find a personally fulfilling role. This creates a healthy mental attitude. Being happy with a positive outlook on both life and the ageing process will help you stay both mentally and physically strong.

If you feel like you need a little extra help with the wrinkles. For our anti ageing cream, anti ageing serum and collagen range please visit our website.

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