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Nutrition TipsNeed some tips in sports nutrition? Need to improve your competitive edge as an athlete, exercise enthusiast, weekend warrior, or just someone who wants to develop healthy eating habits? We created this section with lots of healthy information, updated frequently with nutrition articles, healthy recipes, and healthy eating tips for you!

Get some tips on what to eat before sports activities, understand the principles of healthy meal planning for athletes and be able to identify safe sport supplements such as protein powders/bars, creatine, and sport drinks. Find out if you're providing the best fuel for your body in the short or long term and gain insights into how proper nutrition can provide optimal muscle recovery and sports performance. All this and more here at the Black Tiger Fight Fitness website.



Malunggay LifeOil

LifeOil is made of 100% malunggay oil extracted from selected leaves of the Moringa Oleifera tree under strict post-harvest and quality control procedures.

Unlike other moringa products in the market, Life Oil is not crushed or pulverized malunggay leaves which, if harvested randomly, may contain sulfur from acid rain and carcinogens due to heavy metals like lead, chromium, and mercury.

Life Oil soft gel capsules capture the benefits of malunggay in its purest and powerful form that effectively help increase energy, strengthen the immune system, manage diabetes / sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels, control blood pressure, and fight cancer.

The Philippine-manufactured Life Oil is the only moringa oil product in the world. Each soft gel capsule contains 500mg of combined oil extract, which is equivalent to 1000 grams of malunggay leaves and seeds.

You can find Malungai LifeOil in leading drugstores nationwide in 60 soft gel capsules power pack and 10 soft gel capsules energy pack.

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Benefits of Lemongrass

 

Supplement of the Week

What is CLA and What's It Good For

CLA by Met-RxConjugated Linoleic Acid or CLA can help you reduce body fat and prevent you from suffering from many diseases. Are you getting enough of it in your diet?

What CLA Does In Your Body
When you take in the required amount of CLA, your body is able to decrease the amount of fat that enters your cells. It does this by increasing the speed that your metabolism processes food and what it does with the nutrients that it takes from what you consume. With enough CLA, a fatty acid found in linoleic acid, your body takes the fat from the foods you consume and sends it through your bloodstream to your muscle cells and liver to provide energy.

When fat is sent to your muscle cells and liver, you benefit from increased energy because fat is processed more efficiently that way. If the fat gets stuck in other cells, it doesn’t produce the energy you need and it ends up accumulating into body fat.

How CLA Improves Your Health

Reduces Body Fat

Studies have found that sufferers of thyroid disease, who are overweight, benefit from CLA. Many of these individuals find that it decreases the body fat they have even though their thyroid is working against them.
While the CLA reduces body fat, it doesn’t reduce body weight. Instead, the weight shifts to muscle mass, which is another benefit of the fatty acid.

Decreases Cancer Risk

CLA has also been found to help people in all stages of cancer. Those who take in enough CLA are less likely to suffer from and die from the following cancers:

  • Breast
  • Colorectal
  • Lung
  • Skin
  • Stomach

Animal studies have found that diets with .5 percent of CLA can result in the decrease of size in cancerous tumors by as much as 50 percent.

Decreases Osteoporosis Risk

Along with cancer, osteoporosis has also been seen as a benefit of CLA. Studies have found that women of menopausal age, who have consumed large amounts of CLA through cheese, have less of a chance of breast cancer and osteoporosis.

Prevents Heart Disease

CLA is also used to help people who are at risk for heart disease or suffer from it. It helps prevent atherosclerosis, which is the hardening of the arteries. This in turn, helps prevent heart disease.

Other Benefits

  • Lowers cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Reduces insulin resistance
  • Helps with allergies reactions from food
  • Helps asthma
  • Increases immune system functioning

How Much CLA Should You Consume?
Most people consume approximately 15-174 milligrams of CLA. To achieve maximum effectiveness of the fatty acids, individuals should have at least 3,400 milligrams a day.Grass-fed animals have three to five times more CLA than others, so buying organic meats and poultry should increase your CLA intake. High levels of CLA are also found in dairy, butter and eggs. Supplementing is another way to increase your intake of CLA. When purchasing supplements, it’s important to look for products with safflower oil. Capsules should contain 1,250 milligrams of oil, which translates to 1,000 milligrams of CLA. Those made of sunflower oil do not contain as much of the fatty acid to provide the amount needed to reach maximum effectiveness.

Side Effects
Some people report that they suffer from stomach upset, diarrhea, nausea and fatigue when taking large quantities of CLA. However, it is unknown how much they are consuming.People with metabolic syndrome should avoid CLA supplements as they can increase the risk of suffering from diabetes and worsen diabetes symptoms.

Contact Your Doctor
Whenever taking any new supplements contact your doctor. It’s important to know how CLA will respond to your body, drug interactions and side effects you may experience due to health problems.

 

Recipe of the Week

High Protein Chicken Club Sandwich

Chicken Club SandwichIngredients:

  • Wholegrain or rye bread slices (how many you use is dependent on you) some use 2, some may use 4.
  • 100 grams of chicken breast (you can alter the numbers depending on your goals)
  • 1 small avocado stoned and sliced
  • 1 handful rocket leaves •8-12 cherry tomatoes , sliced
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning

Method:

  1. Add the chicken over one side of the bread.
  2. Lay the avocado, rocket and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper"
 

Tips for a Healthy Heart

Dig in!Lower Your Heart Disease Risk by 35%

Skip the pharmacy and head for the produce aisle. According to new research published in Circulation, people who eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish lower their risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke by 35 percent.

Researchers tracked the eating habits of 31,546 people with a history of heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes over 5 years, and found those who ate the heart-healthy diet had the lowest chances of having a repeat stroke or heart attack. What’s more, the healthy eaters were 28 percent less likely to develop congestive heart failure.

OK, so it’s not entirely surprising. “You are what you eat. You’ve been told this since you were a little kid, but this proves that it’s really true,” cardiologist Eric Topol, M.D., director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and a Men’s Health expert advisor, tells MensHealth.com.

The reason for the boost is more of a mystery to researchers. Those behind the study can’t point to a single cause, but believe your gut microbiome—the bacteria living within your body—might be responsible.

Because healthful bacteria require specific food sources—more broccoli, less fried chicken—people who follow healthy diets have a “totally different profile of species” within their bodies, Dr. Topol says. Even better: These germs actually fight disease. According to researchers at Imperial College London, good bacteria may lower your blood pressure and risk of a heart attack by tricking your body into absorbing less salt.

We know that sticking to a vegetable-heavy diet takes work, but even small changes can make big differences. To introduce more produce into your diet, try this easy trick from Men’s Health nutrition advisor Alan Aragon, M.S.: Keep a bowl of fruit on your counter. Studies show you tend to eat whatever’s in front of you, so why not make it something healthy?

 
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