A lot of research has been done in the area of creatine supplementation. The vast majority of this research has looked at the effect of creatine on strength and muscle size or hypertrophy. This means subjects are given creatine while performing weight training.
Green tea contains a chemical called EGCG, which promotes fat loss and protects the cells from free radicals produced naturally during metabolism.
What is this latest hot topic about liquid diets and is it healthy for me? I personally do the liquid diet either prior to a photoshoot, to get all the solid foods out of my system for that ‘leaner look,’ or if I’m sick - it makes it so much easier to deal with the side effects of the flu when you only have liquids circulating in your system.
A German study led by Kerstin Kempf showed that coffee drinking decreased markers of inflammation and increased HDL (the good cholesterol)— both of which reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
A Harvard University study showed that regular coffee drinkers had a 60 percent lower risk of prostate cancer, particularly the risk of the aggressive form of the disease.
Several studies found that L-carnitine L-tartrate promoted recovery and prevented free radical tissue damage in intensely training young men. A sophisticated study from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, led by Bill Kraemer, found similar results in middle-aged men.
Recent studies show that stronger people live longer. Creatine supplements can help older adults maintain strength and muscle mass, which could increase longevity.
Milk proteins reduce appetite, food intake, and blood sugar responses to a high-carbohydrate meal. A University of Toronto study found that consuming whey protein before a meal decreased food intake, and reduced post-meal blood sugar and insulin release.
Most studies examine the effect of supplements on a single bout of exercise. We need more studies on the chronic effect of nutrients on long-term performance and recovery.
What motivates you to workout: personal trainers, workout partners, listening to music on your iPod, or are you inspired by the body type of your favorite athlete, celebrity, bodybuilder or fitness model? Whatever it takes to encourage you to stick to a sensible diet and exercise program, it’s crucial to stay driven and strict with this routine for the lifelong benefit of your health.