Workout Wellness

Cha Cha Cha Chia

How does the body prevent the self-destructive action of a muscular ‘overload’ or ‘self damage’ during exercise? When we workout we’re pushing our bodies so hard, and this question is very relevant.
Potassium,
this is one of the key nutrients that protects the muscle cell.
How?
The loss of potassium in the cells of the muscle affect the rate of muscle contraction. Therefore, the lack of potassium will exhaust you and if you continue muscular activity there would be serious damage. If there is enough potassium in the system you can delay the onset of fatigue.
DON’T RESORT TO A SUPPLEMENT. Its no good to rely on a pill in any form, you’re in charge and your body needs calories anyways, so eat your nutrition.

So, what regulates potassium levels?
Magnesium. 
Is there a food that has both of these minerals in it?
Chia seeds. 

Huffington Post of Canada states:

It contains calcium, manganese, and phosphorus, and is a great source of healthy omega-3 fats. As an added benefit, chia seeds can be eaten whole or milled, while flax seeds have to be ground before consumption in order to access their health benefits for example. When you’re buying chia, both the white and black seeds are good choices, but Coates warns to make sure you’re getting a good quality product by avoiding either red seeds (immature chia seeds), or black seeds that are smaller than regular chia seeds (weed seeds).

 

chia-seeds

Let the seed speak for itself. Try it out in your next breakfast smoothie or go search pinterest for a million and one ways to use this in your meals.

And I’m excited to be learning about our bodies for my Nutritional Counseling classes!!!

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