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Probiotics help keep the friendly bacteria in your digestive system strong. A healthy gut benefits include:

  • boosting immune system.
  • preventing and treating urinary tract infections.
  • improving digestive function.
  • healing inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS (4)
  • managing and preventing eczema in children.
  • fighting food-borne illnesses.

Walk into your local market, and you will find an array of products containing probiotics. However, a new study conducted at Inverness found that many of these products provided minimal results.

The study did show that ingesting prebiotics was much more beneficial. Prebiotics can be found in foods like chicory, miso, sauerkraut and kombucha. They also found that adding kefir to one's diet boosted health bacteria strains dramatically.

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Carbohydrates are the main fuel source for your body's functions, including exercise. Carbohydrates should comprise the greatest percentage of calories in your diet. In fact, the USDA states that carbs should equal 45-65% of your daily caloric intake. Proper carbohydrate intake also makes for more effective workouts.

While it's true that cutting carbs from your diet can be a quick fix to weight loss, it is not a long-term solution to weight-gain. A carb-free diet isn't a sustainable eating plan, nor is it recommended by most reputable healthcare professionals. In addition, most carb-free diets are high in saturated fats, which can contribute to heart disease.

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TRX Suspension Training is a great way to change up your workout routine. It allows your body to use its own weight as resistance. The functional movements done on the straps are both challenging and fun. The dynamics of these exercises help activate core muscles more than traditional exercise.

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Water is one not only an important factor for overall health, but one of the key components to a good workout. "Just losing 2% of your body weight in fluid can decrease performance by up to 25%," says Amanda Carlson, director of performance nutrition for Athletes’ Performance. Here is the breakdown on staying hydrated for exercise:

  • One to two hours before your workout, drink 15 to 20 ounces of water
  • 15 minutes before you begin, drink between 8 and 10 ounces of water
  • During your workout, drink another 8 ounces every 15 minutes.

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According to The Center for Science in the public interest (CSPI), a US organization that campaigns for food safety, many additives should be avoided on health grounds.

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