Our cells face threats all day everyday from toxic chemicals, to UV rays, to cigarette smoke, to viruses and infections, and even to exercise and the food we eat. These external threats are what we commonly refer to as free-radicals. Free-radicals damage cells in your body by “stealing” electrons, altering cell membranes and DNA codes.
- Do you need more energy and motivation to complete your workout? You may not be properly fueling before or after your workout. Here are ideas for pre-workout snacks and post-workout meals and why you need carbohydrates and protein before and after you exercise. Also included is a grocery list of healthy food to nourish your body, lose weight, meet your fitness goals, and repair muscles.