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Why Do We Need Pyridoxine?


Pyridoxine

According to the several researches we need pyridoxine as a coenzyme in the transamination process, for the decarboxylation and recemization of amino acids, and as the indispensable coenzyme for glycogen phosphorylase. We need pyridoxine to turn the proteins you eat into the proteins our body needs and we need it to convert carbohydrates from the form you accumulate them in into the form you can use for energy. What sort of proteins does our body need? For starters, hemoglobin—the element that carries oxygen in your red blood cells. Pyridoxine is needed to make lots of other proteins including hormones, neurotransmitters, and enzymes. You also need it to make prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that regulate things like your blood pressure. Pyridoxine is essential for converting the foods you eat into carbohydrates or fat your body can store—and for the stored forms into forms you can use when you need extra energy.

Normal amounts of pyridoxine keep your body working normally. What do extra amounts of pyridoxine do? A lot, especially for our heart and immune system, and for asthma and diabetes.We need to be cautious here, though—pyridoxine can be toxic in very large doses.
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Recipes for Muscles: Roast Beef


Ingredients:
One beef roast 3 pounds
Bay leaves , sea salt, ground black pepper
Coconut oil
6 cloves of garlic

How to Make:
Cut gashes in roast and insert garlic slices and bay leaves. Brush the meat with coconut oil and season. Place roast in oven at 350 degrees and cook. Serve 4 ounce servings. Slightly under cook as when you reheat meat will get over cooked otherwise. 

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Recipes for Muscles: Spinach Eggs



Ingredients:
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • One portion eggs ( 2- 5)
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese
  • Butter

How to Make:
Place spinach in a microwaveable dish. Beat eggs together and pour on top of spinach. Sprinkle cheese and nutmeg on top. Check your microwave to see how long to cook eggs and microwave until eggs are done.
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Post Workout Carbohydrates


Consuming food immediately after training, no longer than forty five minutes, the right type of nutrients has an massive impact on gaining lean muscular weight. Right after intense weight training, muscle cells are starving for replenishment. The prime fuel source for anaerobic activity is glycogen and after serious weight training studies have shown a nutrient partitioning action takes place. Starving muscle cells suck up glycogen like a sponge loading and making it in much greater quantities than usual. Take advantage of this by drinking a liquid source of simple carbohydrates like a pop or a carbohydrate drink. This is an exceptional time to satisfy your cravings for simple sugars and actually benefit from it.

Your bodies’ insulin response to eating the simple sugars will divide the simple sugars very efficiently into the muscle cells instead of fat cells when over eating carbohydrates. You can not only get away with eating more, it is helpful for muscle growth to do so.

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Cortisol and Carbohydrates Consumption

Cortisol Molecule
One of the main hormones that control important processes in human body is cortisol. This is quite catabolic agent as some of its amino acids may come from muscle tissue. It is crucial that one consumes carbohydrates before exercise for several reasons:

  • Dietary carbohydrates will assure persons with fuel for the anaerobic pathway, and spare muscle tissue from being converted to glucose for fuel.
  • Dietary carbohydrates will cause the discharge of insulin, which blocks the release of cortisol from the pancreas.
  • Dietary carbohydrates will increase muscle glycogen levels which will advance performance and reduce fatigue.
Persons should consume 35% of their total daily carbohydrates in a meal 1.5 to 2 hours before their workout as this will allow the carbohydrates sufficient time to be digested and enter the bloodstream. It is also suggested consuming a shake composed of 30-40g of whey protein along with dextrose or maltodextrin during the workout. The carbohydrates in the shake should account for about 20% of one’s total daily carbohydrate intake.
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Fat as a Factor for Satiety


It is already a known fact that that fat is digested slowly. This means there is a slow release of the fat molecules from the food, with a slower emptying of both the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine than there would be if no fat was present in the food. As a result of the presence of fat storage in the small intestine, special hormones are produced and they avoid the hunger contractions. This role of delaying the inception of hunger is thought to be helpful for dieters; thus, a careful balance of fat in the diet becomes vital for someone trying to lose weight. Too much fat in the diet and the loss of weight is thwarted; too little and the hunger pangs play havoc with good intentions and frequently lead to overeating carbohydrates.
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Mood-Boosting Food

Milk. Your brain needs an amino acid called tryptophan in order to make serotonin, a neurotransmitter that has happy-making and calming action. It works by conserving the brain's serotonin. Dairy foods are a great low-fat source of tryptophan, but you can also find it from poultry and nuts, especially peanuts.
Mood-Boosting Food

Turkey. Turkey is high in phenylalanine, an amino acid which the brain converts to dopamine. Dopamine elevates mood and motivation and prevents depression. A recent study demonstrated that phenylalanine was as effective as an antidepressant drug. As well as turkey, phenylalanine is found in majority of protein foods.
Mood-Boosting Food

Liver. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin B6, which you need to convert the phenylalanine from the protein you eat to mood-enhancing dopamine and adrenaline. If you don't get enough vitamin B6, you'll probably feel down and your stress levels will increase. You can also get the amount of vitamin B6 from brown rice or other whole grains.
Mood-Boosting Food

Coffee. Caffeine is the world's most popular psychoactive drug. It increase metabolism and energy levels, making you feel more alert by interfering with the action of drowse-inducing adenosine in the brain. It also manipulates the same channels in the brain as amphetamines by activating the brain's pleasure centers.
Mood-Boosting Food

Muesli. Eating carbohydrates boosts serotonin levels, and complex carbohydrates like oat and rye flakes keep you sustained, making you stay mellow. Protein in nuts and milk further lower the glycaemic index and your blood sugar levels don't spike preventing the “sugar slump” and associated crabbiness you would get after eating a high glycaemic index sugary snack.
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