Friday August 17, 2018

Pine Bark Helps in Fitness, Recovery: Study

Results of the eight week trial showed that those who took the supplement, finished a two mile-run two minutes faster than at the start of the trial

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Pine Bark Helps in Fitness, Recovery: Study
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Struggling to stick with your fitness routine? Research shows that the bark from pine trees could help in keeping you fit.

A scientific study, published in a recent issue of The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, shows that the extract is effective in reducing muscle soreness and cramping and also in improving performance and endurance, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The study was conducted on 147 recreational athletes. They were divided into two groups – one group supplemented their diet with the pine bark extract, known as Pycnogenol and the other did not.

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Results of the eight week trial showed that those who took the supplement, finished a two mile-run two minutes faster than at the start of the trial.

“This study provides evidence that daily supplementation of Pycnogenol offers a natural approach to help reduce post-workout muscular pain, increase levels of physical performance and get you training again sooner,” said Gianni Belcaro, lead researcher of the study.

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“Pycnogenol, along with good training and proper nutrition, may help to significantly improve physical fitness and reduce oxidative stress and muscular pain in both those who exercise recreationally and triathletes,” added Belcaro. (Bollywood Country)

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Munch Healthy Snacks That Can Make You Fit

From naturally dried fruit to crunchy seeds, here is a list of healthy snacks that can have no hard effects on body

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If you are looking for some healthy snacks to control your hunger pangs, go for raw almonds, cranberries, raw cashews and strawberries as an expert suggests that such nutritional products won’t put pressure on your waistline and satiate your tastebuds.

According to a study conducted by Carpo London, the specialist food emporium, sugar levels can be kept steady all day long by eating a few highly delicious and nutritious snacks, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

From naturally dried fruit to crunchy seeds, here is a list of healthy snacks that can have no hard effects on body.

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* Step away from your favourite caffeine fix and in its place crunch on energy mix. Combining raw almonds, cranberries, raw cashews, sunflower seeds and raw pistachios is a great way to perk up your spirits.

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* Sprinkling chia seeds over your porridge can help your body. Just a tablespoon of these seeds a day can help reduce blood pressure and suppress your appetite for longer period. Just ensure to keep drinking plenty of water as they are high in fibre.

* A handful of naturally dried strawberries, kiwis and nectarines will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. (Bollywood Country)