5 Best Butt Workouts for Women to Get a Firm Toned Sexy Butt


Butt Workouts for Women - Women of all shapes, sizes, and ages can benefit from butt workouts. Not only is a firm, toned butt sexy, it is also essential in supporting your thighs and core in bodybuilding and athletic performance and competition.
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Women of all shapes, sizes, and ages can benefit from butt workouts.

Not only is a firm, toned butt sexy, it is also essential in supporting your thighs and core in bodybuilding and athletic performance and competition. The butt consists of three primary muscles: the gluteus maximus, the gluteus medius, and the gluteus minimus.

Each of them are connected to the hips, facilitating movement in the legs, lower back, and abdomen. Medical researchers of the study, “Gluteal Muscle Activation During Common Therapeutic Exercises” in the “Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy” found that squats, deadlifts, lunges, side-lying hip abductions, and lateral band walks worked butt muscles most effectively.

To get the toned butt you desire, always start your training session with some light cardio. Elliptical machines, stairs (or StairMasters), and arc trainers are great exercises to start training and toning your butt.

Ladiesit is essential to attack your butt and train it with heavy weights. Although there are some genetically gifted souls, for the rest of you, cardio alone isn’t going to get your booty looking round and feeling firm and tight.

These are five of the best butt workouts for women:

1. The Old School Deadlift, Squat, and Lunge

Some female bodybuilders swear by old school techniques that might bring back memories of high school gym class. Just ask Pauline Nordin, trainer and diet coach for the Nordic version of “The Biggest Loser” and star of “The Butt Bible,” a workout video by NBC/Universal. She said, “Those exercises allow you to use the kind of weight necessary to build the sort of muscle tissue that ultimately gives the glutes a nice, round shape.”

Pauline also suggests that butt training should be part of your normal leg routine, and that you need to top off your strength training with good stretches to increase your flexibility and stimulate your muscles into reaching a full range of motion. This is one of the butt workouts that Pauline recommends:

  • Lying Down Straight Leg Raise: 3 sets of 15 to 20 reps
  • Super-Wide Barbell Squat: 5 sets of 10 reps
  • Bridge (one leg at a time): 3 sets of 10 reps
  • Bridge (both legs): 2 sets pf 20 reps
  • Barbell Split Lunge: 3 sets of 8-10 reps
  • Sumo-Style Barbell Deadlift: 3 sets of 20 reps
  • Seated Abductor Machine: 3 sets of 10-15 reps
  • Super-Wide Barbell Squat: 3 sets of 10 reps

2. Hip and Leg Raises and Extensions

If you simply cannot bear the thought of squats and deadlifts, there are plenty of alternative butt workouts designed for women like you. Hip and leg raises may not sound very intense, but they’re exactly the kind of movements your butt needs to get toned.

“Women’s Health Magazine” suggests starting with a hip raise that involves lying on your back with your keens bent and your feet flat on the floor.

  • Raise your hips so your body forms a straight line from shoulders to knees.
  • Lift one knee to your chest, then lower back to the start.
  • Lift the other knee to your chest, and continue alternating.

You can also do single-leg hip raises by extending one leg until it’s in line with your opposite thigh, and pushing your hips upward. One great variation to these exercises is to use an inflatable exercise ball under your feet, calves, or knees.

3. Kettlebells and Barbells

Don’t be intimated by all the heavy equipment at the gym; it’s only there to help you achieve your fitness potential! Kettlebell swings are intense, fast-paced, and work your whole body.

Your butt, however, initiates and dominates the bottom half of the bodily motion. Try this kettlebell workout, but first watch this video to understand proper form:

  • Start in a low, wide squat position with a kettlebell in between your feet.
  • With your chest puffed out, abs tight, and lower back pinched, powerfully contract your glutes and swing the kettlebell upwards with two hands until it’s in-line with your face.
  • Under control, lower the weight back to the ground, stick out your butt, and immediately complete the next rep.

 Watch this video – Kettle Bell Swing

Although barbell squats aren’t anything new, they are incredibly effective in working your backside at the gym. They also build leg strength and help improve your ability to balance.

Try this barbell workout after you watch this video to safely execute the moves:

  • Stand shoulder-width apart with a barbell across your traps.
  • Stick out your butt, maintain a flat back, and lower down until your thighs are parallel with the floor.
  • Drive up through your heels, and return up back to start.

Watch this video – Fitness Tips with Chrissy Zmijewski: The Barbell Squat

4. At-Home Floor Work

To achieve a shapely behind, you’re going to need to take your workout beyond the gym and incorporate butt-shaping moves into your daily routine. Here’s a few at-home exercises that you can do comfortably in your own living room:

  • Side-lying leg lift: Lie on your side with your legs extended out straight. Your lower arm can rest under your head, your top arm on your hip. Lift the top leg up while keeping your hips steady and facing forward – do not rotate backward. Lower down and repeat. For an added challenge, wear an ankle weight.
  • Clam Shell: Lie on your left side on the floor with your hips and knees bent 45-degrees. Your right leg should be on top of your left leg, heels together. Keeping your feet in contact with each other, raise your right knee as high as you can without moving your pelvis. Pause, then return to the starting position. Don’t allow your left leg to move off the floor.
  • Toe taps: Lie on the floor with your arms on your sides. Lift your feet, bending both knees to 90-degrees so your thighs are perpendicular to the floor. Slowly and quietly tap your left toes to the floor, then your right. Alternate tapping feet for one minute. If you feel any lower back pain, don’t bring your toes all the way down.

5. Yoga and Pilates

Yoga has seemingly endless health benefits, so it should come as no surprise that a toned butt is one of them. These are a few yoga poses ideal for toning the butt:

  • Warrior 1 and 2
  • Chair pose
  • Bridge pose
  • Locust pose
  • Upward-facing plank pose
  • Single-legged plank pose

One common Pilates move involves lying on your side and reaching one leg behind your body. This works your butt, and can also be done while lying over an exercise ball or standing upright. Always execute Pilates-style leg extensions with slow, controlled movements while keeping the torso stable and the glutes squeezed. Try doing three sets of 15 repetitions for leg and hip extensions, and then switch legs

Summary

The best way to attack your booty from all angles and avoid workout boredom is to incorporate all five of these butt workouts for women into your fitness routine. They all complement each other nicely by working your butt in different ways at varying levels of intensity.

Another popular butt workout that you can access online at home is Vitality Advocate’s “Bubble Butt Workout for Women.”

Always make sure to warm-up with some light cardio, then stretch your hip flexors before training your glutes, because hip flexors get overworked during all the time you spend sitting down And remember – a better butt is just one part of a toned and healthy body.

Eating a healthy plant-based diet and strengthening the other muscles in your body are equally important to complement your fabulous fanny!

To get more ideas about butt workouts for women, watch this video – 10 MIN BOOTY BURN // No Equipment | Pamela Reif

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Butt Workouts for Women

Bodyweight Workout Routine to Build Muscle and Strength


Weightlifting is typically the chosen method for vegetarian bodybuilders to build muscle and strength. However, adding a bodyweight workout routine to the mix can amplify your gains. It can also infuse more variety and dimension to your training.
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Weightlifting is typically the chosen method for vegetarian bodybuilders to build muscle and strength. However, adding a bodyweight workout routine to the mix can amplify your gains. It can also infuse more variety and dimension to your training.

If you train hard with heavy weights throughout the year, your joints will probably need periodic rest. You can use this bodyweight workout routine as a two-week break for your joints to recover, allowing you to train even harder in the long run. Trust me, it matters when you hit your thirties and start to feel the cumulative effects.

Don’t think that a bodyweight workout routine has to be easy, either.

Just keep the rest time between sets short, and use crisp, controlled power throughout. Eventually, you can use more explosive movements (while going slow on the negatives*).

There are countless variations of bodyweight moves and regiments available, but you need to be able to execute the basics before moving on to the advanced.

*Negatives: For example, while executing squats, the negative movement is when you are going down towards the ground. In pull-ups, the negative movement again is when you lower yourself down. The “negative” is always the opposite movement of the pushing or pulling movement required.

This bodyweight workout routine is geared towards the beginner wants a more basic routine, and serves as a full-body workout. Let’s get to it!

Weekly Schedule

  • Day 1: Upper-Body
  • Day 2: Lower-Body
  • Day 3: Core-Abs, Cardio
  • Day 4: Upper-Body
  • Day 5: Lower-Body
  • Day 6: Core-Abs, Cardio
  • Day 7: Rest

Upper-Body Day

Lower-Body Day

  • Deep Squats (Quads-Glutes)
  • Split-Squats (Quads-Glutes) *instructional video*
  • Lunges (Quads-Glutes)
  • Calve Raises (Calves)

Core-Abs Day

Notes

  • Five sets of each exercise
  • 60 seconds rest in between sets
  • Quantity of repetitions (reps) will vary depending on the exercise
  • Reps should be executed at no more than 90%* effort most of the time
  • Quality over quantity is the most efficient way to build strength

*Because it takes the central nervous system longer to recover than skeletal muscle, I don’t recommend performing all sets at 100% effort (failure).

Advanced Bodyweight Workouts

10-Day Recurring Schedule

  • Day 1: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps + Deep Squats
  • Day 2: Abs, Cardio or Yoga
  • Day 3: Back/Biceps
  • Day 4: Split-Squats/Lunges
  • Day 5: Abs, Cardio or Yoga
  • Day 6: Chest/Shoulders/Triceps + Deep Squats
  • Day 7: Abs, Cardio or Yoga
  • Day 8: Back/Biceps
  • Day 9: Split-Squats/Lunges
  • Day 10: Abs, Cardio or Yoga

Upper-Body

*I know dumbbells are technically free weights, but they are super-easy to purchase and store for convenience.

Lower-Body

  • Deep Squats (Quads-Glutes)
  • Split-Squats (Quads-Glutes) *instructional video*
  • Lunges (Quads-Glutes)
  • Calve Raises (Calves)

Abs Day

Notes

  • 15-20 total sets per workout session (any more will overload* your central nervous system and be counterproductive).
  • 5/5 slow repetitions, meaning you will count five seconds going up, and five seconds going down (or vice versa).
  • 60 seconds rest in between sets.
  • Alternate sets between upper body exercises and lower body exercises. For instance, you may start with a set of push-ups, wait 60 seconds, then do a set of deep squats, and return to execute another set of push-ups, etc.

*Because it takes the central nervous system longer to recover than skeletal muscle, I don’t recommend training until the wheels fall off. Always training to failure taxes your central nervous system in such a way, that it takes your body much longer to recover. Our body is a system, and training while still in a weakened state doesn’t provide the optimal conditions for gains.

Increase Intensity

The easiest way to make a bodyweight exercise more challenging is by adjusting your hands or feet. Using the push-up as an example, a simple beginner position can be modified by elevating your feet up in the air and onto a bench or box. You could also place your hands immediately together (diamond push-ups), or on a medicine ball or Kettlebells.

Need More Bodyweight Exercises?

I encourage you to try the indicated protocol above for at least four weeks and journal each session before getting more nuanced with bodyweight training.

Watch this video about bodyweight workout routine – 10 MIN BODYWEIGHT WORKOUT (NO EQUIPMENT HOME WORKOUT!)

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Bodyweight Workout Routine to Build Muscle and Strength

PROPER SQUAT FORM PROBABLY ISN’T WHAT YOU THINK


There is a lot of discussion about proper squat form, do squats make your butt bigger, and are they really that important overall. First, allow me to address why I think they’re critical for even the most casual bodybuilder, male or female.
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There is a lot of discussion about proper squat form, do squats make your butt bigger, and are they really that important overall. First, allow me to address why I think they’re critical for even the most casual bodybuilder, male or female.

Heavy squats increase full-body strength and muscle growth because they:

Activate your central nervous system in such a way that it releases a flood of natural muscle building hormones.

Technically work your whole body (especially lower-back and abs), not just your legs.

According to an anabolic study done by the University of Texas, FLEX Magazine concluded:

The squat produced higher testosterone and GH and also cortisol levels immediately post-exercise and at 15 and 30 minutes of post-exercise.

Squats are clearly efficient at building a strong body, and truly one of the best uses of your time in the gym. Not to mention, heavy squats burn a ton of calories because they are so demanding on the body. Just notice your heartbeat the next time you execute an intense set; my heart feels like it’s beating out of my chest sometimes. I know, it’s somewhat odd that a simple “leg exercise” will affect your whole body in this way, but just ask any gym rat that you’ll notice strength gains in all of your other lifts as well.

Anatomical Variations

Before I delve into “proper form” I want to point out that we are all shaped differently, and in fact our hip joints can vary person to person in terms of shape and movement.

This means the info below is nothing more than a starting place using solid fundamentals, but ultimately you have to find the squatting movement that feels right for you.

How to do squats

One of the most persistent myths in the conventional exercise paradigm is that squats below parallel are bad for the knees. It doesn’t help that MDs, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, and chiropractors with good intention perpetuate this belief. On the other hand, well-experienced weightlifting professionals such as strength training coaches, bodybuilders, powerlifters, and enthusiasts like myself are willing to observe the movement of the knees and hips for a more accurate assessment.

The below-parallel (hips just below the knees) squat position is a perfectly natural position for the human body. Before the invention of the couch, humans historically spent time squatting as a resting position. Just look to the indigenous people of today for that matter, and all of them rise from the squatting position without injury.

The truth is, we’ve probably been squatting since homo sapiens had hips (even monkeys squat), and gradually loading this natural movement with a weighted barbell doesn’t suddenly make it a bad idea if you do them correctly.  On the other hand, if you’re doing 100’s of squats as calisthenics, you’re going to get sore knees because of the volume of repetitions.

According to author Rob Faign, “There is a perverse situation prevailing in gyms across America: People are doing the right exercise (squats) the wrong way (half-way down) for the right reason (to protect their knees).”

Squat are a hips movement, the knees just go along for the ride; if you squat down, your knees have to bend, but they shouldn’t take the majority of the stress. This job is better suited for the hips because they are completely surrounded by muscle.

Squatting with correct form drives the hips back and the knees out to the side a little during the descent. This puts the majority of the force on the hips where it belongs, and the reason why squats using heavy weight (with proper form) at five reps per set won’t hurt your knees.

The full squat (past parallel) is not only safe for the knees, it strengthens the muscles that operate and protect the knees.

Execution

  1. Head up, chest up, abs in, stance should width, and butt back; maintain this form throughout the full movement.
  • Squat down until your hip joint is lower than your knees (known as “below parallel”). The trick is to observe your hip joint, not your thighs because depending on the size of your thighs your squat may appear to be less deep than it truly is.
  • Breathe out and drive up through your heels (keep the balls of your feet on the ground).
  • Drive your knees out the same way you did on the way down, and squeeze your butt at the top to fully engage your glutes.

Going Deeper… In Explanation

I clipped the following from an article about how to do squats in HuffingtonPost.com that goes a little deeper:

“The quadriceps muscles on the front of the thigh attach to the tibia (the shin bone) just below the kneecap, on the bump at the top of the bone on the front. When they pull on the knee, the force is directed forward relative to the knee joint. Balancing this forward force is the backward pull from the hamstrings, which attach on either side of the same bone (the top of the tibia). When the hamstrings are positioned correctly by the hips moving back and the torso leaning forward, the backward pull from the hamstrings balances the forward pull from the quads. This balance is optimum when the hips drop just below the level of the knees.

Partial squats have a marked tendency to leave the hamstrings — and their important backward-directed tension that protects the knees — out of the movement. This is because partial squats are so often performed with a more vertical back, either accidentally or due to poor instruction.

A partial squat also allows the use of much heavier weights, because you don’t have to move them as far… As a general rule, if the bar is so heavy that you cannot squat below parallel with it and stand back up, it’s too heavy to have on your back.”

Squat Tips

  1. Always warm up with 1-2 sets using just the bar, even if you’re planning on squatting 405 lbs.
  • Engage your body and core by keeping it tight the entire time; critical for heavy weight lifting.
  • Starting Strength is probably the best book for beginners hands down.
  • Westside Barbell is where the pros turn for advanced advice on strength training and form, here’s a great article by them Squatting 600lbs Easy.

Bottom Line: Go Deep

Proper squat form executed correctly, work all the leg muscles, hips, glutes, back, abdominal muscles, and damn near every other muscle in your body (even forehead), whereas half squats focus primarily on the quadriceps and risk pain and anguish.

The added bonus with going deep… is that it will protect the spine/neck, and knees; this is what allows us to safely, and progressively, life heavier weights using this form.

Do squats make your butt bigger?

Yes, squats make your butt bigger. However, a more accurate statement is that developing your glutes can enhance your butt and make it tighter, firmer, and more desirable. I’ve had women come to me and say that they already have a big butt and scared to do squats because they don’t want it to grow even larger.

This is a reasonable concern, however, the reality is… I have never seen a situation in which squats made someone’s ass look less desirable. In all cases it enhances the look and feel, and even if you have “a$$ for days,” squats will refine what you have already.

Bottom line is that no one ever wrote a song about a woman with a flat butt.

For better understanding about proper squat form, watch the below 2 videos –

SQUATS FOR BEGINNERS | 3 Easy Tips for Better Squats Form!

How To Squat Properly: 3 Mistakes Harming Your Lower Back (FIX THESE!)

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Bodyweight Workout Routine to Build Muscle and Strength

5 MYTHS OF VEGETARIAN BODYBUILDING


Myths of Vegetarian Bodybuilding - Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian or just recently started phasing meat out of your meals, you’ve probably been confronted with some misconceptions about your dietary choices. Society has led us to believe that we need to eat meat in order to grow big and strong, but that’s not necessarily true. It’s time to pull back the curtain and debunk the vegetarian myths that makes bodybuilders reluctant to consider adopting a plant-based diet.
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Whether you’re a lifelong vegetarian or just recently started phasing meat out of your meals, you’ve probably been confronted with some misconceptions about your dietary choices. Society has led us to believe that we need to eat meat in order to grow big and strong, but that’s not necessarily true.

The good news is that there’s a much healthier way to build a strong, beautiful body: vegetarian bodybuilding.

It’s easier than you think to eat more plants and little to no meat. You just need to rethink your protein sources and follow a well-informed meal plan to accommodate your fitness goals.

You can even be a part-time vegetarian and still benefit greatly.

It’s time to pull back the curtain and debunk the vegetarian myths that makes bodybuilders reluctant to consider adopting a plant-based diet.

Myth #1: Vegetarians Don’t Get Enough Protein

This is the most common myth about vegetarian bodybuilders and athletes. While a meat-based protein diet looks more convenient on the surface, a little education and reconditioning go a long way. As a vegan, I get all the protein I need these days, and without much effort.

Although I derive protein from multiple food sources, my primary whole-food protein sources are:

  • Quinoa
  • Tofu
  • Black beans
  • Almonds

Of these, only quinoa and tofu are complete* proteins.

However, I also utilize combinations of incomplete proteins to make up a complete protein meal. For instance:

  • Peanut butter and sprouted bread
  • Beans and rice

Incomplete proteins don’t need to be eaten at the same time in order to be used by the body effectively, as once was thought. You just need to eat these complementary proteins within 24 hours.

Last but not least, I consume plant-based protein shakes throughout the day that make up to 40-50% of my daily protein needs. As a vegetarian bodybuilder it’s almost impossible to dial in my macronutrient ratios otherwise. This practice is consistent with almost every vegetarian bodybuilder I’ve interviewed as well.

Here’s a dairy-free recipe I use: Peanut Butter-Mocha Protein Shake.

Ingredients

  • 2 shots espresso, or 1 cup organic iced coffee
  • 1 tsp all-natural, no sugar added peanut butter
  • ½ ripe banana
  • 4 tbsp. rolled oats (use 2 tbsp for lower carb)
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 serving chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 6 ice cubes

Serves 1

*Complete proteins contain all nine essential amino acids your body requires daily, and they are often referred to as high-quality proteins and necessary for optimal muscle growth. Your body breaks down the protein into amino acids, which repair and build tissues in your body, provide energy, and perform numerous other body functions. 

Myth #2: Vegetarian Diets Are Deficient in Essential Nutrients

Many people believe that vegetarian diets lack the nutrients that bodybuilders need to sustain energy for physical exertion. Although there’s some truth behind this myth, it can be easily overcome with vitamin-rich foods and natural supplements.

On a vegetarian diet, you need to closely monitor your intake of vitamin B12, iron, and zinc, because plant-sourced nutrients are absorbed differently in the body than meat-sourced nutrients.

In fact, research published in the “Journal of Clinical Chemistry” found that over 60% of vegetarian test subjects were deficient in vitamin B12, supplements of which are regularly prescribed by doctors.

While you could easily just pop a pill, the best source of nutrients always comes from whole foods. Try incorporating more of these foods into your vegetarian diet to compensate for the absence of meat-sourced nutrients:

Foods rich in vitamin B12:

  • Nutritional yeast
  • Organic spinach
  • Soy milk
  • Yogurt
  • Foods rich in iron:
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Beans
  • Eggs
  • Raisins and prunes
  • Dark green leafy vegetables

Foods rich in zinc:

  • Legumes
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Tofu

Myth #3: Vegetarians Can’t Build Sizable Muscle or Strength

No credible scientific or medical evidence exists to support the idea that vegetarian bodybuilders can’t achieve the same or superior muscularity, proportion, symmetry, and definition as their meat-eating counterparts. Those who say different can only point to biased antidotes, not real science.

Just ask Germany’s strongest man and first ever “Vegan Athlete of the Year,” Patrik Baboumian what he thinks about this myth. His personal bests: Bench 210kg (462lbs), squat 360kg (793lbs), and deadlift 360kg (793lbs).

This man is a beast, plain and simple.

Patrik became a vegetarian in 2005, and he was unsure about how it would affect his performance and strength. Naturally, he expected at least a small inverse effect on both.

Patrik was shocked to find that he was actually making solid gains in muscle mass and strength with a vegetarian diet.

So, what fuels this strongman? Patrik’s main protein sources are tofu, nuts, beans, and soy milk. His sources of carbohydrates are oats, rice, potatoes, and tons of fruits and veggies. As for the remaining calories and macros needed to gain muscle and strength, he uses soy-based protein shakes to fill in the gaps.

I have a similar nutritional profile and outlook. My diet includes complete proteins in combination with complex carbs and healthy fats, and I have no problem making consistent gains.

There are many more examples of vegetarians who dominate, and they’re likely to grow in the months and years to come.

Vegetarian bodybuilders also tend to have more energy than their meat-eating competitors, meaning they can train harder, last longer, and compete better. One thing seems definitely clear: they are happier and less stressed.

Think back to how you feel after eating a huge dinner of meat and potatoes. Heavy foods require a great deal of energy to digest, resulting in lethargy and less energy for your workouts. A plant-based diet is an advantage in bodybuilding—you will recover faster and have more energy.

Myth #4: All Vegetarians Are Healthy

Just because someone considers themselves vegan or vegetarian doesn’t necessarily mean their diet is healthy. Poor food choices are poor food choices, regardless of dietary orientation. Ice cream sundaes, chips, and french fries can be considered “vegetarian foods,” but they certainly aren’t healthy options.

Numerous studies, however, show that those who follow well-balanced vegetarian diets have a lower incidence of obesity and fewer chronic health problems, including some cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Myth #5: Vegetarian Diets Are Boring

It’s a common misconception that vegetarian diets seem repetitive and mundane when you compare them to meal plans that are packed with animal products. In actuality, eliminating meat from the equation actually forces you to vary your diet more than ever.

Let’s be honest here for second, bodybuilders and fitness competitors are subjected to a limited menu anyway, so I’m not sure what all the fuss is about.

After interviewing several vegetarians, it became clear to me that they were enjoying a wide range of foods and didn’t feel limited.

Experiment with vegetarian dishes from ethnic cuisines with unique ingredients and exotic spices that you’ve never tried before. Pick up a couple vegetarian cookbooks at your local bookstore, or do a quick online search for protein-rich vegetarian food to fuel your inspiration.

The Future of Fitness

Fear of the unknown accounts for almost every myth about vegetarian bodybuilding. It’s time to wake up to the power of plants.

Let’s face it, the meat industry is a powerful juggernaut that has encouraged our eating habits for decades now. I’m not saying meat itself is the problem. It’s the way meat is being produced that’s the problem.

I used to think that eating more plants and less meat was unappealing and too much of a challenge. Then I realized that being a vegetarian isn’t a chore—it’s a choice. And a good one. Eating more plants and less meat is better for our bodies and our planet.

In a pleasure-seeking society, we also forget that the purpose of nutrition isn’t pleasure. It’s health. A vegetarian diet doesn’t have to be boring by any means. Instead of following the outdated paradigms of the past, pave your own way to nutritional success.

We can retrain ourselves to eat what’s healthy instead of what’s easy. If you’re worried about the social pressures or being insulted, please check out “How to Tell People That You’re Vegetarian” for some guidance.

Instead of succumbing to the long-standing myths perpetuated by cut-and-paste articles spread throughout the Internet, it’s important to learn the truth about building muscle without meat.

The good news is, we are witnessing more health-conscious athletes move toward plant-based nutrition. The market reflects what’s in demand, and we are starting to see this movement go mainstream.

For more information about gaining lean muscle mass by eating a whole food, plant-based diet check out vegetarianbodybuilding.com.

For topics related to the myths of vegetarian bodybuilding, watch this video – VEGAN DIET: Dispelling The Biggest Myths

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Myths of Vegetarian Bodybuilding

ARE STEROIDS VEGAN?


Are steroids vegan? I wrote this article because it appears that “are steroids vegan” is a popular search on Google these days. To the best of my knowledge, steroids are not vegan*.*But steroids are technically vegetarian. Steroids are found in animals, plants, and even fungi. All steroids are manufactured in cells from the sterols lanosterol (animals and fungi) or cycloartenol (plants).
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I wrote this article because it appears that “are steroids vegan” is a popular search on Google these days.

To the best of my knowledge, steroids are not vegan*.

*But steroids are technically vegetarian.

Steroids are found in animals, plants, and even fungi. All steroids are manufactured in cells from the sterols lanosterol (animals and fungi) or cycloartenol (plants).

From a nutritional standpoint, vegetarians and vegans don’t need anabolic steroids to bulk up any more than meat-eaters. Vegetarian and vegan bodybuilders tend to be health-conscious people, so they are more likely to shun performance-enhancing drugs.

As vegan bodybuilder, Billy Simmonds commented, “I laugh at the drug tests. I don’t even eat meat!”

ATTENTION: This is not an endorsement of steroids. In no way, am I suggesting that you should use them!

As you know, some bodybuilders decide to take steroids to boost their performance and aesthetics. In moderation, my research shows that not all steroid use is inherently bad.

However, there’s a tendency for their abuse because they work so well.

Let’s take a look at how steroids affect the body, and how a vegan or vegetarian bodybuilding diet can help.

Steroids Used by Bodybuilders

According to the editors at Steroid.com, an unbiased resource that does not promote, discourage, or sell steroids, there are 32 common types of anabolic androgenic steroids used for performance and therapeutic purposes. These are a few of the most common ones used:

  • Anavar (oxandrolone) to promote mass and strength
  • Winstrol (stanozolol) for cutting
  • Anadrol (oxymetholone) to promote conditioning in cutting cycles
  • Dianabol (nandrolone-sypionate) to promote mass, strength, and muscular endurance
  • Tren (trenbolone-enanthate) for extreme metabolic enhancement, cutting, mass and strength
  • Testosterone to promote mass, strength, and muscular endurance

How Steroids Work

Steroid hormones stimulate certain parts of muscles, and this stimulation causes an increase in the production of proteins – one of the many chemicals associated with building muscle mass.

According to Thomas D. Fahey from the Exercise Physiology Laboratory at California State University, steroids work by stimulating receptor molecules in muscle cells, which activate specific genes to produce proteins.

“The effectiveness of anabolic steroids is dependent upon unbound receptor sites in muscle,” he wrote. “Intense strength training may increase the number of unbound receptor sites. This would increase the effectiveness of anabolic steroids.”

Short-Term Side Effects

A medical study published in Sports Medicine found that short-term administration of steroids can increase strength by about 5-20% and increase body weight in increments of 2-5 kilograms. However, the study found that steroids had little to no effect on fat mass or athletic endurance.

Regardless of diet choices, bodybuilding steroids may result in the following short-term side effects:

The Center for Substance Abuse Research cites the following as short-term physical side effects of anabolic steroids on both men and women:

Long-Term Side Effects

There are absolutely no long-term scientific studies done on steroids as of today despite the bombardment of how media portrays the topic. Only speculation and antidotes exist. That being said, here are three “strong possibilities” for long-term physical side effects of anabolic steroids:

  • Reduced sexual functioning
  • Liver damage (oral steroids)
  • Reproductive organ impairment

How Eating Plants Can Benefit Steroid Users

Without exception, proper nutrition is the best supplement for any bodybuilding training routine. According to fitness expert and author, Gary Matthews, “Most steroids allow faster muscle growth through greater recovery, while others help increase strength which allows for greater stress to be put onto a muscle.

“Without food to build the muscle or training to stimulate it nothing will happen. Most of the weight gain seen with the use of some steroids is due to water retention and is not actual muscle.”

Whether taken intravenously, intramuscularly, orally, or topically, the way steroids work in the body is very complex. If you’re going to take steroids, you’re best off keeping your diet as simple as possible.

Since vegetarian diets tend to be rich in high-quality protein and complex carbohydrates, plant-based meals are well suited to process steroids in the body.

Your body can only utilize steroids if enough protein is present, so you must get enough plant-based protein in your diet. Since steroids have a cholesterol nucleus in their structure, you need to have enough cholesterol in your diet to synthesize the steroids.

As strength coach, Mark Rippetoe, and Lon Kilgore, Ph.D. point out in their book, Practical Programming for Strength Training, cholesterol is a precursor to testosterone production in the body.

Since steroids can cause blood potassium levels to decrease, you’ll need to get enough potassium in your diet. And if you’re taking oral steroids, which irritate the gastric mucosa and increase HCL secretions, you’ll need to eat foods that neutralize HCL levels.

Dr. John Berardi, Ph.D., author of The Metabolism Advantage points out that dietary fats also come into play because they assist the body’s natural functioning and are critical to tissue regeneration.

While taking steroids, it’s also important to eat five or six meals per day, at the same time each day. Research has shown that regular meals in short intervals induce the body to continuously release insulin.

This is key since insulin transports amino acids to the muscle cell and the body is in an anabolic state. An irregular eating schedule is counterproductive to your fitness routine.

Vegetarian Foods to Eat While Taking Steroids

  • Protein-rich foods like quinoa, soy milk, seitan, and peanut butter
  • Complex carbohydrate-rich foods like zucchini, potatoes, beans, and asparagus
  • Cholesterol-rich foods like eggs with yolk, dried fruits, cashews, and almonds
  • Potassium rich foods like bananas, apricots, and dates
  • Foods that neutralize HCL like bananas, yogurt, and ginger

Foods to Avoid While Taking Steroids

  • Spicy foods
  • Alcohol and carbonated drinks
  • Lemons, oranges, and other citric fruits
  • Coffee and tea with caffeine
  • Salty foods

Veganism Is Typically Not Anabolic

Eating a vegan diet does not cause extraordinary muscle growth. Generally speaking, a vegan diet consists of a lot of carbohydrates, low fat, and low protein. These are virtually the worst conditions to build muscle and for natural testosterone production (testosterone is derived from cholesterol).

Vegan bodybuilders have to work hard to engineer their meal plans towards a low-carb, high-fat, high-protein diet. Adding coconut oil, MCT oil, avocado, veggie burgers, vegan protein powders and you can get back in the game easily.

What this means:

Yes, it is harder to build muscle from a standard vegan diet, but not impossible, and you can make the suggested modifications to get into an anabolic state.

Summary

While some vegetarian and vegan bodybuilders view their dietary choices as a form of rebellion against steroid culture, others depend upon steroids to supplement their fitness routine.

Most medical professionals advise against steroid use for performance purposes, but there are ways to lessen the side effects if you choose to use them.

Whether or not you choose to use steroids is a personal choice.

Our goal here at VegetarianBodybuilding.com is not to pass judgment, but to reveal the facts.

A plant-based diet won’t eliminate the negative side effects caused by steroid use, but it can help provide your body with the natural nutrients it needs to restore balance.

For topics related to steroids vegan, watch this video – What Happens When You Take Steroids?

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Facts about Steroids Vegan

TOP 8 VEGETARIAN BODYBUILDING FOODS FOR BUILDING MUSCLE


Vegetarian Bodybuilding Foods for Building Muscle - A well-planned, protein-rich diet that’s high in calories can largely help with muscle development. Whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts as well as certain fruits and vegetables are the best nutrient sources for vegans and vegetarians.
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It is common knowledge that the most potent sources of proteins for muscle building and development come from animal meat such as pork, lean beef, poultry, and fish.

So, does this necessarily mean vegetarian bodybuilders and athletes don’t stand a chance at achieving that lean and chiselled physique?

Of course not!

Just take a look at horses, cattle, gorillas, rhinos, and oxen: they are among the strongest and most muscled animals you’ll see, yet they’re herbivores, meaning they get all their energy and sustenance from plants.

For humans, a well-planned, protein-rich diet that’s high in calories can largely help with muscle development. Whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts as well as certain fruits and vegetables are the best nutrient sources for vegans and vegetarians.

What is most important is that there must be a highly nutritious diet that provides a calorie surplus and that you hit the weights hard enough to stimulate the muscle to grow.

The 3 Most Important Nutrients You Need to Build Muscle

To achieve a lean and chiselled physique, you will need the right nutrition, proper training, and a great deal of discipline and commitment.

Building muscle requires a strict and well-planned diet consisting of the three most important muscle-building nutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

Proteins

If you’re targeting to build muscles in all the right places, your body should receive a constant supply of protein all day long. Proteins are your main source of energy, and the body needs lots of it to perform vital functions.

Proteins are also crucial for building lean muscle mass and replacing aging or damaged cells in the body.

Proteins are created in the body by the condensation of amino acids, which are the main building blocks of tissues and muscles. Without amino acids, it would be impossible to build, maintain, and repair muscle tissues.

There are 20 known amino acids, which are classified as essential and non-essential. Nine of these are essential and must be obtained by eating certain foods because the body cannot create them on its own.

The other 11 are non-essential, meaning they already exist and are synthesized by the body.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates function primarily to provide the body and brain with energy. It is important for the body to receive an adequate amount of carbs to promote fat metabolism and spare the use of protein for energy.

It is worth mentioning, however, that you should choose your carbs wisely. Take more of complex carbohydrates like cereals, whole grain, and legumes — it takes more time for the body to digest them, so they can provide you with continuous energy for extended periods.

As a point of reference, your daily calorie intake should comprise between 50-60 percent complex carbs.

Fats

Fats are among the most misunderstood nutrients, possibly because of what the term connotes. Just as there are good and bad carbohydrates, certain fats can be healthy. In fact, fats are among the best sources of energy.

Compared to carbohydrates and protein, fats (also known as lipids) contain twice as many calories in each gram. Because they have high caloric values, fats supply more energy and enhance your satiety better. They also help protect vital organs and balance hormonal functions in the body.

Unsaturated fats are the good fats that come mainly from nuts, seeds, vegetables, and fish.

Those coming from plant sources and natural oils are mostly rich in linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated fat that has been found to lower the risk of heart disease.

If you’re targeting to build muscle, healthy fat should comprise approximately 30 percent of your daily calorie intake.

Building Muscle with Vegetarian Foods

At first glance, it may seem quite difficult to build muscle and gain mass following a strictly vegetarian diet. However, you’ll be amazed to learn that there is a wide selection of plant-based foods that are packed with protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates that can help with muscle building.

1) Quinoa

Talk about hitting more than two birds with one stone, and quinoa is it! Quinoa contains ALL nine essential amino acids that the body cannot produce, making it a totally complete protein food for muscle building.

Quinoa is also loaded with complex carbs, making it an ideal energy source for even the most grueling workout routines.

This grain crop is grown primarily for its edible seeds and is cooked just like rice. A cup of cooked quinoa provides eight grams of protein in addition to iron, magnesium, and calcium, which are all vital for the regulation of muscle tone.

Extensive studies have shown that quinoa can enhance production of growth hormone factor-1 (IGF-1), which is essential to long-term muscle growth.

2) Beans and Legumes

Legumes are a class of vegetables that includes beans, peas, and lentils. They are typically rich in protein and fiber and are a significant source of potassium, folate, magnesium, and iron.

Kidney beans, chickpeas, and pinto beans are among the more common options you can include in a protein-rich, muscle-building vegetarian diet. A cup of chickpeas, for instance, supplies 40g of protein, 120g of carbohydrates, and almost 8g of unsaturated fat.

Beans and legumes also help you achieve optimum digestive health by regulating bowel movements. Additionally, they boost insulin response and enhance nutrient absorption, two major bodily functions that are essential for muscle growth.

3) Nuts

Nuts are among the best foods that bring amazing results when it comes to bodybuilding. They’re crunchy, delicious, and rich in protein and healthy calories. Almonds and cashews are your best choices since they’re packed with fats, protein, and fiber.

They provide high levels of energy and leave you with a calorie surplus even after hitting the gym.

An ounce of cashew loads up 150 calories, while a cup of almonds supplies 30 grams of protein and over 70 grams of unsaturated fats. Take a pack of nuts wherever you go. They’re convenient to snack on any time of the day.

4) Seeds

Seeds form part of the ideal vegetarian diet designed for muscle building because they are packed with proteins and fibers. Additionally, they are rich in essential fatty acids that help reduce inflammation and enhance the recovery process following your workouts.

Flax seeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds, and sunflower seeds are among the top choices of fitness buffs. They usually sprinkle flax seeds or chia seeds on nourishing smoothies for a perfect post-workout beverage. Seeds also make great additions to curries and salads.

5) Fruits

While fitness enthusiasts will normally avoid fruits because they are rich in fructose (fruit sugar), certain fruits like apples, bananas, cantaloupes, and strawberries are perfect when you are building muscle.

They are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and complex carbs (the good kind), which are all crucial for increasing lean muscle mass. Fruits are best taken at breakfast and post-workout.

6) Cultured Non-dairy Foods

Cultured fermented products work like magic when you’re building muscle because they have more calories and contain probiotics that enhance the digestive process. In so doing, the body breaks down food quite efficiently, so it is able to absorb maximum levels of calories and nutrients for muscle building.

7) Leafy Green Veggies

Much of our attention is focused on proteins when it comes to muscle building. However, leafy, green vegetables also play a significant part in attaining that chiselled look.

In particular, leafy greens like spinach, kale, and romaine lettuce as well as avocado, beets, and squash are packed with vitamins, calcium, and folic acid, which help reduce inflammation, enhance muscle concentration, and offset the harmful consequences of oxidative stress.

Antioxidants found in leafy greens also help accelerate muscle and tissue repair and recovery.

8) Plant-Based Protein Powder

Part of the success of any muscle building program is speeding up results and preserving the gains. Plant-based protein powders are just the thing for a highly nutritious source of protein that’s super convenient!

Protein shakes are perfect pre-workout foods that help boost nutrient absorption and promote optimal muscle growth.

Because they contain both carbs and proteins, bodybuilding shakes provide a steady supply of energy, enhance protein synthesis, and improve blood flow to the muscles.

Additionally, they help prevent muscle weakness and lessen instances of unnecessary muscle breakdown.

For more ideas about vegetarian bodybuilding foods for building muscle, watch this video – How to Build Muscle on A Vegan Diet – The In-Depth Guide

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Vegetarian Bodybuilding Foods for Building Muscle

What is the Best Way to Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes?


Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes - Did you know that one of the most common causes of vertigo is Meniere’s disease? If not, it is! But this has been frustrating scientific researchers for years, as they have no idea why it did? There is some good news however – recent studies published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences have found the cause. Not only this, they’ve even named an everyday food that could be used to treat it!
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Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes -This “Massage” Cures Vertigo

There have been so many natural medicines and treatments to come out of China, all of which are commonly used in the West today – acupuncture being number one.

Maybe you’ve already been brave enough to try it for yourself, but this isn’t the only effective treatment the Chinese have gifted us with.

According to a new study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, there’s another contender striving to take the crown for the best alternative Chinese therapy, and it’s also said to effectively treat vertigo.

Cervical vertigo is a common cause of extreme dizziness.

It can be caused by spinal injuries, poor back and neck posture, neck injuries, whiplash, or any other condition that ruins the alignment between your neck and your head.

The spinning sensation is thought to stem from blood vessel damage and poor blood flow from your neck to your brain or inner ear.

Like acupuncturists, tuina practitioners believe that blockages in energy flow cause disorders and illnesses. It uses the same energy points and acupoints as acupuncture does to improve the flow of qi through your body.

The big difference is that, while acupuncture uses needles, tuina uses massage with various hand movements and different pressure strengths.

The researchers wondered how useful tuina would be for the treatment of this type of vertigo, so they consulted studies that had already been published to find out.

After searching through nine scientific databases, they found nine studies that addressed this question. They included only randomized controlled trials in their analysis. This is the strongest type of study and is the holy grail of scientific research if it is performed correctly.

When combining the studies, they discovered that tuina was 11 percent more effective than normal massage therapy was at relieving cervical vertigo.

It also appeared to be 37 percent more effective than cervical traction.

Two of the studies reported that tuina was on average 40 percent more effective than acupuncture and 17 percent better than betahistine mesilate, an anti-vertigo drug.

Tuina has no intolerable negative consequences and is, therefore, safe.

To Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes – If you have a massage place that offers tuina in your area, I highly recommend trying it. But for the best method to cure vertigo, just do the easy exercises, explained here, for about 15 minutes each day

Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes -This Food Eliminates Vertigo Symptoms

Did you know that one of the most common causes of vertigo is Meniere’s disease?

If not, it is! But this has been frustrating scientific researchers for years, as they have no idea why it did?

There is some good news however – recent studies published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences have found the cause.

Not only this, they’ve even named an everyday food that could be used to treat it!

From previous studies they found Meniere’s disease is caused by neurotoxic damage to the hearing and the balance organs in our ears.

These studies had also linked this damage to oxidation.

The most common symptoms of Meniere’s disease are vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus and there is currently no treatment for it.

Researchers wanted to test levels of oxidation and inflammation in those with Meniere’s disease. They also wanted to test a mushroom called coriolus versicolor to see whether it could reduce such oxidative and inflammatory processes, as previous studies had concluded that it could.

They used 40 volunteers aged just below 50, who had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and had experienced at least two spontaneous episodes of vertigo that lasted for at least 20 minutes, unexplained hearing loss on at least one occasion, tinnitus, and fullness in the ears.

22 participants took mushroom extracts and the rest did not have any treatment over a period of two months.

The subject’s urine and blood samples were taken at the beginning and the end of the study to test for oxitive and inflammatory compounds.

At the start, they found substantially higher levels of inflammation and oxidation than they would have expected in healthy participants.

By the end of the study, they discovered that those on the mushroom treatment had reduced levels of these compounds in their blood and urine. Other areas also improved, such as hearing and tinnitus.

However, vertigo did not differ much between the two groups, which researchers could not quite explain.

They concluded vertigo symptoms are possibly harder to treat and it may take more than two months to cure and a higher dose of the mushroom supplement may be needed. If so, it is a good idea to supplement treatment with vestibular rehabilitation, which helps you retrain your brain.

You can try these mushrooms, which are commercially available, BUT they’re not enough to get rid of your vertigo. To stop the vertigo and dizziness symptoms forever in 15 minutes – For this, you need to follow these simple exercises to get rid of it, starting from today

Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes -Surprising Cause of Vertigo and Dizziness

Traumatic brain injury is a common cause of dizziness, making this one of the hardest to treat because it stems from an actual brain injury rather than from a temporary balance problem.

We typically associate traumatic brain injuries with sport, but a new study in the journal Brain Injury shows that there is another worrying cause of brain injuries and dizziness, and it happens in many households…

Recent studies have found that domestic violence also causes brain injuries.

Researchers wanted to establish how common it was for domestic violence victims to suffer from traumatic brain injuries.

18 female victims of domestic violence were given questionnaires to assess their symptoms and the severity of them.

Every participant reported at least one instance of traumatic brain injury, with most of them reporting more than one.

Key symptoms from the domestic violence induced injuries included anxiety, drowsiness, dizziness, and problems with memory and concentration.

These are important findings, as millions of women worldwide experience this type of violence daily; it also proves traumatic brain injuries aren’t limited to sport.

Usually, unlike sport-related brain injuries domestic violence ones aren’t a one off. However, because of the stigma connected to domestic violence, the victims don’t often seek help and don’t know they have potentially life-threatening brain injuries.

Like all other forms of dizziness, dizziness caused by traumatic brain injuries can be treated surprisingly easily at home, but it must be diagnosed and acknowledged before people will even think of addressing it.

If you’ve been a victim of domestic violence, it’s imperative you seek medical attention and help.

Watch this video – How to Cure Vertigo: 15 MINUTES Exercise To Cure Vertigo

BUT in the meantime – and no matter what caused your vertigo – you can stop the vertigo and dizziness symptoms FOREVER in 15 minutes by following these simple exercises that take no effort at all

This post is from the Vertigo and Dizziness Program, which was created by Christian Goodman. This is natural vertigo treatment program created for people who are looking for the most effective vertigo home remedies, that utilizes the power of exercises to permanently eliminate vertigo symptoms.

This will help to eliminate tension and improve your blood flow and balance. From this Vertigo Relief Program, you will learn to strengthen your tongue, achieve whole-body balance, relieve tension and enhance your overall well-being.

To find out more about this program, click on Stop the Vertigo and Dizziness Symptoms Forever in 15 Minutes

4 Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Sore Muscle Recovery


How to recover from a brutal workout? How do athletes recover quickly? How to recover muscles faster after workout? Here are 4 easy vegetarian recipes for sore muscle recovery
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HOMEMADE PROTEIN BARS (NO-BAKE)

These homemade protein bars are thrown together in minutes and make the perfect pre-workout snack to sustain your energy for crushing some weights.

Plus, you don’t have to bake them!

Personally, I think damn near every commercial protein bar I’ve tasted is way too sweet.

This is why I didn’t add a sweetener per se, however the peanut butter and dark chocolate chips do the trick in my opinion.

If it’s not sweet enough, just add 1/2 cup pure maple syrup and you’re good to go.

Carbs: 14 | Fat: 7.5 | Protein: 12 | Calories: 165

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats, blended into a flour
  • 1 cup plant-based protein powder (I use Garden of Life, unsweetened or chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup organic brown rice crisps cereal
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 3 tablespoons mini dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon organic coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt, to taste

Directions

  • Line a 9×5” loaf pan with parchment paper or coat pan with coconut oil.
  • Mix the oat flour, protein powder, rice crisps, and salt together in a large bowl.
  • Add in the nut butter and vanilla. Stir well to combine. The idea is to arrive at a cookie dough texture, you may need to dial it in a little by adding a splash of non-dairy milk.
  • Press into pan and roll out with a pastry roller until smooth. Pop into the freezer.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together in a small pot over low heat. When half of the chips have melted, remove from heat and stir until smooth.
  • After freezing the bars for about 5-10 minutes, remove from freezer and slice into bars. Drizzle with melted chocolate and freeze again until set. Store in the freezer for a week or longer in an air-tight freezer bag or container.

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY JUICE THAT HELPS MUSCLE SORENESS

Anti-Inflammatory Juice Recipe

  • 2 green apples
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 4 stalks of celery
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 knob of ginger

*add fresh turmeric (and black pepper for absorption) to help alleviate muscle soreness

4-INGREDIENT VEGAN COCONUT CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FOR POST-WORKOUT

Vegetarian bodybuilders will love this easy vegan dessert that doubles as a post-workout snack.

Just needs four ingredients and about four minutes, and call it done!

I’m personally not interested in baking. This is why an easy no-bake, “healthy” dessert like this appeals to me. It is fortified with protein and makes for a quick snack/reward after hitting the weights.

It also provides just enough sugar to spike insulin levels for an additional benefit after working out if you’re trying to put on some muscle. And, sea salt is added for the much needed electrolytes.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 3½ cups organic vanilla coconut milk*
  • ½ cup cacao
  • 1 serving of chocolate plant-based protein powder (if you’re not vegan, use whey protein instead)
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt

*You may need ½ cup more depending on the kind of protein powder you use. Make sure that it has been refrigerated for at least 6 hours prior to using in recipe.

Instructions:

  • Put all 3 ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until air bubbles appear (I like to use my Vitamix).
  • Pour into 4 dishes or ramekins and store in fridge for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.

Notes:

Because this recipe uses coconut milk (vs. coconut cream), it will separate a bit. At least ½ of the mousse will be fluffy. However, the bottom ½ will be a nice light pudding in texture. Even if the ratio is more like ¾ fluff to ¼ pudding your fine. The texture will depend on what protein powder you use and method of mixing.

If you want your vegan chocolate mousse to have a minty accent, add ½ a teaspoon peppermint extract. Lastly, if it doesn’t taste sweet enough, try adding 1 tbsp of coconut sugar to mix.

VEGGIE CHILE RECIPE THAT HELPS MUSCLE SORENESS

This easy chili recipe was engineered for vegetarian athletes who need complete proteins.

As you know, our tribe has special needs. That’s why I put quinoa in this easy-to-make vegetarian chili (it’s a complete protein).

So why not use brown rice instead?

Quinoa, being a seed rather than a whole grain, has all essential amino acids in it, whereas brown rice doesn’t, not being a complete protein.

Also, quinoa is slightly higher in fat than brown rice, and has more protein and dietary fiber per serving.

I also included lentils, which is another great source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.

Out of all legumes and nuts, lentils contain the third-highest levels of protein, and 26% of the calories are attributed to protein.

Finally, I used organic turmeric (curcumin), because it is powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and good for muscle soreness.

According to a 2013 medical study published in the “Journal of Pain Research,” 400 milligrams of curcumin was comparable to taking 2,000 grams of Tylenol.

Note: Turmeric is fat soluble and better absorbed in our bodies with the help of black pepper.

Carbs: 56 | Fat: 7 | Protein: 20 | Calories: 344

How Spicy: Medium-Hot
Yields: 6
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp organic coconut oil
  • 2 cups chopped red bell peppers
  • 2 tbsp organic garlic, minced
  • 1 medium zucchini, stemmed and diced
  • 5 large Portobello mushrooms, stemmed, wiped clean, and cubed
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 4 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 4 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 cups quinoa (rinsed)
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne (use as needed, start with 1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp organic turmeric root powder
  • 1 tbsp black pepper (add to taste)
  • 1 tsp sea salt (use as needed, start with 1 tsp)

Cooking Directions

  • Bring the quinoa and 4 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 18 minutes.
  • In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the jalapeño peppers, bell peppers, serrano peppers, and garlic. Cook, stirring until soft, for 3 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini and mushrooms, and stir until soft and the vegetables give off their liquid and start to brown for about 6 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, turmeric, black pepper, cumin, sea salt and cayenne, and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir. Add the beans, lentils, tomato sauce, and 2 cups of water. Stir well, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 18-20 minutes.
  • Once the red and green peppers are tender, stir in the quinoa. Return to a simmer, and cook 5 minutes to reheat. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cilantro.
  • Drizzle some avocado oil, or add some slices of avocado on top for garnish. Not only does it dress up your meal, but it also provides “good” fat that helps lower bad cholesterol.

What others are saying:

“Hello Chris, I made this chili and was pleasantly surprise how good it tasted! Very filling without the use of meat. I love it and I would like to become a vegetarian. I love how clean eating makes me feel! I can do without the meat no problem as long as I can get my protein elsewhere! Thank you for sharing!!! I look forward to more recipes!”

“Chris, I LOVED this veggie chili!!! I made it for super bowl Sunday and everyone seemed to love it, vegetarian or not! I loved the addition of the quinoa.”

“I started from scratch, so it took me longer than the 15 min prep time. I cooked the beans from dried beans in some veggie broth…I also added some onion to the recipe because I love onion and can’t imagine cooking anything without it. I used red inca and used two zucchinis instead of the one. I am so excited about this recipe and will be looking for more yummy recipes from you.”

For topics related to vegetarian recipes for sore muscle recovery, watch these 3 videos below –

5 Ways To Reduce Muscle Soreness (INSTANTLY)

Yoga for Muscle Recovery | 25 Min Yoga Stretch for Sore Muscles | ChriskaYoga

Foods to Improve Athletic Performance and Recovery

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Sore Muscle Recovery

Black Bean Recipes Vegan – What are the benefits of eating black beans?


Black Bean Recipes Vegan - I especially like these 2 recipes here because both use black beans, a staple in my vegan diet as a bodybuilder. They are a great source of protein and fiber. Read on to find out more.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BUILD MUSCLE & LOSE FAT BY EATING PLANTS

 

Black Bean Recipes Vegan – MUSCLE-BUILDING BLACK BEAN & QUINOA VEGGIE BURGERS

These veggie burgers with 24.5 grams of protein are hearty, and hit the spot after an intense workout.

This recipe has a macronutrient ratio that’s ideal for building muscle. If you’re really trying to put on size, wash this down with a protein shake for good measure.

I like to use turmeric (curcumin) in vegetarian recipes like this because it’s a powerful anti-inflammatory, and it can help muscle soreness.

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 large egg, or vegan egg substitute
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp cayenne (as needed, start with 1 tsp)
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp black pepper (add to taste)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 2 tbsp natural almond butter
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds

Instructions:

Place the quinoa in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Set the saucepan over medium-high heat, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and cook 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat. Note: this step can be done ahead of time.

Heat the coconut oil in a small pan over medium heat, and add the garlic. Add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and sauté for 5-6 minutes. Place the mixture into a large bowl.

Add black beans and almond butter to the bowl, and using a potato masher or fork, mash together until a pasty mixture forms.

Stir in the tomato paste, egg, corn, cilantro, turmeric, black pepper, cayenne, cumin, pumpkin seeds, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt. Stir in the cooked quinoa, oats, and oat flour until well-mixed.

Form the mixture into four equal patties, compacting them well. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.

When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400 F, or heat a griddle to medium-high heat. If baking, coat a baking sheet with coconut oil, and place the patties on the sheet cook 10-12 minutes or until the patties are golden brown and crispy. Carefully flip them over, and cook another 10 minutes. If using a griddle, heat 4-6 minutes per side or until slightly golden.

*For added texture and healthy fats, serve patties with slices of avocado.

Nutrition Information (per veggie burger): 

  • 454 calories
  • 24.5 g protein
  • 60.5 g carbohydrate
  • 16.5 g fat

Nutrition Information (3 slices of avocado):

  • 48 calories
  • 0.6 g protein
  • 2.5 g carbohydrate
  • 4.4 g fat

For more ideas on black bean recipes vegan, watch this video – THE BEST VEGAN BEAN BURGERS.. high protein!

Black Bean Recipes Vegan – VEGAN BLACK BEAN PROTEIN BROWNIES (GLUTEN-FREE)

 
Don’t let the black beans fool you, these brownies are decadent and delicious!

I’m not big on sweets, but I love brownies…

…especially when they’re moist, chewy, and not super-sweet.

If you follow my recipe posts, you’ll notice a pattern: I like healthy vegan desserts that double as post-workout snacks.

I especially like this recipe because it uses black beans, a staple in my vegan diet as a bodybuilder. They are a great source of protein and fiber.

This is the only black bean brownie recipe on the Web designed for bodybuilders (that I know of).

You’re only getting about four grams of protein per brownie, but that’s four grams of protein that wouldn’t usually be in this tasty treat.

And if you’re like me, you’ll probably eat two in one sitting. So, we’re looking at eight grams of protein for your post-workout snack.

I keep the sweetness down because I want this to taste somewhat healthy. If needed, just dial up the coconut sugar, or add a tablespoon of peanut butter. The main thing is to be sure to blend the beans thoroughly so there’s no visible trace of the skin left.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup drained and rinsed black beans
  • 2 tbsp. vanilla cultured coconut milk yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. organic vanilla soy or almond milk
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (I use Raw Protein – Real Raw Chocolate Cacao by Garden of Life)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup vegan buttery spread, melted
  • ⅓ teaspoon baking powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 4×8 loaf pan with parchment paper; otherwise, the brownies will not come out of the pan in one piece. You also will need the overhang to remove them from the pan.

Puree the black beans with the almond milk and yogurt using a blender. Be sure to stop a few times to scrape down the sides, making sure all the bean skins are mixed in.

Transfer the bean mixture to a bowl, and add the melted vegan buttery spread, coconut sugar, plant-based protein powder, and baking powder.

Stir well. Stir well. Stir well.

Spoon batter into the loaf pan, and smooth it out with the back of a spoon.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. They will seem quite small at first, but they will firm up and grow a little as they cool. These are dense fudge-like brownies, not cake-like brownies.

Allow to cool completely before transferring to a cutting board, and slice into eight pieces.

Author Bio:

Chris Willitts (creator of V3), is the founder and owner of Vegetarian Bodybuilding.

V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System is a mixture of science and author’s advice, providing users with optimal diet and exercise. This system is designed for vegans and vegetarians only.

A lot of research has been put in this program. Furthermore, a lot of professional bodybuilders and athletes tried and tested the program, praising its progressiveness and efficiency.

The program is about taking control of your own body and health according to your potential and needs. And worry not; you’ll get plenty of proteins with this system. It will boost you with energy, and you’ll feel just a strong as any carnivore would (perhaps even stronger, depending on how much you invest in your exercise). It avoids vitamins deficiency and provides you with a lot of proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Instead of saying things like “I think a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders,” the V3 Vegetarian Bodybuilding System claims “I know a plant-based diet is good for athletes and bodybuilders, and I have results to prove it.”

To find out more, visit the website at V3 Bodybuilding – Black Bean Recipes Vegan

What is the Best Way for Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally?


Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally - Doctors and nutritionists have been telling us for decades to drink less of this drink, as it contains saturated fat that clogs our arteries and raises our blood pressure. This was however completely debunked in a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition written by Singaporean, Chinese, and American researchers. In fact, this drink protects you against type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER THE 3 EASY STEPS TO BEAT TYPE 2 DIABETES IN 28 DAYS OR LESS

Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally – Diabetes Cause So Common, You Are Probably Doing It Too

It’s a scary fact, but it’s also very real – the amount of diabetes cases is rapidly increasing – everyone knows someone with diabetes.

There are a number of things that contribute to developing type-2 diabetes, but the journal JAMA Internal Medicine claims there’s one type of food to blame…and you’re probably eating it, every day!

Stop eating this food and watch what happens to your diabetes in a few days.

Ultra-processed foods are foods that contain plenty of additives to enhance their taste, appearance, or shelf life – these are the types you do not find growing in any garden.

Scientists have found ultra-processed foods to be involved in the development of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cancer, which prompted them to examine whether it plays a role in diabetes too.

The team led by the University of Paris identified 104,707 participants from the French NutriNet-Santé study that ran between 2009 and 2019. They examined dietary habits and intakes of more than 3,500 foods.

The foods were grouped according to the NOVA classification system into four types: unprocessed/minimally processed foods, culinary ingredients, processed foods, and ultra-processed foods.

After excluding lifestyle and other health factors that can cause diabetes from their analysis, they discovered that, for every 10 percent of additional ultra-processed foods included in their diets, the risk of developing diabetes increased by 15 percent.

Researchers do agree more research is needed and that there are other factors that have been linked to endocrine dysfunction and insulin resistance, such as some common components found in plastic – phthalates and bisphenol A.

Still, while future research is necessary, this result is valuable and confirms that natural minimally processed foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds are the healthiest foods to eat.

You can completely reverse your diabetes in just 28 days, just like my mum did, by following these simple three steps

Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally – This Fatty Drink Prevents Blood Pressure and Diabetes

Doctors and nutritionists have been telling us for decades to drink less of this drink, as it contains saturated fat that clogs our arteries and raises our blood pressure.

This was however completely debunked in a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition written by Singaporean, Chinese, and American researchers.

In fact, this drink protects you against type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.

They analyzed information collected by the Singapore Chinese Health Study between 1993 and 2017, with each of the 37,124 Chinese men and women having been observed for at least 10 years.

They were all asked to complete food questionnaires and were all subsequently interviewed to identify physician-diagnosed health conditions.

By the end of the period for which they were observed, they were all between 45 and 74 years old.

Those who drank 240 milliliters of milk had a 12 percent lower risk of diabetes and a six percent lower risk of hypertension than those who drank no milk.

When milk was excluded from the analysis and only other dairy products were considered, people who ate 252 grams of dairy products per day had a seven percent lower risk of hypertension and a 10 percent lower risk of diabetes than those who consumed no dairy products.

But milk is only one piece in the puzzle to completely reverse Type 2 Diabetes. Here are the exact 3-steps thousands of readers have used to cure themselves

And if you have high blood pressure, discover how 3 easy exercises drop it below 120/80 – starting today

Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally – Type 2 Diabetes Cured with This Widely Disliked Diet

A new study shows that there is a diet that works better than the conventional low-calorie diabetic diet to keep your weight and blood sugar under control.

It even completely cured a big portion of the study participants!

The only problem is that as much as some people praise this diet, the majority of people are going to absolutely hate it.

So, what’s it going to be? Suffer type 2 diabetes with all the complications or tolerate a diet that’s you’re going to hate?

The study was published in The Journal of the American College of Nutrition, in July 2017.

Czech, American and Italian researchers split their 74 subjects into two groups that adopted different diets for six months.

One group went on a vegetarian diet that was, in fact, close to vegan, consisting of vegetables, grains, legumes, fruits and nuts, with only the equivalent of one portion of low-fat yoghurt allowed per day.

The other group adopted the conventional diabetic diet as prescribed by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, consisting of 50 percent vegetables, 25 percent lean proteins and 25 percent grains.

Both diets contained approximately 1,500 to 1,800 calories per day and meals were prepared for the subjects, so they didn’t have to struggle with concocting their own recipes.

After six months, the vegetarian group lost 6.2 kilograms of weight, while the conventional dieters lost only 3.2 (approximately 14 pounds versus 7 pounds).

The scientists also used magnetic resonance imaging to examine what type of fat their subjects were losing: subcutaneous (below the skin), subfascial (on top of muscles) and intramuscular (inside muscles).

While the two groups lost the same amount of subcutaneous fat, the vegetarian group lost substantially more intramuscular fat than the conventional dieters and only the vegetarians lost subfascial fat.

This is important for diabetics and prediabetics because it is in subfascial fat that a lot of your insulin resistance happens.

When they tested their subject’s glucose and insulin sensitivity, they found that the vegetarians indeed had lower fasting plasma glucose and improved beta-cell insulin sensitivity.

42 percent of the vegetarians could reduce their medication and around 10 percent reversed their conditions completely.

To get more ideas for curing type 2 diabetes naturally, watch this video – Reverse Diabetes Without Medication

Now if you want to cure your type 2 diabetes but don’t want to go vegan, then follow the 3-step strategy, found here, that thousands of readers have used to successfully reverse their type 2 diabetes within a month

This post is from the 3 Steps Diabetes Strategy Program. It was created by Jodi Knapp from Blue Heron health news thathas been recognized as one of the top-quality national health information websites. 

In this program, Jodi Knapp shares practical tips and advice on how you can prevent and cure diabetes naturally. She also dispels myths commonly associated with diabetes, like for example, diabetes being a lifelong condition. There are also lots of information going around that is simply not true and she’s here to correct it.

Diabetes is a disease, and it can be cured. This is just one of the important tips Jodi reveals in her program. Also, she included several ways in preventing the onset of disease, choosing the right food to eat, recommended vitamin supplements, the right time of the day to take the blood sugar and many more.

But the most amazing thing would have to be her program which only takes 3 simple steps to help you to control & treat type 2 diabetes. What it does is cure diabetes without having to rely on expensive drugs, diets that make sufferers crave for even more food they are not supposed to eat, and exercise programs that make people feel tired and depressed.

To find out more about this program, click on Curing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally