“It’s so easy to overlook the calories in drink as they barely even register. One swig and you can forget you even sinned. Fizzy drinks are the worst for this. They have pretty much no useful content. You can down spoonfuls of insulin-spiking, obesity-creating sugar without even realising it. Diet drinks aren’t any better for your health either. Whilst they don’t have the high sugar content associated with their “full sugar” associates, they’ll likely be packed full of artificial sweeteners which will be hard for our body to process properly, leading to all sorts of detrimental health consequences ranging from messed up hormones right through to cancer.”
“It's fruit, it must be good for you right? Not necessarily. Fruit in its natural form will be high in fibre, aid digestion and provide vitamins. In fruit juice form however, much of the fibre has been removed, meaning you’re simply slurping on sugar. If you were to have fruit juice, the best time to have it would be post workout when the high sugar content would go some way towards refilling glycogen levels that have been depleted during your workout. Cranberry juice is a good option at this time as it’s high in antioxidants which can help reduce cortisol levels that have been elevated during your session, and also mop up some of the “cancer causing” free radicals that can be left floating around your body.”
Anyone For Coffee?
“Possibly…but time it right. Generally speaking the main issue with coffee is the “cow juice” and added sugar that people dump into it. Milk can cause inflammation and be hard to digest which in turn can have a negative effect on your hormones. A black coffee can aid sporting performance, but again, time it correctly. Too close to a workout and you may be running off to the toilet every 5 minutes. Too far away and you may hit your comedown just as your supposed to be hitting the squat rack. Trial and error is best here, but most people benefit from having a black coffee 10-20 minutes before a workout. AVOID having coffee close to bedtime. It’ll get your heart racing at a time when you’re supposed to be settling down and getting ready to sleep. Remember, sleep is a vital part of achieving the body and health levels you desire, so take it seriously!”