‘Pimp my Shake’ #4 – Immuno Protective Edition

‘Pimp my Shake’ #4 is getting protective of your protein shakes, we suggest throwing in some mixed berries (try frozen or fresh), 15ml (approx 1 tablespoon) of an omega oil blend, a teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of grated ginger and some UMF 10 Manuka honey.

This is an antioxidant packed, anti-inflammatory concoction of immune boosting ingredients for a morning or post workout shake fit for the Gods!

If you’re training regularly and eating healthily, you’re giving yourself the best chance of reaching a healthy and aesthetically pleasing physique...FACT! However if both your training and diet is on point, but your rest and recovery periods are lacking, then you run the risk of 1.) Hitting a plateau (minimal gains) 2.) Getting injured 3.) Suffering from overtraining syndrome and thus predisposing yourself to disease and infection!

Overtraining syndrome is a scientifically backed condition which can lead to impaired energy, increased physical stress, lack of motivation, overall weakness and in some of the more extreme cases, neuromuscular fatigue (fatigued mind/muscle connection), and impaired immune response (Gibson and Edwards, 1985; Lehman et al. 1993).

Yep, an impaired immune system i.e. our infection fighting first line of defence can result from overtraining. Not observing adequate rest periods is detrimental to health and exercise progress mainly because of the rise in the stress hormone cortisol. If cortisol is allowed to rise in the body, cellular structure could be damaged, white blood cells and antibodies are less responsive and your body is exposed to attack!

Protect your body from infiltrators and the ensuing damage that may follow with this anti-inflammatory, antioxidant packed shake…ladies and gentleman I give you the ‘Pimp my Shake’ Protective edition.


About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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