For some, going gluten free is not an option. For others, it’s a dietary change they chose because it makes them feel better, exercise harder or has improved their life in a number of ways. Unfortunately, gluten-free foodies are often left with bigger grocery bills and smaller selections. After much searching (and lots of shopping!), I finally found the best source for all things GF. Read more →
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Turn back the clock to 10 years ago and say “Coconut oil.” Odds are that people would say “Huh?’ Now coconut oil has become one of the hottest food trends, along with all coconut-related products. Coconut oil ranks in the category of healthy fats. In order for your body to absorb certain types of vitamins, which are known as fat-soluble supplements, your body needs fat – and coconut oil is a great way to fulfill that need. Because it contains lauric acid, coconut oil supports levels of “good” cholesterol (HDL).
By now the snow has melted from the mountaintops, which means only one thing…it’s time to go hiking! Climbing to new heights is a workout in itself. But when you want to dial up the calorie-torching benefits, you need to add a few “exercise enhancements,” as I like to call them.
Q: Which is better for athletes: animal protein or plant protein?
Brandon Marsh answers
A: There are two sides to every coin. Neither is right nor wrong. What is always right, however, is listening to your body.
About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in it and about 80 percent of our bodies are made of it. Water is at the root of life, which would explain why you should be consuming a sufficient amount. Not only does proper hydration account for a well-functioning body, but it can also make your skin appear soft and supple, your lips smooth and kissable and your muscles hard and defined. But buyer beware: when it comes to hydrating a fit body (like yours), you should be mindful of more than just how much water you’re drinking.
Working out? Great! Just don’t forget to hydrate and refuel with healthy foods or sports nutrition products. You can add more bounce to the ounce by fueling your fitness with these foods and beverages: Read more →
If a bowl of oatmeal is your go-to breakfast, you’ll enjoy this warm porridge made from buckwheat—a gluten-free, grain-like seed that has a nutty flavor and a soft, chewy texture when cooked. Like oatmeal, buckwheat is high in fiber and protein, and low in fat and cholesterol. In this recipe, it’s simmered in coconut water, then topped with coconut, cranberry and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Good morning to you!
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