Whether sprinkling slivered almonds on steamed veggies, spreading almond butter on breakfast toast or scooping up crunchy cashews when a snack attack hits, it’s easy to go nuts for nuts! No matter how you enjoy them, just a small serving instantly ups your daily intake of fiber, protein and healthy fats. But be sure to watch for this ingredient on labels, or you may be setting yourself back when it comes to benefits.
In the midst of today’s election madness, let’s not forget that regardless of your political affiliation, you should aspire to eat your recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables!
So when it comes to colorful foods, which is better, red or blue? Find out the benefits of both:
There’s no way around it, your body needs a variety of nutrients from fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods. But if your hectic schedule or picky palate keep you from getting enough, you may be interested to know more about whole food supplements, which provide nutrition that’s “fresh from the garden.”
Magnesium is a mineral that’s essential for more than 300 different functions within the body, from bone formation and nerve function to muscle contraction and protein production. Back in 2000, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that as many as 80% of American adults don’t get enough of this important mineral.
So, how can you be sure you’re getting enough? You can always try a high-quality supplement…or, you can start by adding one of these seven healthy foods to your diet:
You know you should be eating healthy, balanced meals made up of nutrient-packed superfoods. But the foods you aspire to eat don’t always make their way onto your plate. Here’s a handy guide of the five healthy foods you should eat more often – and how to prepare them.
Q: How do you deal with a disappointing race?
Amy Marsh answers:
A: There are two types of athletes: those that have had a bad race and those who will have one. Every athlete has a bad race at some point in his or her career. It happens. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to get over the disappointment. Having some experience with this, I offer these four steps to help you move on from a bad race:
Step 1: Cry, mope around, eat Bon Bons if you need to – but don’t make a habit of it. You invested a lot of time, money and hard work. Understandably, you’re going to be upset. Throw yourself a pity party to help with the healing process, but don’t let it last more than a day or two.
“Abs are made in the kitchen.” This is one of my favorite quotes, because it emphasizes how important proper nutrition and supplementation are to achieving that firm and toned body. But not only is it important to eat right but to eat at the right times. To simplify things, I’ve broken down the when and why of nutrition for optimum fat burning. Read more →
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