Category Archives: Fuel for fitness

Today is Eat Your Vegetables Day

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Breakfast in honor of national Eat Your Vegetables day.

How Much Body Fatness Do You Have? Calculate Your BMI here.

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(Link to this calculator below)

 

Here’s a link to a BMI calculator. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems.”

Food for thought….and maybe it should be…think about the food you eat today.

 

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/adult_bmi/english_bmi_calculator/bmi_calculator.html

 

 

Nuts!

Nuts are good for you! No news there. But it seems they’re really good for you.

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Research shows that if you eat them regularly you’ll live longer says Dr. Bill Elliot (see the link to his article below referencing a study by the New England Journal of Medicine). In short, consumption of nuts (all kinds) is like a magic potent. Studies of nut eaters over a long period showed those who eat nuts daily live significantly longer, have lower rates of cancer and lung disease, are less likely to smoke, more likely to eat good stuff and are thinner! Nuts to you!

To make it easy for life on the run, jog on down to Trader Joe’s and get their prepackaged servings of nuts to grab and go. Better yet, buy them in bulk and make your own little packs.

http://www.marinij.com/healthandfitness/ci_24616729/dr-bill-elliott-go-nuts-and-youll-live

“Nut Consumption and Mortality”, New England Journal of Medicine, http://www.nejm.org/

Fast Food

Fast Food

Spinach, sliced hard boiled eggs, tomato, avocado, yellow pepper with Meyer lemon squeezed on top. Throw it into a lunch bag with a fork, a napkin, a bottle of water and you have a perfect lunch away from home.

Eat your Vegetables!

IMG_1227Solid evidence that mom was right. Eat your vegetables and live a longer and healthier life! According to Dr. Eberhart-Phillips very few of us eat enough servings of fruits and vegetables (at least five) daily. For those who do, scientific data show it can reduce risk of heart disease (by 17%!), reduce risk of diabetes, stave off some types of cancer, and improve cognitive function as we age. Wow. Time to take those green smoothies seriously.

Veggies pictured above are a great way to prep them ahead to easily add to a salad or eat as a snack.

http://www.marinij.com/healthandfitness/ci_24278259/dr-jason-eberhart-phillips-you-can-always-eat

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