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DO YOU REMEMBER THESE FITNESS FADS? I wa

DO YOU REMEMBER THESE FITNESS FADS?
I was browsing through some online articles for blog post ideas and I found this funny article about fitness fads of the past. How many do your remember?
1. Gravity Boots
2. Universal Gym
3. Leg Warmers
4. Muscle Building Correspondence Courses
5. Vibration Machines
6. Old School Nautilus Equipment
7. Trim Jeans
8. Racquetball
9. Trim Twist
10. Nordic Trak
What current fitness trends do you think our grandkids will be chuckling about in 10-20 years? http://ow.ly/zsFSK


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HOW TO USE THOSE ODD FARMER’S MARKET VE

HOW TO USE THOSE ODD FARMER’S MARKET VEGES – DAIKON RADISHES

Look for: Also known as white radishes, these look like giant carrots and can regularly grow more than a foot long.

Tastes: Juicy and crisp, daikons are on the spicier end of the radish flavor spectrum.

Use it: Daikon radishes are widely used in Asian cuisine and are great to add to stir-fries.
For a few recipe ideas: http://ow.ly/zs953 http://ow.ly/i/6jlLQ


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Fat Burning Recipes #3 BLACK BEAN AND EG

Fat Burning Recipes #3

BLACK BEAN AND EGG SCRAMBLE WITH JALAPEÑO

Jalapeño peppers boost metabolic rate, as well as decrease hunger thanks to the natural chemical that makes them spicy — capsaicin.

(Serves 2)

● 2 whole eggs
● 4 egg whites
● 1 small roma tomato, diced
● 1 small jalapeño, seeds removed, chopped fine
● 2⁄3 cup black beans, rinsed
● 2 tbsp cilantro, rough, chopped
● 2 tbsp queso fresco cheese or feta, crumbled

1. Heat a nonstick pan to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Add jalapeño, beans and tomato, and toss until hot.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and whites together, then pour into pan with rest of ingredients.

3. Carefully stir until eggs are cooked through — if you stir too fast, the eggs will turn grey from the beans. Garnish with chopped cilantro and queso
fresco.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 224 calories, 21 g protein, 18 g carbs, 7 g fat, 6 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 275 mg sodium

Recipe taken from Muscle Fitness Hers.


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MY FITNESS PAL I found this new app a fe

MY FITNESS PAL
I found this new app a few months ago that has been very helpful to me called My Fitness Pal. I have been using the free version of the app and it has been more than adequate for my purposes.
First, I entered in my statistics (height, weight, age, goals, etc), and it made up a daily calorie and nutrition goal for me. Then, for each item I eat, I simply go into the daily diary and add the items I ate for that meal. One of the things I really like is there are tons of items already in the database, so I am not having to figure out calories for a meal at Subway, for instance. I can also add my own recipes into the app and it figures the calories and nutrients for me. Each item I add in stays in the database, so for meals that I eat frequently, I can just add “Frequently Paired Foods” with a single cllick. If there is a bar code on any packages, they can be scanned and the information gets added automatically.
There is also a spot to add in physical activity, which will subtract calories to give you a net result at the end of the day.
A couple of times, I have forgotten to enter my meals, and a reminder pops up on my phone towards the end of the day.
Thanks to the ease of use, I have managed to record all of my fitness and nutrition information for the past 70+ days. By keeping accurate track of this information, I find that I have become more deliberate in both my food and my exercise choices. As a matter of fact, I am almost positive I was consuming more calories than I thought I was before I began using the app.
If you are into technology and fitness, check it out here: http://ow.ly/zsBZ5


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HOW TO USE THOSE ODD FARMER’S MARKET VE

HOW TO USE THOSE ODD FARMER’S MARKET VEGES – FENNEL
Look for: The freshest fennel will have no dark color on the base with nice, long fronds, says Jason Bartner, chef, culinary instructor, and farmer at La Tavola Marche. (The darker the bottom, the longer it has been since the fennel was harvested.) Also look for smaller bulbs, which tend to be more tender than larger ones.
Tastes: Fennel can be a bit tough, but has a sweet, refreshing anise flavor.
Use it: “Thickly sliced fennel does not have a nice mouth-feel and the flavor is overpowering, whereas paper-thin slices have a delicate taste and can be eaten raw in salads,” says Bartner. You can also roast it with other root vegetables, toss it in the roasting pan with chicken, braise it in white wine, or use it in soups.
Find more recipes for fennel here: http://ow.ly/zsuZw


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FOOD COMBOS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH The f

FOOD COMBOS TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH
The flavors of some foods just go together—but new research shows that some foods that taste great together are also more nutritious when eaten in combination. Here are four powerful pairs that are better together:
1. Broccoli + Mustard
Raw broccoli is a good source of the powerful cancer-fighting compound sulforaphane. But cooking destroys the enzyme (myrosinase) in broccoli that makes sulforaphane available to your body. The fix? Combine broccoli with mustard (yes, the condiment) or another raw cruciferous veggie, such as wasabi or arugula—the extra dose of myrosinase will help you absorb more sulforaphane, reveals a 2011 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
2. Coffee + Sugar
If you take your coffee with sugar, good news—it may make you more productive on the job, suggests a small 2010 study published in the journal Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental. When study participants drank the two together, researchers found that areas of the brain associated with attention worked more efficiently than when sipped solo. If you don’t like coffee, try green tea with a drizzle of honey.
3. Adzuki Beans + Raspberries
Pairing adzuki beans—classically used in Japanese desserts—with raspberries may bump up the duo’s antioxidant power by 45 percent, according to a 2011 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. That was the biggest boost researchers saw among 55 combinations of different fruits, veggies and legumes. Top a spinach salad with adzukis; for dessert, dig into fresh raspberries.
4. Turmeric + Fish
Curcumin (a component of turmeric) and DHA (an omega-3 fat in oily fish) protect against certain cancers by keeping cancer cells from multiplying. Combining the two may slow tumor growth and the spread of a type of breast cancer cells more so than when the compounds interact with the cancer cells separately, says a 2011 study in BMC Cancer. Researchers think DHA helps cells to utilize curcumin. Rub salmon or trout with turmeric or curry (a spice blend containing turmeric).
Information for this article taken from EatingWell.com: http://ow.ly/zsyqp


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HOW TO EAT THE STRANGEST FARMER’S MARKE

HOW TO EAT THE STRANGEST FARMER’S MARKET VEGES – KOHLRABI

Look for: This large, green-leafed vegetable should have a swollen round stem about the size of a baseball, explains Emily Jackle, co-owner of Mile Creek Farm in Dayton, OH. (Any larger and it can be too woody and pithy, but there are varieties that are meant to grow big and are still tender and not pithy, so ask the farmer which variety he’s selling.)

Tastes: Similar to cabbage or broccoli stem but sweeter and juicier

Use it: The leaves and stem can both be consumed. The leaves can be used in place of any recipe calling for raw or roasted kale or collards, and the stem is delicious raw—simply peel away the tough outer skin and slice. “Around here, we eat kohlrabi like apples,” Jackle says. If you are looking for some recipe ideas:
http://ow.ly/zs5Ol