Fuel

Baking with Protein Powder: Mouthwatering Creations that Build You Up

Everyone knows that part of a healthy lifestyle is the nutritional component, and complementing a strong workout with the right foods is really important related to performance, recovery and appetite. In recent years, protein powder has become the darling of foodies, as well as exercise afficianados, in search of a tasty way to build a…

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Get Back to Lean

If stretchy pants and big tops are your best friend’s right about now, this article is a must-read. We know that for the most part, you’ve been relatively faithful to your fitness regimen, but it’s next to impossible to avoid indulging during the holidays. It’s hard to say no to every appetizer and appletini, Christmas…

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Cleansing Ingredients to Aid Removal of Toxins

Whether training for a marathon, a long distance bicycle race or simply wanting to play longer stretches in a casual game of basketball, all athletes seek additional energy and strength to help maximize their enjoyment and performance. Natural options abound that can help the body prevent injuries while also increasing recovery time from injuries, if…

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Super Smoothies: Just blend and enjoy!

Very Berry Beet 1 tbsp fresh ginger 1 peeled cut beet ½ cup organic unsweetened apple juice 1 frozen banana 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 cup freshly frozen blueberries 1 large kale leaf or ½ cup baby spinach Note: Blend the beet first to get it smooth and then add remaining ingredients. Seriously Citrus with…

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Serving up Super Smoothies

A Polish immigrant, Stephen Poplawski, invented the blender in 1922 in Wisconsin specifically to create blended drinks, albeit for drug store soda fountain shakes and malts. By the 1930s, health food-conscious Californians omitted ice cream, malt and sodas and added fruits to the mix, essentially creating the smoothie we know today; a blended healthy beverage…

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Love Your Gut And It Will Love You Back

Probiotics are living bacteria and yeasts naturally found in the body and are really important for one’s overall health, especially digestive health. And while the very word bacteria is for some synonymous with something bad, think all that anti-bacterial stuff on the market, our bodies are full of bacteria; most good, and some not so…

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Can’t Beat Beets

We know them as table, garden, red or golden. What you may not know is that beets are packed full of awesomeness. The National Institutes of Health funded research study is a tough read, unless you have a command of Latin, know intimately the periodic table of elements and are a chemist, but one simple…

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Do Try This At Home!

Looking to replicate some delicious dishes from a favorite restaurant? Try this scrumptious and super-healthy dish from Gecko’s. Gecko’s Ahi Tuna Appetizer Rare Sesame-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna, with Pickled Ginger, Wasabi, Soy Sauce and Asian Noodles Preparation Coat fresh Yellowfin Tuna with Tuxedo sesame seeds Sear until seeds slightly toast on each side, not over-cooking the…

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Your Cheat Day: ‘Cheat Sheet’

Everyone needs a cheat day. A day to eat like it’s 1999. Ok, well maybe not that dramatic, but fit folks need a respite; a day to indulge …but not too, too much. Fit941 asked a few local eateries about how they approach healthy eating and what dish from their menu they’d suggest for a…

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What Protein is Right for You?

When it comes to diet, one key element stands out for fitness and health above all others: protein. Protein is absolutely essential for muscle repair, immunity and balanced blood sugar. Consumption of a minimum quantity of protein daily is mandatory for overall health. Potential sources of protein are plentiful. For decades, debate has raged about…

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Alkaline Foods Vs. Acidic Foods

In order to function properly, the body works tirelessly to keep organic chemicals and compounds in a balanced state known as homeostasis. As a result, the body needs to keep nutrients and certain fluids, like blood, slightly alkaline. When it comes to alkalinity most people have heard of the benefits of having a high alkaline…

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The Battle Between Juicing and Smoothies

For those that are deciding on whether to indulge in a smoothie or have an energizing fresh pressed juice, the struggle is real. While both are extremely beneficial to our overall wellbeing it is important to know the difference between the two and more importantly when each is necessary.  Keep it Simple. Here is a…

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The Skinny on Omega3 Fatty Acids

At this point most people are aware of the fact that Omega 3 Fatty Acids are “Good for you.” What most people don’t know is how not all Omega 3 Fatty Acids are created equal, or even processed inside the body the same way. For those of you who aren’t aware how beneficial they truly…

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The Power of Protein

The debate on which is better for you, plant or animal protein, shouldn’t matter unless you have dietary restrictions to consider, whether by choice or doctor ordered. Both offer great sources of protein, though a myth persists that plant proteins lack certain amino acids. Ask someone what protein is and you’ll likely hear responses such…

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