Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hot to start incorporating fiber and whole grains into your diet tip #1

1. Start your day with whole grains. Try a hot cereal, like oatmeal, or cold cereal that has whole grain first on the ingredient list. If you didn’t know, on ingredient lists on packages the first few things listed are … Continue reading

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Nuts 4 theHeart!

Fit Fact: Nuts 4 the Heart Many people think of nuts as another fattening junk food snack. In reality, nuts are excellent sources of protein and other beneficial nutrients. One surprising finding from nutrition research is that people who regularly … Continue reading

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Physical Activities Vs. Video games

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (CPAN) Energy Expenditure and Enjoyment During Nintendo® Wii Active Video Games: How do they compare to other sedentary and physical activities? Report for Sport and Recreation New Zealand by Kate White, Andrew E. Kilding, … Continue reading

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Clean Eating Waffle Recipe

Clean Eating Waffle Recipe (Makes up to 12 waffles) Ingredients 2 cups oat flour 2 cups soy (rice milk or regular milk works fine as well) 2 tbsp. ground flax seed 3-4 egg whites 1 whole egg Directions Step 1 … Continue reading

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All proteins aren’t the same

Fit Tip: All proteins aren’t the same Some of the proteins you eat contain all the amino acids needed to build new proteins. This kind of protein is called complete protein. Animal sources of protein tend to be complete. Other … Continue reading

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High protein diets good or bad?

Fit Tip: Are high-protein diets good for your heart? One concern about the high-protein diet fad has been that eating diets high in protein and fat, and low in carbohydrate, would be beneficial for the heart. Recent research provides positive … Continue reading

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Should I be concerned about mercury and PCBs in fish?

Fit Tip: Should I be concerned about mercury and PCBs in fish? Fish is a fantastic option for a protein source since its low in fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids. Research suggests that eating just 6 ounces per … Continue reading

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Q&A are Team sports the same as PE?

Q. My children play team sports, isn’t that enough exercise and or the same thing as PE?   A.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS4o4SHAU8I  

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Carbohydrates

Fit Tip: Carbohydrates – Don’t be fooled by all these fad diets that make blanket pronouncements on the dangers of carbohydrates. They provide the body with the fuel it needs for physical activity and proper organ function, and they are … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Broccoli

  Fit Tip: The Health Benefits of Broccoli Make this a Meal Time Winner The health benefits of broccoli along with the availability of this super vegetable make it one of our most popular vegetables. Throughout the year, broccoli is … Continue reading

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