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Friday, August 21, 2009

Stocking your Cupboard

This was from an article on Yahoo from Lance Armstrong's site that I thought I would share. I love reading valuable infromation and this one can certainly help remind us on how and what we shoudl be doing to help us on our fitness journey.

Stocking Your Cupboard

Foods that speed up your metabolism are vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, fish, healthy fats and whole grains. Look for these vegetables when shopping: spinach, broccoli, carrots, asparagus, cabbage, beet roots, assorted beans and dark, leafy vegetables. Any type of fresh fruit is good for you, but try eating blueberries, melons, apples, citrus fruits and tomatoes. Skinless poultry and eggs are excellent sources of protein. The omega 3 fatty acids in fish boost your metabolism by burning up to 400 calories a day. The enzymes in your body that burn fat increase while those that store fat decrease. If you are not a fish eater, take omega 3 capsules that contain a minimum of 300 milligrams total of EPA and DHA. Eat healthy fats like nuts and peanut butter. Whole grains found in brown rice, cereal, barley and oats speed up your metabolism as well. Consume foods with B vitamins, magnesium and fiber to increase your metabolism.

Do what’s best for your heart and health!

It’s hard to get enough healthy fish in your diet, but this high-quality omega-3 fish oil supplement contains 600 mg of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and 400 mg of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) per serving—that’s science talk meaning a daily dose is similar to getting the health benefits of an average serving of salmon steak! Studies have shown that consuming omega-3 fatty acids—especially DHA and EPA—may help reduce the risk of heart-related diseases.* In today’s high-stress/fast food world, that’s a very big deal! In fact, the American Heart Association recommends getting at least two servings of fatty fish a week to support cardiovascular health.

Note: If after reading this article and you would like to see some of the supplements such as the Omega-3, click here.

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