What’s the best fruit to eat?‏

The easiest way to rate a fruit so you get the best bang for your buck is to use the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) method of measuring the antioxidant capacities of foods. Here is a list of the some of the best fruits to eat and their ORAC score: Blueberries – 5 Cherries –…

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What Has More Calories: Butter or Olive Oil?

Although butter always gets a bad rap, it’s proven to have far less calories when analyzed in the butter or olive oil debate. Butter contains 100 calories per tablespoon, while olive oil contains 130 calories per tablespoon. And according to Ancestral-Nutrition.com: “Butter is mostly made up of heart healthy saturated fat and is low in polyunsaturated…

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I Wish Ferrari 2010 Slideshow

  Giving Special Needs Kids The Ride Of A Lifetime Bodies by Design Fitness Studios together with Daytona Sportscars held their sixth annual I WISH FERRARI event on Sunday July 18th, 2010. There were 75 children with special needs in attendance along with a parade of 50 Ferraris. The sounds of 50 prancing horses and…

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Should I include seeds in my diet?‏

Well everything grows from a seed so the answer is yes! They contain high levels of antioxidants including Vitamin E, are high in fiber and are great ground up on cereal or yogurt for breakfast. My new favourite is pumpkin seeds. And you might want to try Chia seeds, which are full of essential fatty…

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Starchy carbs prior to high-intensity activity

Starchy carbohydrates are always in order prior to high intensity activity.  When you start to exercise, your blood sugar drops dramatically due to the demand of energy.  Starchy carbs such as pasta, rice, potatoes and grain products give you a blood sugar boost and sustained energy.  I must admit my favourite is pasta.  It seems…

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Know Your Heart and Cholesterol

What’s the Best Way to Predict Your Risk of Heart Attack? The best tests to predict your risk for having a heart attack is your Recovery Heart Rate.  Recovery heart rate is a measure of fitness and a slow recovery from exercise means that you’re out of shape. To measure recovery heart rate, exercise on…

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The Raw Food Diet

The raw food diet includes foods that can be eaten raw such as uncooked meats, eggs and raw dairy and raw animal food. Included in raw animal food diets are any food that can be eaten raw, such as uncooked, unprocessed meats/organ-meats/eggs, raw dairy, and aged, raw animal foods such as century eggs, rotting (fermenting)…

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Muscle and Body Fat

Will Monitoring My Heart Rate Help Me Burn More Body Fat? Our heart rate is much like a speedometer in a car.  In our cars we know that the faster we drive, the sooner we arrive at our destination, and the more gas we will burn in the process.  In the case of a workout,…

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