Jul 23 2010

Tony Horton tells how to have an effective workout

Tony Horton, creator of the P90X workout series answers the question: "Is your workout too wimpy?!" Here's that WebMD article Tony was talking about: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/is-your-workout-too-wimpy

Listen to Tony talk fitness

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Jul 23 2010

Ice cream truck for dogs?!

The world's first ice cream truck for dogs opens for business this weekend. Some of the "canine-friendly flavors" include "Dog Eat Hog World" and "Canine Cookie Crunch!" What do you think? Would you visit the ice cream truck for your dog?

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Jul 23 2010

Nutrition Label Savvy- Avoiding Deadly Trans Fats

Christine Avanti explains that there are four different types of fats:

 

1) Monounsaturated (MUFAs): These are good fats that actually help your body burn fat.  These fats are found in nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, avocados and olives.

 

2) Polyunsaturated (PUFAs):  These are good fats and they are found in most natural foods such as fish, nuts, seed, and plants.  They are very similar to MUFAs.

 

3) Saturated: These fats are thought to be bad because they supposedly clog and add plaque build-up in our arteries.  These fats are found in meat, butter, lard, and dairy products.  However, animals that are traditionally raised on grassy pastures such as free range cattle (natural herbivores) produce meat and butter this is good for our health.  Why?  Because these free range animals feed on green grass which causes them to produce meat and dairy products that are high in omega-3 fatty acids (good fats), vitamins A, D and beta carotene. 

 

4) Transfats: These are the worst kind of fats for humans to eat.  They clog arteries, stiffen blood vessels and wreck havoc in our cells which can lead to cancer. 

 

Here is how to avoid feeding yourself and your family transfats:

 

1) Read the “ingredients” list on the back of all your packaged foods.  If you see the words, “partially hydrogenated” don’t buy that food!  Partially hydrogenated oils are vegetable oils that have been through an industrial process where hydrogen is added to the vegetable oil to make is “stable” or “solid” at room temperature.  Food makers use this technology to prolong shelf life of baked goods, longer fry-life for cooking oils and a smoother texture “mouth feel” to the food.  “Partially hydrogenated” means that there is trans fats in that product.  This is sneaky because food manufactures are allowed to promote a food saying “No Trans Fats” as long as a food product has 0.5 grams of trans fats per serving. 

 

Feed your family good fats that come from nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, and dairy that comes from free range cattle such as organic butter. 

 

Check out Christine’s White Peach & Cherry cobbler made with organic butter (high in omega-3s, vitamins and minerals).

146 calories, 5 grams of fat

Add 1/2 cup of organic vanilla ice cream: 286 calories, 11 grams of fat

 

Compare to traditional peach cobbler 710 calories, 31 grams of fat

Get the recipe here: http://www.christineavanti.com/KLOVE-New-You-In-52.php

Listen to Christine talk about the benefits of organic butter