During last year's Super Bowl we blogged about how holidays (and the Superbowl) are meant to enjoy family, friends and FOOD!! With Thanksgiving already here, we thought it would be good to remind our fellow athletic-minded folk that it's okay to indulge once in a while--especially on special occasions.
At Athletic-Minded Traveler we pride ourselves in providing our subscribers and corporate clients recommendations on where to stay, exercise, swim, run, play and EAT throughout the US, Canada, and soon, Europe--all from a healthy living standpoint. And we don't just cover restaurants either. Farmers' markets, upscale grocers and supermarkets also make our cut.
Why? Because often the fabulous salad bar at the local Whole Foods (or other market) is just what you need after a long day.
And you like to add "stuff" to it, keep reading. (However, if, like my dad, you take it black, most of this post will be meaningless to you--except possibly the tip on Vietnamese cinnamon.)
Over a year ago as part of a post on sweating out impurities (It was just before New Year's!), we touched upon the potential benefits of selecting distilled water over spring, tap or purified.
Now that PepsiCo?s Aquafina and Coke's Dasani (as well as some other sellers) have been outed for using municipal sources for their supply?e.g, tap water?we are further incented to purchase the distilled variety or even do the "green" thing and switch to tap.
*Editor's Update July 6, 2013
Since the below information was posted, further research has indicated that the number of drugs on the market that react adversely with grapefruit has increased substantially to 43! Drugs on this list include Zocor, Lipitor, Nifediac and Afeditab. Other citrus fruits that contain "furanocoumarins" such as Seville oranges, limes and pomelos.
What's for breakfast? In our house cereal is huge...for breakfast, snacking and especially as a dessert. We typically have 10+ boxes in the cupboard and about 4-6 different types/brands/flavors.
But, just as with energy bars, comparing labels can be tricky. And depending upon your food goal (lots of calories, minimal calories, flavor, bulk), knowing more about what you put in your bowl can help you achieve that goal.
So we're taking a poll: Tell us what breakfast cereal you prefer, how much you eat, and your food/nutrition goal.
We love BBQ. We grill fish, veggies, chicken, and meats.
Two frequent scenarios:
1. We're out for dinner and salivating over the dessert menu when one of the group exclaims that, while they would love to indulge in the flourless chocolate cake (what menu does not offer this?), the chocolate's caffeine will keep them up all night.
2. My husband suffers a bad night's sleep and blames the chocolate dessert of which he only ate 1/2 of and it was small to begin with.
We know chocolate contains some caffeine, but is it enough to throw asunder one's sleep?