Eat Clean – The 100 Best Packaged Foods

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Originally posted on Kathleen Alleaume:

Published in Prevention Magazine October 2014

Published in Prevention Magazine October 2014  

Let’s be honest. When you’re browsing the supermarket shelves, it can be almost impossible to tell which packaged foods are actually good for you, especially when there are so many (often dubious) health claims to decode. How can a gluten-free biscuit have more added sugar and calories than a chocolate chip cookie? And how is it possible that seemingly virtuous organic vegetable chips contain so much saturated fat? As a nutritionist, I can completely understand how food labels and the reams of fine print on nutritional panels would be tricky to make sense of, if you don’t know what they all mean. And really, who has time to analyse every single product label to suss out the most nutritionally sound choices? Luckily, you don’t have to: I’ve taken up the task for you, scouring supermarket shelves and carefully handpicking the top 100 ‘cleanest’…

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Are you training hard enough?

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“On a scale of 1 to 10, your average training difficulty should be an 8, but if you never go to 10 you’ll lose your perception of what an 8 really is. Because of that, a lot of people are really doing a 5 or 6 when they think they’re at 8. An occasional lesson in pain in the gym will allow you to keep things in perspective.

Doing level “10” workouts can be useful, but you must understand how they affect the body and plan your training accordingly. Realize that you will not be in an optimal shape for a few days after doing a stress session, so either plan rest days or program in some easier training in the days after your challenge”

http://www.t-nation.com/all-articles/authors/christian-thibaudeau

Tropical Greek Yogurt Popsicles That Make It Feel Like Summer Anytime

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Originally posted on Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health:

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Make summer last a little bit longer with this recipe for Tropical Greek Yogurt Popsicles!

If you’ve never made ice pops before you might think you need hard-to-find ingredients or a lot of time, but this recipe is seriously simple and calls for just three ingredients—and you might already have them in your kitchen. So you have no excuse to not give this cool treat a try. Just buy a Popsicle mold (or try Dixie cups and popsicle sticks), pour in the ingredients listed below, and freeze for a few hours. Easy as that!

Ingredients:

  • 24 ounces vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1.5 cups pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Mix together Greek yogurt, pineapple juice, and shredded coconut in a large bowl until fully blended.
  2. Pour mixture evenly into Popsicle molds (or Dixie cups).
  3. Freeze for 4-6 hours.
  4. Enjoy cold from the freezer.

Makes 6 standard size ice pops 

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