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Red Meat and Inflammation?

I just reblogged a link from ahealthblog about the positive impact of pineapple consumption on asthma and arthritis symptoms.  This prompted my friend/trainee to mention that red meat was a cause of inflammation.

I did some quick research on the subject and came back with inconclusive data.  I saw a lot of mentions of Arachadonic Acid(AA), N-Glycolylneuraminic acid (Neu5Gc), and a lot of talk about “gut bacteria”.  

There was also mention of how red meat was prepared.  Overcooking, as with any food, seemed to have some sort of impact on the studies.

The thing with the studies is that none of the ones I read seemed to be very extensive.  Some studied people who ate only meat vs. only vegetables.  There were some who’s test subjects represented a small spectrum of humans and didn’t really account for people who ate actual balanced diets.

So my results are indeed inconclusive.  Are there any nutritionists with an opinion to share?

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1200 Calories

ringsonallmyfingers:

 1200 calories. The dangerous tightrope that many women are trying to walk, because they think this is how thinness is achieved.

 

This is a really great article on the concept of weight loss and muscle. Very body positive. Very wonderful article that covers just about EVERYTHING. 

I’m still saying TW: ED because there’s talk about calorie counting and weight loss in general but it’s why just counting calories isn’t always an effective way to LOSE weight. 

Well written article!  

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Joseph D'Amico

For Fitness Friday I want to put the spotlight on someone you may already know.

This guy is my new idol!  If he’s not yours then maybe you need to read more about him HERE or HERE or just go HERE and choose for yourself!

It seems like a fun challenge to try but it’s been done already.  I think I’ll stick to trying to be the first person to run a sub two hour marathon.

As fun, satiating, and tasty as Mr. D’Amico’s challenge was I think running a marathon in under two hours is a great accomplishment as well.

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Munchie Monday

First entry in a sporadic series where I’ll share some of my original recipes with you guys on Mondays.

The first one is for my fabuloso Vegan Berry Oatmeal Cookies

A little back story on these, I was bored one night and had the munchies(not that kind) and even though I’m not dieting I’m trying to be good about what I eat.  That means I was doing everything in my power to avoid convenience store goodies.  I got the idea to whip something up from scratch and saw I had everything I needed…except eggs. I googled “egg substitutes” and the results were not at all appetizing or practical.  Then a link lead me to a Vegan site and I discovered that I could just skip the eggs all together.  And thus these green bastards were born.

Now I have no nutrition training so I can’t provide any nutrition details for you.  I suppose if enough people ask I can calculate them for you.  Also note that when it came time to form the cookies I got a little heavy handed.  I probably could have made two dozen but instead I ended up with ten. :/

To the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 2Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 stick of margarine
  • pinch or two of salt
  • 4 dashes of cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp of baking soda(i think)
  • handful of berries(frozen or fresh)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix flour, oatmeal, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon
  • Use a small sauce pan to melt the margarine with the white and brown sugar.  Once melted allow to cool a bit.
  • Puree the berries in a blender or food processor.
  • mix all ingredients well
  • form cookies and place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes for soft cookies.

Not to toot my own horn but the cookies came out pretty damn good and were a hit among my friends and co workers.

If you try the recipe feel free to leave me some feedback on how you liked it, if you tweaked the recipe, or if you want me to create a special recipe.

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