Fit Fathers 7-Day “Fruit & Veggie” Spring Break

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Motivation = Dedication = Reinvention!

Hello friends and family. Please join Fit Fathers for 7 days of purity while consuming fresh, organic fruits and vegetables to clean out the gastrointestinal (GI) and prepare the body for a new spring season. Additionally, the goal is to increase our fiber intake as well as vitamin, mineral and antioxidant quantities. Without the added fat in the diet the body will begin burning fat pockets hanging around our glands, organs and stomach. Continuing exercise will further reduce or melt away the additional adipose fat.

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Seven Foods to Supercharge Your Gut Bacteria

By Meghan Jardine, M.S., M.B.A., R.D., L.D., C.D.E.

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Did you know we are only 10 percent human? Ninety percent of our cells are nonhuman, microbial cells. Since our diet influences our microbes, it’s true: We really are what we eat. The good news is that you can cultivate a new microbiota, formerly known as gut flora, in just 24 hours—by changing what you eat. Bacteria that live in our intestinal tract, also known as gut bugs, flourish off of colorful, plant-based foods. The latest studies on microbiota continue to show us how the process works, which explains why the mere mention of gut bacteria sparks conversations in both research labs and newsrooms. [Read more…]

Almond Delight

Smoothie_King_Fit_FathersFresh smoothies anyone? Today’s Vitamix special includes almond milk, bananas, peaches, grapes, berries, oranges, broccoli, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts and dates. Sounds intensive, we know, but the recipe contains mostly every macronutrient, micronutrient, vitamins and minerals the body needs daily. Plus this clean shake will serve as an entire meal replacement. Drink Clean!