AdvoCare Supplement Science – Snack Smartly

Snack Smartly

July 8, 2010 by advocare10

Feed your cravings with smart snacks At your desk and feeling the 3 p.m. hunger pang? No need to run to the vending machine. Try these healthy snacks that are sure to fill you up and keep you going until dinner.

1. Yogurt – It’s a top-notch source of bone-building calcium, with 415 milligrams – about 42 percent of the daily value in every one-cup serving. Be sure to choose nonfat or low-fat varieties.

2. Bananas – Widely recognized as a good source of potassium, bananas are also surprisingly rich in vitamin B6. One four-ounce fruit contains about 35 percent of the daily value.  A medium-sized banana provides 400 mg of potassium – 11 percent of daily value – and contains just 110 calories and four grams of fiber. Bananas also contain plenty of carbohydrates which are the body’s main source of energy.

3. Raw Almonds – These nutritional powerhouses are packed with protein, fiber, vitamin E and Omega 3 Fatty Acids.  A small handful is a great snack any time throughout the day.

4. String Cheese – This lower-fat variation on mozzarella cheese supplies 250 milligrams of calcium per 1 1/2 – ounce serving. That’s about 25 percent of the daily value.

5. Apple – An apple a day can satisfy your sweet tooth and help do something good for your body. According to the U.S. Apple Association, apples provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that may help to protect from chronic diseases. They’re also full of antioxidants.

6. Unsweetened Applesauce – With a long shelf life and its low-cost, unsweetened apple sauce is an easy and healthy snack. A great source of fiber and antioxidants!

7. Smoothies – Fuel up mid-afternoon. Blend fruit with juice, yogurt or milk, and ice. Many store-made smoothies have added sugars, so make your own. Idea: Use AdvoCare Meal Replacement shakes as your smoothie – delicious and nutritious! Purchase your Advocare Fruit & Fiber BarBuy AdvoCare Fruit & Fiber Bars

8. Granola and Cereal Bars – Look for whole grain granola bars that are low in fat and sugars. Try AdvoCare Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bar or Fruit and Fiber Bar.

9. Two tablespoons of peanut butter with celery – Peanut butter is a great source of protein and energy, helping you make it through the afternoon without hunger.

10. Whole-Wheat English Muffins are a smart switch from the traditional kind. Enriched with minerals, iron and fiber, they make a perfect snack when toasted and spread with protein-rich peanut butter.

11. Pudding – Get a calcium boost when you add two tablespoons of dry-milk powder or a pouch of AdvoCare Meal Replacement Shake to the dry mix before stirring in milk. Resources: www.self.com, www.parents.com

Supplement Companies & Professional Athletes

THERE ARE SUPPLEMENT COMPANIES AND THEN THERE IS ADVOCARE!

There are many companies that create supplements. There are many companies that are not allowed to be utilized by Professional Athletes.
You have to be asking yourself “Why is that?”. Simply put all supplements are not created equal and are not tested equally.

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If you noticed AdvoCare is not on the list above. But we are on this list below!

Update: We are now in all 32 NFL locker rooms

Find out More at www.getphysicallyfit.org

Do you know who the Medical & Science Board is behind the current product that your using? We Do!

Why AdvoCare Slam for Energy and Mental Focus

Simply put, it is made to work with the body for the body the right way. Science not Fad went into its creation.

I utilize Slam for myself and my clients right before a work out to give us that extra ability to sustain our energy levels throughout our routine without jitters or crashing.

Great source of energy and mental focus enhancement all around when needed anytime of the day.

 
AdvoCare Slam®  
  • High-powered, portable energy source*
  • Fast acting*
  • Sustained energy without jitters*
  • Sharpens mental focus*
  • Sugar free
  • Safer then other so called energy drinks

 


Where You Shop and Your Weight

The above was a recent story run here locally in WA.  Here is more information regarding this same research released earlier this year.

Fat Albertsons? UW Study Affirms Economics of Obesity

posted 05/24/10 04:45 PM SunBreak
Editor

Courtesy University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition, “The Supermarket Gap”

MSNBC has repackaged the results of the Seattle Obesity Study–by the University of Washington’s Adam Drewnowski, who studies relationships between social class and obesity–to make it sound a little sexier, but in a way that also obscures the study’s findings.

MSNBC’s headline is “Pricey grocery stores attract skinniest shoppers,” and the story contains a sidebar that lists grocery stores by customer obesity (a BMI of over 30): just 4 percent of Whole Foods customers are obese, followed by Met Market (8), PCC (12), QFC (17), Fred Meyer (22), Safeway (24), and Albertsons (38).

This is actually the opposite of what study wants to show you, which is that poverty drives the food choices that result in weight gain, not the stores you shop at.

The UW release says simply: “Obesity remains an economic issue.” (And there’s no photo of a slender blonde loading groceries into her SUV, there’s bar graphs.) The study itself is titled, “The Supermarket Gap,” and follows up on earlier research that found that “people who lived near supermarkets consumed more fresh produce and were less likely to be obese.” Fine, everyone thought, we’ll just build more supermarkets in so-called “food deserts” (places served only by convenience stores or fast food).

What UW researchers have found, though, is that most people don’t shop at the nearest supermarket. “Six out of seven people shopped for food outside their immediate neighborhood,” Drewnowski reported. “The closest supermarket for most people was less than a mile away, but people chose the market that was more than three miles away.” Behavioral economics to the rescue!

What seems like a more likely driver than proximity is calories-per-dollar. That is, if you’re poor and trying to stretch your grocery budget, you may be more likely to buy cheap, filling, ready-to-eat foods than baby carrots and celery. Albertsons can put out all the ““better-for-you” food tags they want, their customers want something to microwave and tuck into, and they will drive extra miles to Albertsons for a good price on good-to-go meals.

So the major finding is that availability of healthy foods–fresh fruits and produce, unprocessed staples–isn’t as big a factor as the price. (And the effort it takes to prepare them–time as you know is money). Whole Foods shoppers’ skinniness likely has less to do with Whole Foods than with wealthier, well-educated people tending to living healthier lifestyles, having the time and money to prepare good meals, and not having to worry about going hungry the few days before the next paycheck.”

Whats your Take on all this? After reading this should we accept that our health will be dictated through our our social economic status?

The easy road to take (which it seems with the current obesity epidemic of our nation) would be to asnwer “YES”.  The reality is we have way to many options for this not to be the case. We have farmer markets and co-ops which allow us to eat healthier. We have growers in these co-ops that will have food delivered to your house. I recently spoke with one of these local vendors and the price for a deliver y of fruits and vegetables that would sustain 2 people for 2 weeks would run you around 45 dollars.

Again, nutrient density is key in our weight management goals. You can not out train good dietary (not dieting) eating habits.

Here in the WA area I will post a list of such vendors that do home deliver of Organic foods. Despite what you have read in the papers there are regulations that are being enforced to make sure that these food sources are of an organic nature.