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March 2020

FitnessHealthRecipes

3-Ingredient Muscle-Building Snacks

These simple, healthy snacks won't derail your fitness and health goals. . Oxygen Magazine Green Goddess Ingredients: 2 hard-boiled eggs ½ ripe avocado 8 whole-grain crackers Directions: Mash eggs with avocado; serve on crackers. . Oxygen Magazine PB Energy Bites Ingredients: 1½ cup rolled oats ½ cup natural peanut butter 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup Directions: Process oats into a flour and then mix with peanut butter and honey/syrup to form a dough. Roll into balls and refrigerate. . Oxygen Magazine Power-Up Toast Ingredients: 1 slice whole-grain bread, toasted 3 tbsp cottage cheese 2 tomato slices Directions: Top toast with cottage cheese and tomatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper (to taste). Written by Jessie R. Shafer for Oxygen Magazine and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com. Featured image provided by Thought Catalog
Matcha
March 23, 2020
FitnessHealthRecipes

The Top 8 Protein Sources for Vegetarians

You can get protein without meat. By eating a variety of healthful vegetarian foods, you can easily cover your protein bases. Meat has become synonymous with protein, so many consumers struggle to identify non-meat sources of this dietary building block. But adequate protein needs easily are attained through a well-planned diet. And plant-based protein typically contains more fiber and less saturated fat, factors that are cornerstones of a heart-healthy diet. According to a 2009 research review by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans and vegetarians typically meet and even exceed their protein requirements: the average adult woman needs just 46 grams of protein a day; the average adult man needs 56 grams. By eating a variety of healthful veg foods, you can easily cover your protein bases. Not sure where to start? We asked nutritionist Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN, author of The Smart Girl’s Guide to Going Vegetarian,…
Matcha
March 16, 2020
FitnessHealth

Partner Story: Adam Knudsen

Learn more about Adam- Natural Bodybuilder, Competitor and XR Nutrition Partner. IG Handle: @adam.knudsen   "I was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida. It was an interesting place with lots of types of people. Looking back, I’d say I didn’t really fit in to any one type. At a super young age I was involved with athletics. I literally took gymnastics classes starting at two years old. I stuck with it for a while and began to do it competitively around age six. I’ll be honest here and tell you I peaked at gymnastics when I was seven or eight and I won the gold medal for the Parallel Bars at the Florida State Championships. It’s probably not as impressive as it sounds. Wanting to have a more normal life and go to public school, I retired from my gymnastics career at age 12. Starting school in 7 th grade,…
Dani Richeson
March 10, 2020
FitnessHealthWorkout's

Get Fit with Fido

Don't just walk your dog—these exercises will get both of you in super shape. Tricia Montgomery, founder of the K9 Fit Club, an exercise program for people and their dogs, is fit and healthy today, and so is her dog. But 20 years ago, it was a different story. "I was morbidly obese and depressed," she recalls, and her dog Louie was suffering too. Then her vet pointed out that Louie was gaining weight, adding: "And you're not getting any thinner." Harsh words. But they galvanized Montgomery into making some much-needed changes. Montgomery had been overweight all her life, and remembers other children taunting her in school, but it had never bothered her as much as this remark did. "I went home and cried and binged," she says. Three days later, she made a life-altering decision. "I realized it wasn't just about me," she recalls. Because dogs mirror their owners' behavior,…
Matcha
March 9, 2020
Health

What Your Diet Can Do For Your Skin

Shirk sugar to axe acne Eat: Omega-3-rich fish (salmon and sardines), colorful fruits and vegetables. Avoid: Insulin-spiking sweets and processed white-flour foods. “Elevated insulin affects the sebaceous oil glands in ways that can contribute to acne,” says Valori Treloar, MD, dermatologist and co-author of The Clear Skin Diet (Cumberland House, 2007). This is particularly so with women because the insulin spike may elevate the relatively low level of testosterone in women’s bodies, which has been shown to affect oil glands. Eat more gluten-free foods and improve psoriasis symptoms Eat: Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean meats and fish. Avoid: Gluten. A Swedish dermatologist discovered that avoiding the grain protein for three months improved symptoms in some patients. Cut down sugar and cut out wrinkles Eat: Veggies, legumes and olive oil. Avoid: “To minimize wrinkles, limit your added sugar to 10 percent of your total daily calories,” says Lisa Drayer,…
Matcha
March 2, 2020