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Fruit is good for your Golf Game

By eating fruit before, durring and after a round you can improve your mental golf game to lower your scores.  Healthy nutrition is something which many people do not associate with golf because golf is generally for weekend hackers that think they are cool like my friends in our community .

Good nutritional habits can help you on the golf course both physically and mentally. The proper balance of food groups can give you great performance results. Poor food choices can create fatigue, frustration, and depression with your game, and yourself.   In some cases can actually cause grown men stress out so bad they break clubs, swear and look like complete fools…. TRUST ME, I SEE IT ALL THE TIME.

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• Do you have trouble recovering after taking a big number on a hole?

• Do you have trouble getting started again on the 10th hole?

• Do you feel tired around the 14-15th holes?

* Does your wife say no all the time to you?

You may have experienced these letdowns due to a carbohydrate/sugar drop in energy. When our bodies experience mental or physical fatigue, the tendency is to swing the golf club faster or harder to make up for the lack of energy. This usually results in a jerky or rushed swing producing pushed or pulled shots.

Everything in the universe operates in cycles. Nothing stays at peak performance at all times. To maintain high performance levels and to avoid feeling down requires proper sustenance of the body. Here are some suggestions for keeping your bio-chemical body physically, mentally, and emotionally stable so you have the energy to produce your best performances throughout the entire round.

Before practice/teeing it up: Eat a diet high in protein and complex carbohydrates and low in saturated fat. Proteins promote increased alertness, and the ability to make decisions under pressure. My favorite protein breakfast is turkey sausage, egg whites scrambled with broccoli or spinach. Oatmeal with raisins and cinnamon is a good complex carb breakfast.

During the round. It is important to stabilize your blood levels to have as much energy at the end of the round as you do at the beginning. Do not eat sugary foods. Sugar raises your glucose levels causing the production of insulin. Your muscles will feel energized for a short period of time before the insulin reduces the glucose below the original level and your brain will be starved for energy. It will then crave more sugar for energy. Good combinations for energy are peanut butter and apple or trail mix, bananas, raisins or dried fruit. Fruit will release energy slowly. If you like granola bars, do not eat the whole bar all at once. Take a couple of bites after each hole to release the energy consistently. Drink 6 ounces of water every two holes to stay hydrated. Avoid sports and energy drinks unless you water them down as they are loaded with energy draining sugar.

After the round. It is important to replenish your energy and muscle stores by eating carbohydrates, protein and fat. Include fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy fats like nuts, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil. The Mediterranean Diet is an excellent source for menu ideas.

Take the time to enjoy the foods you eat and the cocktails you drink… But don’t be that person who eats and drinks too much!

Now order fruit for your office at Fruit Fresh Delivery and watch your golf score go down and see your wife get hot for you in the sack… trust me it happens to me all the time!

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7 Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy

You can keep your heart healthy no matter what your age,  but it does take effort — possibly even changes in your everyday habits, such as eating a heart-healthy diet and increasing your activity level. Here’s how to get started:

  •  Exercise. This means at least 30 minutes of exercise almost every day of the week.
  • Quit smoking. If you do smoke, it’s time to quit.
  • Eat a heart-healthy diet. Load up on fresh fruits and vegetables while limiting saturated fats, salt, and foods containing cholesterol, like fatty meats.
  • Watch your numbers. Get regular check-ups to monitor health conditions that affect the heart, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes, and make sure they’re under control with medication.
  • Reduce your alcohol intake. Excess alcohol consumption can worsen health conditions that contribute to heart disease, like blood pressure, arrhythmias, and high cholesterol levels.
  • Minimize stress in your life. Stress can compound many heart disease risks that seniors already face, steering you toward an unhealthy lifestyle. Find healthy outlets to relieve stress and lower your heart disease risk.
  • Watch your weight. Too many pounds can add up to increased heart disease risk. 
Keep Your Company Healthy by providing Fresh Fruit to your employees!  

 

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Healthy Woman's Diet

Here are 9 super foods that will help prevent cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis which is a big threat after menopause.

1.  Berry Up

Berries  are loaded with antioxidants and water soluble vitamins.  They are important for the prevention of cancer and to maintain your weight.  They may also lower your risk of coronary heart disease

2.  Leafy Greens

The more colorful the veggies, the healthier they are.  Greens such as kale, spinach, cabbage and collard greens are rich in vitamins and minerals and a good source of iron.

3.  Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fatty fish deliver omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which have cardiovascular and anti-inflammatory benefits.  Fish rather than fish oil capsules are healthier and add vitamin D, selenium and antioxidants!   Best choices are salmon, albacore tuna, herring and trout.

4.  Whole Grains

Whole grains help with digestion and are excellent for your heart, regularity [because of the fiber content], and maintaining a steady level of blood sugar.

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5.  Raw Nuts

Nuts are a great source of protein and monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as much needed vitamin E.  Examples of great choices include walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. Nuts are also very calorie-dense, however, so you need only a palmful for good nutrition and to feel satisfied.

6. Add Legumes

Beans are another nutrient powerhouse, providing you with a reliable protein alternative to meat as well as the fiber needed for good digestion and prevention of chronic diseases. Beans — including navy, kidney, black, white, lima, and pinto — are part of the legume family that also includes split peas, lentils, chickpeas, and soybeans. Many are good sources of calcium, important to prevent osteoporosis, especially after menopause.

 7.  Yellow and Orange Veggies

Yellow or orange veggies are great sources of vitamin A for skin and eye health and better immunity against infection.   Carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and the many types of squash are sweet and delicious.

8.  Tomatoes

Cooked tomato products, like tomato paste, puree, stewed tomatoes, and even ketchup, deliver more of its well-known antioxidant lycopene, a cancer fighter, and potassium than when eaten raw. Tomatoes also have vitamins A and C and phytochemicals that make it an nutrition essential for women’s health.

9.  Low Fat Dairy

 For optimal bone health, you need three daily servings of dairy products (for example, eight ounces of milk or yogurt, or one and a half ounces of cheese per serving), which also provide other nutrients, like protein, potassium, magnesium, and zinc. 

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Natural Energy

updated 4-22-2017  

All fruit contains natural sugar or fructose which helps boost your spirit and your energy level.  Each gram of fructose you consume provides

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you with 4 calories of energy. Fructose takes longer to digest and enters your stream more slowly than other simple sugars. This helps stabilize your blood sugar better than other sugar and starch sources.

Fruit also provides you with a significant amount of antioxidants, which protect you from harmful free radicals. Free radicals are byproducts of using oxygen in your body for certain cellular functions. Antioxidants react with the free radicals to negate their harmful effects. Keeping your cells healthy keeps you feeling energized and prevents you from feeling rundown from the damage these free radicals can cause.  Vitamin C is not only an antioxidant, but it also keeps you feeling energized by boosting your immune system.  Fruit is a Natural Energy Booster!