Month: April 2019

4/30/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip #30 Tomato is a superstar in the fruit and veggie pantheon. Tomatoes contain lycopene, a powerful cancer fighter. They’re also rich in vitamin C. The good news is that cooked tomatoes are also nutritious, so use them in pasta, soups and casseroles, as well as in salads. The British Thoracic …

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4/29/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip#29 Milk doesn’t benefit sports performance. There’s no evidence that dairy is good for your bones or prevents osteoporosis — in fact, the animal protein it contains may help cause bone loss! … Dairy causes digestive problems for the 75 percent of people with lactose intolerance. The Truth about Dairy According …

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4/27/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip # 26 Eat Avocados Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving, including potassium (which helps control blood pressure), lutein (which is good for your eyes), and folate (which is crucial for cell repair and during pregnancy). … Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which …

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4/26/18

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip # 26 An Apple a day keeps the Dr. away. Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. View Public Whiteboard Metcon Metcon (Time) ADV RX On the …

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4/25/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip #25 SLOW DOWN: The pace at which you eat influences how much you eat, as well as how likely you are to gain weight. In fact, studies comparing different eating speeds show that fast eaters are up to 115% more likely to be obese than slow eaters. Your appetite, how …

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4/24/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip #24 Add Greek Yogurt to Your Diet Greek yogurt (or Greek-style yogurt) is thicker and creamier than regular yogurt. It has been strained to remove its excess whey, which is the watery part of milk. The end result is a yogurt that is higher in fat and protein than regular …

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4/23/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip #23 Eat Broccoli It is a nutritional powerhouse full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Broccoli’s biggest advantage is its nutrient content. It’s loaded with a wide array of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other bioactive compounds. One cup (91 grams) of raw broccoli packs: • Carbs: 6 grams • Protein: …

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4/22/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip # 22 Track Your Food Intake Every Now and Then The only way to know exactly what you are eating, is to weigh your foods and use a nutrition tracker like MyFitnesspal or Cron-o-meter. This is important to know how many calories you are eating. It is also essential to …

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4/21/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Closed Tip # 21 Use Plenty of Herbs and Spices There are many incredibly healthy herbs and spices out there. For example, ginger and turmeric both have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, leading to various health benefits. You should make an effort to include as many different herbs and spices as …

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4/20/19

CrossFit Allegiance – CrossFit Tip # 20 Avoid Artificial Trans Fats Artificial trans fats are harmful, man-made fats that are strongly linked to inflammation and heart disease. It is best to avoid them like the plague. Trans fats are used to enhance taste and texture and make foods last longer. They increase your risk for …

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