The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #143


Why Getting Your Nutrition Only from Food is A Bad Idea

I always see health experts talking about how all we need to be healthy is whole foods, and while that may be true to some extent, that doesn’t mean that you can’t be even healthier with supplementation. This is a great article that discusses the problems with the whole foods society consumes today and why it’s necessary to supplement. It’s a great read, but would have been even better if he provided “the answer” to each bullet point, aside from taking a supplement, for example what’s the best way to get your water, or how to make sure your produce comes from farms who aren’t using soil-depleting practices. That would have made this article bulletproof 😉

Recipe: The Holy Grail of Homemade Almond Milk

Here’s another recipe that I was sure I mentioned in one of my weekly updates, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I’ve made this nut milk recipe before and I liked it, so I had to search the web to find it again. I’m linking to it in my update so that I don’t forget it again 😉

7 Big Benefits of Blending, 5 Shocking But Healthy Foods You Can Safely Put In Your Blender & Does Blending Destroy Fiber?

Ben Greenfield blends egg shells and avocado seeds into his smoothies. That’s crazy! I would have never thought to blend that stuff. I have a Vitamix blender so I probably wouldn’t have any problems blending an avocado seed. I make smoothies every single day, so I’m gonna try it!

To Juice of Not to Juice. That is the Question

This article talks about why you shouldn’t purchase commercial fruit juices from the store. It also discusses juicing fruits, but I think they really should have gone in more depth about the benefits or drawbacks of juicing veggies as well. It’s good information, but I also have a problem with one of the first sentences on the page – ” in all of our six years of travel to more than 135 countries, we never witnessed a remote group of tribe that woke up and enjoyed a tall glass of juice for breakfast.” Who gives a shit!? I absolutely hate when health experts use this as an excuse for a reason why we shouldn’t be doing something. We are living in a modern world! While it might not be healthy to buy pasteurized juice, it’s quite healthy to consume homemade juices, as long as they don’t contain a bunch of fruit.

Are Any Plastics Safe? Industry Tries to Hide Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Bottles, Containers

It’s sickening that the companies who create these products spend so much money to falsely discredit research that proves how unsafe their products really are. Our only safe bet is to purchase all of our cooking and storage containers in glass or metal form.

How much omega-3 is enough? That depends on omega-6

My omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is something I’ve been concerned about for a while, but I never really actively tried to reduce the amount of omega-6 I take in. I do make sure to take supplements to increase omega-3 though.

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