The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #146 – Easy Bone Broth, 8 Toxic Beers You Should Avoid, and What Happens When You Stop Eating Sugar for a Year

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Make No Bones About It – Bone Broth Is The Original Souperfood!

This is the first bone broth recipe I’ve seen that makes it look so easy that I’m finally going to try it. I don’t have room in my freezer at the moment, but I plan to remedy that issue soon 😉



monkii bars: an ultra-portable workout device by Dan Vinson and David Hunt

These are soooo cool! I really want a pair, but I can’t afford it now. Maybe when they come out though. Outdoor workouts are something I really want to do more often and these would be a perfect tool to add to an outdoor fitness routine.



The Best Exercises. Period.

This fun post lists one optimal exercise for whatever your goal is; athleticism, strength, endurance, power, to get ripped, to get “yoked,” or if you just don’t have a lot of time.



3 Exercises You Can Do In An Office Or Hotel With A “Fit10”

I heard Ben Greenfield mention the Fit10 on the Paleohacks podcast and I had to look it up. I found a video review that Ben did himself showing exactly how it works. Looks pretty cool! The inventor is Dave Hubbard and here’s the official website for the Fit10 IsoFlex device.



8 Beers That You Should Stop Drinking Immediately

I don’t drink beer often, but I like to drink on occasion. Luckily for me I don’t usually drink any of the garbage listed on this page. I’ll occasionally go to a BBQ or something though and sometimes these are the only beers around. I’ll just have to politely decline next time. It’s good to see a couple of mainstream beers in the healthy alternative section though – Heineken and Amstel Light.



How to use a lemon squeezer

So it turns out I’ve been using my lemon squeezer wrong all these years! Well at least I finally know.



Berkey Water Purifiers

I saw a discussion about these water purifiers on Facebook and I’m very impressed. These things seriously purify water, even water from a lake or stream and I think they are affordable too, at about $260 for a basic home model. They also offer filters that remove fluoride and arsenic.



My Family Stopped Eating Sugar for a Year and This is What Happened

The author mentioned in this article that after removing sugar from her diet, when she did eat foods that contained sugar the foods seemed sickly sweet and gave her headaches and made her heart race. I’ve noticed this same thing with sugar, only to a smaller degree. But, on a more similar level, I’ve noticed my body having negative reactions to alcohol – I practically quit drinking alcohol about two years ago. Now when I have the occasional drink, even just half a beer, maybe 30 minutes after I’ve had my last drink I start to get bad headaches, joint pain, anxiety and lethargy. I’ve noticed this with wine, spirits, and gluten-free hard cider too. It’s just the alcohol. It’s crazy that we don’t notice the toxicity of things like alcohol or sugar until after we’ve removed them long enough for the body to heal itself.



Two-Minute Mayonnaise

This looks super-simple. I’ve tried making homemade mayo once and it didn’t work and I haven’t tried it again because I don’t want to waste all of that expensive oil that goes into it. I might, MIGHT, try this one.



Bananas are the McDonald’s of Fruit and They’re Destroying Latin America

I’m not sure what “the McDonald’s of fruit” means, but the article brings up some great points about why we shouldn’t eat bananas anymore – the bananas that most of us eat, the Cavendish, is unnaturally high in sugar, they often contain lots of pesticides, most bananas are not Rainforest Alliance certified, plantation workers work in terrible conditions, and the carbon footprint created by shipping bananas to the U.S. is enormous. I actually eat quite a bit of bananas, but I’m going to think twice from now on. I’ll look for U.S. grown varieties or Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade certified bananas.

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