July 31, 2011

One Avocado A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

I’m became obsessed with avocados more or less a year ago. I have to thank my Aussie friend Rey for making me discover this amazing fruit.
We were having lunch in the kitchen in our Loft and I remember precisely what she said while digging into a ripe avocado: “OMG I love avocados! They’re so good and they are also very healthy. You should try some Mike”. I try it and it was indeed an excellent one; since that moment I got completely hooked on avocados. Of course, before including them in my eating regimen I did my fair share of research...






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July 28, 2011

Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Gnocchi

My friends always pick on me saying that I never eat real food but just raw ingredients.
In some way they’re right because having a balanced diet sometimes entails sacrificing taste since you watch out for everything your put in your stomach.

But today I’m gonna prove them wrong because we’re making whole wheat sweet potato gnocchi. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s super simple and it is based on my favorite food possible: sweet potatoes. Ok, about time to hit the kitchen!






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July 27, 2011

Calories Counting Is No Longer Enough!

We have already discussed this many times, in order to stay lean and fit you should not only exercise but also restrict your total calories intake (aka eat less). This becomes even more true when you’re aging.
Recently, a new research conducted by five nutrition and public health experts at Harvard University and published on The New England Journal of Medicine, has analysed the factors that influence weight gain.
The result of such study are astonishing, to put it mildly. Most of all, they support all our views and especially what we believe in here on TheIronYou.

Actually, they support the very reason this blog exists. You might have then figured out how excited we are. So, let’s see what is all about...






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July 23, 2011

Papaya: The Natural Anti-Wrinkle Remedy

This article is for all you girls out there that are obsessed with wrinkles, and who spend huge amounts of money on lotions, creams and whatever the cosmetic industry is throwing at you with the promise of make you look younger or prevent aging.
But hear this out, in order to get smoother, younger looking skin you should work from the inside (not only from the outside) by eating more of a sweet, buttery-textured fruit: papaya.

In fact, recent researches shows that a diet high in carotenoid-rich foods, such as papaya, helps
boost people's defenses against the sun's damaging rays and, as a consequence, that helps ski fight off wrinkles on your skin.





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July 21, 2011

What's Wrong With HFCS?

There has been a lot of controversy about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in the news and online lately, particularly about its relationship to obesity, diabetes, and the food chain in general. The movie Food, Inc. injected HFCS more into the general consciousness, although nutritionists have been debating about it for some time.




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July 10, 2011

Beckham: Bend It Like Bikram!

David Beckham
Football legend David Beckham has a secret weapon in his fight to play for England again: Bikram yoga.
He has recently confessed that he aims to play top-level football into his 40s thanks to the hot yoga practice.
David Beckham, 36, fell in love with the yoga routine after a one-on-one lesson with founder Bikram Choudhury last year.
And he has become so addicted to the practice that he’s been selling its benefits to his Hollywood's buddies such as Tom Cruise and Will Smith and, also, to his team-mates.

David Beckham


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