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Super Foods for Seniors | Fitness Fare

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

Yesterday afternoon as I sat writing this post we were anxiously awaiting another major snowstorm, hopefully the last one of the season.  People were out in the grocery stores stocking up on food as if they needed enough to last for the entire week.  

In 17 days it’ll officially be the first day of Spring, we won’t be eating as much and most likely will be looking for ways to shed a few of those snowstorm pounds. We will be outdoors more and adding exercise to the mix so here’s a list of Super Foods that will help us shape up safely.

Super Foods Fitness Fare

Your body thrives when you stay in shape, you feel healthier, live longer and resist diseases better.  Exercise and eating right combined is the best way to take off and keep off unwanted pounds.  Exercise burns calories, protein and carbohydrates, so these foods will provide the proper amount of replacement fuel for your body.

 

  • Whole Grain Bagels – breakfast bread filled with complex carbohydrates

  • Pork and Beans – full day’s supply of iron and zinc

  • Honey – add a spoonful to water before exercising for a boost of energy and after a workout to help muscles regenerate

  • Peanuts – but hold the salt, exercise burns proteins, peanuts puts it back and provides fiber and satisfies hunger

  • Energy Bar/Nutrition Bar/Diet Bar – replaces the energy after a workout

  • Whole Wheat Bagel
  • Lean meat – after you exercise, it replaces protein and helps sore muscles heal and rebuild

  • Banana – Complex carbs and potassium

  • Sunflower Seeds – Full of Vitamin E and good treatment for muscle cramps

  • Milk – Calcium not only build bones, it keep your muscle moving to prevent cramps

  • Water – prevent dehydration which is the most common cause for muscle cramps

  • Almonds – Replaces minerals lose due to dehydration

  • milk and water Pumpkin Seeds – Magnesium helps with cramps and fatigue

  • Pink Grapefruit – Protection against breathing problems – especially for asthma

  • Broccoli – Good source for almost all nutrients you’ll ever need

  • Caffeine – a cup of coffee or a can of cola can prevent asthma attacks if you are prone to them while exercising pumpkin seeds

  • Oranges – Vitamin C eases aches, pains and swelling you get from workouts

  • Mustard – mix a little mustard with water and drink to stop muscle cramps

  • Grape Juice – relieves legs cramps, makes blood vessels more elastic and blood flow better

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It doesn’t matter what exercise you chose to do, remember to check with your physician before starting a new regiment – better to be safe than sorry.

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Be Blessed – No Stress in 2014!

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Knock Knock…Who’s There?

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Knock… Knock…

 Who’s There?

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Banana Who?

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Banana Who?

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Who’s There?

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Banana Who?

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Orange Who?

Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana!

 I know that was corny but it popped into my head when I put on the orange belt. It’s amazing what you keep in your head from childhood!   Belt – Avon // Booties – Unlimited from The Shoe Dept Cowl neck top – Walmart // Skirt – JCPenney (clearance for $8.00)

What was your favorite “Knock Knock” joke?

Linking up today with Style Elixir & Personal Style Wednesday – come on over and meet other stylish fashionistas!

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Snacks of the 60’s

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

Oftentimes I find myself spending way too much money on junk food and snacks at the grocery stores.  I wonder if subconsciously it’s because my grandmother didn’t buy a lot of snacks while we were growing up.  It’s funny because in her later years she always wanted candy or something sweet to eat after dinner or while watching TV.  I wonder if that also stemmed from her not having sweets as a child even though her father owned a candy store in Canton, North Carolina in the early 19oo’s.

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My grandmother thought snacks should be fresh or dried fruit, stalks of celery and carrot sticks that was always in a large cup of  ice water on the top shelf of the refrigerator.  On rare occasions there would be a jar of Pimento Spread to dip the celery sticks in.

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Although, she may not have bought us a lot of  junk food, candy or sweets, that didn’t mean that we didn’t find a way to get some!

My sister Gloria and I would save our coins and when we had enough money we’d run up the hill and straight to the corner store for some of these unhealthy treats:

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I am now the same age that my grandmother was when she began raising us, and I finally appreciate a good piece of dried fruit or fiber stick!  It’s funny how some things that we are taught in our youth doesn’t make sense until we actually experience it later in life.

When shopping I also make sure to purchase fresh fruit including apples, bananas, and oranges as well as cheese and crackers but those Oreo Cookies and Ice Cream seem to get eaten first.

What were some of your favorite snacks growing up and what snack if any do you buy now?

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OOTD – Morning Coffee

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

Before I begin, I want to say that I am thankful for my Bloggy friends, for their kind words and understanding of yesterday’s post it was truly a blessing – THANK YOU!  Life is so precious and fleeting that we should all stay focused on the positive, spreading kindness and love as we are more alike than most would care to admit.

Now today is a brand new day and mine started with a Green Smoothie made with spinach, almond rice milk and a banana but I must also have 20 ounces of coffee for the road. I am not a coffee snob nor a Starbucks drinker and have purchased coffee at WAWA, 7-11 and Dunkin Donuts, but the best is my homemade, flavored Java, this morning it was Melitta Hazelnut.

What is your must-have morning beverage?

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20 ounces of Java in my WAWA coffee cup

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Celine Inspired Purse Expressions NYC Purse – Ross // Fioni Peep Toe Shoes – Payless // Bracelets – Flea Market Vendors // Necklace – Payless

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Have a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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Week of Whole Food Smoothies

I love smoothies and this week I decided to have one each day as a breakfast meal substitute.  I don’t use measurements, I just put in a few handfuls of greens, fruits, enough liquid for smooth blending and a dash or two of agave.

Monday – Blueberries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Kale, Agave

Tuesday – Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Spinach, Agave

Wednesday – Spinach, Kale, BlueBerries, Vanilla Rice Milk, Agave

Thursday – Spinach, BlueBerries, Banana, Vanilla Rice Milk, Truvia, Instant Coffee

Friday – Banana, Spinach, NonFat Vanilla Yogurt, Fresh Mint Leaves, Agave