Posted in February 2013

Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin – What Is It?

Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin.  Riboflavin is a water-soluble vitamin that is found in most animal and plant tissues.  The word “ribo” comes from ribose, which is a sugar, and “flavin” means “yellow.”  Riboflavin is absorbed in the small intestine and what little is stored in the body is stored in the liver, … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Confetti Chickpea Burgers

For years now, I have been on a quest to find the best veggie burger.  If I am in a restaurant that offers a veggie burger I have yet to try, my mind is immediately made up.  Along the way, I’ve tried dozens (read: perhaps hundreds) of different varieties of veggie burgers, from black bean … Continue reading

Trapezius Exercise – Shrugs

While the trapezius muscle is a back muscle, because of the way you have to work it, I treat it like it is it’s own muscle group for exercise purposes.  The trapezius muscle is a muscle that most people are surprised that it’s as big as it is.  While everyone focuses on their legs, chest or … Continue reading

Vitamin B1 – Thiamin – What Is It?

Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine or thiamin. Thiamin is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as a coenzyme in many metabolic pathways in the body. The word is derived from “thio” meaning sulfur and “amine” meaning nitrogen-containing.  Therefore, the compound contains one sulfur and a few nitrogen atoms.  In today’s language, we’ve dropped the … Continue reading

Chest Exercise – The Perfect Push-up

One of the simplest exercises you can perform at home is a push-up.  It’s a great exercise for guys to develop their chest muscles and for women to tone up “the girls.”  It’s also an exercise that most people perform incorrectly.  So, let’s take a look at this great chest exercise. While a push-up is … Continue reading

Why Do We Need Vitamin A?

There are quite a few vitamins out there, so instead of picking favorites, I decided to go through them in alphabetical order. So, today’s nutrient is vitamin A. What Is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin.  What does this mean?  Mix oil and water together and it ends up forming two separate … Continue reading

Recipe Friday – Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Let’s talk about word associations. When we hear the word “fat,” we automatically lump it into a category of foods that will ruin our health and fitness goals.  We forget that our bodies NEED fat – it protects our internal organs, lubricates our joints, and comprises more than half of our brains!  Fat also gives … Continue reading