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Fitness Trainer July/August 2017

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Clark opinion, peanut butter (PB) is one of the best sports foods around. Not only is it yummy, it is also health- performance enhancing. A review of the research on peanuts validates why I routinely choose to enjoy two (!) PB sandwiches a day: one for lunch and the other to curb late-afternoon hunger. the many athletes who try to stay away from peanut butter because it is fattening or too fatty, think again (as long as you are not allergic to peanuts, that is). The purpose of this article is to educate you about a diet for sports-active people of ages and athletic abilities—as well as their parents and grandparents. primarily health- mono- and poly- knocks down People who eat PB more times a week of inflammation For athletes who every time they anti-inflammatory food wise choice. Compared to nut avoiders, unhealthy women (with type 2 diabetes) who ate 1.5 oz. (250 calories) of peanuts (and/or nuts) five or more times a week reduced their risk of heart disease by 44% and the risk of having a heart attack by 60% (2). Routinely swapping a burger for a simple-to-make PB sandwich is a heart-healthy choice. PB, like all sources of plant protein, reduces that risk of developing Type II diabetes. A breakfast with PB offers a positive "second meal effect." This means, it helps control blood glucose through lunchtime and into the afternoon. Stable energy—and a reduced desire to eat. (3) many health benefits:

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