Guys, we have a nutrition seminar and challenge in the works for those of you who have asking and showing interest in this. Nutrition is a HUGE part of our lives nevermind the gym and out performance in it. Mrs JV has given us some more information below and some helpful links on where to find high quality food that we all need in our faces and lives…
Purchasing the highest quality food is enormously important to your health and fitness. You are (quite literally) what you eat as your food provides the building blocks for your cells. We should take seriously this responsibility to properly fuel our bodies to be ready for anything we ask of it.
Buying directly from a local farmer is not only a great way to support the local economy and vote with your dollars, but it’s an awesome way to ensure you get fresh meat and produce raised in the best possible way. Among many other benefits, grass-fed beef has more Omega-3 fatty acids and – more importantly – far less Omega-6 than conventional meat. It is higher in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Eggs from healthy, pecking hens eating their natural diet are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A and E, and beta carotene (up to 7 times higher!). And both taste better than anything you’ll get in the store.
One option great local option is Whiffletree Farm. They operate a farm store which you can visit in Warrenton (hours and address here: www.whiffletreefarmva.com). But even better, they deliver in Woodbridge at my (JV’s) house on the first Monday of every month. (There is an upcoming delivery this Monday, 11/3.) There is no club to join, you simply place your order here: www.whiffletreefarmva.com/order/ by 930pm on Sunday night, and pick your order up and pay the farmer at 4pm the next day. (There are other Northern Virginia drop points at different times. See the website.)
A few notes:
*Like Whiffletree Farm on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WhiffletreeFarmVA to learn more and get tips on preparing various cuts of meat.
*If you’ve never ordered food in this way before, it is important to remember that the prices on the farm website are per pound. The final cost is not known until the meat is weighed out. That is why you will not have your total until your food is delivered. Some people have been surprised by their total, so it’s best to estimate and be prepared!
*Grass-fed beef is leaner and generally needs to be cooked for less time. Check out www.americangrassfedbeef.com/tips-for-cooking-grass-fed.asp for more tips!
*Look for future blog posts with other sourcing options for healthy food!
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AMRAP in 12
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