Health

NPC Bikini and Figure workshop, Take 2:

Super excited. As you guys already know i missed the first workshop 3 weeks ago in Boston due to weather here in the Northeast. Well, this news made my week. Not only will I get the opportunity once again to attend this workshop, but it’s also here in NYC. Can’t wait!!

Anyone interested in Nutrition and fitness overall, not just competing, YOU MUST ATTEND!!

NPC Figure and Bikini Workshop:

It’s official! I was able to get this day OFF at work and I will be traveling to Boston from NYC to meet these fabulous young ladies. Nathalia Melo, My favorite IFBB Pro competitor and Nicole Nagrani, Ms. Bikini Olympia 2011. Along with many other representatives of Team Bombshell and the Fitness world and other enthusiast as myself!! Super duper excited!! GIRL FUN!!

BTW: It’s FREE Guys! So I encourage anyone who is into Nutrition and fitness overall not just competing to GO GO GO!!

Vitacost , special delivery

I love love love receiving packages in the mail. I placed several orders online through Vitacost.com and received my first order today. One of the items which was a box of stevia sweetener became out of stock after I placed my order so I ended up paying $2.26 for all 3 items including shipping!

Currently, Vitacost.com is offering up $10 off ANY order for new customers. All you will have to pay is $4.99 for shipping. Also every time you refer a friend you both will get a $10 coupon sent through email. Vitacost has a huge selection of healthy/organic products and also supplements.

Bob’s Red Mill muesli 18oz retails for $4.99 at my local store

Bragg Organic apples cider vinegar 16oz retails for $3.99 at my local store

Arrowhead Mills puffed rice cereal retails for $1.99 at my local store

Hurry and take advantage of this great deal!

Why Organic Apples?

Long before I became more conscious about what’s consume in my home, one thing that was never purchased was conventional apples. If those red shiny apples are not organic, I don’t want them. There’s a few foods I’m willing to buy that are not organic, for example bananas and avocados.

Why non-organic apples are a no-no?

Year after year, apples are consistently in the USDA’s top-10 list of the most contaminated fruits. Even after being washed, cored, and peeled, an average conventionally grown apple contains detectable residue from 4 to 10 different pesticides known or suspected to cause nervous-system damage, cancer, and hormone interference. Isn’t that crazy?

Apples are vulnerable to a number of insects getting into them and destroying it. To fight pests, non-organic apples are sprayed with insecticides several times during the growth season, and are often sprayed after harvest with fungicides or petroleum sprays.  If we eat conventional apples we are also consuming such pesticides. I prefer to pay a few cents more and eat something nutritious rather than harmful. Also peeled apples are still filled with toxins and if apples are not eaten with the peel , you just lost most of the fruits fiber. Which to me, makes no sense. Next time you’re in the produce section of your supermarket, think about which apples you want to take a bite out of.