Lean, mean Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym machines eat lots of leafy greens. And while you can never have too many greens, you can have too much of one green. Heavy, repeated consumption of a specific green can have unintended, negative effects. Plus, it is nutritionally limiting.

So, why should you rotate your greens?

  1. Nutritional Diversity. Rotate your greens to expand your consumption and absorption of health-supporting vitamins and minerals. Balance out your diet by selecting a variety of leafy goodness.
  2. Prevent Heavy Intake of Toxins. This is the biggest reason leafy green rotation is important. All leafy greens contain trace amounts of certain toxins because plants have an internal defense mechanism designed to prevent predation. These trace amounts of toxins can pile up in your own system if you consume lots and lots of a particular green. These toxins become especially damaging if you are already susceptible to certain medical conditions. For example, kale and brassicas contain goitrogens, which have the potential to interfere with or exacerbate thyroid conditions and thyroid functioning in susceptible individuals. Spinach contains high amounts of oxalic acid, which can also present problems.

The solution? Do not eat heavy amounts of the same green every day. Heavy equates to two or more cups of a particular green. Switch it up. Make sure, however, that the greens you are rotating are in different plant families.

The same phenomenon happens, though less often, with fruit. Certain fruits also contain trace amounts of toxins that, if consumed heavily, may present problems. The main reason to rotate your fruits, however, is to establish a balanced diet. The more you spice it up, the greater range of nutrients – vitamins and minerals – you receive.

A balanced, diverse diet supports your health so you can better meet your fitness goals at Pivotal Fitness Greenville athletic club.

Okay, I am in no way condoning excess drinking or drinking to the point of drunkenness. In fact, I strongly believe that the best policy is to avoid drinking your calories altogether and just stick to water. However, especially during the heat of summer, I realize the temptation of a salacious mojito or a cooling alcoholic beverage. While water is definitely the best policy, I’m also a proponent of moderation in all things.

The thing is, I think people get carried away and forget the high caloric and carbohydrate density of alcoholic beverages. Inhibitions go out the door alongside the moderation in all things policy. No good. This excessive consumption has consequences on the physique more so than most people realize.

That’s why if you are going to drink, I believe you should do so mindfully and you should know exactly what you’re putting in your body and its impact. Most alcoholic options don’t have that handy dandy side label that spells out all the goodness (or junk) inside. This is where this resource comes into play: Get Drunk Not Fat.

“The Get Drunk Not Fat database displays beer calories, wine and alcohol calories and carbs sorted by their calorie to alcohol ratio.
Maximize your buzz by choosing drinks with the highest amount of calories from alcohol, not from fillers!”

Maximize not only your buzz, but also your bod. I know you’re doing hard work at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville gym, so it would be a bummer to blow it on booze. Fortunately, there are “healthier” booze beverages out there to choose from – options that won’t totally obliterate all the sweat and effort you have put in during your hours spent at the Pivotal Fitness Greenville athletic center.

With this source, you can use a compressive drinking calculator to see the breakdown of data.

Here’s my test run. I want to drink a 12 oz. (standard sized) mojito. I’m female. I’m 125 lbs. I plan to drink 1 mojito during a one-hour period of time. What will be the damage done?

“After having 1 Mojito drink(s) in 1 hours, your Blood Alcohol Level is 0.027

Level of Drunkenness: Lightheaded: Relaxation, sense of warmth, minor impairment of judgment

You have consumed 212 calories.”

Well, now I know. Knowledge is power. Just imagine if I drank 3! That’s 636 calories – more than a quarter of my suggested daily caloric intake. That’s a lot of calories, with virtually no self-supporting nutritional qualities. Good to know.

Be aware. Drink mindfully. Support your wellness.