Monday, August 30, 2010

The Power of Peanut Butter

Good Day Revolutionaries!  We have been on a bit of a Peanut butter kick lately.  It tastes great and easy to use on almost anything.  Not many people think of peanut butter as a healthy food, owing to the high caloric content and the amount of fat that is found in commercial peanut butter products. However, there is a surprising amount of nutritional value found in the product, especially the organic brands on the market today. Here is some information regarding peanut nutrition and the several benefits of peanut butter.

Because of the fat content, there is the perception that peanut butter is not a viable option. The truth is that the fat in many brands are monounsaturated. This means it is gentler on the body and may in fact help with keeping bad cholesterol at bay. While it is still a good idea to enjoy peanut butter in moderation, there is no real reason to avoid it due to the amount of fat in the product.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Do You Have Ultra Endurance?

Good Day Revolutionaries!  We recently asked ourselves the question of how far could our bodies go.  In other words, what level of extreme endurance were we capable of?  Some of the Revolution Greens crew has taken a big interest in Triathlons and Marathons.  We started out by just wanting to stay in shape and get our competitive juices flowing.  At first it seemed difficult to run a mile, then we progressed to 3 miles, then to 6 and so on until some of us were completing 70.3 mile Triathlons.  Now the Iron Man is in the cross hairs for some.

So how far can we go?  We are not sure, but there are some people out there that have the endurance to achieve what seems to the average person as simply impossible.  Ultra Marathons like the Badwater, a 135 mile non stop run through Death Valley in the middle of the summer, is completed by almost 100 runners.  The Furnace Creek 508, a 508 mile ride through the Mojave Desert and Death Valley, also has hundreds of participants.  If they can do it why can t we?  How far have you gone?  If your interested in getting your body that far, Revolution Greens will sponsor you.  Let us know.