March 2010 Fighting Fit

Quintessential Quinoa

A staple of the Incan warrior’s diet, quinoa (pronounced kin-wa) is a solid addition to any fighter’s nutrition regimen. While often mistakenly referred to as a grain, quinoa is actually a seed that’s related to leafy greens. Once known as “the gold of the Incas,” quinoa offered these warriors a powerful fuel that sustained them [...]

The Power of Pumpkin

Consuming ½ cup of canned pure pumpkin (not the pie mix) per day will give your body a team of nutrients, including alpha-carotene, beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, magnesium, and pantothenic acid. Pumpkin is also high in fiber, which makes it a particularly filling food. THE CAROTENOID RESUME Carotenoids are the potent antioxidants that [...]

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