Friday, July 24, 2009

Antioxidants, and heading to the beach

I wanted to pass this along from Dean's Newsletter:

Did you know?
ORAC is a measurement of a food’s antioxidant capacity. Oranges have a score of 2,000, Red Apples 4,000, and Blueberries over 9,000. The so-called “Superfruits” (e.g., Acai, Goji, Mangosteen) can have values exceeding 20,000! .

ORAC is the "oxygen radical absorbency capacity," and berries, which are in season right now, have tons of it. Apples, just coming into season are very high too. In fact, if you ate mostly in-season fruits and veggies, you would certainly not be lacking in the ORAC category.

It's been a while since I posted, and it will be a bit longer because I am heading to Hilton Head Island, SC next week for a well needed family vacation. If you've never been to Hilton Head before, I highly recommend you check it out. It is the best beach I've ever seen for running. It's flat, about 100 yards wide, and after a nice rain, you can run for miles without seeing anyone.

My back injury is much better now, and in the last two weeks I've been able to return to some running. I've kept up my biking, so I have not lost too much fitness.

Run hard out there, and eat your superfruits.


sk8dog76 said...

You know your return to running is just in time to do the Grindstone training runs Aug 8 & 9. Come up and enjoy a weekend of running and camping. Check out details on exo-x website under blog.


Jordan said...

I have also been focusing a lot on nutrition and finding a lot information on the power of eating a lot of fresh raw fruits and veggies as well as some super foods. Like goji berries, spirulina, bee pollen, hemp seeds, chia seed, and Maca. Still testing a lot of them out, but I have notice that I don't have to eat 5-6k calories a day when I'm eating a lot of fresh fruits and veggies.