SPARTAN PERFORMANCE CROSSFIT SUFFOLK
Top 5: Spartan Performance Physical Fitness Test (so far…only 26 athletes participated on Saturday)
John M. 237
All participants did well! We anticipate the testing wil go on today for the athletes that were unable to make it on Saturday so stay tuned!
Protein Might Ward Off Afternoon Snooze "Brain cells called orexin cells secrete a stimulant that makes us energetic and tells the body to burn calories. If the cells’ activity decreases, narcolepsy or sudden sleepiness, is the result."—Christie Nicholson, Scientific American
Is Gluten-Free All It's Cracked Up To Be? "Science is awesome, but it won’t change the fact that we are not well-adapted to grains. Gliadin and glutenin are certainly the most problematic components of wheat but they are far from the only ones, and their analogues in other grains may cause issues as well. I haven’t even talked about lectins, phytates, opiod peptides, fructans, insulin response, and cross-reactivities with foods like dairy! Because there are so many problematic compounds in all grains, we (Whole9 and friends) have found that an across-the-board elimination of all grains is more beneficial to long-term health than cherry-picking grains to eat. A 30-day (minimum) elimination is needed to help you assess what effect these compounds have on your body; after the 30 days, you’re free to play detective and try to figure out what foods cause you problems. (But in all honesty, no food is worth a reduced quality of life.) Thankfully, the Whole30 is a well-defined 30-day elimination plan that will help you establish a baseline free of these triggers."—Badier Velji for Whole 9