Merritt Clubs Blog


Healthy Sweetener

Posted by RaySa

Nov 30, 2011

Molasses is a sweetener that may actually be good for you. Molasses contains significant amounts of minerals that promote good health. Refined white sugar and corn syrup are stripped of virtually all nutrients except simple carbohydrates, and artificial sweeteners like saccharine or aspartame also do not provide nutrients but have in fact been shown to cause health problems in certain individuals. Molasses is an All Natural and healthier alternative and offers these minerals:

  • Iron – an integral part of hemoglobin which transports oxygen from the lungs to all cells of the body.
  • Calcium – needed to form and maintain strong bones and teeth especially during early years, and helps prevent bone loss during menopause and as a result of rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Copper – needed in a wide range of physiological processes including iron utilization, elimination of free radicals, development of bone and connective tissue.
  • Manganese - involved in the synthesis of fatty acids crucial to a healthy nervous system.
  • Potassium – plays an important role in muscle and heart contraction, as well as nerve transmission.
  • Magnesium – calcium’s major balancing mineral, also necessary for healthy bones.
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3-Point Nutrition Plan

Posted by Devon Dohony

Nov 28, 2011

There are plenty of fads, diets, and pre-packaged meal plan options available – yet, obesity is on the rise. Why? Simple. Diets don't work. Fads fade. Meal plan options are temporary and can become expensive over time. Because we make basic nutrition more complicated than it really is, I wanted to provide you with a simple plan.

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19 Fitness Tips for your Exercise and Fitness Goals

Posted by RaySa

Aug 9, 2011

Fitness Tip 19:

"The following is a list of known power foods: almonds + other nuts, beans + legumes, spinach and other greens, oatmeal (without added sugar), eggs, turkey + other lean meats, dairy (fat free or low fat), peanut butter, olive oil, whole-grains, raspberries and other berries. The nutrients you get form these will help power up your natural fat burners, protect you from illness and injury, and keep you lean and fit for life!" -Stephanie Carrigo, Merritt Personal Trainer
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