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Refuel and Replenish by Eating These Foods After a Workout

September 24, 2014 4:03 pm

The foods that you eat before your workout help to increase your energy level, but it’s the food that you eat afterward that’s really important. What you eat after exercising helps to repair muscle tissue and to replenish glycogen, which is an important aspect of building the lean, toned body that you strive for. Here are some of the best foods to refuel with after a workout.

  1. Bananas. Bananas are high-glycemic carbohydrates, which provide you with an instant boost to replenish your energy quickly. Try slicing one up and eating it with peanut butter on top of a rice cake.
  2. Greek yogurt with berries. Greek yogurt is packed with protein, which is very important in building muscle. Your muscles are depleted of their usual amino acids after lifting weights or performing an intense cardio workout, and this healthy snack helps to build them back up.
  3. Tuna sandwich. The combination of healthy carbs and proteins is one of the very best things to eat after working out. Spread some tuna on whole wheat bread to refuel after that gym class.
  4. Water. Replenishing your body’s fluids is just as important as replenishing its food supply. Be sure to drink plenty of water after working out to avoid becoming dehydrated.

6 Smart Snacks to Eat After Your Workout [Fitness Magazine]
What to Eat After You Work Out [Spark People]
Food as Fuel – Before, During and After Workouts [American Heart Association]

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5 Uncommon Uses for Fabric Softener Sheets

September 18, 2014 5:03 pm

There are a number of different household uses for dryer sheets other than reducing static cling and making your laundry smell fresh. If you want to learn how to use dryer sheets around the house, check out these creative ideas.

  1. Freshen a pair of stinky gym shoes. When your sneakers or daily loafers smell less than fresh, stuff a dryer sheet inside to absorb the odor and leave only a fresh scent behind.
  2. Remove pet hair from furniture. No matter how often you scold him, you just can’t seem to get Fido to stay off of the furniture. If your couches are covered in dog hair, rub a dryer sheet along the surface and it will lift right off.
  3. Clean dried food from a pan. When last night’s casserole is stuck to the pan this morning, lay a dryer sheet in the bottom and fill the pan with water. In a few hours, the food will be much looser and easier to clean off.
  4. Keep books fresh in storage. If you’re a bibliophile with too many books for your shelves, keep them smelling fresh even while in storage. Tuck a dryer sheet between the pages of a few books and you’ll feel much more confident about storing them in the dusty attic.
  5. Clean your blinds. Rub a dryer sheet along the top and bottom of venetian blinds to remove dust with ease.

12 Surprising Uses for Dryer Sheets [All You]
25 Alternative Uses for Fabric-Softener Dryer Sheets [Curbly]
20 Household Uses for Used (Yes, Used) Dryer Sheets [Apartment Therapy]
10 New Uses for Dryer Sheets [Real Simple]

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Park and Orchard: A Pleasant Dining Spot

September 17, 2014 4:07 pm

You’ll get American cuisine with an international flair at Park and Orchard. The idea behind the restaurant has always been to provide you with the most delicious food, using high quality ingredients. All of the dishes can be made to your specific dietary needs. No refined ingredients are used, to guarantee the freshest and healthiest meal you can find.

The restaurant calls itself “casual,” but this is the kind of place where you might want to dress up a bit. Unlike many of the BYOB restaurants in the area, the Park and Orchard has an extensive international wine list and full bar, so you can get a glass or bottle of wine right here.

Visit Park and Orchard's website to learn more about inventive restaurant.

Park and Orchard
240 Hackensack Street
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
(201) 939-9292
http://www.parkandorchard.com/
http://www.yelp.com/biz/park-and-orchard-restaurant-east-rutherford

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