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FRESH, FUN, & FITNESS FOR THE FAMILY

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Search the fridge and the cupboards and pull out all of the foods that contain the following ingredients (listed in the first five in the list of ingredients): a. saturated fat (animal fat): overconsumption decreases memory and clogs arteries. b. hydrogenated fat (trans fat): like saturated fats, these fats clog arteries. c. omega-6 fatty acids (contained in vegetable oils, some nuts, cereals, whole grains): overconsumption and/or an inbalance of omega-3 fatty acids (contained in some fish, walnuts, and flax) cause food cravings and insulin resistance; stimulate the liver to produce more fat; and lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. d. syrups, simple sugars that end in -ose, and sugar alcohols that end in -ol: like saturated fats, sugars and syrups decrease memory; they also create insulin resistance, which leads to diabetes; and they shred blood vessels and tissue, which leads to arterial damage and the inability to fight off infections. e. bleached or enriched flour: has little nutrient value; eat whole-grains instead. To help your child calculate resting heart rate, target heart rate, maximum heart rate; to help your child understand how age, physical fitness, and various activities impact heart rate. Computer or paper and pencil to make a chart; stopwatch; various sporting goods: jump rope, basketball, soccer ball, bicycle; comfortable clothes; athletic shoes; water Getting started: 1.

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