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Carrots: A key part of the dietary puzzle

Adam Costello

It seems like everyday there is a new, relatively obscure, "super food" plastered on the front cover of Men's Health or Fitness Magazine.  You won't hear a single thing about goji berries or ginseng in this post.  We're here to sing the praises of the earthly carrot.  

Whether you're chomping on a fiery orange, dark purple, short or fat carrot, you should know you're doing your body a big favor.  We've been in on the secret powers of the carrot for a while now which is why you'll find carrots in each and every one of our GO Boxes.  

Here's why carrots are so dang good and why you should pat yourself on the back next time you're enjoying one:

 

Glucose regulation in your blood

  • Carrots are high in dietary fiber. Besides doing loads of other great things for your body, dietary fiber slows and regulates the release of glucose in your blood, helping you maintain high energy levels throughout your day and decreasing dramatic  swings in blood sugar levels that can stress out your pancreas and liver.  

Cell repair

  • Demanding training sessions damage cells.  Our orange buddies help repair these cells, expediting recovery so you can take on your next training session with gusto!

Ocular maintenance  & repair

  • You probably learned this one back in grade school.  Carrots maintain and repair your eyes keeping your vision clear over the years and helping you see in the dark.

Breath better

  • The carotenoids in carrots (from which these root vegetables get their name) improve lung function.  You're an athlete.  You need to breathe.  Breathing better is good.  Eat carrots. 

Strong bones

  • The pickled carrot in all of our GO Boxes is a stellar source of Vitamin K.  Combined with Calcium, Vitamin K strengthens your bones.  Don't whither away like Gumby, eat carrots and take care of your bones!

Slows aging

  • Live FOREVER!  Just kidding.  Our tuber friends aren't the new fountain of youth but should be a part of a diverse diet high in fruits and veggies that will help you stay active longer. 

Do yourself a favor, eat carrots.

Having Fun While Getting Fit at RAW Fitness

Adam Costello

RAW Fitness keeps you on your toes with fun and challenging workouts.  

RAW Fitness keeps you on your toes with fun and challenging workouts.  

Stroll by her place at 51 Caroline Street in downtown Saratoga Springs and you're likely to see 9 Miles East coolers stacked in a corner waiting to be filled and dropped off again with fresh meals from the farm. Dedicated to making workouts fun and different, Jennifer Ricupero and her team at RAW Fitness have been complimenting their unique workouts by partnering with 9 Miles East Farm.  

Folks hitting the gym are extremely busy and proper nutrition is paramount when you're working out regularly.  RAW Fitness members are finding out how easy 9 Miles East makes eating healthy.  They've been signing up for the past few months and receiving Sports Nutrition coolers at RAW Fitness every Monday evening.

Train hard!  We'll feed you!

 

Orange Theory Fitness and 9 Miles East Farm: Feeding busy athletes

Adam Costello

9 Miles East and Orange Theory Fitness are exploring ways to help busy athletes conveniently fuel and refuel their bodies with highly nutritious, farm fresh meals.  The farm will be dropping off Sports Nutrition Subscription coolers to Orange Theory members and staff each week.

Interested in having your gym members sign up for our Sports Nutrition Subscription?  Check out our Athlete or Gym pages for more information.

Train hard and stay busy!  Let 9 Miles East worry about the nutritious, healthy meals.

The Orange Theory Fitness crew sporting GO Boxes at their Nisakyuna center.

The Orange Theory Fitness crew sporting GO Boxes at their Nisakyuna center.

GO Great Danes!

Gordon Sacks

 

9 Miles East Farm's sports nutrition operation delivered coolers of GO Box Pro and GO Box Paleo meals to the SUNY Albany women's soccer team to take to an away game.

"Coaches and athletes recognize the importance of proper nutrition before and after games," said 9 Miles East Farm sports nutrition director Adam Costello. "We make it easy for busy athletes to fuel their bodies correctly."