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Ryan Phillippe And His Girlfriend Paulina Slagter Shoot Up In Miami! But Not Like You Think!

Ryan Phillippe and Paulina Slagter decided to try a new health craze during their vacation in Miami!

You know what they say. The couple that gets IV drips together, stays together!

Wait, WHAT?!?!?

Whatever happened to normal nutrition and hard work??

Usually when we hear about celebrities sticking needles into their arms, it's NOT a good thing! However, Ryan Phillippe and his girlfriend Paulina Slagter proved that's not always the case on a recent trip to Miami!

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Jaime King's Baby Bump Can't Resist A Pilates Class!

Filed under: Baby BlabberFitnessGym TimeHealthPilatesBaby Bump Watch

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Pregnancy fitness is SO important, as long as you're not straining yourself!

A little light yoga, some walking, or some pregnancy pilates will go a long way to keeping you and that little one healthy! That's why we're so glad to see that Jaime King isn't shy about hitting the gym with her bump!

Today she was spotted heading to Pilates (above and below)!

We're also happy to see she has a healthy smoothie for energy — she IS hydrating and taking in nutrients for two now!

We just wonder if they added an extra shot of prenatal vitamins for her! LOLz!

[Image via Michael Wright/WENN.]

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Pepsi Releases Fat-Blocking Soda??

Filed under: Losing it!Fast FoodScience!

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Umm… what??

Pepsi has released a new soda called Pepsi Special!

It literally claims to block fat!

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QuickFit Tip Of The Day

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Oranges are a concentrated source of many heart-healthy nutrients including fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, and flavonoids.

- Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and founder of Authentic Self Wellness, Margaux J. Rathbun

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Keeping Your Food Fresh And Filled With Nutrients

Filed under: FoodHealthMargaux J. RathbunNutrition

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We all love food, but what do you do with your food when you get full?

Do you throw it away or keep the remains for leftovers? And then there's tupperware versus aluminum and all that. How do you know what helps keep your food fresh?

One FitPerez reader is looking for the answer to these questions and wrote Margaux J. Rathbun, asking:

Hi Margaux!

I love watching your nutrition videos and I have recently been making the recipes you've showed us how to prepare. I had a question for you about food storage. Is there a special way to package food (like in Tupperware containers or bottles) to help keep all of the healthy nutrients fresh? Is there a wrong way to store food? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks and keep up the healthy and delicious work!

According to Margaux:

Thanks for your question. Yes, there are absolutely right and wrong ways to store fresh foods to ensure that the nutrients stay in tact. Generally, the longer you keep produce around, the more nutrients are lost.

For example, grapes have been shown to lose about 1/3 of their B vitamins if left out for long periods of time. Tangerines have also been shown to lose a lot of their vitamin C when they sit out on the counter for awhile. Freezing meat can destroy up to 50 percent of it's thiamin and riboflavin content, so fresh meat is best. When it comes to storing your veggies and fruits, separate fruits that ripen quickly from root veggies and leafy greens. Root veggies do best stored somewhere cool, dark, and moist. Leafy greens do well when stored in high humidity, and fresh fruits and veggies retain the most nutrients when stored in a cold environment. Just make sure your fridge isn't so cold that it freezes the food inside.

If possible, buy your fresh veggies and fruits about two days before you plan to eat them. This means that you have to buy less at the store and the nutrients in your food will be in perfect form. If you are storing your food in plastic containers, be sure they are BPA-free. I love using glass containers and jars as a way to store my food. It's good for you and good for the environment.

Hope these tips help you out!

For more nutrition tips, be sure to visit Margaux at her website, follow her on twitter @MargauxRathbun and, as always, write us at Tips@FitPerez.com!

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What Parents With Young Children Should Check The Nutrition Label For

Filed under: Exclusives!FoodAshley Koff

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Those little black and white labels on the back of food boxes list a whole lot of nutrients, so it's not hard to become confused as to what nutrients actually matter — especially for a baby!

A FitPerez reader shopping for a child consulted Ashley Koff, R.D., asking:

So what should people look out for when they are looking at labels for babies?

According to Ashley:

In the ideal world, you aren't looking at labels for babies. If you are, then look to see if there is any sodium/salt added to the product. (There doesn't need to be at all. It would only be used for taste or for preservative, and you can buy frozen which naturally preserves without need for salt.) Food, if fresh, should be an appealing taste (or blend it with something). As more foods are introduced, focus on whether the food item needs salt in it, and where sodium appears on the ingredient list. It should be near the bottom meaning the least amount in the recipe just like you would do if you were making it at home.

For more tips and nutrition advice, check out Ashley's website!

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Margaux J. Rathbun's Workout Nutrition Tips

Diet and fitness go hand in hand.

Often times, our diet gives us the nutritional requirements that help us stay energized during our workouts to make sure we get the most out of each trip to the gym!

Check out Fitperez contributor and certified nutritional therapy practitioner, Margaux J. Rathbun, giving nutritional tips that will help maximize your energy during a workout above!

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