The Pure Challenge – Week 3

May 18, 2015

This week is Week 3 of Pure Barre McLean’s Weekly Mini Goals May Series! Week 3: May 17th – May 21st Nutrition Goal: Try a new type of oil (ie coconut oil) Fitness Goal: Workout 7 days this week (even if it is just for 20 minutes!)   Making an easy switch from traditional vegetable oil to a healthier option like Coconut Oil can add beneficial nutrients to your family’s diet!   Different oils have great health benefits, different cooking temperatures and distinctly different taste profiles. Use a new type of oil in making your own salad dressing, stir-fry or simply toss with fresh seasonal vegetables.   Almond, avocado, hazelnut, and sesame oils all have higher smoke points than olive oil, which make them great for stir-fry and sautés. They are all high in monounsaturated fat, which has shown to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol).   Looking for a new way to get you and your family fit? With the beautiful spring weather these days, take advantage and play outside or going to a local park instead of staying indoors! Maybe even try a new sport the whole family can play. Outdoor play time = more moving for everyone!   -Kalen Winter Co-Owner, Pure Barre McLean