The Best Health and Fitness Articles of the Week #155 – Gelatin for Joint Pain, The Dangers of Going Gluten Free, and Making 5 Meals Out of 1 Roast


I ride my bike to work everyday and I always record my rides in case I’m hit by a car, but I never thought to put any of my footage online. I occasionally come across some interesting things, so I decided that I’d upload it to YouTube and post it here. I’m going with two categories for now – “things that annoy cyclists” and “things that cyclists love.”

I’ve already published a couple of videos recently, but keep an eye out for more in the coming weeks.

But for now, check out some of the cool things I’ve read lately.

Gelatin/Collagen Really Does Work For Joint Pain!

This study took 147 athletes and studied their use of gelatin over 24 weeks. They found that there were significant improvements in the participants in regards to pain, and they only used about 10 grams per day. I’ve had joint pain for longer than I can remember. It hasn’t been so bad in the last year, but I still want to do what I can to stop it entirely and prevent it from coming back later, which is why I purchased some grass-fed gelatin from Great Lakes. I was using it regularly for a while, but then I just stopped drinking smoothies for some reason. I need to get back into that habit of that.

Grain Free Breakfast Pizzas

Ooh, now these look tasty. The recipe seems pretty easy too.

The Kitchn’s Guide to Storing Fruits and Vegetables

Don’t store fruits and vegetables together. Remove ties and rubber bands. Trim leafy ends. Poke holes the bags you store your food in (I don’t use bags at all). Most fruits will ripen on the counter but some will deteriorate. Those are the basics, but this post covers 29+ individual fruits, veggies, and herbs.

10 Problems Genetically Modified Foods Are Already Causing

GMO’s are killing bees, contaminating non-GMO crops, creating superbugs and “super weeds”, and destroying biodiversity. This article also claims that GMO’s could be increasing suicide rates in India.

The Most Common FMS Squat Question

The question covered here is “Why is it important to maintain toes forward in a deep squat test on the Functional Movement Screen?” You can listen to the audio for a detailed explanation or just scan the notes below it for a quick run through.

Crockpot Pulled Pork: 1 Pot, 5 Awesome Meals

I don’t eat pork because I can’t find high quality pork anywhere, but I don’t see why these recipes wouldn’t work with grass-fed beef. I’ll be trying them with beef for sure. Sprouts actually has grass-fed beef roasts on sale this week for $5 per lb. Score!

The “Dangers” of Going Gluten-Free

Did you know that wheat is fortified with nutrients that our bodies need? If you go paleo, you might not be getting those nutrients unless you are eating a varied diet. Wheat is also a good pre-biotic for our gut bacteria, but we can replace it with fermentable fibers and resistant starches from certain fruits and vegetables.

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