Glycemic Index vs. Glycemic Load: Why it matters.

The Glycemic Index (GI) ranks specific carbohydrates from zero to 100, based on the rate in which they affect your blood sugar levels. A GI of 1 to 55 is low, 56 to 69 is medium, and 70 to 100 is high. Higher ranking foods spike both blood sugar and insulin levels and should be […]

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Reduce Inflammation, Speed Recovery and Improve Performance

We have grilled the experts, perused dozens of nutrition books, and scoured Amazon, the aisles of Whole Foods and the CrossFit blogosphere in search of the best supplements for our athletes. Here’s what we have learned: All athletes should supplement daily with Omega-3 and Vitamin D3 and this should be taken with fat for best […]

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Why Adding a Variety of Fats to Your Diet is Beneficial

Fat Works lard tallow sold at crossfit sanitas boulder

We’ve all been sold on the importance of getting fat in our diet. We need fat for energy, to control our appetite and cravings, to help keep our cells healthy and absorb nutrients, and so much more! We now carry Tallow and Lard from a company called Fat Works, specializing in high-quality, clean, pasture-raised fats. […]

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Why Should I Avoid Seed/Vegetable Oils & Soy

For years we were told that saturated fats were evil and things like “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” were presented as healthy alternatives.  Now we know better…but to make sure that everyone’s on the same page, here’s a quick overview of the reasons why seed & vegetable oils and soy are not healthy. SEED […]

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Spring Clean Challenge Begins April 20th — We Heard Your Feedback

Get ready for bathing suit season and race season with our best clean challenge yet! In prior clean challenges, Sanitas members have lost an average of 3% body fat, experienced amazing performance improvements, and learned life-changing nutrition strategies, all in just 30 days. How? A 360 degree approach with a focus on sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, and […]

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Try Zeal for Clean Eating in Boulder

During the Clean Challenge, giving up refined foods and seed oils, going all grass-fed, dumping sugar, going gluten free, corn free, soy free, dairy free or whatever your wellness goals are for 2015, you can feel safe eating out at Zeal. Zeal goes the extra distance to source only organic ingredients, including organic coconut oil for cooking […]

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Best Paleo Holiday Cookie Recipes

Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes for the holidays (we’ve tried all of these): Paleo Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies – Elana’s Pantry (she lives in Boulder btw) Sweet Potato Cookies -Sarah Fragoso, Cover Recipe from the Paleo Magazine Raw Brownie Bites – Paleogrubs Gingerbread Snap Pumpkin Butter Cookie – PaleOMG   Paleo Thin […]

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The Benefits of Gelatin

I’ve been trying to include more gelatin in my diet after reading so much about the benefits of both bone broth and gelatin. When I was a the Ancestral Health Symposium at Berkeley this year, there was an interesting presentation by Kaayla Daniel Ph.D. called Bone Broth and Health: A Look at the Science. The main […]

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