The Weekly Burn: The Food That Fuels Us

The Weekly Burn

We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)

If you’re active, you know that what you eat powers your fitness. Just as gluten-free food isn’t necessarily any healthier, organic isn’t a pass to eat whatever you want. This week, it was all about food for thought. 

Food That Fuels Us

Nutrition FactsEarlier this month, Walmart announced a deal to sell organic foods at an affordable price point. With the retail behemoth entering the market, that can mean a wider availability of pesticide-free food. (FooducatePhoto: Pond5




Dehydration Slower Running TimesThinking about running a race the morning after a few cocktails? A new study finds that dehydration of just two percent body mass can lead to a five percent slower time.  (The Fueled Athlete




Ghrelin Milkshake ExperimentWhile “organic” doesn’t necessarily mean healthy, many consumers still assume the health halo around pesticide-free food. Don’t forget to read your labels! (Pretty Little Grub)




Ghrelin Milkshake ExperimentWhat you think you’re eating could affect your levels of ghrelin, the hormone that controls hunger signals. A recent study measured how subjects’ bodies reacted to the perceived nutritional value of two different milkshakes. Those who believed they were indulging had lower ghrelin levels, indicating they felt more satiated. (NPR Shots



Michelle Obama White House Easter Egg RollAt the White House Easter Egg Roll, Michelle Obama talked to kid reporters about how she stays healthy. The fit First Lady believes a balanced diet leaves room for the occasional French fries or chocolate — and yes, you’ve seen her arms! (SelfPhoto: Let’s Move