In case my last post was a little too emo (it probably was), here's some stuff I like. Literally and only that. Just a random listing of things I am enjoying at the moment. Other than coffee. That's implied.
Larabars have been a go-to treat to me for a while, and protein bars, as a market, have basically been dead to me for just as long. But now Larabar makes a protein bar, free of bullshit ingredients, but with a little more heft that their traditional fare. The secret ingredient? Pea protein. Don't knock it 'til you try it; and you really should.
Beets taste awesome, are inexpensive, and are essentially EPO pulled out of the dirt. Numerous trials have demonstrated that beets (their juice, specifically), due to their high nitrate content, enable your body to zip oxygen around more efficiently. These trials have also demonstrated a boost in exercise performance. Doping with your salad is the best.
Artichokes are another great salad topper, though I usually just eat them by the can. As in, I eat the whole can. I enjoy the taste, but as with beets, there's an ancillary motive: Bile production. In short, bile is produced in your liver, stored and concentrated in your gallbladder, then released to aid in digestion. Did you know that I don't have a gallbladder? Probably not. But now you do. From ancient Greece to modern Germany, artichokes have been doctor recommended for people such as me, because artichokes aid in bile production and release.
This next thing is not food. But it is a posterior chain activating aerobic workout, and I'm basically useless in the heat.
This is the area's best espresso. I know I said I wouldn't mention coffee. I lied.