The 10 Buzziest Superfoods

 

 

Apple cider vinegar, turmeric, activated charcoal, kombucha, and more… you hear people buzzing about these hot wellness favorites all the time! Walk into a smoothie bar and you see matcha on the menu, pick up a magazine and some celebrity is swearing by the miracle benefits of celery juice. We asked Sarah Wragge, our contributing nutrition editor to give us the real deal on 10 of the trendiest foods — and the ones we should be eating now!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar started getting really popular a few years ago, with everybody talking about its health and weight loss benefits. Apple cider vinegar helps control blood sugar levels that lead to cravings, and is said to work as an appetite suppressant when consumed with meals. It contains organic acids and enzymes that help speed up metabolism and can increase the rate at which body fat is burned. It also works to detoxify the body, helping our digestive systems become more efficient.

SAYS SARAH: Like all fermented foods, apple cider vinegar it is a great probiotic remedy — something everyone should be taking for a healthy gut. Know that bloated feeling? Apple cider vinegar helps increase the good bacteria living inside our digestive tract, and fight the bad bacteria which are often the cause. Personally, I’d rather you take a great probiotic – look for one with 10 billion cultures or higher, and at least 5 different bacteria strains. I like Renew Life. For some people, raw vinegar on an empty stomach (when you should be consuming it) doesn’t feel great, especially first thing in the morning.  Read More

 

Breathe In, Cash Out

 

BREATHE IN, CASH OUT AUTHOR MADELEINE HENRY

 
Breathe In, Cash Out is the debut novel by 27-year-old Madeleine Henry that offers an inside and satirical look at both the finance and yoga industry. The book tells the first-person story of a young Wall Street banking analyst, Allegra Cobb, who plans to quit her job as soon she gets her year-end bonus to pursue her real dream of becoming a full-time yoga guru.

What may seem like pursuits at the opposite end of the spectrum – yoga and banking – start to narrow when Allegra meets famed Instagram yogi, Skylar Smith, whose manipulative actions jeopardize whether Allegra will even get that bonus. Both industries get skewered, coming off equally self-absorbed and self-serving.

Ivy league grad and analyst at a top-tier bank – author Madeleine Henry’s career path has not been so different from that of her leading character. She herself went to Yale, and after to Goldman Sachs. Unlike Allegra however, her passion for yoga started after she left banking. As one can see Madeleine is a serious yogi, and with her own impressive Instagram following (@madeleinehenryyoga).  Read More

 

CBD Sport

 

 

At this point it’s hard to imagine you haven’t heard of CBD – short for cannabidoil – projected to become a 23-billion-dollar business by 2025. This non-psychotropic extract of the cannibis plant produces a sense of calm and relaxation (for many), but without the high, and has become a cure-all consumed in oil and edible forms. Most relevant for athletes, are the CBD sport creams for both injury prevention and muscle recovery.

Now there is a line of CBD creams formulated specifically for before and after your workout – Muscle MX Activate and Muscle MX Recovery – both of which come in a handy stick form, so no greasy hands. With 250mg of CBD in each application, both also have Peppermint Oil, Arnica extract, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree Oil and lots more all natural and organic, therapeutic ingredients.

Activate, applied before your workout, provides pain relief and inflammation reduction, while stimulating blood flow and increasing circulation. Recovery is designed to help prevent and treat muscle soreness and fatigue, inflammation, and minor aches and pains. Both creams go on smooth, are fast-absorbing, and have a refreshing scent.

CBD products tend to work differently for each individual. We’ve found that ones friends swear by, may not have much of an effect on others. For this athlete however, I’ve been slathering it on before and after workouts all summer, and am passing my fave CBD sport cream – or creams – on to you.

 

Second Time Around

 

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Globally about 450 million metric tons of plastic are produced every year — most of it single-use — of which 9.5 million tons are thrown into the ocean annually. Both these numbers are on the rise. It has been reported that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans by weight than fish. With sustainability and eco-consciousness a prevalent factor in consumer purchases, many popular sport brands are taking the initiative to reverse those numbers by recycling that plastic waste into new eco-innovative materials and products. A collection of few our favorites are below…

CLOCKWISE TOP LEFT: CONVERSE RENEW CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STARS $85. From the new Converse Renew collection, these classic Chuck Taylor All Stars are made of 100% recycled polyester from used plastic bottles – and customizable too! Touch em’, wear ’em – Converse swears you’ll never know the difference.

MARINE LAYER RE-SPUN TEE $65. Absurdly soft, all the new tees in the Marine Layer Re-Spun collection are made from donated old tees — reborn by reweaving the fibers with recycled plastic bottles into their own recycled yarn. This retro-inspired ringer boasts the message in flocked collegiate-style lettering. Read More

 

Finding Balance on Land and Sea

 

 

Gina Bradley – aka Paddle Diva – and her so named stand up paddleboard school have become a Hamptons summer staple. For anyone wanting to get into into this popular sport, Paddle Diva offers lessons and guidance for paddlers of all levels. Gina herself has recently jumped into some new waters authoring, Paddle Diva: Ten Guiding Principles to Finding Balance on the Water and in Lifewith the foreword written by Gabby Reece and Laird Hamilton.

Broken down into 10 guiding principles and so titled chapters, such as Dig Deep, Enjoy the Ride, and Look Up — the book is not a how-to guide, but a translation of lessons learned on the water that apply to everyday life. Even I, an experienced paddler, had to draw upon those principles on an extremely windy and choppy day last spring with Gina on the Hudson River, where my primary goal was not to take a plunge into those murky waters. Gina and I sat down for a chat about the book post-paddle… Read More

 

Trailblazers

 

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Hit the trails in these lightweight hikers that offer the comfort of a sneaker with durability of a boot. Street stylish and trail wise, they’re ready to take on the toughest terrain… or just walking the dog in the park.

 
LEFT COLUMN: ADIDAS OUTDOOR TERREX FREE HIKER $200. Every element is designed for comfort on these boots: the adidas Boost that offers unprecedented responsive cushioning; the adidas Primeknit sock-like construction that hugs your foot; and the Continental™ Rubber outsole that offers extraordinary grip and stability with every step, even in wet conditions.

ON RUNNING CLOUDROCK WATERPROOF $229. The cushioning everybody loves in On Running sneakers hits the trail in a new waterproof hiking boot. Designed for speed, traction, and protection in tough terrain and conditions, they’re up to 35% lighter than competitors. Missiongrip™ rubber adds traction while lugs bite into trails and the Swiss-engineered FlexLock system lets laces tie traditionally or with a single pull.

DANNER BOOTS TRAIL 2650 MID $170. Available in the mid-boot shown here, and a low cut sneaker style as well, the Danner Trail 2650 series offers the lightweight stability, traction, and cushioning any trail demands. Inspired by the variety of terrain over the 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, the Trail 2650 can serve as a lightweight trainer or serious hiker no matter the distance. Read More

 

The Fletcher Family: A Life in Surf

 
 
FOUR GENERATIONS OF THE FLETCHER FAMILY
Christian, Dibi, Greyson , Herbie, Nathan, and Nathan’s baby – Lazer Zappa Fletcher 
Astrodeck, San Clemente, California, 2015
Photo: Rafael Pulido, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive

 

Now on view at Gagosian in New York is the exhibition The Fletcher Family: A Lifetime in Surf, celebrating the soon-to-be published tome of the same title by Rizzoli. The legendary surf and skate dynasty that is the Fletcher family – Herbie and wife Dibi, their sons Christian and Nathan, and grandson Greyson – has been an institution in the action sport culture for decades, with an influence that extends beyond to the worlds of fashion, music, streetwear, and art.

Spanning fifty years of epic stories, photographs, personal ephemera and memorabilia, The Fletcher Family: A Lifetime in Surf is a visual memoir of this immensely colorful “first family” of surfing. Dibi narrates each chapter, accompanied by personal anecdotes about the family from notable contributors such as artist Julien Schnabel, photographer Bruce Weber, surfers Gerry Lopez and Kelly Slater, and the son of one of Vans founders, Steve Van Doren.

 

CLOCKWISE TOP: HERBIE, MAALAEA, HAWAII, 1976. Photo: Art Brewer, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive; HERBIE AND NATHAN, 1977. Photo: Art Brewer, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive; DIBI AND HERBIE, NORTH SHORE, HAWAII, 1970. Photo: courtesy Fletcher Family Archive; HERBIE, NORTH SHORE, HAWAII, 1969. Photo: Art Brewer, courtesy Fletcher Family Archive

 

In addition to selected imagery featured in the book, Gagosian has installed artworks by Herbie Fletcher called Wrecktangles. These large sculptures have been made from the surfboards ridden — and broken — by the greatest contemporary surfers at the Banzai Pipeline in Hawaii. The board theme recurs in the Wall of Disaster series, which feature masses of skateboards mounted to the wall in anarchic accumulations. Similar to their surfboard counterparts, they form a cacophony of logos and images. Read More

 

Change Your Mind, Change Your Body

 

YOUR EDITOR FEELING THOSE SUMMER VIBES!

 
Elite athletes eat to fuel their bodies for optimal performance and inherently understand the concept that food is fuel. They generally don’t eat something just because it tastes good. They train their bodies like machines, and are not putting bad gas in the tank. Many of the rest of us, however, have gotten away from this basic concept. TV commercials tantalize with images of irresistible fat, sugar, and calorie-laden foods. We order what is most delicious on the menu. We fuel our mouths, but not our bodies.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if we all had the performance driven motivation of these athletes? What if it were effortless? For those trying to lose weight, it’s generally thought to be a matter of willpower to resist those foods that have put on the pounds. But what if those foods had no appeal, because not eating them felt so much better that eating them?

I recently shifted to a Paleo diet, which includes meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, and nuts — but no dairy and no grains. That means no bread, which I would have considered impossible a few months ago. But when replaced with delicious and satiating healthy fats like nuts, avocado, and coconut, the temptation has kind of disappeared — especially when my body has leaned out using its fat stores instead of sugar for fuel. Read More

 
 

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