O2 Fitness Food of the Week: Turkey

Turkey is low in fat, full of protein and a great low-cost option. When compared to other meats, turkey offers less calories and less fat for about the same amount of protein. This lean source of protein is a good source of iron, B vitamins, zinc and selenium. Dark...

O2 Fitness Food of the Week: Kale

Kale is a dark green leafy vegetable that provides high amounts of lutein, a nutrient important for eye health (kale contains seven times the amount found in spinach). Kale is also an excellent source of Vitamins A and K and is a good source of Vitamin C and fiber....

O2 Fitness Food of the Week: Tomato

Is it a fruit or a vegetable?  To be precise, it’s a fruit, but we eat it like a vegetable.  Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, a powerful natural antioxidant.  Studies show that lycopene may improve the skin’s ability to protect against harmful UV...

Shopping Local In North Carolina Produce

Written by: Paul Hodges, General Manager, O2 Fitness Cary It’s a widely accepted fact that eating fresh fruits and vegetables is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Pick up any health or cuisine magazine, read any food blog or tune in to any cooking show and...

The Health Benefits of Fat

Written By: Jason Peters, General Manager, O2 Fitness Chatham How does this sound? Smoother skin, less stiffness in your joints, better eye sight, lower cholesterol, improved mental focus and improved heart health. The addition of a simple substance in your diet has...