Category Archives: Food

Help Superfit Foods Give Back This Year

It’s the Season of Giving!

Here at Superfit Foods, we’re in the holiday spirit! That’s why for every purchase made between now and December 15th, we will be buying a toy for an underprivileged child in the Jacksonville area.

Whether it is a gift card or a meal plan, your purchase gives back to those in need!

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1 Solid Reason to Skip Superfit Meals (other than Thanksgiving😜)

CONFESSION: We took a night off Superfit to enjoy the Jax Foodie Tour experience and WOW – an experience it was! No better way to spend a rainy Wednesday night than over a warm bowl of craft ramen (shout out to @CraneRamen) and good company. Thanks for the great pic, Corinna!

We don’t always veer from our delicious Superfit meals, but when we do we make sure it’s #foodie approved.

The Jax Foodie Tour is an exclusive 2-week Jacksonville food marathon. With your own foodie pass, you can enjoy access to all participating restaurants! Each restaurant serves up a 3-course secret menu.

That’s why we decided to crash Wednesday’s foodie tour at Crane Ramen, a craft ramen restaurant located in historic Five-Points of Jacksonville. They offered a variety of set menus that included appetizers, an entree and dessert. From pan-fried pork dumplings to a warm, savory bowl of craft ramen, you could say we were in foodie heaven.

Despite the delicious, exclusive food access, the tour was a unique way of meeting other Jax locals who share a true passion for food. It’s sponsored by two local foodies who you can surely trust for #foodie approval (GratSee and NateDoesFood). And although ramen was quite the stray away from our typical Superfit meals, the Jax Foodie Tour offers healthier restaurant options, too! Many of which cater to vegan and vegetarian diets as well.

Our 3 opinions of the #JaxFoodieTour experience:

  1. VIP service

Food aside, restaurant service makes all the difference. Crane Ramen went above and beyond, making sure we were enjoying our experience!

  1. Incredible food

The primary reason we did the Jax Foodie Tour: THE FOOD, DUH! I think eating from a secret menu made it taste even better, too 😉(if that’s even possible).

  1. An innovative way of bringing local foodies together to celebrate the hottest Jax food spots!

So unique! If you like good food and cool people, you must check this out!

 

Memories are often created around food. Our vision at Superfit Foods is to make clean eating cool. In turn, we encourage others to continue creating those memories, but around delicious, healthy food. We think it’s awesome the Jax Foodie Tour created an innovative experience to bring like-minded individuals together for an even bigger purpose.

Not only is this tour an incredible way of meeting other Jax foodies, but a cool way to discover your new “cheat” meal spot a well. 😎

Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Fats

Five Facts You Didn’t Know About Fat

September 26, 2017

Usually, the first thought that comes to mind about “fat,” is not a positive one, however, did you know that fats are an essential part of a healthy balanced diet? Let’s clear up the meaning behind this unattractive word. Here are five facts about fats.

1) Absorption of Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Vitamin A, D, E and K are known as fat-soluble vitamins, which means they cannot be absorbed without the help of fat. Vitamin A is an antioxidant that helps with your vision, neurological function, and skin. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium which is significant in keeping your bones strong and healthy. Vitamin E keeps your immune system strong and protects your body tissue which helps with aging. The process where blood clots form are known as coagulation. Vitamin K’s role is to make sure this process is done correctly. As you can see, these vitamins are vital to our health so it’s important to get those fats absorbing!

2) Energy, Energy, Energy!

Fats contain the most energy out of any other nutrient! Nine calories per gram, to be exact. About 30 percent of total daily calories should come from fat, according to 2017 Kaiser Foundation Health Plan. But, the types of fat you are consuming is what can give the word “fat” it’s unappealing meaning.

3) The Unappealing Fats

Let’s focus on saturated and trans fats. Some examples of saturated fats include red meat, coconut oil, whole milk, butter, ice cream, cheese, chocolate, and seafood. Yum, I know. Sadly, saturated fat is known to have some negative effects on your body, such as heart disease. Limit your saturated fat intake to no more than 10 percent out of your total daily calories. As for trans fat, this is known as the worst of the fats we consume – margarine, imitation cheese, cakes, cookies, doughnuts, deep-fried food! This type of fat should be limited and avoided as much as possible to maintain the healthiest diet possible – so much that it should only take up ONE PERCENT out of your 30 percent intake.

4) Unsaturated Fat for the Win

Unsaturated fat, also known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat should dominate your fat intake. Moreover, monounsaturated fats consist of olive oil, canola oil, peanut oil, peanuts, almonds, cashews, and avocados. Fish oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, and cottonseed oil are examples of polyunsaturated fats! These fats are most important because they lower bad cholesterol levels in your blood and decrease cardiovascular risks.

5) Is there a Correlation Between Fats and Getting Fat?

Well, there can be but this isn’t always the reason for weight gain. Therefore, I think we acknowledge the importance of having a consistent fat intake in your diet but what matters is the types of fat you’re consuming. The European Information Council says it best, “eating more calories than the body needs leads to the excess calories being stored as body fat, regardless of the source of these calories (fat, protein, or carbohydrate). It is the overall energy balance that counts.”