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51 “What’s The Best?” Fitness Questions Answered In One Line

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*This article was originally written in 2012 and was updated for 2017.

HOLD UP, HOLD UP, HOLD UP. If you somehow haven’t noticed, the world of fitness, nutrition, and supplements is uber-complicated and overly confusing.

Which exercise is the best for incinerating fat? What’s the best ab exercise? What’s the healthiest food on EARTH? Which protein powder should I take? What are the best pump up workout songs in 2017?

Search Google and you’ll get a million different answers (many of which are conflicting and ambiguous), and more likely than not, end up with more questions than when you started.

OH WHAT FUN.

While explanations, studies, research, and methodology are fantastic and necessary, sometimes you just want a simple solution spoon-fed directly into your belly.

In the spirit of being as pragmatic and direct as possible, I’m answering 51 of the top “what’s the best?” fitness/nutrition/supplement-related FAQs point blank. One-line simple.

These questions and 47 others answered on the following pages. Basque in the simplicity.

 

51 “What’s The Best?” Fitness Questions Answered In One Line


 

1. What’s the Best Source of Vitamin A?


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Answer: Red Hot Chili Peppers


*Not the band*  Carrot, squash, and mangoes are all up there, but red hot chili peppers reign king in the vitamin A kingdom.

100 grams: 21 calories, 238% DV, 11,892 IU vitamin A1

 

 

2. What’s the Best Source of Vitamin C?


Answer: Acerola / West Indian Cherry


For just 31 calories the acerola packs a stunning 2,740% of the daily value for vitamin C; a major antioxidant that can boost immunity.

1 cup: 31 calories, 2740% DV, 1644 mg vitamin C

 

 

3. What’s the Best Source of Vitamin D?


 

Answer: Oysters


Oysters contain significantly more vitamin D per calorie than milk, cheese, or yogurt.

1 cup: 169 calories, 198% DV, 794 IU vitamin D

 

4. What’s the Best Source of Vitamin E?


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Answer: Spinach


Vitamin E is typically found in its highest concentrations in fortified cereals and grains, but as far as all-natural foods go, spinach is as good as it gets.

4 cups: 200 calories, 100% DV, 20 mg vitamin E

 

 

5. What’s the Best Source of Vitamin K?


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Answer: Swiss Chard


With 374% of the daily value of vitamin K in just calories, Swiss chard packs more vitamin K per calorie than spinach, kale, or any other vegetable.

1 cup: 7 calories, 374% DV, 299 mcg vitamin K

 

 

6. What’s the Best Source of Omega-3’s?


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Answer: Flaxseed Oil and Flaxseeds


Flaxseed oil is one of the healthiest foods on earth and pure liquid, nutritious gold.

1 ounce: 248 calories, 14,925 mg omega-3

 

 

7. What’s the Healthiest Nut?


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Answer: Walnuts


Walnuts have significantly higher antioxidant and omega-3 content than almonds.

1 ounce: 183 calories, 2542 mg omega-3, 4g protein13,541 ORAC antioxidant content

 

 

8. What’s the Healthiest Dessert?


Answer: Halo Top


See: our Halo Top review & power rankings. It’s absolutely divine and clocks in at ~250 calories & 25g protein per pint.

 

 

 

9. What's the Healthiest Yogurt?

Icelandic, specifically Siggi’s Plain Icelandic Skyr

High protein, low sugar, non-fat, calcium-laden, zero artificial ingredients, and 5 live cultures — yogurt doesn’t get much healthier or pure than that.

100 calories, 17 g protein, 5g sugar, 20% DV calcium, 5 active cultures

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10. What's the Best Source of Antioxidants?

Acai Berry

Acai berry has the highest antioxidant content of any whole food, as measured by ORAC value (the standard measure of antioxidant content) — 102,700 μ mol TE/100g.

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Sections: Diet & Nutrition, 2 | Supplements | Fitness & Exercise, 1 | Fitness & Exercise, 2

 

 
 

References, Notes, Links

  1. NutritionData — Red Hot Chili Peppers []

 

Bryan DiSanto

Bryan DiSanto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Lean It UP
ELLO ELLO I'm Bryan DiSanto. I'm the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Lean It UP, a CPT/CSN/Fitness Coach, Chef trained at Le Cordon Bleu – Paris, NYU graduate, ex-fat kid, and all-around fitness junkie.

I also contribute to Men's Health Magazine.

When I'm not working on my abs (or somebody else’s), whipping up avocado roses and avocado toast, or running a Tough Mudder, I'm probably yelling at a Carolina Panthers game somewhere.

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  • dr Funzo

    You need to look into Quest bars, they blow larabars out of the water.
     
    If you compare the two they are not even close.
     
    Good looking list other than that.

    • @dr Funzo See number 23…

      • dr Funzo

         @Bryan @ Lean It UP  @dr 
        Nice, I saw prepackaged bar to me that means Protein bar lol

        •  @dr That’s a completely fair point, I should probably make it more specific — it’s now “Best Fruit & Nut Bar”

  • Melanie M.

    Cardio before weights or vice versa if I want to do a combo day at the gym?

    • Always weights/resistance training before cardio on combo days.

      1. Lifting performance drops dramatically when you do a cardio session beforehand — it depletes stored energy that’s critical for muscular strength/endurance.

      2. Lifting and then doing cardio (preferably HIIT) manipulates stored energy levels in such a way that it amplifies your body’s ability to burn fat, making it a lot more efficient.

  • doubledeuce80

    Do you still think pure protein is the best RTD shake on the market? What about the new isopure RTD shakes?

    • They’re close, but I’m still a bigger fan of Pure Protein. Don’t love the flavor of Isopure or the added arti. colors.