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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. Whether you want to learn more on Ultra Omega Burn at slinky slender or you’re just looking for quick ways to burn fat, there are many products in the fitness industry that can help you.

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.


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 protein, 13,541 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 ? mol TE/100g.

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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.

Come be friends with me on Instagram (@BRYDISANTO) & Snapchat (BRYDISANTO).
Bryan DiSanto
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