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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Super Sports Foods: Do They Really Need to be Exotic?

Do you ever get tired of reading yet-another headline about The 10 Best Super Sports Foods, only be instructed to buy exotic fruits, ancient grains, and other unusual items? Do runners really need chia, spelt, and quinoa? Is anything wrong with old-fashioned peanut butter, broccoli and brown rice? Doubtful! Powerful nutrients are found in standard […]

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Performance Nutrition: Focus on the Drink

Cait Chock wrote this piece to get us all to think about the importance of hydration and how a lack of hydration will affect even the most well planned races…. There’s more to sports nutrition than just food: liquids. Yes, hydration plays a critical role in the body’s ability to perform and function as it […]

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Fueling on a Budget: Tips for Hungry Runners

“When we travel as a team, we eat at fast food places because they fit with our small budget.What’s the best fast food for athletes…?”  “After my workout, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner. Where can I buy affordable but healthy sports meals…?” A limited food budget creates a fueling challenge […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: ADHD, Runners & Appetite Issues

Many teens and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are good runners. In elementary school, they may not have been good at sitting quietly, but they certainly could excel at sports. Many found exercise had a calming, centering effect. With maturation, exercise still helps them get through their school/workday. Runners with ADHD often have […]

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Racing Weight Cookbook Lean, Light Recipes for Athletes

Racing Weight Cookbook Serves Up the Best Foods for Athletes

Release provided by Dave Trendler. Racing Weight Cookbook delivers more than 100 flavorful, easy recipes that will help athletes hit their ideal weight without compromising performance. The book is the third in the best-selling Racing Weight SeriesT and is now available in bookstores; bike, tri, and running shops; and online. Preview the book and try […]

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Nutrition News: Gut Microbes Closely Linked to Proper Immune Function, Other Health Issues

Release provided by David Stauth. A new understanding of the essential role of gut microbes in the immune system may hold the key to dealing with some of the more significant health problems facing people in the world today, Oregon State University researchers say in a new analysis. Problems ranging from autoimmune disease to clinical […]

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Leading Nutritionist Updates Book: Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Internationally recognized sports nutritionist Monique Ryan has updated her best-selling book Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes with 5 years of new research that will help runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers perform at their best. Weighing in at 432 pages, this newly updated third edition is the most  comprehensive resource on nutrition from the best qualified nutritionist in endurance sports. The book […]

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Sports Meals And Snacks: Fueling Hungry Runners

Picking the perfect menu to enhance your performance can be a difficult task. While many athletes know the words carbs, proteins and fats, they often don’t know how  to translate those words into food choices. Hence, the goal of this article is to offer specific food suggestions to fit a variety of exercise situations. Try […]

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Fast Food vs. Real Food

Long days of work and training may cause serious damage to your well-intentioned dinner plans. A trip to the nearest fast food restaurant becomes your most logical decision. Unfortunately, many of the options at these establishments are less than ideal for athletes. Time constraints and hunger may lead you to choose foods that inhibit recovery […]

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Super Foods for Super Women

If you want to feel like Superwoman this race season, fueling up with nutrient-powered foods and smart supplementing has positive payoffs. Quality eating provides nutrients that boost your immune system, and supercharge your performance. Supplements build upon your best food choices and provide an edge on the race course. All the food and supplement strategies […]

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Nutrition for the Heat

It’s getting warmer! Heat, sometimes combined with humidity depending on where you live, can throw you a good curve ball during these summer months of training and competition. We have all heard stories about athletes being taken to the hospital during a race for dehydration, or collapsing before the finish line or seeing white spots […]

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Iron Deficiency Anemia and Performance

Iron is an extremely important mineral for good health and performance. The most important role iron plays is as a component of the protein hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to the body’s cells. A higher level of iron can mean a higher aerobic capacity and better performance. Maintaining iron balance can be difficult […]

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Racing Weight Is the First Weight-Loss Book for Endurance Athletes

VeloPress has published the first weight-loss book for endurance athletes. Racing Weight: How to Get Lean for Peak Performance by certified sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald offers the first comprehensive and science-based approach to weight management for runners, cyclists, triathletes, swimmers, rowers, and cross-country skiers. A 2009 study found that three out of four endurance athletes […]

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Enjoy Real Food and Higher Performance with The Athlete’s Plate

Fuel-starved endurance athletes are notorious convenience eaters, scarfing pre-packaged products and expensive prepared foods that offer a quick fix for their ravenous appetites. But these food products and supplements leave athletes under-nourished, delaying recovery and preventing their highest performance. For endurance athletes, there is no substitute for real food. The Athlete’s Plate: Real Food for […]

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