Category: Nutrition

Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function

Fat, sugar cause bacterial changes that may relate to loss of cognitive function

June 26, 2015 |

A study at Oregon State University indicates that both a high-fat and a high-sugar diet, compared to a normal diet, cause changes in gut bacteria that appear related to a significant loss of “cognitive flexibility,” or the power to adapt and adjust to changing situations. This effect was most serious on the high-sugar diet, which […]

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Solve Your Food Intolerance Problems with The Athlete’s Fix

Solve Your Food Intolerance Problems with The Athlete’s Fix

June 19, 2015 |

Recent studies show that food intolerances are almost 5 times more prevalant today than in the 1950s; as many as 1 in 6 Americans is estimated to have a food intolerance. Exercise can make food intolerances even worse for endurance athletes. Food cravings, GI distress, headaches, brain fog-these common reactions can be more than symptoms […]

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Traveling Runners & Gas Station Nutrition

Traveling Runners & Gas Station Nutrition

May 28, 2015 |

Are you among the many runners, triathletes, coaches, trainers, and support crews—including parents, partners and siblings—who spend too much time on the road, traveling from one sporting event to the next? If so, your food budget is likely tight, your encounters with unhealthy foods are relentless, and your hankerings for comfort foods might often overpower […]

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Fuel For Champions: What Triathletes Eat

Fuel For Champions: What Triathletes Eat

May 20, 2015 |

Food is fuel. Or so the saying goes. For triathletes, this is especially true. They compete in three events in races that, at the Olympic distance (1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run), can last around two hours. Going all out for this length of time, often in hot, humid conditions, triathletes’ diets are as important […]

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Running Helps You Stay Young, CU-Boulder Study Suggests

Running Helps You Stay Young, CU-Boulder Study Suggests

February 11, 2015 |

Harry Ladewig, 64, has been running for nearly 40 years. “I feel better when I’m running. [It] gives me energy, people at work can’t believe how fast I move around the office sorting the mail and doing the stuff that I do,” Ladewig explained. This year, Ladewig finished Denver’s annual Jingle Bell Run in a little more than 24 minutes, winning him a […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

The Athlete’s Kitchen: Weight-related Research from The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

January 28, 2015 |

Exercise is medicine. That was a key messages highlighted at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine. Given that two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese, and that healthcare costs (to say nothing of quality-of-life costs) are staggering, we need to figure out how to turn this ship around. This […]

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

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

[ 0 ] December 11, 2014 |

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

Performance Nutrition: Focus on the Drink

[ 0 ] December 5, 2014 |

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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How the Elites Eat: Quality, Quantity and Stop Over-Thinking

How the Elites Eat: Quality, Quantity and Stop Over-Thinking

[ 0 ] November 16, 2014 |

Cait Chock wrote this piece a few weeks ago for RunBlogRun, and we thought it was quite appropriate this week as the winter weather has hit the Midwest, cross country is coming to its championship season and the fall marathon season is coming to an end.  In the 1970s and 1980s, running 100-140 miles a […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: What’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

The Athlete’s Kitchen: What’s New? Nutrition Update from the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014 |

Beets, genetics, and weight were just a few of the topics highlighted at the 2014 Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo at the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Here’s an update with some food for thought. Eat Your Beets!  Beets and arugula are powerful nitrate-rich foods that can enhance both athletic […]

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Fueling on a Budget: Tips for Hungry Runners

Fueling on a Budget: Tips for Hungry Runners

[ 0 ] October 7, 2014 |

“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

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

[ 0 ] August 7, 2014 |

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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Nutrition News: The Athlete’s Kitchen – Preventing Eating Disorders in Runners

Nutrition News: The Athlete’s Kitchen – Preventing Eating Disorders in Runners

[ 0 ] March 8, 2014 |

The Athlete’s Kitchen Eating Disorders in Runners: The Good News Yes, there is good news about eating disorders. You, as a friend, parent, and coach, can help prevent them in young runners! But before we get to that good news, let’s take a look at the ugly stuff: Too many athletes (including runners of all […]

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Nutrition News: Got Bones? Eat up – It Does the Body Good!

Nutrition News: Got Bones? Eat up – It Does the Body Good!

[ 0 ] January 31, 2014 |

We don’t think much about our bones until something breaks, but as with most health issues, prevention is key. Bone mineral density (BMD) is one of several indicators of how susceptible bones are to fracture, and it is measured using Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA). A DXA scan measures three components of body composition: bone mass, […]

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Racing Weight Cookbook Serves Up the Best Foods for Athletes

Racing Weight Cookbook Serves Up the Best Foods for Athletes

[ 0 ] January 16, 2014 |

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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Cera Products Introduces Sports Nutrition for Sensitive Stomachs

Cera Products Introduces Sports Nutrition for Sensitive Stomachs

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014 |

Cera Products is a new sports nutrition company that has products that gives athletes who have sensitive stomachs some options. This video was done at the Running Event in December 2013 in Austin, Texas, by The Shoe Addicts.

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Food News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Food News from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

[ 0 ] December 10, 2013 |

Experiencing the Food & Nutrition Expo at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetic Association’s annual convention is an eating adventure! Envision a huge expo hall filled with vendors offering tastes of their latest food and nutrition products.  Several hours and many calories later, I emerged from the Expo with a sampling of items that can […]

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

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

[ 0 ] September 16, 2013 |

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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Peak Thirst: Hydration for the Pikes Peak Marathon

Peak Thirst: Hydration for the Pikes Peak Marathon

[ 0 ] July 23, 2013 |

Recently, while running up Pikes Peak I came upon a fellow with good intentions explaining hydration to a woman who was new to mountain running. He said: “You don’t need to carry water with you during the race; they have plenty of aid stations. Besides, most people over-hydrate anyway.”  The problem saying this to a […]

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Six Weeks, Six Tips to a Beach-Ready Bod

Six Weeks, Six Tips to a Beach-Ready Bod

June 2, 2012 |

The temperature is rising and summer is fast approaching. Whether we plan on hitting the beach or lounging around by the pool, showing off a hot summer body is on most of our wish-lists. Fitness expert and owner of Burn, Lisa Corsello, is here to provide six simple tips to turn that wish-list into a checklist. Burn, […]

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Leading Nutritionist Updates Book: Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

Leading Nutritionist Updates Book: Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes

March 4, 2012 |

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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WINTER NUTRITION: Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise

WINTER NUTRITION: Fueling for Cold Weather Exercise

January 31, 2012 |

If you are a winter runner, you want to pay careful attention to your sports diet. Otherwise, lack of food and fluids can take the fun out of your outdoor activities. These tips can to help you fuel wisely for cold weather workouts. Winter hydration • Cold blunts the thirst mechanism; you’ll feel less thirsty […]

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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Yummy Homemade Food Gifts

The Athlete’s Kitchen: Yummy Homemade Food Gifts

November 16, 2011 |

Who doesn’t like a yummy gift of homemade food! Whether you give a certificate for breakfast in bed or fill a tin with trail mix, food gifts are welcome treats for hungry runners. These suggestions are sure to please anyone! Oatmeal Pancakes The pancakes are light and fluffy prizewinners. Perfect for refueling after a long […]

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Sports Meals And Snacks: Fueling Hungry Runners

Sports Meals And Snacks: Fueling Hungry Runners

[ 0 ] April 8, 2011 |

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

Fast Food vs. Real Food

December 15, 2010 |

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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