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Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Timing is everything. When you eat is just as important as what you eat. Your body needs two to three hours to digest a regular meal such as breakfast or lunch before anRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Eat with food safety in mind. Nothing will slow down your athlete more than food poisoning – having stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea after eating. Make sure you store snacks at properRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Use caution with fatty foods. Fatty foods slow digestion, which is not ideal for an athlete facing a competition. Greasy, fried foods and fatty desserts are filling and may leave your athlete feelingRead more

Nutrition for Everyday Athletes

• Spread out protein foods. Active bodies need protein to support growth and build and repair hardworking muscles. Young athletes should spread protein foods throughout the day, having some at each meal and with

Don’t let Halloween Spook your Health.

The average kid collects 3,500-7,000 calories worth of candy, but many kids just enjoy the collecting. Help your kids stay healthy by offering them trade-ins for their candy. Purchase a few toys you knowRead more

Why meet with a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist?

Top 10 Reasons to Consult with an RDN. Here are just ‘some’ of the reasons people seek the expert, science-based advice of a registered dietitian-nutritionist. You have diabetes, cardiovascular problems or high blood pressure;Read more

Carbs and Cocktails – while alcohol can raise spirits, the effects on blood glucose can be mixed.

Which are the lowest-carb libations? For people with diabetes, drinking alcohol can be a tricky exercise. Alcohol itself causes blood glucose to drop, but the things people mix with their spirits have widely-varying amountsRead more

Want a hamburger? Try a meat-free patty

“Why can’t you build meat directly from plants?” asks Beyond Meat’s website. “It turns out you can.” The Beyond Burger, a blend of mostly pea protein, canola oil, and coconut oil, plus beet juiceRead more

Jackfruit is the meatless case’s latest craze.

Cooked unripe (green) jackfruit has a stringy texture somewhat like pulled pork (or artichoke hearts). But with only 1 or 2 grams of protein per 3 oz., it’s more like a vegetable than aRead more

Fishing for Fishless?

Gardein Golden Fishless Filets or Mini Crispy Crabless Cakes could pass for real seafood…but they’ve got less omega-3 fat than you’d get in fish. “Contains 32 mg of ALA, EPA and DHA Omega-3 fattyRead more