Category Archives: Sports Nutrition

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie

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One of the most interesting things about sweet potatoes, is that despite having “sweet” in their name, and tasting sweet, they are low glycemic.  Low glycemic foods gradually raise your bloodsugar. Sweet potatoes spike your bloodsugar significantly less than a regular white potato! They are a nearly perfect food with high fiber, rich in vitamins […]

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15 Superfoods for Peak Performance

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The other day I drove into a Rancho Santa Fe gas station, and just as I was about to jump out to go pump my gas, the nice attendant came up and asked me “I’d be happy to pump your gas for you.  Premium fuel today?”  Yes, please, I respond and get back in the […]

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Hydrating Foods to Beat the Heat

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As the thermostat goes up, so does the body’s requirement for fluids.  Dehydration can occur when the body loses fluids, does not take in enough – or a combination of the two.  When the body loses a significant enough amount of fluids, lost electrolytes should also be replenished along with the lost water.  Electrolytes are […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.  They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel.  This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, […]

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Lochte Ditches Fast Food to Go for Gold

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This weekend at the London Olympics, athletes from around the globe will compete for the ultimate prize – a gold medal.  Some will be at the games for the first time, while others, like Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, are returning to win more medals, and maybe even knock a certain rival off the top of […]

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The Choco-Banana Super Smoothie

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We are big drinkers in our house – smoothie drinkers that is. We put our Vitamix to work every morning, starting almost every day with a smoothie.  I find smoothies to be a great way to sneak in superfoods like chia seeds and greens powders, and also veggies too. My daughter was getting really tired […]

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Are Team Sports Sabatoging Kids’ Health?

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Team sports are good for kids, right…? Sports like soccer, baseball, basketball and lacrosse provide kids with regular exercise, which is good for maintaining a healthy weight, bone development, coordination, and even improved performance in school (read these NY Times articles: How Exercise Fuels the Brain and Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter?)  Team sports also […]

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Cacao Coconut Protein Bars

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I am not big into bars myself.  Either I find them too sweet most of the time, or just too dry.  But bars can be a convenient on-the-go snack for people with a busy lifestyle, or after a workout.  So I decided to come up with my own protein bar!  This bar combines two of […]

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Cacao Coconut Protein Bars

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I am not big into bars myself.  Either I find them too sweet most of the time, or just too dry.  But bars can be a convenient on-the-go snack for people with a busy lifestyle, or after a workout.  So I decided to come up with my own protein bar!  This bar combines two of […]

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Ch-Ch-Ch Chia for the Holidays

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Giving a Chia Pet has been a long-standing holiday tradition, I can remember finding a chia pet under the tree when I was young girl. My siblings and I would watch with wonderment as the the seeds sprouted into green “fur” on the terracotta animal over the days that followed Christmas.  The Chia Pet is […]

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