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10 Tips To Fuel Up Right For Your Workout

Keeping It Fresh By May 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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Summer is just around the corner. Kudos to all of you who stuck with your exercise resolutions! A key to keeping your energy levels up before, during, and after exercising is what you eat, your pre-game and post-game strategy if you will. To help you power through your exercise routines and put your healthiest food forward check out these ten quick and simple tips!

Pre-Game

#1. Focus on high carbs and moderate protein about 90-120 minutes before your workout.

Meals should be high in complex carbs (think whole grains), have some protein, and be low in fat. Aim to eat your pre-workout meal about 2 hours before exercising so you’ve got the fuel you need without any pesky side cramps. The meal should contain about 300-500 calories. Think: chicken/ham/tuna sandwich, chicken and pasta, boiled eggs and rice, whole grain cereal, or a bowl of oatmeal. read more

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It’s All About the Heart

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By February 11, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

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February is a big month. Not only do we have the Super Bowl, and Valentine’s Day, but also Mardi Gras, and the start of Lent. It’s a month full of sweets and calorie-heavy events (good thing it’s a short month!). February is also dedicated to spotlighting heart health. It’s a great time to check in on your health after the New Year when motivation for your resolutions begins to fade.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women across most ethnicities in the United States. The sobering statistic is that 1 out of every 7 deaths in the US is caused by heart disease. Certain lifestyle choices put you at higher risk for developing heart disease including not being physically active, poor eating habits, smoking, and excessive alcohol intake. What’s the good news you ask? Changes you make in your life can dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease. Small changes can lead to lasting results. Read on for 5 things to start doing daily to have a positive impact on your heart and your health. read more

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Pale Is the New Kale

Foodamentals, Keeping It Fresh By September 9, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

 

This week Monica, our dietetic intern from San Francisco State University, explores the often forgotten group of vegetables and fruit that aren't part of the rainbow. Maybe the saying should be "eat the rainbow and the clouds!" 

 

Last time I checked, white isn’t in the rainbow, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore the white-colored fruits and vegetables!

 According to the White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients, a scientific roundtable conducted at Purdue University, there is no specific subgroup for these fruits and veggies – they are lumped in a non-category called “other vegetables.” And who would want to eat those? read more

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