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Fueling Up for your Sport

Around the Table, Keeping It Fresh By August 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

An unidentified Australian swimmer at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games

With the Summer 2016 Olympics about to start, we all might be feeling a little extra motivation to get extra involved and active. But are you making the right choices nutritionally to fuel your workouts? Let’s break it down here.

First, an important thing to note about eating for exercise is that it depends on what you’re doing. This may seem obvious, but if you’re participating in endurance, high calorie-burning activities such as swimming, long distance running, or rowing, you need a lot more energy than lower calorie intensive exercises like yoga, walking, or leisurely biking. Both types of exercise are great, but you need to fuel differently for them. read more


Grilling This Weekend? Add Some Veggies and Fruit

Foodamentals By May 25, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Grilled Peaches As summer is approaching, it is time once again to get outdoors and enjoy the nice weather. For many that means barbequeing. At the end of last summer, I posted some tips for grilling veggies and fruits which are chock full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals and important to a healthy diet. I want to share them again with you today. Happy Grilling!

Zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, pineapple, peaches, even apples are all great vegetables and fruit to try on the grill.  read more


Follow the Rainbow to Your Own Pot of Gold This Spring: A Healthier You

Foodamentals By March 18, 2011 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

Spring is almost here. With the new buds forming and the warm weather approaching, I want to take the time to ask, do you eat the rainbow everyday? Fotolia_16261243_S

Fruit, vegetables, and other plant-based foods all have strong pigments, vitamins, minerals, and fiber that are important to our daily health. Called phytochemicals, these pigments are important in combating daily stress from both the environment and within and keeping the body in fighting health. From white to red to green to blue and all the colors in between, fruit, vegetables, grains, and legumes come in colors from across the rainbow. A great way to see if you are getting all the phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other natural substances you need is to count your colors. read more