Food for Race Performance

You Can’t Beat This Food for Race Performance If I had to narrow it down to one or two category of foods where I have seen the most benefit for runners (there are soooo many amazing real foods so it’s hard to have a favorite) I would have to go with what would be considered […]

Yellow/Orange Foods For A PR

Yellow/Orange foods are high in beta-cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene, which is a particularly good antioxidant.  Results from a study on the effect of beta-carotene on race performance published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise indicated that there was a statistically significant improvement in 5 kilometer race performance. The average race times during the […]

Super Easy (and yummy!) Broccoli

Super Easy (and yummy!) Broccoli This recipe is easy enough for a busy parent but yummy enough picky eaters will still enjoy it Read up more here on why runners should be eating more broccoli You Will Need: 2 lbs. of broccoli 2 tbs. olive oil ½ tsp.  ground coriander seeds ½ tsp. ground cumin […]

Runners Need Greens!!

Nutrition is so much like running, small incremental changes can lead you up to big amazing things like running a marathon or becoming a lifelong  a healthy eater, things you never thought possible but with one small bite or step at a time it becomes completely achievable.  This week is I’m going to focus on […]

Heavy Training and Staying Healthy

Heavy Training and Staying Healthy Nutrition is a lot like training. It’s always a good idea to have several tools in your toolbox to pull out and use, but it’s also important to have a good overall plan that you adhere to the majority of the time. So let’s talk about one more nutrition “tool” […]

Yummy Salad Dressing

So the problem with salad is that it’s pretty unsavory without some sort of dressing and most salad dressings are loaded with a bunch of processed ingredients. Skip the processed junk, save money and make your own. It’s so simple! Throw 1/2 c. organic extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons local […]

Hydration

What You Need To Know About Hydration The standard rule of thumb is to drink enough water to equal half your body weight in ounces (so if you weigh 150 lbs. that would be 75 ounces of water a day).  But it’s important to listen to your body and adjust that number up or down […]