Sometimes I get questions that remind me to question what I think I know. In general vegetables can not be counted on to be a high quality source of protein – meaning nutritionally complete and digestib-ly present protein. They can however, compliment other protein sources to improve total diet protein quality.
Food allergies and intolerances prompted a “free-from” movement so large within the food industry that it leaves a person wondering “what is left to be free from?”
two decades working in the sports nutrition food industry designing fuel for athletes, I learned a lot about how people feel about eating and drinking during long runs.
It depresses me to hear women who generally have healthy habits most of the time associate shame and guilt with their food choices. We all deserve the pleasures of good food and healthy eating.
Five Nutrition Tips for More Energy while Skiing and Riding Your Favorite Mountains
For people who cut out animal products completely, there are several nutrients that need special attention.
What really gets me are the foods that nutri-wash. These are foods made to meet criteria for putting claims like high-protein, less- sugar, or plant-based on their package but a look at the ingredient list reveals junk like artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or sweeteners.
Three Things to Anwer Before Braving the Grocery Store:
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Back in May, I started ramping up the running miles. The snow had (mostly) melted and it was time to get base miles in for summer running adventures. By the end of May a starting feeling run down, worn out, and just wasn’t recovering from even short runs. My first instinct was “panic”. “What is wrong with me? Chronic fatigue? Adrenal Insufficiency? Imbalanced hormones?” I had already spent the winter not running and focusing on replenishment of nutrients, muscles, and rest. As I struggled through a twelve-mile Memorial Day run with my new running group, The Donner Party Mountain Runners, I felt like I had no energy and picking up my legs was more work than it should be. “Should I be on the gluten-free diet after all? Am I pre-menstrual, low on vitamin D? There is no way I am bonking! I eat plenty of carbohydrates daily and during my runs.” Or do I? I am a fueling expert. I know what I need and how often. At least that is what I have …