Topic: Nutrition

MyPlate and the History of Food Guides

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has presented several Food Guides over the last 70+ years to help consumers create the ideal diet. These guides are visual representations of the nutritional recommendations for that time period. The newest of the USDA Food Guides is called MyPlate. Before we get into what MyPlate is, let’s […]

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High Fiber Recipe: Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap

Dietary fiber is essential for a healthy weight and diet. It helps us to maintain bowel health, normalize blood sugar levels, and keeps us fuller, longer. This delicious, veggie-packed Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap recipe contains a whopping 17 grams of fiber as well as 13 grams of protein and only 2 grams of sugar! Best […]

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Is Carb-Loading Before a Swim Meet a Good Idea?

For all those who participated in high school sports, you are probably familiar with the event called “carb-loading” or a “carbo-cram.” This involves eating large amounts of carbohydrate-rich foods the day prior to a big sporting event. The thought behind this nutrition technique is to maximize energy levels before an endurance competition. Does it really […]

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Assessing Your Hydration Status

Fluids play a vital role in maintaining the health and function of your heart, brain, and muscles. They also help carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from the body, protects vital organs, and can prevent digestive issues such as constipation. It is important to get the right amount of water before, during, and after exercise […]

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Caribbean Recipes for a Healthy Poolside Meal

Summer is the perfect time to sit back and relax by the pool with a delicious drink in hand, but even the nicest day in Wisconsin can leave you longing for something more tropical. Whether your ideal destination is the Bahamas or Jamaica, you can send your taste buds packing with these delicious Caribbean recipes […]

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Tasty Summer Cocktails to Enjoy Poolside

There’s nothing like relaxing by the pool on a hot summer’s day, whether you’re there to soak up some sun or resting after a swim workout. Having a poolside drink in hand adds further enjoyment to your relaxation time, both for hydration and enjoyment. Next time you’re at the pool, try these summer cocktails with […]

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Wait to Swim After Eating: Myth or Fact?

You must wait at least 30 minutes to swim after eating. We’ve all heard it, but should we believe it? Where did this old wives’ tale come from and does it hold any truth? That said, let’s DIVE right into the “wait to swim after eating” theory.

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What to Eat Before, During, and After an Endurance Event

Summer months in Wisconsin are a great time to get outdoors and get workouts in while it is sunny and warm. Not only do people’s outdoor workouts pick up, but so do people taking part or competing in endurance events. No matter what endurance workout you are involved in, proper nutrition and fueling are essential […]

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