Tagged: carbohydrates

Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie Recipe

Satisfy your sweet tooth as well as get some great nutrients with this Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Banana Smoothie recipe! This smoothie is not only delicious, but it is a great recovery drink as well. The protein, carbohydrates, and potassium help your body replenish what was lost in your workout. Take a look and give […]

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Foods High in Fat, Protein, and Carbs

Most of us want to eat a healthy diet but not all of us know what that means. Which foods are good sources of protein? What is the difference between refined grains and whole grains? Why should we include fats in our daily eating pattern? Read on to find out!

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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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Pre and Post Race Nutrition Tips

Without a doubt, what you eat and when you eat affects your athletic and race performance. A wisely selected sports diet can help you be stronger, train harder, and compete better. Use the following sports nutrition tips to help optimize your performance.

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What Do You Know About Glycemic Index?

The body uses glucose, and blood glucose levels reflect the readily available energy supply for exercise. If glucose levels drop due to fast depletion (i.e. one’s glycogen stores), the athlete is said to “hit the wall.” The rate at which this occurs depends in part on the type of carbohydrate consumed before, during, or after […]

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What Foods Make You Feel Satisfied Quicker and Longer?

All foods are made of protein, fat, and/or carbohydrates. The meals and snacks that are the most satisfying, and keep you feeling comfortable the longest, are comprised of all three.

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How Does Your Body Use Carbohydrates?

The role of carbohydrates in the body includes providing energy for working muscles, providing fuel for the central nervous system, enabling fat metabolism, and preventing protein from being used as energy. That said, carbohydrates are the “preferred” source of energy or fuel for muscle contraction and biologic work.

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The Truth About Carbohydrates

If you are among the many club members who are trying to put together the right combination of foods to match their dietary and fitness goals, then you may find it confusing today for you to figure out just how to add just the right amount of carbohydrates. In truth, much of the confusion has come from the […]

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The 80/20 Food/Fitness Rule & Pre/Post Workout Eating

For years, I have had many opportunities to discuss the tremendous overall benefits of the food you eat and how it works in harmony with your fitness! In fact, it is a ratio of 20% fitness experience and 80% dietary input, according to the experts. Your food intake can be a powerful force in providing […]

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