Remember the “Food Pyramid”? It was the triangular guide from the USDA with levels or sections of food groups and suggested amounts of daily servings for each. For 19 years, health practitioners, teachers, parents and others used this as a guide to teach and ensure healthy eating. Even athletes were known to follow these guidelines.
We set out to help athletes answer the common questions about calories and how the body processes different types of calories from food. The prevalent idea is that an excess intake of calories, meaning consuming more calories than you burn on average, leads to an increase in body fat. This logic is flawed. Calories are a unit of energy and not a nutrient, they have no physical form unlike, for example, fat which is essentially a long string of carbons with hydrogens attached to them.
We are sharing with you one of Lindsay Cotter's Healthy Bites recipes. Okay it's a rather odd mix of ingredients, but it tastes great and is organic and gluten-free!
We want to share with all athletes out there the benefits of a gluten-free diet. Should you go gluten-free? Is it hard? What exactly is gluten? Lindsay Cotter, gives us the facts about gluten-free diets for athletes. Everyone should give it a try and see for themselves.
The inclusion of plant-based soups into triathletes’ diets is an effective way to incorporate essentials nutrients needed for optimal triathlon training. This recipe for Moroccan Red Lentil Soup is fortified with protein and vegetables to provide triathletes with essential nutrients to supplement the training recovery process.
Recently, EnduroPacks put their products to the test using a neutral third party and respected Elite-level triathlete and coach, Chris Hague. (Watch the youtube video for more details)
Chris Hague (of Wattie-Ink Triathlon Team and Tri-Swim Coach) participated in a one month trial of the EnduroPacks sports nutrition products, and confirmed that their mix of vitamins and nutrition offered a number of benefits that would aid endurance athletes during their training.
The inclusion of plant-based soups into a triathletes’ diet is an effective way to incorporate essential nutrients needed for 'optimal triathlon training'.
As a vegan chef and athlete, I constantly strive to maximize my time. This even pertains to my style of cooking, hence, my love for soups! With as little as four ingredients, a soup can be bursting with flavor, low in saturated fats, yet filled with the nutrients needed for effective triathlon training.
So why squash?? Aside from being chock full of vitamins C, A, B6, and K, among others, its incredibly low cal and low carb. A one cup has 42 calories and 10 grams of carbs, yet it suplies plenty of fiber.
While in the kitchen doing pushups or running in place, you can toss together this tropical pasta salad recipe from our dietician. Quick, easy, and light...this is a great summer salad.
A vegan triathlete explains how to diversify your protein by incorporating plant based proteins (a delectable and protein packed recipe included)!