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Protein Sources for the Plant-Based Athlete

The age-old argument of “how much protein” has hit a new level with the increase of vegan, vegetarian and plant-based diets on the rise. First, what are proteins and what do they do for us that gives rise to all this debate?

Five Nutrition Questions Any Beginner Athlete Should Ask

As a registered dietitian for the past 20+ years, I’ve received some very odd and interesting questions about fueling for sports! Most questions, though, are centered around the same topics, and below, I answer the most common questions I get from beginner athletes. It’s important to remember that one size does not fit all, however. What is appropriate diet and fueling wise for one might not be for another. Age, gender, sport, hours spent training, goals, and health history are all factors that can dictate your individual needs.

Personalize Your Plate

March is a special month in the nutrition world. It’s National Nutrition Month! This annual campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, brings us a new theme every year in March that allows us to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year, the theme is Personalize Your Plate.

Eating On The Go

Eating out at a restaurant, and worse yet, a FAST-FOOD restaurant means a detour from healthy food choices for many. But it doesn’t have to! Read below for some good options from several popular fast-food chains.

Caffeine Update!

The International Society of Sports Nutrition recently produced an updated position stand on caffeine and exercise performance. And JUST in case you don’t have the time or energy to wade through all 37 pages of the report, we’ve summarized the high points, as related to endurance exercise/sport, below.

New Year, New Gut. Everything You Need To Know About Your Gut Microbiome.

If I had to choose the hottest topic in nutrition research right now – spanning all populations including, but not limited to athletes, critically ill patients, those who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders, or simply a healthy sedentary population – the gut microbiome is that topic!

Immunity Scorecard: Let's Talk Sleep

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Sleep is an important piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let's Talk Protein

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Adequate protein intake is a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let's Talk Workout Fueling

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Properly fueling workouts is a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let's Talk Alcohol

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Alcohol intake is a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let's Talk Prebiotics

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Prebiotics (which are different than probiotics) are a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let’s Talk Omega 3 Fatty Acids

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA/DHA in particular) are a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let’s Talk Vitamin D

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Vitamin D is a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Immunity Scorecard: Let’s Talk Probiotics

The Core Diet Immunity Scorecard provides an opportunity to check in with yourself and your coach to ensure you are taking all steps possible to stay healthy. Probiotics are a piece of the immunity puzzle. Read below to find out more.

Tis the Season to Talk HYDRATION!

Tis that hot and humid time of year when hydration is foremost on our minds. And if it’s not, it should be! Read on for some tips and tricks to keep you at your best, and not let dehydration put a damper on your training!

#coredietchallenge Week Four: EGG-cellent EGGS!

Our fourth and final week of the #coredietchallenge is brought to you by the ingredient EGGS! Check out just some of the awesome creations our athletes made!

#coredietchallenge Week Three: SPINACH!

Spinach was the ingredient for week three of the #coredietchallenge. Check out just a few of the awesome creations that were submitted!

#coredietchallenge Week Two: Nut Butter It Up!

Week two of our #coredietchallenge saw our athletes take on nut butter. Here is a sampling of the awesome ideas and creations they came up with!

#coredietchallenge Week One: Get Your Strawberry On!

Just a sampling of the awesome and creative strawberry recipes that our athletes submitted on week one of the #coredietchallenge!

Introducing the #coredietchallenge!

Join us for the #coredietchallenge and have some fun in the kitchen this June!

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