Category: Nutrition

The health benefits of Matcha Green Tea!

A long standing tradition of Japanese culture, Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Here are some amazing benefits to this powerful tea. It’s high in antioxidants, which is why the science community just loves this type of tea. It’s also loaded with Catechin and EGCg. Among antioxidants, catechins are the… Read more »

What two things should be found in your pre and post workout meals?

Pre and post workout meals should both include a carbohydrate and a protein. Carbohydrates refuel your energy stores in your muscle, and protein allows for muscle use, repair, and synthesis. Great choices for pre workout meals are yogurt and almonds, fruit, or a bagel and peanut butter. Great post workout meals include cottage cheese and… Read more »

Speed up your injury healing with nutrition!

Although always eating a varied, nutritious diet is important, four nutrients are especially important when healing from an injury. Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Protein are important for wound healing, immune function, cell growth, and bone health. These functions are essential for the body to be able to heal from an injury. So, fill… Read more »

Caffeine: Can it help enhance your workout?

Moderate intake of caffeine an hour before a workout has been shown to increase both performance and endurance. Caffeine delays fatigue, dulls pain, and increases feel-good hormones in your body to decrease your perceived effort. All of these effects lead to a longer, harder workout!

Athletes: Do you know how to properly fuel your body?

A diet composed of 50-60% carbs, 15-20% protein, and 20-35% healthy fats will fuel an athlete’s body and keep them functioning at their best. Eating 1.5 grams of carbs per kilogram body weight 30 minutes into exercise, and again every 2 hours, will also keep the body’s energy stores full!  

How can fish help you?

Fish is a great source of EPA and DHA, two important fatty acids that protect your body. Not only is DHA important for your brain and it’s development, but EPA and DHA protect the heart. They can protect healthy individuals, people at high risk for cardiovascular disease, and people who have been diagnosed with cardiovascular… Read more »

Getting the right fat

Although fat is essential to the body and should not be completely eliminated from the body, it is important to choose the right types of fat in order to benefit your health. Unsaturated fats should be chosen over saturated fats. Saturated fats are normally animal sources of fat and more solid at room temperature. These… Read more »

Choose protein the smart way

Protein is an important part of the diet because it allows the body to grow, develop, and repair itself. Protein is made up of amino acids, some of which can’t be made by the body and therefore must be consumed through the diet. All the essential amino acids can be found in animal protein such… Read more »

Nutrient packed grains you’ll love!

  Whether you suffer from Celiac Disease, gluten sensitivity, or just want to try different grains, there are many ancient grains that are nutrient packed and delicious. Quinoa, Millet, Amaranth, and Chia Seeds are great additions to your meals. They are rich in fiber and protein, which make you feel fuller longer! They are also… Read more »

Greek Yogurt vs. Traditional Yogurt

  Both Greek yogurt and traditional yogurt can be part of a healthy diet. However, Greek yogurt contains about double the protein, half the carbs, and significantly less sugar and sodium than traditional yogurt!