Cooking foods at lower temperature for a shorter period of time and minimizing the amount of water will maximize nutrient content of your food. There is no perfect cooking method that keeps all the nutrients but as long as athletes are eating a nutritious, well-rounded diet, you don’t have to sweat it, you’ll get what you need.
As athletes, we put a lot of effort into sport and life. We tend to be overachievers and “do our best”. But what does that mean and more importantly why does it matter? The answer may give you some clarity and relief.
There is a wide range of feelings when it comes to canceled races. You’re allowed to feel upset, stressed, or even happy you’re off the hook. Whatever your emotions are regarding the cancellations, know that they are valid. We can’t change the situation, so let’s make the most of it. Read more…
We’ve all been there, whether it’s a crash, sprain, strain or another ailment, we’ve all been injured. When athletes are sidelined from training they often make a huge mistake- they slash calories. “I’m not training so I don’t need to eat very much.” False. When you’re injured you don’t need Read more…
It’s undeniable that good health is the foundation for optimal performance. Nutrients absorbed from the food you eat are what fuels your body’s processes. Your body can’t function without them, making the interdependency with nutrition inherent. Food affects everyone differently, and genetics is a big reason why.
After going through the research, good evidence suggests the health benefits of eating seafood far outweigh the risk of mercury poisoning. You shouldn’t be afraid of eating seafood, especially if you follow the recommendations below. Nothing in life has zero risks. We always have to take on some degree of risk in our actions, and eating seafood is no different.
We’ve all heard it doesn’t exactly offer an athletic edge, but how bad is drinking alcohol for athletic training, performance, and recovery? Alcohol has different effects on men and women so after some general information, I also share sex-specific insights.