Archive for December, 2011

Sodium and Potassium in Sports Drinks

December 3, 2011
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With regular sports drinks and gels or energy bars, I can’t seem to get the right amount of sodium and potassium.  Any tips for adding it?  It’s difficult to get the 400+ milligrams sodium and 100+ milligrams potassium per hour needed per hour during intense training with standard sports drinks and bars.  First, take...
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Who is the Best Bike Mechanic?

December 2, 2011
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Who is the Best Bike Mechanic?

Who do you feel is the best bike mechanic out there?  We all love our bikes, right….so when it comes time to get them serviced we don’t trust just anyone to do the job.  Some of you out there are knowledgable enough to do your own repairs, but for most cyclists we need to...
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#bikeschool: Win a Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket

December 1, 2011
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#bikeschool: Win a Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket

Hey #bikeschool classmates, here’s your chance to pick up an incredible Elite Barrier cycling jacket from Pearl Izumi.  It’s available in both Men’s and Women’s sizes, comes in seven different color options, and is described as: Wind-proof and water resistant, this comfortable and breathable Barrier Jacket provides lightweight, packable protection from a wide range of...
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

December 1, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Green, yellow, orange, or red?  This is the question when picking out a bell pepper.  In terms of nutrition, it does make a difference.   As cyclists, we want all the antioxidants, phytochemicals, and health-promoting whole food components we can get.  Choose the wrong one and you’ll get a lot of awesome nutrients.  Choose...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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