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What Your Body Needs at Different Phases of Your Ride

February 17, 2012
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What Your Body Needs at Different Phases of Your Ride

What kind of nutrition and hydration does your body need when you’re out cycling?  This is a question that all of us have and today our nutritionist, Kelli is here to provide her answer. We received a question from Amy that came in as part of our “Ask the Sports Nutritionist” assistance, but the...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Grapefruit Chicken

February 16, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Grapefruit Chicken

Right smack-dab in the middle of winter, when the produce section of your local grocery store seems a little drab and your cycling cleats feel a little frozen, you can still find a wonderful in-season fruit that will fight free radicals, reduce cholesterol, and reduce your cellular inflammation.   And, if you embrace its...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Simple Hemp Seed Recipes

February 9, 2012
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Loving the BITE: 3 Simple Hemp Seed Recipes

What’s all this buzz about Hemp Seed (Hemp Hearts)?  I’ll admit it, I’m a newbie in this department.  How many of you have tried hemp seeds?  After being inspired by Darryl’s review and what I’ve found in researching them, I’m now on-board the hempseed nutrition bandwagon.  Why? They are simply a natural whole food...
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Menu

February 2, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Super Bowl Menu

It’s Super Bowl Week…what better time to bust out the SuperFoods?  If you’re looking to have a Super Bowl Party with nutrient-loaded foods that can make you healthier, stronger, leaner, smarter, faster, and of course, better looking, look no further than our Loving The Bite Super Bowl Party Menu: Party Appetizers: Black Bean &...
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Vitamins and Minerals

January 28, 2012
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Which individual supplements should I take? I generally eat pretty healthily and stay relatively fit but I wonder if I’m getting enough vitamins and minerals. Is there a product (available in the UK) that contains the right mixes of daily vitamins and minerals and if not, which individual supplements should I take to compliment...
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Loving the BITE: Thai Seared Scallops

January 26, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Thai Seared Scallops

Want to be a happy cyclist?  How about a smart one?  One with a strong heart and good lungs?  Heck yeah, sign me up. This week, we’ll focus on a food that combines the nutrients needed to deliver on all these promises.  It’s not a magic potion or a gimmick.  It’s simply a Loving...
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Overeating at Night

January 21, 2012
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Metabolism – Overeating in the Evening? I feel like I can’t control my night-time eating?  Is this as bad as I think it is? Can you hear it?  The “JAWS” music playing in the background.  There’s something sneaking up on you…A METABOLISM KILLER! AAAAAAAAAH! Over-Eating in the Evening.  That’s right.  It may not sound...
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Loving the BITE: Olive Tapenade

January 19, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Olive Tapenade

If you’re like me, you may love to eat drupes and not even know it.  There’s a new one, right?  Drupes are actually just “fruits” that have a pit or a stone at their core, surrounded by a fleshy, edible portion.  They include foods such as the mango, cherry, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, and...
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Fluid Intake While Cycling

January 14, 2012
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During the summer, I got in the habit of weighing myself before and after training to monitor my fluid losses.  When it was hot, I lost 35-40 oz. per hour – this seems like too much to try to drink while riding.  What are your thoughts?  Great job with weighing yourself to monitor fluid...
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Loving the BITE: Spicy Broccoli Soup

January 12, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Spicy Broccoli Soup

It’s a lean, mean, green, cancer-, cholesterol-, allergy-, oxidative-stress- and inflammation-fighting-machine.  And, you’re in luck because it’s likely sitting in your refrigerator right now. With over 300 studies to support its whole-food, nutrition power-house goodness, broccoli is a sure-fire way to improve your health. Specifically, it fights 3 cellular problem areas that can contribute...
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Ideal Carbohydrate and Protein Ratio

January 7, 2012
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It seems like I’ve read about an optimal ratio of carbs and protein while training.  What is it and is it important?  Yes, there is a recommended carb to protein ratio for training nutrition, and it’s 4:1 (grams).  With this ratio, digestion of the fluid or food is not impeded in the stomach like...
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Smoothie #2

December 29, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Smoothie #2

Not long ago, at the beginning of all the Holiday-feasting, we gave you a green detox super smoothie recipe.  Our purpose was to offer a chance to take a whole-food smoothie-cleansing break from the extra foods, the extra sweets, and any extra alcohol drinking that can accompany the Holiday Season.  Our super smoothie was...
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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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