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Loving the BITE: High Polyphenol Dark Chocolate

April 7, 2011
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Loving the BITE: High Polyphenol Dark Chocolate

I must have missed the day of dietitian-school when we gave up our sweet tooth (teeth) and pledged to forever consider an apple as a decadent dessert.   Every day, I have a small treat.  And, I recommend that most of my clients do as well.  A cyclist’s gotta eat, right?  But take note,...
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Loving the BITE: Ginger Berry Green Tea

March 31, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Ginger Berry Green Tea

Day in and day out, are you hydrated?  Do you get enough fluid?  Or, are you one of the many adults, and even adult athletes, who operate in a chronic mode of dehydration?  It doesn’t take much to get behind the ball.  We’ve all been there on a ride – out of fluid and...
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One Best Food

March 26, 2011
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One Best Food Question: Due to work commitments and a varying shift pattern I find it difficult to stick to a strict diet and regime.  I eat healthily, have a varied diet and am fortunate to have a very good cook as a partner but what one thing should I try to eat more...
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Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

March 24, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cashew-Encrusted Chicken

Bored with the same-old out-of-new-ideas dinner?  Let’s liven it up with a meal that’s company-worthy, compliments-guaranteed, and a change of pace from the usual grilled chicken.  Even better, it’s sure to benefit your heart, your arteries, your lungs, and your energy production – basically everything you need besides a bamboo bike to ride better, right...
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C-Store Snacks

March 19, 2011
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C-Store Snacks Question: There are times when I find myself out on a longer ride than I had planned, but I’m ill prepared with something to eat (I need to plan better). Sometimes the only place to grab a bite is at a c-store. Do you have any recommendations as to the best c-store...
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Loving the BITE: St Patrick’s Day Special

March 17, 2011
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Loving the BITE: St Patrick’s Day Special

Loving the BITE: Irish Stew with Ale I have been told that more than a few LTB readers are beer drinkers.  And, although there’s often confusion regarding the health benefits and detriments of alcohol, I’ll be happy to set the record straight: moderate amounts, defined as 1-6 oz. glass of wine, 1-12 oz. glass...
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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

March 10, 2011
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Loving the BITE: High-Probiotic Yogurt

What can you get with $60?  Turns out, in the healthy food world, not much.  A few years back, I calculated how much of my grocery budget I spent on yogurt.  Since my husband, I, and both my boys eat it every day, we were nearing $2.00 per day – $60.00 per month!  On...
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Loving the BITE: Cedar-Planked Salmon

March 3, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cedar-Planked Salmon

It’s just about grilling season, right?  While I’m sure that many of you have been using your grill year round, I’m talking about the official season, when you don’t have to put on gloves and a beanie just to take the a peek at your dinner.  This year, mostly because my oven crapped out,...
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Loving the BITE: Kale Chips

February 24, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Kale Chips

Ever wonder if there’s any truth to all the Detoxification claims made by hundreds of nutrition products these days?  Well, whether a particular product works is anyone’s guess, but there is s a lot of detox that goes on in your body each day.  In fact, day in and day out, our cells have...
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Loving the Bite: Garlic Ginger Chicken

February 17, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Garlic Ginger Chicken

Chronic Inflammation got you down? As athletes, we may think of inflammation as the reaction we get when we sprain an ankle or a knee.  However, there is a constant battle in our bodies to keep cellular inflammation at bay.  Many of our activities and the foods we choose to eat either promote cellular inflammation...
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Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

February 10, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Green Berry Smoothie

The last few weeks I’ve been neglecting breakfast and lunch in favor of dinner recipes.  Well, breakfast, it’s your turn again.  While I’m a fan of eggs, oats, and Greek yogurt for breakfasts, a smoothie works well, too.   And, since you can always make extra batches and refrigerate (for a day) or freeze them...
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Loving the Bite: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

February 3, 2011
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Loving the Bite: Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

No matter how you pronounce it, the Tomato is a very special food.  Just think of how many of your favorite dishes would simply not exist, or not be the same, without it.  Pizza, chili, and salsa just to name a few.  The tomato goes far beyond taste, though.  It has super-nutrients that are...
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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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