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Nutrition Tip February 12 2011

February 12, 2011
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Cheese Comments: Regular cheese is going to be high-fat (saturated) no matter how you slice it.  As long s you don’t overdo it, it can still be part of a healthy diet.  Part-skim cheeses, like most available mozzarella, are lower in fat and calories than most cheeses.  Some brands, like Kraft, have calcium-fortified cheeses...
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Nutrition Tip January 1 2011

January 1, 2011
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Everything You’ve Ever Needed to Know About Calcium: Calcium is a mineral that has gotten a lot of media attention in the last 10 years.  Not only is it important for muscle contraction and strong bones, it plays a role in fat loss and storage. When meal planning, aim to get adequate calcium.  If...
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Nutrition Tip December 25 2010

December 25, 2010
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What can a little water do for you? Boost your Metabolism. It takes about 70 calories to warm your daily 64 ounces of ice water to body temperature.  In one week, that’s ~500 calories burned! Help you lose fat. Fat Breakdown creates byproducts that must be flushed from the system.  Without adequate fluid, your...
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Nutrition Tip December 18 2010

December 18, 2010
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Heavy Cream in hidden places Ever wonder why your favorite restaurant’s mash potatoes taste so good?  Or, why you can’t get your omelet to fluff up like that at home?  Often times, chefs will enhance the taste and texture of ordinary foods with heavy cream.  At calories 100 per 1 ounce (~2 Tbsp), EATER...
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Nutrition Tip December 11 2010

December 11, 2010
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Fruit Juice Remember juice glasses?  The ones your Grandma had in her cupboard and held ~4-6 ounces?  In most kitchens, these are long gone.  When you pour yourself a glass of juice, you’re getting the same calories and grams of carbohydrates (without any of the fiber) you’d find in a piece of fruit, FOR...
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Nutrition Tip November 27 2010

November 27, 2010
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High Sodium Foods I know…when you’re watching what you eat, high-salt foods can rear their ugly head and start screaming for your attention.  And, the more you eat, the more you want.  Are you just low on willpower?  Believe it or not, sodium actually has addictive qualities that make you absolutely want, or even...
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Nutrition Tip November 20 2010

November 20, 2010
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How to read a label to Avoid Transfats Within the “Total Fat” section of a nutrition label, you’ll usually find any amount of saturated fats and transfats.  Although it may be confusing, even when a type of fat is listed as “0,” it may actually be anywhere from 0-0.4 grams (they are allowed to...
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Nutrition Tip – November 6 2010

November 6, 2010
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So, how exactly should you eat for energy? Eat breakfast!  This will get you going.  Studies show better brain function and healthier weights among breakfast eaters.  If you’re not hungry for breakfast, you may be eating too much at night.  Start the day with some lean protein (ex: 2 eggs), high-fiber foods (ex: veggies...
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Nutrition Tip October 30 2010

October 30, 2010
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Go Fresh In today’s fast paced world, it’s so easy to opt for frozen or pre-packaged meals.  I don’t blame you….I’ve got a busy family myself and know exactly how rushed dinner time can be.  But I also know how much more incredible it is to use fresh foods for your meals. Choosing fresh...
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Nutrition Tip October 23 2010

October 23, 2010
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Chronic Inflammation is an enemy of your body.  It is correlated to cell damage, cholesterol plague, hardening arteries, and chronic disease. To reduce inflammation (as an athlete and for overall health), try to eat foods that are: Whole-food rather than processed. If a grain product, choose 100% whole grain rather than refined (for example:...
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Nutrition Tip October 16 2010

October 16, 2010
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When is Water more than Water? In reality, not very often. Bottled waters are not regulated and could be filled right out of someone else’s tap. And what about “enhanced water” with promises of energy, vitamins, minerals, and health benefits? There is no evidence that the amounts and types of nutrients added to these water products provide any benefit to our bodies....
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Nutrition Tip October 9 2010

October 9, 2010
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Cramping?…There May Be Something to These Folk Remedies The following tips are considered folk remedies, but I wanted to include them as they may be worth giving a shot. Mustard:  For years coaches have given mustard to their athletes with leg cramps. Cramps are sometimes caused by a deficiency in acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter that...
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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.

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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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