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Nutrition Tip October 2 2010

October 2, 2010
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Ten Things to Consider When Eating Out 1) If possible, check out the restaurant’s nutritional guide online prior to going out. 2) Avoid most appetizers – they are usually refined grains (bread bowls, chips & salsa) or fried. If others in your party are ordering an appetizer, consider getting a salad or broth soup for...
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Nutrition Tip September 18 2010

September 18, 2010
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Three simple tips to decrease saturated fat, sugar, refined starch, and trans-fat intake: • Shop the exterior of the grocery store where most foods are unprocessed. • Avoid boxed and bagged (processed) products – snack on nuts, fruits, and veggies rather than potato chips. Eat a homemade dinner rather than one out of a box...
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Nutrition Tip September 11 2010

September 11, 2010
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With the colder weather now creeping in to certain areas, it is important to remember to continue to drink while you ride or perform any other exercises. Many people forget to drink enough since they may not sweat as much, which is a trigger for us to drink. Dehydration can occur just as quickly...
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Nutrition Tip September 4 2010

September 4, 2010
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Sodium The amount of sodium in a given food can be found on the Nutrition Label. As you begin looking at foods you commonly eat and their levels, you may be surprised to find 1 serving of canned soup (often only half the can) may have 600-800 mg Sodium.  Whoa. When Labeling a product, food manufacturers must adhere to the...
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Nutrition Tip August 28 2010

August 28, 2010
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Fiber It’s best to add fiber slowly (to reduce gas and bloating) if you are not used to eating very much. Add only about 5 grams of fiber per day for an entire week. Then, if comfortable, add another 5 grams the following week until you have reached 30+ grams of fiber per day (for example:...
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Nutrition Tip August 21 2010

August 21, 2010
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Reading Labels Within the “Total Carbohydrate” section of a nutrition label, you’ll find Total Carbohydrates, Dietary Fiber (sometimes further defined as soluble & insoluble), and Sugars. Pay attention to the total fiber per serving (no need to log soluble vs. insoluble) – your goal is 30+ per day. Of note, when you subtract the total fiber and sugar from the...
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Nutrition Tip August 14 2010

August 14, 2010
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Pita Chips Do you sometimes crave chips or pita chips?  It seems like buying a bag of pita chips is a healthy alternative to regular potato chips……they are a better choice, but with many of them being made from enriched flour why not avoid them and make your own. They are so easy to...
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Nutrition Tip August 7 2010

August 7, 2010
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Be on the look out for products that include high fructose corn syrup.  Not only is it high in calories, but it doesn’t trigger the body to feel full. Products that use sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup are actually better for this reason….think of that next time you’re sipping a soda.
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Nutrition Tip July 31 2010

July 31, 2010
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Whole Grains Whole grains and whole grain products contain some valuable antioxidants that aren’t found in fruits and vegetables.  They also contain B vitamins as well as Vitamin E, Magnesium, Iron, and Fibre. So how do you get them?  Using whole wheat flour in your recipes is one way.  You can also look for...
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Nutrition Tip July 24 2010

July 24, 2010
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Agave Nectar and Stevia There are a lot of great ways to sweeten things up, and two that I’d like to mention are Agave Nectar and Stevia. Agave is often advertised as a safe and nutritious alternative that can be consumed by anyone, especially diabetics, without the potential side-effects suffered from consuming sugar cane,...
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Nutrition Tip July 10 2010

July 10, 2010
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Oatmeal: Good, Better, and Best In my opinion, there is absolutely no better breakfast than Oatmeal.  Now the word “Oatmeal” is a pretty broad term….what I mean by Oatmeal is going to take a bit of a description. First of all, there are 4 main varieties of Oatmeal: Instant Packaged Oatmeal - Not at...
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Nutrition Tip July 3 2010

July 3, 2010
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Hey man, it’s hot out there….Stay Hydrated When you’re out there cycling hard in the sun, there is no better taste in the world then that of pure water.  Here are three things to keep in mind so that you make sure you are well hydrated during the ride: Two to three hours prior...
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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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