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Nutrition Tip June 26 2010

June 26, 2010
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What is fueling your ride? There is a lot of emphasis on what cyclists use as their “pre-ride snack”…..but many studies show that the food going into your body the couple hours prior to exercise does not “fuel” your activity. These studies show that it takes 24 to 48hrs for muscle fuel (glycogen) to...
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Nutrition Tip June 19 2010

June 19, 2010
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What can Hemp Hearts do for you? Now don’t go thinking this stuff has anything to do with it’s most famous counterpart….Hemp Hearts are totally where it’s at for good protein and good nutrition.  They are a great for your health and they taste pretty good as well.  They have sort of a sunflower...
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Nutrition Tip June 12 2010

June 12, 2010
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Are Energy Gels for you? A lot of cyclists are now using energy gels (GU, Clif Shot and Shot Bloks, Honey Stinger)….but do you know why? Well, the main reason of course is to gain some energy (hence the name).  These products are designed to help your performance by replenishing glucose during hard workouts....
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Nutrition Tip June 5 2010

June 5, 2010
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Add lots of cruciferous vegetables (kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, and more)  to your diet.  Do it. These phytonutrients have been shown to do amazing things for your body including the stimulation of enzymes that help the liver remove carcinogens and other toxins.  They’ve also been shown to deactivate the metabolite that promotes tumor...
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Nutrition Tip May 27 2010

May 27, 2010
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Do you drink coffee or tea in the morning? Coffee and tea can suck the water right out of you. Both drinks act as diuretics….which means that while your digestive system is bringing water into your body, they make your kidneys pull water out of your bloodstream. Enjoy your tea or coffee, but be...
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Nutrition Tip May 20 2010

May 20, 2010
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Post Exercise Hydration After a ride, one of your first priorities should be replacing any lost fluid.  This is especially important now that it’s getting hotter out there.  One of the best ways to figure out how much to drink is to weigh yourself before and after exercise and then replace the difference with...
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Nutrition Tip May 13 2010

May 13, 2010
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It used to be that carbs were promoted as the best post-exercise thing to take in….but recently research has shown that combining protein with carbohydrates in the couple hours following exercise is best.  I’m a big believer in this one.  The reason is because this combination nearly doubles your insulin response which means more...
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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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