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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

April 18, 2013
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Loving the BITE: On (or off) the Bike Sweet Potato Snacking Chips

After the popularity of last year’s Sweet Potato Cycling Fuel options, I thought it was high-time to share my newest, favorite way to eat them.  Sweet Potato Chips. These are a delicious, savory option on the bike, a great food for snacks or to round out a meal, and a nutrient powerhouse whenever you’d...
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Coconut Oil 101

April 9, 2013
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We get a lot of questions about coconut oil and why we recommend it in so many of our Loving the BITE recipes.  Well, Kelli explains it all in this video for all of you: If you have any more question on Coconut Oil or how to use it, just let us know. Please...
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Loving the BITE: More Muscle Oxygen with One Key Ingredient

March 21, 2013
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Loving the BITE: More Muscle Oxygen with One Key Ingredient

Beetroot Juice.  Have you heard?  It’s said to be the newest, greatest, most effective fueling ingredient to hit cycling in recent times.  Yes, there’s currently a lot of hype.  Some of the claims are definitely legit, and some are a bit of a stretch.  In research (which has actually been conducted on beetroot juice...
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Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

February 28, 2013
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Loving the BITE’s Magic Health Tonic

The words “health tonic” were not something we discussed in nutrition school or residency much.  Unfortunately.  More and more, I’ve seen the benefits of tonics, supplements, and practices that are far from your standard Western Medicine protocols.  I’ve seen them work firsthand, and I’ve seen their efficacy documented in studies. But, since we can’t...
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

February 21, 2013
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Our Top 5 Cycling Tips: #2

We continue our week of Cycling Tips, with this fantastic nutrition tip from Kelli.  Each week Kelli brings you a Loving the BITE recipe, but along with that she provides a wealth of nutritional information for you as well.  On top of it all, she always let’s you know how certain foods, herbs, and...
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Loving the BITE: Asian Lettuce Wraps (our knock off from P.F. Chang’s)

February 14, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Asian Lettuce Wraps (our knock off from P.F. Chang’s)

Ahhh, what a sweet day.  Whether you love your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, dog, cat, mommy or your bike, it’s good to love, right?  And, it’s good to celebrate.  This week, in honor of celebrating and eating out, I’ll give you one of my favorite knock-off recipes (so you can save your money next time!).  And, my...
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Loving the BITE: Valentine Truffles for your True Love Cyclist

February 7, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Valentine Truffles for your True Love Cyclist

Valentine’s Day is next week.  Are you prepared?  Have you done your shopping and found a special gift for that someone special (or as a treat for yourself, since you’re someone special)?  If not, never fear.  A whole week out, Loving the Bike’s here for you.  With just 5-6 ingredients, and less than 20...
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Loving the BITE: Easy to Digest, Long Lasting Fuel for Cycling

January 24, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Easy to Digest, Long Lasting Fuel for Cycling

When riding early in the morning, do you opt for pre-training fuel and risk stomach issues, or just go without?  Many athletes simply head out the door with no fuel.  And, for up to 60 minutes of training, this is usually just fine.  In fact, they not only reduce the risk of stomach cramps,...
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists

January 5, 2013
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Non-Sugar Nutrition for Cyclists Rick Asks: Because of my recent gastric bypass surgery, sugar is a huge issue with me.  Eating anything with more than 8 grams of sugar causes me to have major intestinal issues.  I have to be extremely careful, especially while riding.  On long rides I will take Gu packages and...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

December 6, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Hearty Soup With a Kick

If you could have a homemade hearty soup on the table in less than 30 minutes, would you ditch the canned high-sodium low-nutrition watery option?  It’s easier than you might think to make a flavorful soup with real, fresh vegetables, herbs, and meat.  What’s more, when you make it at home, you can give...
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Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

November 29, 2012
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Loving the BITE: The Perfect All – Natural Energy Drink

Is Coconut Water truly the perfect, all-natural energy drink?  By some, it’s regarded as the best fluid for hydration and electrolyte replenishment on the bike.  They claim that it’s hydrated athletes naturally, for thousands of years, with 100% all-natural goodness.  Sounds good.  But is it better than modern sports drinks?  Recently, a client asked...
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Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

November 22, 2012
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Loving the BITE: Stay Warm with Super – Antioxidant Chai Latte

How about a Thanksgiving afternoon Chai Latte to keep you warm or aide in recovery after a cold ride? If you’ve been to your favorite coffee house lately, perhaps Mocha Spoke, you may have been tempted by the wonderful smell of a Chai Latte.  It just smells like Winter and The Holidays to me.  Turns...
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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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