Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Honey for improved performance

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, consumption of carbohydrates in the form of sports gels can be beneficial as part of a long-distance sport training program. However, sometimes these can be pricey. There is an alternative to sports gels that is more economical: honey. According to a study in the February 2002 issue of Strength and Conditioning Journal taking honey prior to vigorous activity can benefit performance. Honey can act as an ergogenic aid by maintaining blood sugar levels, muscle recuperation and glycogen restoration after a workout.

The following recipes will allow you to create home-made energy bars and sports drinks by using honey as a main ingredient. Recipes courtesy of National Honey Board. Read the rest of this entry

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Vitamin Junkie!

From Flintstone Vitamins as a child, I have continuously been a fan of vitamins.

There are many vitamins and dietary supplements on the market and they each have different benefits that can be beneficial to the body. It is certain vitamins that your body needs that are provided through the foods we eat, however, taking a supplement can ensure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs. It is most commonly said that including a multivitamin in your daily diet can provide a number of health benefits and can increase energy throughout the day. Read the rest of this entry

Nutrition tips to train for a half marathon

In the summer of 2010 I had the opportunity to participate in the Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego, CA. I was part of the Team in Training group, which raises funds for research against Leukemia. Each participant makes a commitment to raise funds and in exchange we are provided with a coach that trains us during a whole season. One of the things that I liked the most about the training was all the tips that I got to improve my performance. There are many things that can influence your performance besides your physical condition. Nutrition is one of them. Here are some of the things that I learned from my coach that helped me get ready for the Big Race. Read the rest of this entry

The Breakfast Eater

Growing up, I always had breakfast in front of me before starting my day. However, now that I’m an adult, it has become increasingly harder to find time for a meal before leaving out to start my day. In the last few weeks, I have made a promise to myself to eat breakfast every morning and test the results. I have found that I have much more energy and strength plus I’m not dying of hunger pains an hour after leaving home. Eating a healthy breakfast has been proven to aid in weight loss more than those who skip that important first meal of the day. Here are some healthy small breakfast ideas to jump start your day:

The Healthy Snacker!

Ever get those hunger pains in between meals? That time period between breakfast and lunch, or lunch and dinner? Many think that they must wait until the next meal to fulfill those hunger pains. Truth is, healthy snacking plays a huge role in weight loss. Snacking satisfies hunger without ruining your next meal. It also helps avoid overeating when you do eat your next meal. Here are 5 healthy snacks that are filling and helpful in weight lost:

1. Blueberries

Blueberries have many amazing health benefits. The top benefit that stands out in the case of weight loss is that blueberries burn belly fat!

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