5 Reasons You NEED Tart Cherries

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Tart cherry juice is something I drink pretty much every single day – and definitely everyday when in hardcore training mode. Why? For one, because I know it helps me to recover so much faster. I have no doubt its anti-inflammatory effects have allowed me to get back out there running and feeling great the very next day after a …

5 Ways to Avoid (or Combat) High Blood Pressure

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Hypertension – the medial term for high blood pressure – affects 70 million American adults (per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). That’s 1 in 3 adults in the United States currently suffering from high blood pressure. In Canada (per Hypertension Canada) 7.5 million Canadian adults (1 in 5) suffer from this ‘silent killer’. In Australia (per the Heart Foundation), 4.6 million Australian adults (1 …

Seasonal Fruits to Boost Your Running Performance

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I’m sitting here in a very sunny Vancouver, British Columbia, and feeling spoiled with all the fresh fruit that is in abundance at the farmers market and in stores these days. I  find these seasonal offerings taste oh-so-good, but could it possibly be true that they also benefit our running performance? While fruits do contain naturally occurring sugars (including fructose), …

Top 5 Classic Runners Foods

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I’m always game for adding the latest and greatest nutrient-dense superfood into my daily nutritional habits for the exceptional benefits it has to offer. Hemp hearts, chia seeds, coconut water, matcha, tart cherry juice – the list goes on. But there are some foods that have been around for a long time that are nutritional powerhouses and even if they might …

Your ONE Nutritional Strategy for a Strong & Healthy Heart

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When I was nineteen I worked in a florist shop and in the days leading up to Valentines Day, spent many hours de-thorning roses. Making beautiful red rose bouquets for lovers to present to their loves. That’s what Valentine’s Day was about in my mind at that time, all red roses… And chocolate of course. I know there are still …

Why Cherries can Make You a Stronger Runner

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Don’t tell my husband, but I bought a big beautiful bag of organic sweet red cherries for nearly $20. They were perfect. Heavenly. Divine. We thoroughly enjoyed them (but if he sees the price he might change his mind, ha). Okay, I totally splurged. But I have a good reason! Not only do they taste absolutely delicious because they are …

Why Runners Need ACES

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If your first question is “What the heck are ACES???”… Let me just say, good question! No, I’m not referring to the ace of spades, commonly seen as the highest card in a deck of playing cards. ACES is a cute acronym to remember the top antioxidant nutrients required for a strong and healthy immune system: vitamin’s A, C and E …