Herbs Infused Salad Dressings for Cardiovascular Health

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A meal’s transition from mundane to magic comes from the help of a few noble spices and herbs. Powerful enough to be concentrated and sold as nutritional supplements, spices and herbs not only deliver flavor, but a myriad of health benefits too.  L to R: Cilantro, Basil, Rosemary, Dill Try these following recipes as a powerful addition to your Eat2Run …

The One Superfood to Avoid on Race Night

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Before I cut to the chase, let me offer an important disclaimer: each runner is different, with a unique digestive system and different ability to handle certain foods before key workouts and races. But in general, I’ve made one startling discovery that may surprise you (especially coming from me): Don’t eat kale the night before your big race. Really, what …

The Key to Reaching Your Optimal Body Composition (plus 3 tips on how to get there)

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We know reaching our optimal body composition helps us perform better as runners. We know it’s good for our health. But sometimes it really feels impossible to get there. That being said, I can actually sum up in one word what the “secret” is to losing excess bodyfat, flattening your stomach and reaching your optimal body composition. Ready for it? …

7 Foods to Beat Seasonal Allergies

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For those of you dealing with seasonal allergies, you know that stuffy noses and watery eyes aren’t just annoying – they can also dampen your enthusiasm to get outside for a run. Additionally, allergies can often make you tired during the day, caused in part by blocked nasal passages that disrupt good sleep. If pollen and airborne mold spores trigger seasonal allergies for you …

Top 10 Nutrient Dense Foods

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As some of you are already aware, I am a huge fan of using nutrient density as a determining factor in what I choose to eat. In case you’re not totally clear on what nutrient dense foods are, let me clarify… In a nutshell, nutrient density is a measure of how many nutrients are present in a certain food per calorie. Nutrient dense foods …

Pass the Salt Please

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Salt. Apparently, North Americans consume over twice the amount they are “supposed to” despite years of being told to limit salt intake (taking in ~3,400mg daily as opposed to the recommended levels of 1,500mg daily)¹. Of course, we’re runners and we lose salt when we sweat, so we’ve been told we can have a bit more… But overall… Salt… It’s kinda… …

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. It’s a line from a Kelly Clarkson song. Which is a twist on philosopher Friedrech Nietzsche’s words, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” I always take questions at the end of each talk I give and a few weeks ago, received a really great one I want to share with you …