Cacao: Good for Your Heart & Running Performance

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With Valentines Day just around the corner I thought we might talk about something commonly associated with this day — chocolate. Well, raw chocolate that is – raw cacao, which is really just a fancy way of saying cocoa. Or maybe it’s the ‘official’ way of saying it. After all, the small evergreen tree where chocolate comes from is called …

3 Reasons to Love Hemp Hearts

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As a runner, I am constantly looking for ways to improve my nutrition and my training. Training aside (because I’m here to talk food with you), I refuse to believe that I’ve ever reached the point of perfection. There is always room for improvement. That’s why I’m using hemp more, especially as my protein source in my recovery shakes this …

Required for Energy & Endurance

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Tired – as in extremely, consistently fatigued. Run down. Washed out. Pale. Diminished appetite. Performances spiralling downward. Reduced endurance. Cold hands and feet. Headaches. Light-headedness. Irritability. Repeated infections. Any of these sound like you? If so, you may be low on iron. Iron is a trace mineral required for energy and endurance. At any one time, there should be 3-5 grams …

Kidney Beans Build Stronger Runners

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In working with runners one of the biggest concerns I’ve bumped into over and over again (other than injuries!!) is anemia – or low iron levels. In spending a lot of time analyzing, researching and trying to get to the bottom of this widespread problem, I’ve added to my own diet a lot of foods that are good sources of …