Nutrition, Cognitive Sports Training and Performance

Tanya Jones Antioxidants, Brain health, Cognitive Training, Mental Imagery, Mindfulness, Omega-3s, Performance, Running Performance, Self-talk 2 Comments

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that cognitive sports training can also play a role in sports performance enhancement. Cognitive sports training encompasses a broad range of mental tasks designed to improve various aspects of athletic performance. We’ve all had those moments when you didn’t think you could run one more step or lift one more rep but somehow you almost always area able to do so. So much of our sport performance is psychological, so it makes sense to support that aspect of your training as well.

Omega-3’s: Why you need them & What to eat

sarah cuff Ergogenic Aids, Food for Runners, Omega-3s, Performance, Run Recovery Leave a Comment

There are a handful of dietary strategies I implement on daily basis for building a stronger and healthier body which have become so engrained in my habits that sometimes I forget to talk about why they are so important. One of these is ensuring I consume enough omega-3 fatty acids – daily in food form and sometimes in supplement form as …

The Latest on Tart Cherries, Omega-3s and Beer

sarah cuff Ergogenic Aids, Food Trends, Run Recovery, Running Performance Leave a Comment

One of my favourite places to find the latest on sports nutrition research is the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (JISSN). Today I thought I’d do a quick roundup of studies published recently that either provide further confirmations on the benefits of foods I’ve been advocating for a while now; or offer a new nutritional insight in …

Herbs Infused Salad Dressings for Cardiovascular Health

emmajanecutfield Phytonutrients, Recipes for Runners, Vegetables 2 Comments

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 …

3 Reasons to Love Hemp Hearts

sarah cuff Food for Runners, Nuts & Seeds, Run Recovery, Superfoods for Runners 3 Comments

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 …

Don’t Run Without These

sarah cuff Food for Runners, Nuts & Seeds 1 Comment

Sometimes I feel I over-promote them… Or maybe like everyone must be sick of hearing about them by now… At the very least, I’m sure you’ve all got a bag of them in your fridge or cupboard… Right? A bag of what you say…?? I’m talking about chia seeds! If you’re a runner, you need to be eating your chia …

Recover Faster: Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods

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Inflammation is our bodies response to injury and to intense exercise that causes micro-tears to our muscles. While we strive to avoid injury, the micro-tears we sustain from hard workouts – such as tempo runs, intervals or long runs – ultimately help us to grow stronger. Inflammation therefore is beneficial because it helps to heal these micro-tears quickly. The problem …