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Recipe: Sweets, Beans & Greens

This recipe is quick and easy, and makes a great lunch or dinner option to meet increased iron needs during altitude training. Ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes Massaged Spinach: 1 8-ounce bag of baby spinach 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading

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Winter Sports Nutrition Tips

Whether you ski, run, hike, or snowboard, it’s important to note several key nutrition concerns when training in the cold or altitude. Fluid, energy, and iron needs are all increased at altitude and below freezing temperatures. Follow these simple nutrition … Continue reading

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Go Nuts for Heart Health – 10 Simple Ways to Incorporate Nuts in Your Daily Eating

  Top oatmeal, yogurt, or cottage cheese with almond or pistachio slivers to boost the nutrient density of your breakfast. Look for cereal brands that list nuts in the ingredient list, such as Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Cereal with Almonds, Kashi … Continue reading

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A Serving of Nuts a Day May Keep Heart Disease Away

We’ve all heard the health claims associated with nut consumption. They help lower cholesterol, provide protein and fiber, and can even help lower triglyceride levels. But in terms of disease prevention, are nuts really all they’re cracked up to be? … Continue reading

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A Healthier Thanksgiving

It’s easy to overindulge on Thanksgiving since it’s a day focused on eating.  Here are some tips to help you enjoy a healthier holiday.  1. Don’t Go Hungry. Many people either eat very little or forgo eating in anticipation of … Continue reading

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Picture This: What 1,500 and 2,000 Calories Looks Like

We hear and read about calories all the time, but how does that translate into actual food choices? Here’s a great video that shows what 2,000 calories looks like.  It’s interesting to see how different foods stack up.  Two Chipotle … Continue reading

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Tired but Wired? Nutrition Strategies for Dealing with High Stress

Stress.  We all have it.  Sometimes it seems to ebb and flow like the waves of the ocean or often we go through periods of our life where stress seems like a daily overwhelming tsunami in which we can barely … Continue reading

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