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An Inflammation Fighting Lettuce Wrap

‘Inflammation’ is a trendy buzz word in the nutrition world. It gets thrown around like crazy, without explanation of the role that inflammation plays on health or how antioxidants factor into the equation Since I love to break down complicated nutrition information in a way that you can understand, I’m here with a new video that chats all about inflammation and antioxidants. Plus, grab the recipe for this inflammation-fighting lettuce…

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5 Simple Pre-Workout Snacks Made With Real Foods

recipe for frozen banana and orange ice cubes

(photo credit to the Florida Department of Citrus) Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus. All opinions are my own, and I appreciate you supporting the brands that make this blog possible! Between bars, packaged snacks and sports products, most of the pre-workout snacks on store shelves are processed junk. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from working with athletes and active, fit moms, it’s that many of…

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3 Homemade Sport Drink Recipes

Here’s a little secret about me. I chat about the benefits of sports drink often (Re: What Athletes Need To Know About Electrolytes & 5 Hydration Mistakes You May Be Making), but I really don’t like them. When I first started running, I knew sports drinks were beneficial for longer distances, so I attempted to incorporate them into my nutrition plan. But, they gave me a stomach ache and were…

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Nutrition/ Sports Nutrition

5 Nutrients You May Not Be Getting Enough Of

5 Nutrients That May Be Lacking From Your Diet #ad

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Life Extension. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. In an ideal world, everyone would eat a perfectly balanced and nutritious plate of food at every meal–one that includes plenty of fresh veggies, fruits, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. But those of us who live in the real world know that’s usually not the case. Whether find yourself…

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The Simple Post-Workout Smoothie Formula

It’s been drilled into your brain that “you must fuel for a workout”. Since you care about your athletic performance, you give your body the nutrients it needs to power the toughest of workouts. But what many people often overlook is that ‘fueling’ also means getting the right nutrients after a workout! Muscles have a recovery period of about 30 minutes to an hour after physical activity, during which they…

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