When is the Best Time for an Athlete to Eat Fats?

Failing to plan is a plan to fail. Athletes who plan their meals and snacks for competition will have an advantage over their competitors. Today, lets focus on nutrient timing (a.k.a the best time to eat) of fats for athletes. Reminder: 20-35% of an athlete's calorie intake per day should come from fats, mostly from plant-based fats along with a smaller portion coming from animal based fats.

Whole Foods versus Supplements

As an athlete or a parent, you might be thinking, “Why should I choose whole foods over supplements?” Good question. There are ample reasons why. Let's start with the fact that the right whole foods offer more pure nutrition than supplements. That’s because whole foods include components not available in pills and powders, like providing a synergistic value that supplements can’t match.

Using Protein and Carbs to Speed Up Injury Recovery – Part 2

The other macronutrient critical to an athlete’s injury recovery is carbohydrates. If you’ve begun your rehab process from an injury, carbohydrate ingestion shortly after prolonged and/or exhaustive exercise is critical. Carbs help replenish muscle glycogen stores, provide energy to refuel muscles for the next exercise bout, and help to repair those same muscles.

Using Protein and Carbs to Speed Up Injury Recovery – Part 1

Whole food nutrition is an integral part of an athlete’s success. Sadly, most athletes treat nutrition as an afterthought.  Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions regarding nutrition and athletic performance due to a lack of understanding. Today, we are going to try and clear up some of those misconceptions and discuss why proper nutrition is key for athletes.
Eat to Prevent Sports Injuries

Eat to Prevent Sports Injuries

If you compete at a high level, then you’ve likely had to deal with an injury, be it small and nagging or season-ending and significant. Regardless of its severity, there are common contributors that directly lead to most injuries. One of the main contributors is incomplete recovery from consecutive bouts of high-intensity training or competition. This scenario of incomplete recovery can result in subsequent underperformance and injury. However, proper nutrition is key to helping aid and quicken recovery. A second main contributor to sports injuries is free radicals and inflammation.
Quick steps for developing resilience in young athletes

Quick steps for developing resilience in young athletes

Listen – Disappointment is normal when faced with defeat. Celebrating a win is normal too. Let your young athletes experience the situation in the moment, but don’t allow them to catastrophize it. If they’re receptive, help them acknowledge any disappointment and accept their imperfection. Don’t criticize, offer advice or blame...
Why is resilience important in sports?

Why is resilience important in sports?

Failure can seem catastrophic. Magnifying or distorting fear of failure makes athletes, especially young, budding athletes, vulnerable to stress and anxiety. Overreacting to disappointment does too. Both can result in underperformance—exactly what they are trying to avoid! Thankfully, resilience isn’t a genetic trait. It’s a set of thoughts, behaviors and...
Are you a Resilient athlete?

Are you a Resilient athlete?

Well-rounded athletes can overcome adversity without breaking down emotionally or getting stuck in a negative mindset. They know how to manage negative thoughts, so that their performance isn’t influenced by anxiety, nervousness and stress...
Product Highlight: Chia seeds

Product Highlight: Chia seeds

Chia seeds may be little but they pack a mighty punch.These tiny seeds contain tons of nutrients that will help you to recover quicker and stay healthy! Chia seeds are high in: Polyunsaturated fat - helps to decrease inflammation caused by training/competition Fiber - helps keep your digestive system on...