Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Given that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, your chances of eating breakfast improve when you plan a meal that is both yummy and offers nutrients that will help you perform well.  This recipe is a favorite from Gale Bernhardt, cycling and triathlon coach. What makes this an “athlete’s” omelet is...

Although science weakly (at best) supports snacking for health in the general population, regular snacking by collegiate and professional athletes can improve performance in both sports and academics. The Importance of Snacking for Athletes Collegiate athletes have higher energy needs than nonathletic peers, making...

As you might have heard through stories in the media, the Dodgers have gone “all in” on eating organic foods throughout the organization. When walking around the dining area you can hear a lot of new buzz words being thrown around: “Grass Fed”, “Free Range”, “Locally Grown” and “Organic” to name a...

One of the most popular topics in professional baseball today is nutrition. How teams can help athletes keep themselves fueled for optimal performance is quickly becoming a critical issue for many professional organizations. In the Minor Leagues, long travel, smaller budgets and less than optimal fueling options are...

By Roberta Anding, RD is the Sports Nutritionist, Houston Astros and Houston Texans You’ve heard it said many times before, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Breakfast does more than simply provide the day’s first dose of energy (calories). It also kick-starts your metabolism, helps regulate...

The use of energy drinks in professional, college and high school clubhouses and dressing rooms continues to rise. While their popularity soars, it’s important to point out that energy drinks and other quick energy products could have a negative effect on both your performance and health. While some energy drinks are...

The Fueling and Hydration Game Plan presented below was developed by Leslie Bonci, certified specialists of sports dietetics who has worked with the Pittsburg Steelers, Pittsburg Penguins, Pittsburg Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays, University of Pittsburg, The University of Texas at...

Although science weakly (at best) supports snacking for health in the general population, regular snacking by collegiate and professional athletes can improve performance in both sports and academics. The Importance of Snacking for Athletes  Collegiate athletes have higher energy needs than nonathletic peers, making...

Despite being more of a target for education programs, as compared to their non-athlete counterparts, collegiate student-athletes have been found to drink more and do so more often than the general collegiate student population.1 Neither the education efforts directed toward nor the competitive motivation of student...

True or False: College athletes who want to bulk up during the summer should eat slabs of roast beef and drink large protein shakes? False.  Because the body can utilize only about 20 to 25 grams of protein at one dose, you won’t build bigger muscles by eating a slab of beef for dinner or by downing a hefty...