09
Jan
2014

Fueling for Performance

Fueling for Performance
How?  Eat real food, not just real food but select real foods, follow these rulesIf it is fresh and green, eat it!If it had a face, eat it!If it was made in a factory, put it down!Green (purple, red, orange, yellow, white, too!)Leafy greens, root vegetables, peppers, avocados, broccoli, cauliflower, squash and so much more.  Explore your local markets for what the farmers are growing and selling this is the stuff to eat.  These foods provide dense and complex carbohydrates that release slowly into your system giving you energy over time as well as providing your muscles and hormones the vitamins and minerals they need to be efficient and healthy.  Start today eating what intrigues you, add variety into your diet each week and before you know it you will be feeling great and your competition will wonder what hit them and your goals will need to be set higherIf it has a face, eat it!Let’s be real for a moment, don’t eat it if it ate itself or its droppings, avoid...
09
Dec
2013

Sports Drinks vs. Energy Drinks

Sports Drinks vs. Energy Drinks
The idea of ingesting something to enhance performance is nothing new. However, being careful of what you put into your body and making sure you have the correct beverage for what your body needs is pretty important. As an athlete, would your benefit more from an energy drink or a sports drink? As a college student under a deadline, which would be better for you? Here is a brief history of the two types of beverages and the benefits of both.Gatorade as a Sports DrinkFormulated in 1965 by a team of researchers at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gatorade was one of the first nationally recognized sports energy drinks. Florida Gators head football coach Ray Graves requested the college look into creating a beverage that would re-hydrate the football players while they practiced in the hot Florida weather. Earliest versions of this beverage were made of a mixture of water, sodium, sugar, potassium, phosphate and lemon juice.After the Florida Gators football team won the...