Is Gluten-Free For Me?

Is Gluten-Free For Me?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address “Gluten-free”, a term used to describe foods without gluten, has recently taken on a new meaning: fad diet.  WINforum hit the streets and polled a group of high school athletes and coaches from western Washington with the question, “what is gluten?”  Answers were all across the […]

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Q&A: Is homemade chocolate milk as effective for recovery as store-bought?

Q&A: Is homemade chocolate milk as effective for recovery as store-bought?

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Kristi Tamaki, RD / WINForum ContributorWe have been wondering for some time now if making our own chocolate milk – from either a chocolate milk powder or chocolate syrup– proves just as effective for recovery as the store-bought, pre-made versions. For some reason or another, […]

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What to Look For in a Sports Drink Label

What to Look For in a Sports Drink Label

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Looking for a simple guide that let’s you know what to look for in a sports drink?  This one from Iowa State University Extension services is easy to follow and explains why paying attention to these labels is important.First, we look at electrolytes — sodium and […]

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This is Why Reduced Fat Isn’t Healthier

This is Why Reduced Fat Isn’t Healthier

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address The low-fat muffin represents everything that’s wrong with the “low fat is best” myth: Most fat in muffins comes from plant oils, which are rich sources of “good” fats—the unsaturated fats that are healthy for the heart. When the fat’s cut back, what’s left? White flour […]

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March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month!

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address This year’s theme: “eat right, your way, every day” Build a Personalized Eating Plan! We all have unique lifestyles, traditions and health concerns. Not to mention tastes! So if you’re ready to eat right, don’t settle for a one-size-fits-all fad diet. March is National Nutrition Month®, […]

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Energy Bar Recipe: Get the Nutrition Facts!

Energy Bar Recipe: Get the Nutrition Facts!

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Kristi Tamaki, RD / WINForum Contributor A few weeks ago we came across this video (featured on King5.com) for a homemade energy bar.  And because we are always fans of using our own kitchen to make our own creations (in hopes that the result is […]

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