Protein Power? Think again.

Protein Power? Think again.

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address By Laura Hunter, MS, RD, CSSD for WINforum While any body type can excel in athletics, certain athletes can benefit from increased muscle mass and weight for performance. You may be thinking football is the only sport this pertains to, but I have had clients in […]

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Creating a High Performance Team Barbeque

Creating a High Performance Team Barbeque

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Ahhh summer barbeque… The smell of smoky ribs dripping in sweet sauce, butter soaked corn bread and plenty of fresh berry pie and ice cream.  Delicious! Until… you head to practice, double over and promptly puke on the field.High fat barbeque meals can be performance nightmares.  […]

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Complete Protein for Vegetarians [and everyone else]

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address It’s easy to get enough protein without eating animals, but the doubters often have another concern: Are these meat-free protein sources complete?   The term “complete protein” refers to amino acids, the building blocks of protein. There are 20 different amino acids that can form a protein, and […]

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The Power of Beans

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address It’s time to hop aboard the bean bandwagon because beans are high in protein and soluble fiber, and a good source of vitamins and minerals. They also are an essential source of protein, iron and zinc for vegetarians. Diets rich in soluble fiber are associated with […]

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Broaden Your Whole Grain Horizons

Broaden Your Whole Grain Horizons

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address The grains (clockwise from left): Barley, millet, red quinoa,  Chefs across the country are adding these grains to their menus. Supermarkets are stocking new, convenient mixes. And researchers are discovering that these ancient whole grains may help reduce belly fat, lower cholesterol and protect against cancer […]

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Snacking for the Guys

Snacking for the Guys

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address RDs interviewed by Today’s Dietitian say healthful snacking boosts metabolism, reduces hunger, and provides vital nutrients between meals. Whether it’s a bag of chips, a sleeve of cookies, or nothing at all, most male [clients] can use some education on the topic of smarter snacking. And […]

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5 (Short But Sweet) Tips for Eating Vegetarian as an Athlete

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Vegetarian athletes must get enough nutrients and calories to fuel their bodies without including dietary meat. The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions for vegetarian athletes: Vegetarians who eat sufficient eggs and dairy products needn’t be worried about protein deficiency. Meat substitutes and soy also can be […]

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How to Fuel on a Budget

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Competitive running or cycling is about focus. The finish line. Eye on the prize. No room for distraction. Training for a race is no different. But the body needs nutrients when in training, and if those nutrients are costly—and many of them are—that expense can prey […]

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Q&A: Candy Bars VS. Energy Bars– A Nutrition Breakdwon

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address Calories, sugar, vitamins, fiber, protein — what’s really so different?  Why should we chose one over the other?  Listen up as we dig a little deeper…. WINForum recommends healthy well balanced eating that includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein and low-fat dairy. We offer nutrition information […]

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3 Guidelines to a Collegiate Body: Eat Often, Eat Quality, and Eat Enough

3 Guidelines to a Collegiate Body: Eat Often, Eat Quality, and Eat Enough

Subscribe to the WINforum Blog via Email Email Address As the sports nutrition consultant for Creighton University athletics, the advice I give to collegiate athletes is relatively the same advice I give to most people — eat often, eat quality and eat enough. Eating often is important to athletes for many reasons. Due to their […]

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