Post-Exercise Fuel

Post-Exercise Fuel Most of us have heard there is an optimal window of time to consume fuel after a workout to expedite recovery. That’s good because it’s true, most of the time. For athletes who strenuously exercise in two a day practices, it is imperative that they consume protein/carbohydrates within 30-60 minutes to repair muscles and replenish…

April is National Soy Month!

April is National Soy Month! Today’s soy featured blog post is written by Lauren Landgrebe, Food Scientist & Sodexo Dietetic Intern. Soy, oh Boy! Soy intake was previously thought to cause cancer, yet more recently studies are finding soy ingestion can have a benefit regarding certain types of cancers.1 A lot of the confusion between soy…

Pre-Exercise Fuel

Pre-Exercise Fuel Many athletes have their usual pre-workout routine. A warm-up run, arm swings, and leg kicks are standard, but what’s the standard source of fuel? Active bodies need quick fuel. Carbohydrates provide the fastest form of fuel for digestion and absorption. Why not protein or fat? They’re good too! Just not ideal 30-60 minutes…

Is Breakfast Really the Best?

Is Breakfast Really the Best? I think we’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet many people still skip breakfast noting they either aren’t hungry in the AM or skip it for fear that when they eat, they will become too hungry. So, what’s really the deal with breakfast?…

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month March is National Nutrition Month! This year’s theme “Put Your Best Fork Forward“  is a gentle reminder that we ALL have the ability to make healthier food choices. How do we know which foods are a healthy choice?  It should NOT have added sugars, artificial ingredients, or chemicals It SHOULD contain…