Simple Spicy Lo Mein

Simple Spicy Lo Mein

This simple pasta dish is just what an athlete needs to obtain good carbohydrates and lasting energy. Here we used whole grain pasta which is a complex carbohydrate. The elements of the ingredients in this dish accompanied with the vitamins and minerals in the veggies in this recipe make it an excellent choice in getting ready to perform on the pitch. 

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Creamy Dreamy Potato with Kale Soup

Creamy Dreamy Potato with Kale Soup

Kale doesn't exactly sound very fun or exciting. I promise though, it is far from a dud. It tastes super great if given the chance. One just needs the right recipe to make this veggie a winner. It has zero fat! Low calories! And contains fiber! Kale is the hat trick you didn't see coming! This plant based source of calcium is excellent for our bone health. It has magnesium, calcium and potassium which are minerals many of our diets need but gets left out. This is an absolutely delicious, warm and healthful way to shake down the winter chill while waiting for spring training to begin. Go Kale! 

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Factors Influencing Athletes’ Food Choices

Factors Influencing Athletes’ Food Choices

Athletes make food choices on a daily basis that can affect both health and performance. A well planned nutrition strategy that includes the careful timing and selection of appropriate foods and fluids helps to maximize training adaptations and, thus, should be an integral part of the athlete’s training programme. Factors that motivate food selection include taste, convenience, nutrition knowledge and beliefs. Food choice is also influenced by physiological, social, psychological and economic factors and varies both within and between individuals and populations. 

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