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A Columbia University Just Revealed The Truth Behind Gluten Sensitivity

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Opposing views exist about whether or not gluten-insensitivity is an actual ailment for people who are not diagnosed with celiac disease. The term gluten-intolerant has become more widespread over the past few years and for those who believe the sufferer’s symptoms are a myth or self-created (hypochondria), they may find the term obnoxious and a bit pretentious. What’s the truth? Can people without celiac disease also suffer from gluten-insensitivity? The answer is yes, at least that’s what a recent study at Columbia University is suggesting. The experiment involved 40 subjects with celiac disease, 40 with self-reported non-celiac wheat sensitivity (NCWS)…

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Beware Of These 4 Habits That Can Sabotage Your Nutrition

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Athletes should be concerned with more than just high-intensity workouts when training. Nutrition is equally as important for performance as incrementally increasing mileage before a race. After months of training, you wouldn’t want poor nutrition to prevent you from crossing the finish line. IRONMAN offers these common mistakes that you could be making and how to correct them. Carbohydrate fasting. Fats are an ideal fuel source for endurance performance. By eliminating carbohydrate consumption from the diet prior to a race, it allows the body to rely primarily on fats for energy production. If done improperly, reduced endurance, poor recovery times and injury…

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Kickstart Your Day With These Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls

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These Cinnamon Caramel Apple Pie Energy Balls by Cupcakes and Kale Chips, or as we like to call them, little gem balls only have four ingredients and packed with full apple pie flavor. Now we can all get our apple pie and eat it too! These energy snacks are healthy, gluten free, vegan, nut free snacks perfect for lunch boxes or after an intense training session, and this particular recipe can serve you 12 to 14 times!  Ingredients    ½ cup soft pitted dates    1 cup dried apples (be careful not to get freeze-dried, what we want are the chewy ones)…

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Take Your Protein-Packed Meal To The Next Level With This Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken Recipe

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During full-blown triathlon training, diet plays a vital role in performance. Its role is so significant that many athletes adhere to strict meal plans to provide them with the fuel they’ll need to get through a race. There’s one huge problem with many of these diets. When the recommended fistful of protein and fistful of starch is repeatedly plain brown rice and chicken breasts, it takes the fun out of enjoying a meal. If this is your problem, we’ve got you covered. This super simple brown sugar and pineapple chicken recipe by Carlsbad Cravings will help diversify what you eat….

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One Company Says The Next Big Sports “Superfood” Is Algae But Critics Aren’t Buying It

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As fellow athletes, we completely understand your determination to improve your athletic performance. We also know that many of you are actively scouring the web in search of a magical product that will help push your body to new limits. You’ll try just about anything if it’s guaranteed to give you the results you’re looking for, but before you start shelling out major cash, make sure you understand the ins and outs of this crazy new product. ENERGYbits wants athletes to get pumped about eating algae. Yes, you read right, algae. This isn’t the first time that algae consumption was suggested….

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6 Nutrition Tips For The Endurance Athlete

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We athletes live in a world where food is fuel and it can be easy to forget that eating well consists of more than just bars or the latest technological advance in electrolyte concoction on the market. If we take the time to think about it, even a 20-hour/week training regimen leaves us with 92 non-training hours. That’s a fair bit of our waking lives that aren’t spent sucking down energy gels or dowsing ourselves in sports drinks. What we put in our mouths during those 92 hours can have a significant impact on our ability to function at our…

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Top Probiotic Foods Athletes Should Add To Their Grocery List

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Probiotics are forms of gut bacteria that help ‘rev up’ our natural digestive juices and enzymes that keep our digestive system in working order. We all know that we can take a fancy—and perhaps cost prohibitive—probiotic supplement, but it turns out there are also lots of different dietary sources of probiotics that we can all incorporate into our nutrition plans. Below are just a few examples of some of the best and most readily available probiotic foods (preferably organic when possible) for us athletes to start adding to the weekly grocery list. Yogurt Look for brands of live-culture yogurt made…

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The Common Nutrition Mistakes Athletes Make While Training And How To Correct Them

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Athletes should be concerned with more than just high-intensity workouts when training. Nutrition is equally as important for performance as incrementally increasing mileage before a race. After months of training, you wouldn’t want poor nutrition to prevent you from crossing the finish line. Here are some common mistakes that you could be making and how to correct them. Carbohydrate fasting. Fats are an ideal fuel source for endurance performance. By eliminating carbohydrate consumption from the diet prior to a race, it allows the body to rely primarily on fats for energy production. If done improperly, reduced endurance, poor recovery times…

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Here’s How Your Gut Plays A Major Role In Your Athletic Performance

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As athletes, it can be easy to forget about (or be completely unaware of) our gut flora and the role it plays in our health. A healthy gut, it turns out, can have an impact on our athletic performance. Gut health influences not only our digestion, but also to our immunity, nutrition absorption and recovery. The Role of the Gut The stomach and intestines house millions of bacteria otherwise known as gut microbiota or gut flora. In fact, the gut flora outnumber our cells by 10:1, with an overall population comprised of hundreds of unique strains. To clarify, probiotics are…

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Three Essential Smoothie Recipes for The Triathlete in Training

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You are what you eat, and while you’re training, you want to be as strong, agile and healthy as possible. One of the biggest obstacles that triathletes encounter during training is finding a way to consume enough calories to replace those lost during training. If energy expenditure is greater than what is consumed, weight loss becomes an unwanted issue. If this is something you struggle with, don’t fret! We found a simple solution to help you increase your caloric consumption without having to incessantly eat. Simply incorporate a nutrient-rich smoothie or two into your diet and you’ll easily ingest the…

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Turn The Psychological Effects of Injury Into Coping Skills For Recovery

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Let’s face it. As athletes, we know that injury is one of the most common risks during our training seasons. Admittedly, most of us have probably gone ahead with a major race despite ‘having a niggle’ or even a larger injury. It’s easy to tell ourselves that ignoring the pain and pushing through that barrier is what’s needed to reach our goals. However, it’s this kind of thinking that often leads to further injury and ultimately resulting in less time in competing overall. We train so hard, putting in the blood, sweat and tears in training, that we can feel…

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