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Sports Nutrition
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Sports Nutrition

Sports nutrition covers many different areas of health and fitness.  Strategies mentioned in this article not only benefit intense training (multiple days per week, especially if training more than once a day) or prolonged training (>60-90 minutes of moderate to high intensity training), but also those who are initiating training, those who are attempting to...

Myth or Fact?
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Myth or Fact?

Whenever I meet new people and they ask me what I do, when they hear I am a Dietician, I almost always get questions about what foods we should or should not be eating.  There are so many myths about certain foods that come from untrusted sources. ADSA Spokesperson and Registered Dietician, Kenzie Kent explains...

Mediterranean Diet
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Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most researched diets with the evidence showing that it reduces your risk for developing heart disease, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, improves blood sugar control in those with type 2 diabetes, and even prevents against cognitive decline, dementia, depression and anxiety.  Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of many...

Great News For Coffee Lovers!
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Great News For Coffee Lovers!

Cappuccino, macchiato, French press, espresso, Americano, latte….it’s as though coffee lovers speak an entirely different language! And it’s definitely a language of love – when you fall in love with coffee, it’s pretty much a lifetime commitment. The good news is, that’s OK! Numerous and repeated studies show that moderate consumption of coffee – around...

Back to Basics in Healthy Eating
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Back to Basics in Healthy Eating

If you search “healthy eating” online, you will find almost 62 million results! It’s no wonder everyone is so confused about what and how they should be eating. There are so many differing opinions on how many grams of protein we should have, what time we should eat, whether or not we need carbohydrates.…with so...

Having A Snack Attack? Here’s How To Make It Healthier!
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Having A Snack Attack? Here’s How To Make It Healthier!

We all get them. Those little attacks of “the munchies” that sneak up on us during the day. Sometimes they’re genuine hunger, while at other times, they stem from stress or boredom, or are a response to experiencing a negative emotion. The good news is, you don’t have to curb those cravings! Snacking every three...

4 Bean and Tuna Salad
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4 Bean and Tuna Salad

Ingredients   1 tin mixed beans (3 or 4 bean), drained 1 tin tuna, drained ½ onion, finely chopped 1 stalks celery, thinly sliced 1 tomato, finely diced 4 tsp olive / canola oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste   Method Mix all the ingredients together Makes enough for 2 side...

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