Protein! Building Blocks of Muscle

eatprotein200x200_0Protein has long been a buzzword and focus for fitness enthusiasts, trainers and researchers. I really like how Runners World presents this topic in this article…the info can be relevant to all endurance athletes and this excerpt below especially jumped out at me.

“Protein may not be a magic bullet–increased supplementation has not been found to automatically improve performance–but if your intake is low, you may start to feel fatigued, lose muscle mass, become rundown, and increase your risk of injury.”

http://www.runnersworld.com/nutrition-for-runners/protein-for-runners-101?cm_mmc=NL-Nutrition-_-1593142-_-02132014-_-Protein-for-Runners-101

10 Foods That Sound Healthy (But Aren’t)

Screen Shot 2013-07-15 at 8.20.53 AM Cooking Light posted this article and I’m stoked they did. So many fallacies out there and buzzwords to mislead the nutritionally unsure…

Check it out and feel free to share comments below if you have something to add!

Links to websites I like to consult for a variety of suggestions, opinions and healthful recipes (NOTE: If you dig eating flesh, go ahead and add ONE SERVING to your portion of a veg-only recipe.)

Mayo Clinic – Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Vegetarian Times

Livestrong – Diet and Nutrition

Runner’s World (even if running’s not your thing, their dietician is awesome and the recipes are delish!)

Holy Bananas!

According to IDEA Fitness Journal (January 2013), bananas aren’t just sweet and nutritionally friendly, but they are also considered sacred in many cultures. For example, in India, the banana flower is regarded as a sign of good luck and is often tied to the head for important ceremonies. By the looks of things, you’d better have a strong neck to hold that baby up!Screen shot 2013-01-08 at 3.48.23 PM