bread

Do You Get Enough Iron?

1/11 Why You Need Iron Iron is a mineral that your body uses to make two proteins: hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin helps your red blood cells move oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Myoglobin brings oxygen to your muscles. Iron is also important in making hormones, as well as tendons, ligaments, …

Do You Get Enough Iron? Read More »

Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs

1/13 Make the Right Choice Think of carbs as raw material that powers your body. You need them to make sugar for energy. They come in two types: simple and complex. What’s the difference? Simple carbs are like quick-burning fuels. They break down fast into sugar in your system. You want to eat less of …

Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs Read More »

Refuel with Real Food after Exercise*

Sometimes there’s no substitute for real food to repair and replenish after a long ride A protein shake is the pinnacle of post-exercise sports nutrition convenience, but wouldn’t it be nice to know what you could eat from your kitchen cupboards to restock your body’s energy supplies? Kinetica brand ambassador Matt Lovell (www.kineticasports.com) explains. “I’m …

Refuel with Real Food after Exercise* Read More »

4 Food Pairings That Will Boost Your Post-Workout Recovery 

Like a call from the Internal Revenue Service, post-workout nutrition is not something to take lightly. When you exercise intensely, your energy stores in the form of muscle glycogen become depleted and your muscle fibers suffer some degree of damage. This places your body in a situation in which it requires the correct nutrients to …

4 Food Pairings That Will Boost Your Post-Workout Recovery  Read More »

%d bloggers like this: