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Can Beets Boost Performance? Sport & Health Benefits of Dietary Nitrates

When we see those bitter, dark leafy greens like arugula, swiss chard, and beet greens, we automatically think of them as being good for our health. But did you know these foods can also help boost performance, particularly in endurance and sprint-type activities like running, cycling and swimming? What these foods, in addition to certain vegetables like beets, celery, and fennel, all have in common is they contain high amounts of natural chemicals called nitrates.  

Why Alcohol May Be Hurting your Training & Diet Progress + Tips to Drink Smarter

If you’re like me, the warm weather has likely got you spending more time outside, whether at the cottage, at the beach or on a patio, in the company of friends and family. And with these activities, it is likely you are enjoying a drink, or a few. While having some drinks in moderation is no biggy, being unaware of our drinking choices can get in the way of our health and fitness goals. This can mean not being conscious of how much we are drinking, the types of drink choices we are making, and what happens before and after we drink.

Pre-workout Nutrition: Macros & Meal Timing

Following the basics of how to do it right, and also finding out what works best for you, can help you feel fuelled and energized, rather than bogged down by your food. When we feel good during exercise, we are SO much more likely to go back for more. Eating beforehand also helps prevent the chance of injury by reducing the risk of hunger and low blood sugar during your session (which can negatively impact your focus and concentration).

Post-workout Nutrition: Why It's Important and How to Do it Right

You train hard, dedicate the time, and you want to see yourself getting stronger and faster as a result. Sure, you probably already know that pushing yourself physically to new limits can help you to achieve this. But did you know that how and when you refuel with nutrition after your training sessions and competitions is another crucial piece of enhancing your performance?

Fitness and Health: Your Guide to a Plant-Based Approach

“Plant-based” is definitely a buzzword these days, and with the release of the new CFG, everyone is talking about plant-based protein. It has become popular to debate whether we can live off of (and enjoy) a plant-based diet. Further, with eating less animal-based proteins, can we still stay “fit”? You may be wondering, what are the fitness and health benefits that come with a plant-based diet?