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Nutrition

  • Yummy Yeast

    Holly Bennett /

    I’m curious how many of you grew up eating one of my favorite snacks, popcorn topped with nutritional yeast? If you’re a stranger to nutritional yeast, your gag reflex may have just kicked in, but trust me, it’s 100% delicious! The yellow flaky yeast tastes a bit like parmesan cheese, yet it’s loaded with Vitamin […]

  • Rocco DiSpirito’s Miracle Brownies

    Rocco DiSpirito’s Miracle Brownies

    Jessica Sebor /

    You'll never guess the secret ingredient in these delicious 110 calorie treats.

  • Let’s Do Lunch

    Matthew Kadey, MS, RD /

    Has your noontime meal become a nutritional compromise? Use these tips for building an all-star lunch from the ground up. Breakfast may be called the most important meal of the day, but a nutritious lunch is just as crucial. “A proper lunch will help carry you through the afternoon and a late day run,” says […]

  • Wonder Foods for Runners

    Wonder Foods for Runners

    Matthew Kadey, MS, RD /

    Make over your diet with these must-have foods for female runners. The most recent slew of studies suggests that what you toss in your grocery cart can improve performance, prevent injury and bestow various health benefits. And certain foods can do all this while meeting the unique nutrition needs of women runners. We chewed our […]

  • Avant-CARB

    Matthew Kadey, RD /

    Jazz up your diet with these cool carbs. Women runners seem to have a natural aversion to the C word. For many of us, consuming the usual carbs (think pasta and potatoes) seems like a bad idea when trying to lose weight and eat better. We lose sight of the fact that they are the […]

  • Eat Like a Pro

    Matt FItzgerald /

    Amy Yoder-Begley won her first state track title in the 3200 meters as a sophomore at East Noble High School in Kendallville, Ind., in 1994. Two years later, she could barely run at all… “I had no energy,” recalls the now- 30-year-old who represented the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Marathon. “I had […]

  • Wheat-Free Holiday Treats

    Jenn Weede /

    Homemade bread, pasta, gnocchi, shortbread cookies tied up in strings—these are a few of my favorite things. Unfortunately these are the very things that trigger my sinus infections and arthritis-like aches and pains, and cause my husband digestive unrest and malnutrition. Like about three million Americans with celiac disease, our bodies don’t digest wheat and […]

  • Nuts for Weight Control

    Tiffany Connors /

    Sure, nuts have protein and fiber, and are even recommended as part of a heart-healthy diet (according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute). But for those of us trying to slim down for that next big race, the nut has been sidelined because of its high fat content. However, an article in The […]

  • Too Caffeinated for Your Own Good?

    Kristin Harrison /

    A new study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence stresses the need for more regulation and monitoring of the use and marketing of highly caffeinated energy drinks like Monster and Rockstar, which can contain anywhere from a tolerable 50 mg per bottle to a brain-buzzing 500 mg or more. The researchers report these […]

  • Vitamin Power

    Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. /

    You don’t need to take a lot of pills to get health benefits from these star nutrients — instead, load up your grocery cart. Vitamins and minerals help give you energy, fight disease and increase athletic performance.But it’s common for many American women to skimp on these health boosters and become dangerously deficient.  Before rushing […]