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The Athlete’s Kitchen: Sports Nutrition News

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photoHere’s some of the research presented by exercise physiologists, nutritionists and other health professionals at the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual meeting (Denver, May, 2006)

The Athlete’s Kitchen: Fruit - Questions and Concerns

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photoSome athletes wisely devour lots of fruit, believing it to be among the healthiest of food choices. But other athletes mistakenly avoid fruit, seeing it as an evil source of sugar and carbs.

When Food is Foe

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photoBelow are just a few tips from sports dietitians and other health professionals who help active people transform their food fears into peaceful fueling.

Sports Nutrition Tidbits: Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals.

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photoSerious athletes might also like to feast on this hard-core book that will answer all sports nutrition questions from A to Z.

Exercise and Weight Control: Myths, Truths, and Gender Differences

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photoI commonly hear marathoners, triathletes and other highly competitive endurance athletes complain “For all the exercise I do, I should be pencil thin.”

Missing a Link in your Nutrition?

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photoMany athletes train hard but fail to fuel their bodies at the right times with the right foods. Sound familiar? You might want to think about getting a nutrition check up with a sports dietitian.

Energy Bars: Costly but Convenient

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photoYou can spend a small fortune on these pre-wrapped bundles of energy, thinking they offer magic ingredients-not true. “Energy” simply means “provides calories” and not “will make you feel energetic."

Nutrition Books for New Year’s Resolutions

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photoTo help implement your resolutions (or those of your friends and family members), I recommend the following books, most of which are written by nutrition experts: registered dietitians (RD).

Holiday Gifts from The Athlete’s Kitchen

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photoSeveral recipes including banana bread, carrot raisin muffins and oatmeal pancakes.

2005 News From the American Dietetic Association

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photoAt ADA’s annual meeting registered dietitians presented the following information that addresses some of the nutrition questions and concerns of health-conscious exercisers and competitive athletes.

Loafing Around: Bread & Athletes

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photoConfusion still abounds regarding the role of bread in a sports diet. Some weight conscious athletes still fear bread as a fattening enemy.

Your Overweight Child: What’s a Sports-parent to Do?

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photoAs a sports-parent, you can be a good role model for athleticism and healthful food choices. What can you do to regain control without becoming the food police?

Caffeine and Athletes - Nancy Clark

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photoThe purpose of this article is to look at caffeine (most commonly consumed as coffee) as part of a sports diet and to help you determine whether you want to take it or leave it.

The Athlete’s Kitchen by Nancy Clark: Building Muscles

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photoToday, exercise physiologists are intently researching the best ways to build muscles — without steroids, that is! This article touches upon the science of eating to build muscles.

Salt and Athletes: Shake it or Leave it? - Nancy Clark

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photoPerhaps you, too, have wondered about the role of salt, or more correctly, sodium (the part of salt associated with high blood pressure) in your diet. This article can help you figure that out.
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Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MS, RD, an internationally known sports nutritionist and nutrition author, is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health and the nutritional management of eating disorders.