Archive for Health & Nutrition
Many people enjoy a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, grab a sandwich for lunch, or indulge in pizza for dinner. Unfortunately, choosing any of those highly processed, carbohydrate-rich options can lead to numerous health problems including weight gain, increased inflammation, low energy, and hormonal imbalances.
Don’t worry though, you don’t have to feel deprived to reap the benefits of good health. You can enjoy the “good stuff” without packing on the pounds. Think about it, what’s the best part of a sandwich? If you ate the bread by itself, it probably wouldn’t be very tasty. The delicious ingredients are actually the healthy ones such as freshly carved roast beef, creamy avocados and caramelized onions. By swapping out processed products for whole foods, you can satisfying your senses without saying “sayonara” to the dishes you love. Read More→
As featured on GolfGurls.com
Healthy snacks provide energy and nutrients needed to keep your brain and body fueled for a long day on the links. Snacks are also helpful for preventing post-round overeating. Most golfers have experienced the hazards of 19th hole hunger as we’ve packed our plates with BBQ sauce slathered meats and fried foods, while guzzling glasses of sugary cocktail concoctions. The good news is, you can spare your belly and save your round by learning what snacks to pack.
Choose More Whole Foods
Although many golfers grab quick and convenient snacks for the course, such as a granola bar or chocolate-covered pretzels, those insulin-spiking, processed products can actually leave you hungrier than before. Take the first step to snack with success by choosing more natural, whole foods over man-made, processed, products. For example, opt for an apple and walnuts over a granola bar or pack a banana with dark chocolate and almond butter instead of a Snickers. Also, make it a habit to always read labels and, although it might be obvious, avoid foods containing words you can’t pronounce. Read More→
Done properly, Summer salads can be a great source of nutrients that keep you satisfied and energized without leaving you feeling overly full or fatigued. Most salads are bland and boring with the same low-fat sugary dressings and chewy lean protein tossed with lifeless leaves of lettuce. Spruce up your salads, while benefiting your body by adding the flavorful ingredients below and making a homemade dressing. Read More→
As featured on GolfWRX.com.
Although eating gets much of the focus in the area of nutrition, what you drink is just as important for lowering your score.
Many golfers chug sports drinks, guzzle sodas or sip on Arnold Palmers throughout their round. The problem is that many of these processed beverages are loaded with refined sugars, artificial sweeteners and other hazardous ingredients that can only be identified with the help of a chemistry book.
Set up for success by selecting better beverages to beat the heat and break the course record. Hydrating properly not only has a positive impact on your game. It can aid weight loss, increase energy, improve digestion and support overall health. Follow through with the healthier options below and you’re guaranteed to gain an advantage over the competition. Read More→
Whether you’re playing in the pool, lounging at the lake or sunbathing on the beach, these four simple steps for making healthier Summer salads will keep you satisfied and energized so you can get the nutrients you need without feeling overly full or fatigued. Most salads are bland and boring with the same low-fat sugary dressings and chewy lean protein tossed with lifeless leaves of lettuce. The good news is, you don’t have to eat like a rabbit to lose weight and be healthy. Surprisingly, salads can be a great source of enzyme-rich raw vegetables, antioxidant-boosting fresh fruits, muscle-building quality proteins, and fat-burning natural fats. By following the suggestions below, you can shed the pounds without compromising on flavor. Read More→
Daily living exposes us to a tremendous amount of toxins on a regular basis. Although the human body is equipped with a full detoxification system, our modern world consistently overloads us with so many toxins that nearly every person on the planet could benefit from extra detox support. The good news is, you can incorporate the 15 detox foods below into your daily diet to reboot your detox pathways, naturally eliminate toxins, reduce body fat, balance hormones, improve digestion, boost nutrient intake, alkalinize the body and support overall health.
Detox Foods To Include
Excellent for digestion, lemons stimulate the release of enzymes, nourish the liver, alkalinize the body, and are rich in folate, potassium and vitamin C. Drink a glass of water with fresh lemon juice for a refreshing beverage or combine lemon juice with olive oil for a zesty dressing. Read More→
As featured on GolfWRX, enjoy these healthy morning meal ideas to benefit your body and lower your score!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to fuel your body so you can feel and play your absolute best. To prepare for a long day at the golf course, set-up for breakfast success by enjoying more protein-rich foods such as eggs, nitrate-free sausage or wild salmon. Although it might be tempting to grab a donut and coffee on the way to the course, a breakfast lacking in protein sets you up for a rough round. Typical high-carb breakfast foods, such as a pastry, bagel or bowl of cereal, give you a quick shot of sugar temporarily satisfying, but leaves you dragging by the third hole. Read More→
As delicious as it is, Mexican food can be a high-carb dietary disaster. With the tasty tortillas, endless bowls of beans, creamy cheeses and ice buckets of beer, it’s easy to pack on the pounds over the Cinco De Mayo weekend. The good news is, with these easy-to-prepare holiday delights, you can have a blast this weekend and benefit your body. Did I mention this mouthwatering menu includes a margarita?
Slow Cooked Pulled Pork Tacos
If you’re an avid golfer, you most likely spend a lot of time in the sun. Although prolonged sun exposure can be damaging, there are ways to prevent a sunburn, reduce your risk of aging and absorb vitamin D. Although we refer to the big D as a vitamin, it’s actually a hormone our bodies can make from sunlight. This powerful nutrient is essential for maintaining proper bone health, immunity and nervous system functioning. Read More→