3 Myths about the Mediterranean Diet

Every few years, a study is published, showing the superiority of the Mediterranean diet. We have all heard about the French paradox: heavy consumption of wine and cheese and yet they have a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease than Americans.

Because elements of the Mediterranean can benefit Americans (although the hype makes me roll my eyes sometimes), I’ve created a 3 part series on it. Please read both A Forgotten Superfood at the Heart of the Mediterranean Diet and 3 Tips for Keeping Olive Oil Fresh, Healthy & Delicious (being released next week!).

Many myths exist about the Mediterranean diet.

The Mediterranean diet can be defined in one book or country. First of all, there is no one traditional Mediterranean diet. The countries that ring the Mediterranean include Turkey, Greece and Spain as well as France and Italy. The Mediterranean diets vary [...]

Part 3 – Post-Race Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition

If you’ve landed here and your race is still ahead of you, please go back and read Part 1 – ports Nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free and Part 2 – Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition on Pre-Race Day & Race Day. There, I cover the subtle switch from grain-based carbohydrates that lies at the heart of the gluten-free diet. I even include a sample daily diet for powerful, gluten-free sports nutrition for athletes in training. You’ll know you’ll perform at optimal level only when your body is supported from the cellular to the muscular and bone level with the right nutrients.

Despite all your conscientious preparation, a marathon or any extended athletic event can cause damage.

First, never wait too long for the post-workout meal. You should have a snack (or a meal, depending on the type of training/event) within 30 [...]

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    Part 2 – Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition on Pre-Competition Day & Competition Day

Part 2 – Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition on Pre-Competition Day & Competition Day

Hopefully, you have been gearing your body up for race day for months now. Read Sports Nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free (and next week’s post Post-Race Gluten-Free Sports Nutrition) to see if you have prepared your body adequately without glutinous foods and to make sure you start the post-race repair process as quickly as you can.

Sports nutrition for Athletes in Training: Going Gluten-Free covers just how to get those necessary carbohydrates without resorting to wheat, oats and rice-based, processed foods like breads, rice and pasta. Even the whole or brown versions of those grains can cause the inflammation that impedes performance and health. As mentioned there, many top athletes are putting a gluten-free diet at the center of their sports nutrition protocol.

While I included a complete sample daily diet in the previous blog posts, I’ve added and [...]

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