The question at hand has an easy answer, “turkey because it has tryptophan.” I think I’ve heard that statement said at least once every year on Thanksgiving day. But tryptophan is not the … [Read more...] about Which Thanksgiving food actually makes you sleepy?
There’s a good chance you’ve heard that nitrates/nitrites are bad for your health. But some of you may have also heard that they can benefit your performance, so which is it? Let’s talk about what … [Read more...] about Are Nitrates Boosting Your Performance or Causing Cancer?
We hear pretty frequently about different foods that are coming off the shelves due to a recall once contamination of a food is found. But what about supplements? If you think that supplements are … [Read more...] about Is Your Protein Powder Toxic?
Fueling the body for practice is so important for an athlete. If under-fueled, you aren’t providing your body with the energy & nutrients it needs to perform at its best. This causes your … [Read more...] about How to Avoid an Under-Fueled Practice After School
From 6AM training camp breakfast, to in-practice hydration & post-practice recovery coolers, to clinic session with athletes, to the 10PM night time snack – as the sports dietitian of the … [Read more...] about Life of a UNC Sports Dietitian