More and more we are hearing that inflammation is the root of disease, but what is inflammation & how can we avoid it? There are two types of inflammation. Acute, which is normal and occurs … [Read more...] about Three Foods You Should Avoid
I love to bake during the holidays. It has been a passion of my as I’ve grown up that gets to be extra special during the holiday season. Not only because it is a time when everything you bake can be … [Read more...] about Butternut Squash Oat bars
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?
Hi friends! So it is coming to that time of year again… the holidays! It can be exciting, maybe you have a vacation or two planned or are heading to some relative’s home to celebrate. Either way, … [Read more...] about Guilt-free Fuel for those Long Distance Trips
Have you ever found yourself ravenous (or even hangry...yes, that is an official word in the English dictionary) after not eating for 6 hours? The next thing you know you are standing in-front of your … [Read more...] about Hangry? Here Are Some Simple Tips to Avoid Being Hangry!
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
As the summer is winding down and your kids are headed back to school, it is a perfect time to make healthy eating a staple in your routine! In addition to new school supplies, this time of year is … [Read more...] about Healthy Back to School Habits!
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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