Healthy Eating

Youth Athlete Sports Nutrition – Are You Fueled To Reach The Finish Line?

Youth athlete sports nutrition goes hand in hand with your improving skill level and desire to perform at a high level.  Your passion for the sport being at its maximum, you will want to do everything you can to get the best results.  Yes, every young athlete needs to fuel their body with the right foods to reach their full potential.  … Continue Reading…

Energy drinks blamed after students taken to hospital

STANFORD - Two Lincoln County Middle School students were taken to the hospital Wednesday after consuming energy drinks during a field trip to Eastern Kentucky University.

Principal Debbie Sims said during a 300-student excursion to the university in Richmond for a live dance performance, some students began purchasing energy drinks from a store in the main EKU food court.

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More Deaths Linked to Energy Drinks

Nov. 16, 2012 — The FDA has posted adverse-event reports for two more energy drinks: 40 illnesses and five deaths linked to Monster Energy, and 13 illnesses and two lasting disabilities linked to Rockstar Energy.

The new reports follow this week’s revelation of FDA reports linking 92 illnesses and 13 deaths to 5-Hour Energy shots.Continue Reading…

Caffeinated Drink Cited in Reports of 13 Deaths

Federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths over the last four years that cited the possible involvement of 5-Hour Energy, a highly caffeinated energy shot, according to Food and Drug Administrationrecords and an interview with an agency official.

The disclosure of the reports is the second time in recent weeks that F.D.A.

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The Day in Pictures FDA probes reports of deaths linked to energy drinks

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink has been cited in five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack, according to reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating.

The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.… Continue Reading…

What is Celiac Disease?

Article by: Noaa Bujanover, MS, RD/LD,N, CSCS

Celiac disease is a lifelong autoimmune disease that is triggered by gluten. Gluten is a protein present in wheat, barley, rye, and/or their derivatives. The exposure to gluten causes an autoimmune response, attacking the small intestine and preventing absorption of important nutrients.

Celiac disease can be diagnosed at any age and many people may not have obvious symptoms (asymptomatic).… Continue Reading…

Real Food vs. Supplements

Using real food as recovery instead of supplements is very cost-effective. Below are some real life examples.

Peanut Butter & Banana vs. Sports bar

ï‚· Peanut Butter & Banana: (390 cal, 15 g pro)= $0.37

ï‚· Sports bar: (240 cal, 10g pro)=$1.20

Supplement milk drink vs. chocolate milk

ï‚· Milk Drink (250 cal, 18g pro)= $1.50

ï‚· Chocolate Milk (305 cal, 11.6 g pro)=$0.32

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What is Recovery Nutrition?

In a nutshell, recovery nutrition is the process of refueling your body with food and drink after rigorous physical activity such as a practice, workout or game.

More specifically, as an athlete, you burn a large amount of calories (or fuel) during a practice or a game. While you practice and compete, energy stores are used up and recovery nutrition is important for “restocking” them.… Continue Reading…

Dietary Supplements: More harm than good?

Millions of people who take dietary supplements to ward off cancer may be toying with a “two-edged sword” that might do them harm, experts have warned.

A team of US scientists said there was no good evidence that supplement pills and capsules reduced the risk of cancer in healthy individuals, pointing out that antioxidants such as as beta carotene, and vitamins C and E might even have biological effects that promote cancer.… Continue Reading…

Minimising The Risk of Taking Contaminated Supplements

Many athletes have blamed 'supplement contamination' for testing positive over recent years. With an abundance of products now available, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure that each and every one is free from banned substances. We recently received an email from Informed Sport asking us to publish an article on the subject to help athletes understand the possible risks involved with taking such substances and how they ensure that certain products are safe.Continue Reading…