15 Incredibly Nutrient Dense Foods

This week we have a guest contributor for our page.  Helen Sanders of Health Ambition wrote an article that we think sums up some of the healthiest, nutrient dense foods that you should be adding into your diet.

Take a read and ask us how implementing these 15 nutrient dense foods can compliment your training.

15 Incredibly Nutrient Dense Foods

 

 

 

(Self)Love, Sex, & Chocolate…

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, or as I adoringly refer to it…’Single Awareness Day’.  To be fair I am no less single today than I will be tomorrow, so I’m changing my perception a little. Tomorrow I’m going to celebrate me.  I’m a ninja warrior goddess and I’m worth the effort.  So for all of you […]

Dem Bones Part Deux

At the end of last week’s blog, I promised you some tips and tricks on how to make the perfect bone broth so you too can begin to enjoy the benefits of this unicorn tear laden goodness.

Giddy up… 😉

 

Recipe for a great homemade stock

 

Simply place a big bunch of bones, (virtually any kind of bones including […]

Dem Bones

So what is this new ‘trend’, this magic elixir, ‘bone broth’?

“What? Ew. Why? What?”

Pump the brakes.  It’s pretty simple really.  Bone broth is just dressed-up stock.  You can make it with any animal bones — beef, chicken, turkey, whatever…

The truth is, it’s nothing new.  Bone broth has been a staple since the beginning of time.  […]

Protein. If You Can’t Stand the Heat…

I just want to give some clarification in regards to a question that I was asked this morning:

“Can I use my protein powder in my overnight oats and then warm them in the morning?”

It is true that heat will denature the protein, but what ‘exactly’ does that mean?

“Denaturation is a process in which proteins or nucleic acids lose the quaternary structure, tertiary […]

Dear Santa, If You Want to Fit Down That Chimney…

The Christmas season is upon us and I, for one, am pretty sure that that posterior shelf I have going on is more Egg Nog Latte and Bliss Bar than glute max at the moment, so it’s go time people.   These are 5 habits that I try to incorporate into my daily routine and help […]

The Skinny on Fat

Of the three macronutrients, fat is by far the most misunderstood and the first that we tend to eliminate.  The truth is, at least 20% to 35% of our daily caloric intake needs to come from dietary fat.

Dietary fat has 6 major roles:

it is the most energy-dense macronutrient
manufactures and balances hormones
integral to the formation of […]

Hydration and Stuff

You’re busy and it’s going to be another amazing Okanagan weekend so this week’s blog on hydration strategy will be both relevant and to the point.  So let’s get on with it shall we?

Water is essential to life.  Without it we quickly become dehydrated and dehydration is the one thing the body does not adapt […]

An Eggsellent Easter Recipe

No, you are not losing your mind, our weekly blog is appearing today, on Thursday, instead of our normal Friday slot.  I know, for Type “A”ers like us, this can be a bit much to handle, but for the sake of Good Friday, I thought we’d break a few rules.

That was a nice little segue […]

Wasted Gains: The Effects of Alcohol on Training Performance

I don’t care what level you train at. Weekend warrior, elite athlete: it makes no difference. You should be aware of the effects alcohol can have on the human body and performance. Why bring this up now?  We are all currently experiencing the mad crush of Christmas parties and celebrations tinsel laden and spirit soaked. […]