Food

12 cycling nutrition ‘truths’, analyzed

1. Carbs make you fat Fiction! “On the contrary,” says Carly Tierney, nutritionist with DW Fitness. “Eating a diet packed with the right kind of carbs is the secret to getting and staying slim. The key thing is to choose the right types. Think less about reaching for crisps, white bread and pasta and opt for...

These Are the Worst Pre-Ride Breakfasts for Cyclists

If you’re in a rush in the morning but still want to eat breakfast before heading out, there are some great, easy options. However, the main nutrition goal for your first meal of the day should be to top off your glycogen stores, not mess up your system. With that in mind, these are...

Low Fat Versus High Fat: The Best Diet For Cyclists Is…

Whether you’re looking to improve performance or shed pounds, you’ve likely heard someone mention a high-fat/low-carb or high-carb/low-fat diet. Both diets get media hype (one more than the other, depending on the week), which caused us to wonder: Which is better for cyclists? It turns out that—no surprise—the answer isn’t as clear as we...

How To Increase Your Appetite When You’re Too Sick To Eat

Help Yourself Eat MoreMonkey Business Images/Getty ImagesIf you're sick, losing weight, and have no appetite, it could be due to illness, an emotional issue, or as a side effect of treatment. You know you need to eat more to gain the weight back or, at least, maintain your current weight, but you just don't...

Dangers of GMO Foods

Overview According to the United States Department of Agriculture, as of 2010, at least 80 percent of corn and approximately 90 percent of soybeans grown in the United States are grown from genetically modified seeds. Genetically modified, or GMO foods, are crops grown from seeds engineered to increase yield and lower production costs. Proponents of...

How bad is alcohol for cyclists, really?

It seems that cyclists love their craft beers and wine as much as they love their coffee. After all, few things taste as good as a cold, crisp beer after a long day in the saddle while reminiscing about the ride with your girlfriends.But what are the potential consequences of those post ride catch-ups...

Eat Without Gaining Weight – 35 Zero Calorie Foods to Keep You Slim

You don’t want to gain weight, so you are sensitive to know will your foods make you fat. But there are some foods you can eat without worrying, as they will not make you fat.Yes, there are some foods you can include in your diet, and no you will not need to count their...

Bananas for Cycling: The Best Mid-Ride Snacks

When cycling, you need to tote a lot of water with you and a few snacks. Snacks are plenty these days, with most everything in a portable container or a "snack pack". So, what do you tote along? Well, while the options are plentiful, there are few that will help you fuel through the...

The Food Rules That Cyclists Need To Follow

Eat EverythingA diet that includes everything is going to be the best for endurance athletes - which means that restrictive diets might not be the best if you’re hoping to crush your cycling goals in 2017.While for some people it’s possible to thrive while going paleo or vegan, that’s not the case for a...

Green Veggies For Sports Performance: Absolutely!

Green are good, but they one of the best things that at athlete can put into their bodies. Sports performance has been scientifically proven to enhance if the body is fueled with green veggies. So, before your next ride or marathon, choose a healthy green meal to fuel your way through. Nitrates Are The Key The...
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