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Is Açaí Worth It's Hype???

 In the past few years, perhaps no other fruit has received as much attention as the Açaí Berry. Many nutritionists have proclaimed it’s a superfruit, packed with antioxidants and nutrients that make it one of the world’s healthiest fruits. But is all this praise and attention just marketing hype? How well does it really stack up against other fruits that also have high levels of antioxidants?   Like other berries in its family, Acai Berry contains high levels of antioxidants. But to merely say that it’s rich in antioxidants would be a huge understatement. That’s because Acai Berry has been found to...

Cinnamon: A Natural (and Delicious) Performance Enhancer

Most people don’t normally associate Cinnamon with improving athletic performance. But if you knew all the health benefits that Cinnamon offers, you might just change your mind. If you’re an athlete or fitness enthusiast, these health benefits of Cinnamon should convince you that Cinnamon really can help improve your performance:   It helps reduce pain, inflammation, and muscle soreness Cinnamon is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce pain, inflammation, and soreness - the hallmarks of any active lifestyle.                 May help blood circulation Cassia cinnamon (one of the two types of Cinnamon) is thought to have blood...

4 Reasons Why Athletes Go Bananas over Banana

Ever wondered why you see some athletes get a quick bite of banana during breaks? Or why they’re commonly served in rest stations during marathon races?   The answer is simple...they’re one of nature’s best food supplements when it comes to athletic performance. Not only are they a quick and delicious snack, but they also contain essential nutrients that can directly enhance your performance and results. Here are 3 reasons why athletes love having banana before, during, and even after training.   Great source of potassium Bananas are famous for being rich in potassium, a mineral essential to optimise athletic...

How To Fuel For A Morning Run

Written By Linzay Logan Everyone is different, but there are a few simple guidelines to keep in mind. Heading out the door to run while the sun is just beginning to peak over the horizon can be the best — or sometimes, the only — time for many runners to pound out a training run. However, balancing proper fueling with getting out the door for a morning run in a timely fashion can be a constant struggle. Finding the early morning fueling strategy that works best for you can be like discovering a diamond in the rough, and Claire Shorenstein,...

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