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Showing posts from October 16, 2022

Pre-race low residue diet - why it works

There are several scenarios in which athletes do things that may appear unhealthy to an "outsider" in order to keep the body in good health. For example, someone who exercises 60-minutes a day does not require 200+ calories to fuel the workout. But an athlete preparing for a 4-hour ride will plan for at least 60g of carbohydrates per hour in the form of sport nutrition to prolong endurance capacity.  Another scenario athletes apply is drastically reducing fiber-rich foods (like vegetables) in the 24-72 hours prior to an endurance event. If you've ever had an upset stomach, you have a gastrointestinal condition such as Crohn's or diverticulitis or prepared for a colonoscopy, there's a good chance you understand the purpose (and benefits) of a temporarily limiting dietary fiber.  Before discussing the benefits of a low residue diet, first it's important to understand how poop is made.  The digestive system includes the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and gastrointe

Pumpkin Muffins

  Tis the season of all-things orange, pumpkin spice-everything and the galore of pumpkin-inspired products. For the pumpkin spice enthusiast (or obsessed), you'll be happy to hear that the pumpkin is highly nutritious. Packed with beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium, pumpkin is a powerful winter squash vegetable. Also, your gut will be relieved to hear that pumpkins are a great source of fiber.  If the fall weather has you craving warm foods and you love the taste of pumpkin spice, this easy-to-make recipe is sure to make your tummy smile. Enjoy! Thank you Joey for including this recipe in a past  Trimarni Newsletter .  Ingredients 1 ½ cups AP or whole wheat flour 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice* 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp sea salt 1 cup pure pumpkin puree ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt ½ cup maple syrup 2 eggs 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1-2 Tablespoons raw sugar (Turbinado sugar) for sprinkling, optional ½