February 10, 2019

Time for a midnight snack…cottage cheese??…Rick Gillis PhD

Nutrition

Everyone gets the bedtime ‘munchies’.  As athletes, these moments can be especially detrimental to your nutritional health and performance if this means grabbing a bag of your favorite nacho cheese-flavored chips or a bowl of chocolate crunchies cereal.   Is there a food that can satisfy these cravings and be beneficial at the same time?  Surprisingly, […]

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June 10, 2018

Health benefits of molasses by Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

We all enjoy a bit of sugar and sweetness now and then.  As athletes, carbs can be very good to help glycogen levels in your muscles but too much of the wrong ones are definitely not beneficial.  As is probably no surprise, most refined sugar (known as sucrose) has little or no nutritional value other […]

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April 15, 2018

Golf and nutrition. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

As the weather is turning warmer in the northern latitudes, the golf courses are awakening from a long winter’s nap and competitive golf teams are starting practice in earnest.  Although often overlooked, nutrition plays a key role in the ability to stay both mentally and physically focused. Playing 18 holes can span the duration of […]

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