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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February 25, 2018

Better versus best on game day. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

One of the biggest and most important challenges any athlete has to make is what to fuel your body with on game day…when it really counts!  My son’s ‘go to’ is the choice on the left and is great ‘comfort’ food for him as he knows his body performs well on it.  Something to consider […]

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February 4, 2018

4 Easy Tips for Superbowl Parties. Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

1. Don’t go hungry.  Don’t go to a party hungry. This seems simple to say but is often not easy to accomplish. The problem with being hungry when you arrive at the party is that your body wants something quick to fill the tank. For most of us, this results in reaching for the sweets, cakes, […]

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January 28, 2018

Protein Power Punch! Rick Gillis, PhD

Nutrition

Protein is unique among the major nutritional categories (fats, carbs, and protein) in that it’s the only one that if you don’t use it, you lose it.  The food industry has recognized this and provides multiple protein powder options for those who want to balance their nutrition throughout the day. Thankfully, there are many options […]

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