Nutrition

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Spirulina: The Ultimate Smoothie Ingredient?

Spirulina
I recently had an in-depth medical examination as a part of the World Trade Center Monitoring Program (I was present at WTC on 9/11/2001 and the months following) which included a chest X-Ray. I’m not a big fan of X-Rays and try to only have them when absolutely necessary.  I think checking my chest for tumors is a good reason to get one but it made me think about foods and supplements that can help the body deal with […]

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Ingredient Insight: Cacao, The Power of Chocolate!

Who doesn’t love chocolate? This delicacy is actually one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man, in its natural state, at least. Revered by kings and queens for thousands of years, it was actually used as currency throughout the Aztec world before being discovered by Europeans. That’s right, cacao, not gold (which was everywhere) was used as currency. Maybe they knew something the Europeans didn’t?

What is cacao? Cacao is the seed (or nut) of the fruit of the […]

How Much Protein Do We Really Need?

Hello everyone! The topic today is protein. Yes, this macro nutrient is often the main focus of our western diets but should it get all the attention?
Most of us have been raised in a protein-centered culture. One where the main focus of most meals will be the protein on the plate, right? The center piece is always the steak or chicken or fish. Some vegetables for garnish and maybe a tiny side salad. Don’t get me wrong, protein is […]

Zenberry Helped Me Ride 975 Miles

As a bike racer living in NY I often try to get away to a warm location each winter to get a break from the freezing cold or indoor riding that is required to stay fit.  This year I went back to Los Angeles which is a surprisingly great place to ride a bike. Warm and usually dry, the canyons that jut up from the Pacific Coast Highway leave plenty of climbing to get the body ready for the […]