Category Archives: Vegetables

How to get athletes to eat their vegetables: nitrate and performance (part 1)

For 9 years of my life I was a competitive cross country runner.  For 9 years of my life I heard the same types of nutritional recommendations: high carbohydrate, low fat, lots of water, eat within 30 minutes of a workout.  I know now that total calories seems to matter most (to which increasing dietary fat definitely helps), carbohydrate loading isn't relevant to most events, and I don't need to carry around a gallon of water everywhere I go to keep my urine clear.  Future posts will dissect Read more [...]