Aqua Fresca for summer hydration

Hot days call for serious hydration.  Other than plain water, my new favorite solution is aqua fresca, also known as Aquas de Fruitas.  It’s an icy blend of fresh fruit and ice cubes, although the traditional recipes may use flowers, cereal grains or seeds.  My preference is fruit. The beauty of aqua fresca is that […]

Salt makes you…. hungry?

Who says space exploration is a waste of money? Over the years, plenty of useful information and technologies developed for space exploration programs has been translated to uses for everyday people.  Now we have another rather unexpected piece of information.  Salt does not make you thirsty. Here’s how this piece of .. useful?.. information was […]

Hydration for summer heat waves

Take away message from the Southwest US heatwave: Being fit/young/health-conscious/experienced-hiker-biker will not protect you from the deadly effects of extreme heat. So far this week 5 people, aged 19 to 33 have died in Arizona.  All were engaged in outdoor recreational activities despite the extreme heat.  I’m going to hazard a guess that they, and […]

Nutrition tips for summer running

Summer is fast approaching.  The weather is getting nicer, the days are getting longer, and you’re probably just itching to get outside and play. Spring/summer time is another great opportunity to get outside your gym and run. Whether you are a marathon runner, or just enjoy running a race for a good cause, there are […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: 8 glasses of water? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:05 — 4.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMichelle Obama recently made another foray into the nutrition profession, with her advice to drink 8 glasses of water a day, for health.  She also claims water is an “energy” drink, which is false, since water has zero calories, and […]

Nutrition for hot weather

It’s hot out.  Nutrition to the rescue!  Here are 7 tips on dealing with the heat. Dehydration, or lack of fluids, is the key concern.  Did you know: serious dehydration can trigger cardiovascular events.  Blood is thicker and harder to pump, increasing risk for stroke or heart attack.  Contrary to popular myth, coffee and tea […]

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