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WHO’s new sugar rules, reviewed

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 7, 2014
Filed Under: The Nerd News Parade

The World Health Organization came out with new guidelines for free sugar consumption. Sort of. From their website: “WHO’s current recommendation, from 2002, is that sugars should make up less than 10% of total energy inta

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Watermelon Juice Pumps You Up! (In more ways than one, wink, wink.)

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 1, 2013
Filed Under: Studies A Go-Go

New research out of Spain shows that drinking watermelon juice–of all things–before working out greatly improves recovery. Neato! I live for this kind of study (which is a little pathetic, frankly, but whatever). The m

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Pig out. Work out. Gross out.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | March 1, 2012
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A couple years ago, I took a friend for a surf lesson. While the waves weren’t big, it was a bit of a paddle out to the break, so she insisted on snarfing down a protein bar before heading out. I warned her against it. I exp

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Illegal Dopes?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | January 25, 2012
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I’ve been doing a bunch of research on substances banned by the World Anti-Doping Association lately. (Yeah, that’s right. Some people experiment with elicit substances. Others get their kicks researching them instea

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Eat it, drink it, or slurp it. Your choice.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 25, 2010
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Looking for optimal fueling during your super-long morning bike trek? Well, according to a new study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, whether you pick a sports drink, gel, or energy bar, they’

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Bored? Try a triathlon!

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 11, 2010
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Given our recent spat of science-and/or-zombie-intensive posts, I figured I might keep things light today and point you towards this cool list of tips for your first triathlon from That’s Fit! 1. Practice the transitions. Sc

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Having sport with Vegans.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | June 9, 2010
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Official Fitness Nerd Hall Monitor MichM asked me to read Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life by Brendan Brazier, so I did, and it’s a fine book. If you’re a vegan or part of tha

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Did his hair count in those 182 pounds?

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | February 3, 2010
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Here’s an interesting article in the New York Times about how athletes perform best when they figure out their natural weight. The bulk of the article is about runners, who generally run faster with less meat on their bones,

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Athletes mouth off.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | December 17, 2009
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If you’ve been searching for the perfect shoe to increase athletic performance, it looks like you may have been focusing on the wrong end. According to The New York Times, mouthpieces are the new black. Mr. Gillis is among a

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Anatomy of a b***s*** nutritional study press release.

by Denis Faye - The Nutrition Nerd | August 7, 2009
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Most of you nutrition junkies probably notice that every couple of years, a study pops up blabbing about the latest breakthrough miracle food. It’s always some fruit, nut or veggie that’s been overlooked for hundreds o

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