Recovery nutrition is all about giving the body the fuel it needs to replenish, rebuild and adapt to the training stimulus it has endured. If fuel isn’t provided, the gains from the workout will be compromised and will limit performance and adaptation in subsequent sessions.
Being at home, we sometimes have unusual cravings. One way to combat these cravings is to make sure we get an adequate source of protein. One tasty, ready-to-eat, complete-protein option is pistachios.
Complete proteins are foods that contain all of the essential amino acids. Essential amino acids, which are building blocks for strong muscles, hormones, nutrient transporters and a robust immune system, must be consumed in the diet.
Roasted American pistachios joined soy, quinoa, and buckwheat to be classified as a complete protein source that provides all nine essential amino acids in adequate amounts for people 5 years and older. The terms “complete” and “incomplete,” as it pertains to protein, have been used to describe a variety of protein foods, specifically when referring to vegetarian, vegan and plant-based diets.
To a sports dietitian, nothing says “the holidays are here” like the sound of athletes pleading for a cheat code to holiday eating. From sweet to savory or appetizer to dessert, food brings family and friends together to celebrate with gratitude for one another and the kindness in their hearts.