Becci Twombley, is the team sports dietitian for the Los Angeles Angels and the sports nutrition consultant with the Los Angeles Lakers. She is a founding board member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA), a member of the Academy of Nutrition
Cooking at home has increased drastically this year as COVID-19 continues to influence consumer habits. Even though consumers are spending more time in the kitchen, they are still looking for healthy and fast-and-simple ways to increase variety.
Studies have investigated the effect pistachio nuts specifically have during pregnancy on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Assaf-Balut et al. conducted a prospective, randomized, controlled trial (San Carlos Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Prevention Study) to evaluate the incidence of GDM with either a control diet (standard diet with limited fat intake) or a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil and pistachios. One thousand normoglycemic (
In the early 2000s, Dan Buettner, a National Geographic Fellow, and a team of demographers, anthropologists and researchers identified five areas around the world that had the highest concentration of centenarians and coined the term “Blue Zones” to describe these five regions.
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.