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Why Endurance Athletes Need Probiotics

Why Endurance Athletes Need Probiotics

Everything endurance athletes need to know about probiotics. What are the benefits of taking a probiotic and how to choose the right supplement? Table of contentsWhat are probiotics?What are the benefits of probiotics for athletes? Foods with probioticsHow...

Is There a Link Between Gut Health and Athletic Performance?

Is There a Link Between Gut Health and Athletic Performance?

A break down of all things gut health - why gut health is important, what foods are good and bad for gut health, and the relationship between the gut and exercise. Gut health has become a trending topic in the nutrition and fitness world. And with good reason, since...

10 Fall Superfoods to Fuel Your Workout

10 Fall Superfoods to Fuel Your Workout

10 Fall Superfoods that are nutritious & beneficial for your athletic performance. Plus, recipe ideas for building a healthy autumn menu! I can’t believe another summer has officially come to an end! And while I am sad to say goodbye to the warmer weather, I am...

Do You Need Protein Powders?

Do You Need Protein Powders?

On Episode #18 of the Greenletes Podcast, hear from an expert on everything you've ever wanted to know about protein powders. Frances Largeman-Roth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a New York Times best selling author and nationally recognized nutrition and...

What To Eat Before Running A 5k

What To Eat Before Running A 5k

Whether you're a new runner or a seasoned runner trying to PR, choosing the right foods the night before and morning of a 5k can make or break your performance. Table of contentsWhat to eat before a training run2-4 hours before a run 1-2 hours before a run 30-60...

11 Best Healthy Carbs For Athletes

11 Best Healthy Carbs For Athletes

Grab the list of 11 best healthy carbs for endurance athletes to fuel their workouts. Table of contentsWhy are carbs important?How many carbs do athletes need?What happens if athletes go low-carb?Best carbs for endurance athletes1. Brown rice 2. Quinoa 3. Sweet...

12 Best Recovery Foods For Vegetarian Athletes

12 Best Recovery Foods For Vegetarian Athletes

The ultimate list of the 10+ best post workout recovery foods and meals for vegetarian athletes. These foods have the right mixture of nutrients to help you recover faster and gain muscle. Did you know that what you eat after a workout for recovery is just as...

Should You Eat Less On Rest Days?

Should You Eat Less On Rest Days?

What to eat on rest days to maximize strength and performance. This meal plan will help you eat the right combination of foods on non-workout days. Table of contentsWhat should I eat on rest days?How much fat should I have on a rest day? How many calories?Should you...

How To Make A Healthy Breakfast For Athletes

How To Make A Healthy Breakfast For Athletes

These 10 tips for a healthy athlete breakfast will help you jumpstart your energy levels and start out your day on a healthy note. Don't miss out on the simple and fueling recipe options. You’ve all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”...

Heart Healthy Superfoods For Runners

Heart Healthy Superfoods For Runners

Keep your heart healthy and strong with this list of more than 25 superfoods for heart health, including antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. Here’s an impressive stat: A healthy heart beats 60 to 100 times per minute (on average)!...

What Is Beetroot Juice & Should You Drink It?

What Is Beetroot Juice & Should You Drink It?

If you're a runner (as I know many of my readers are), you've probably heard some rumblings about beetroot juice. If you're wondering why many athletes have taken one of the most unpalatable veggies (in my opinion) and decided to start juicing it, there's a good...

The Simple Post-Workout Smoothie Formula

The Simple Post-Workout Smoothie Formula

It's been drilled into your brain that "you must fuel for a workout". Since you care about your athletic performance, you give your body the nutrients it needs to power the toughest of workouts. But what many people often overlook is that 'fueling' also means getting...

10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Athletes

10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods For Athletes

An RD shares secrets for fighting inflammation & soothing injuries, like runner's knee. The 10 BEST anti-inflammatory foods to eat today. Inflammation. It’s a nutrition buzzword that gets a bad reputation, but it isn't always completely understood. Almost everyone...

I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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