Wednesday, 22 February 2012

NCCH "Nutrition" Workshop

Last evening I had the priviledge of presenting to 40 of Hamiltons finest Cyclests from the Team CHCH ot the National Cycling Centre.  We discussed the proper amount of Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats that are necessary pre, during and post workouts as well as keys to proper hydration.
Following these main topics, we delved into the wonderful topic of superfoods where the athletes were able to try such foods as "Spirulina, gogi berries, dulse, kombu, chia seeds, raw cacao nibs, raw honey, and coconut oil".  Probably the best tasting treat of the night were the "Chocolate Energy Balls" that I brought along.  This recipe was adapted from a book written by Eva Cabaca, one of the lovely teachers at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition where I studied to become a Certified Nutritional Practitioner.

The athletes had great questions regarding Paleo or Primal Diets, Supplements, Chocolate Milk, Protein Bars and powders.  It was amazing to see a group of such enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals. 

Thank you Rick and Team CHCH for the opportunity to speak.  I am sure your athletes are on their way to a wonderful 2012 season.

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