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Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Fats & Oils

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In order to flourish, you must nourish

If you want to thrive in your body, you need to fuel your body with the right stuff, and the types of fat you consume is critical. Fats provide energy for your body and are necessary for the growth and development of your brain, hormone production, blood clotting, skin maintenance and transporting/absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.

It can be quite confusing what fats are actually good for you, so let’s make our way out of the woods and understand what the heck it all means, what fats help you live lean and light, fight illness and which ones contribute to adverse affects and weight gain. Continue Reading…

Bars/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Xmas Energy Balls

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Hittin’ the backcountry takes balls

If you’re planning a long day in the elements, it’s critical to properly fuel your body. While carbohydrates are your body’s preferred source of quick fuel, protein is equally important for energy and muscle conservation and repair.

Fromย carbohydrate-rich dates to nut and seed plant-based proteins, these Zesty Energy Balls are packed with whole food goodness to keep you on the uptrack. They’re extremely easy to prepare and don’t have the added junk that’s in most store-bought bars. These balls are raw, vegan, gluten-free AND Tasty!

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Bars/ Breakfast/ Nutrition for Sport/ Recipes/ Snacks

Zesty Life Energy Bar

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Chewy, nutty, fruity and packed with goodness

You were riding along at good pace, focused and energized… then seemingly without warning your legs turned to cement, you begin to lag behind and the muscle-trembling feeling of hunger and nausea sets inโ€”Get home quick, cause you’re going to bonk!

Your ability to run, bike, ski and get zesty in any activity that exerts yourself, hinges on the capacity of the body to extract energy from food. Riding strong and steady is about eating the right amounts of the right foods at the right times. And drinking adequate amounts of water! Continue Reading…

Dinner/ Green/ Lunch/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

50 Shades of Zesty: Warm Kale & Chicken Salad

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Crispy, flavourful and crazy satisfying

I know what you boys are going to say, “Kale, Quinoa, Brussel Sprouts…c’mon that’ll taste like dirt, mixed with a freshly mowed lawn and wet dog”. I challenge you to try this, so I can prove you wrong!

Besides holding the coveted spot as the trendiest vegetable these days, did I mention, Kale is going to improve your sex life? โ€”Yup. Kale will not only make you a rockstar in sport, but also between the sheets. Here are a few ways…

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