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Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Plant-Based/ Vegan

Holy Sprout! Growing Superfoods Easy as 1-2-Pea!

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The lovin’ sproutful

Do you believe in magic? Well, you’re going to soil your plants when you hear this…broccoli sprouts have 50X the nutrients of mature broccoli! 

That’s right! Seeds, beans, legumes, and grains, which when in sprouted form, aren’t just a topping for some hippie sandwich, they contain a significant amount of protein as well as highly concentrated levels of micronutrients compared to the mature food counterpart. Continue Reading…

Health Tips/ Nutrition for Sport/ Wellness

Virus Defense: Replenish your gut flora

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Defend Like Bruce Lee—Eat Broccoli

Having healthy and diverse gut bacteria isn’t just for digesting your post-ride Locavore lunch, it’s essential for quickly fighting viruses in the nervous system.

Especially during this pandemic, we’re obsessed with killing germs, but that’s also depriving us of the microbial diversity critical for fighting viruses. Studies reveal that bacteria protect us by supporting mucosal surfaces—which are the gateway for viruses, such as Coronavirus. Most viruses access our body through mucosal surfaces, and in those sites, viruses interact with hundreds of different bacteria, which are part of the host’s immune defense. Continue Reading…

Bars/ Breakfast/ Mountain Biking/ Recipes/ Vegan

Zesty Life Granola

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Health Nut Trail Snack

Are you going nuts trying to find a healthy snack that tastes good, is easy to prepare, and also works as a grab and go? I’ve got it!

When you’re acting like a nutcase because you’re hungry, you need high energy, nutrient-dense foods. Zesty Life Granola is the perfect fix! Full of healthy raw seeds and nuts and a hint of banana, this snack is super easy to prepare and it makes a nice big batch.

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Bowls/ Dinner/ Lunch/ Recipes/ Vegan

Wild & Fiery Jerk bowl with Mango Salsa

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Addicting & delicious pain

This Jamaican jerk bowl is bursting with zest, perfect for the flavour thrill-seeker and a surefire way
to practice pain tolerance! The Scotch pepper found in jerk spice contains capsaicin, which tricks the brain into thinking you’re being burned; the brain responds by releasing endorphins and dopamine. This brings a sense of euphoria similar to a “runner’s high”. Continue Reading…

Athletic Performance/ Health Tips/ Zesty Adventures

Healing Vibes: Secrets to Accelerated Recovery

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Superhuman healing

Do you wish you had mutant healing powers like Wolverine? How about the ability to regenerate damaged or destroyed tissue and bone like Deadpool? What if I told you that even you, a mere mortal could harness superhuman healing power?

I recently fractured my shoulder and initially was told it would take six weeks, however my orthopedic surgeon just told me I’ve cut that prognosis in half. After reviewing my latest x-ray, she said she was blown away at the fact that there is bone forming at three weeks. “Wow, I typically only see bone formation at six weeks.”

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Bowls/ Plant-Based/ Recipes/ Vegan

Curry Up! Nutrient-dense Injury Recovery Bowl

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Keep calm and curry on

Whether you’re injured or recovering from an intense training session, nutrition is paramount in recovery. Food is critical to our health and repairing our bodies. Both the body and the mind can be enhanced (or hindered) by what we eat.

I’m shocked by the junk people put in their bodies—especially when injured! Nutrients are building blocks of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs, and they’re what helps your body function properly. If you want to be back at your best as soon as possible, consider making a batch of my nutrient-dense curry.

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