Prebiotics, like rice and beans, pair well with probiotics, like kimchi, and may provide a natural doping effect, powering athletes through their training and to the 2016 Olympic Games.
Olympic athletes often make waves for all-star performances and for bringing home the gold, but few talk about one of the secrets to staying in the game: a healthy gut.
While additional research is needed, preliminary findings suggest probiotics – available in fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi and miso – may provide a natural and clean “doping effect” when paired with prebiotics, or fiber-packed foods. Continue reading “Want to Eat Like an Olympic Athlete? Seven Tips for a Healthy Gut”
Host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Dr. Steven Horwitz will be discussing proper nutrition for optimal sports performance and injury prevention.
Steven Horwitz, DC, is a certified chiropractic sports physician, strength and conditioning specialist, and a coach for USA Weightlifting. He has worked with elite athletes, serving as the only chiropractor for the 1996 US Olympic team. He is particularly interested in reaching as many young athletes as possible.
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The 2010 Winter Olympics are happening right now in Vancouver, Canada. I, for one, am super excited about them. I love winter and I love winter sports. Figure skating, aerial moguls, alpine skiing, hockey… there is just so much to take in and enjoy. The one thing that I have taken away from the Olympics, as we get in to day 4 of competition, is the sheer joy that the athletes have for their sport… not necessarily for winning the gold, but just for being there in the Olympics, competing with the best in the world. We could learn a thing or two from them. Passion is important in life. It is important for your health and longevity to do things that you love and find, if not relaxing, well… enjoyable. In fact, a study published in the Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics showed that life expectancy was significantly associated with leisure time for sports and exercises and a higher proportion of participation in volunteer activities in the community. So get out there, get active, and have fun.