Coaches Lets Take Another Look at Breakfast

Is Your Breakfast The Breakfast of Champions? “Better Eat Your Wheaties”, “Eat The Best, Beat The Best” and “Fuel For Champions” has been the mantra for the cereal that supposedly fuels elite athletes in every sport, including basketball. While we know the importance of carbohydrates and B vitamins to drive performance and provide energy, is this the right breakfast for an NBA[…]

The Skinny on Sugar

The Skinny on Sugar The American Heart Association recommends limiting the daily intake of added sugar to 5 teaspoons for women and 9 teaspoons for men.  For reference, one 12-ounce can of cola contains about 8 teaspoons of added sugar, for about 130 calories.  Most American women should eat or drink no more than 100[…]

Are Artificial Sweeteners Helping Your Game? Potential Dangers and Side Effects

Regular Sugar vs. Artificial Sweeteners By now, you’ve probably heard that sugar isn’t great for your waistline, your blood sugar or your long term health. With more information surfacing daily about the dangers of excess sugar, artificial sweeteners have staked their claim in the media as a “healthier” alternative. Artificial sweeteners are found in a wide variety of popular products, including[…]

The Coaches Secret Weapon/ The Power Smoothie

As a snack or a quick meal, a smoothie done right is packed full of goodness: Introducing The NBA Coaches Coconut Cherry Lime Smoothie (Recipe and Nutritional Benefits) Nutrient-dense, flavorful, and easy to prepare— smoothies pack a powerful nutritional punch! Beware: not all smoothies are created equal. Many commercial brand smoothies contain added sugars or artificial sweeteners and little[…]