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[…]

“The War on Cancer,” Make Sure You Have the Right Ammo

Introduction: *Cancer typically develops as a result of genetic, environmental and/or lifestyle factors. Although many types of cancer are still not easily preventable, there are steps you can take to adjust your lifestyle and perhaps reduce the risk. Certain cancers, including prostate and breast cancer, affect a very large part of the population, but do[…]