Spencer Ward

Sugar Rush

Yes, they’re easy to grab on the run and seem to temporarily curb your hunger, but lay off the sweets. They do more harm than you realize and make it extremely hard to cut weight.  They are also severely bad for you health. According to Nancy Appleton, PhD, Some of the negative side effects of sugar include: suppressed immune system, asthma, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis.

Spencer Ward is a Nutritionist with the Acupuncture Center in Overland Park KS.

The Weighting Game

In the sport of boxing, diet and nutrition are a critical component to a fighters success. His body is his weapon and keeping it in top physical condition is essential. However, when most people talk about nutrition and boxing in the same discussion, more often than not, it tends to center around the subject of weight loss.

Wheat over White

When eating bread, always opt for the Whole Grain variety. It contains fiber, vitamins, nutrients, and won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar like white bread does. White bread seems more readily available, but going whole wheat will prevent energy fluctuations and weight gain. It’s a small change that can pay big dividends.

Spencer Ward is a Nutritionist with the Acupuncture Center in Overland Park KS.

Juicing for Fast Results

At one point or another, most fighters and athletes find themselves staring at that large supplement shelf in the vitamin store, feeling confused and unsure about their knowledge of health. Because of the wear and tear boxing can have on an individual, it’s important to stay healthy and nutritionally sound. We all understand that we need vitamins and nutrients in our bodies, but knowing the best product or concoction is often confusing and can be completely stressful when faced with so many choices.

The Building Blocks of Muscle

Boxing is a highly demanding sport for all of the major muscle groups and what you do after you put them to the test is almost as important as how you test them.  Protein is crucial for muscle recovery. It promotes growth and healing after the muscle has been broken down through intense, heavy exercise. Good whole food sources are beef, bison, chicken, turkey, and eggs.  All high protein and lean.

Spencer Ward is a Nutritionist with the Acupuncture Center in Overland Park KS.