Tip of the Day

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.

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.