Tag Archives: whole grains

What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

What Makes Amaranth So Amazing?

Q: What is Amaranth? A: Amaranth is a member of the “goosefoot family” of plants, technically referred to as  Chenopodiaeceae.    Its kin includes quinoa, beets, Swiss chard and spinach. Amaranth’s closest cousin is the popular gra ...
Get Your Freekeh On!

Get Your Freekeh On!

Q: What the freak is freekeh? A: With the recent rise of interest in quinoa taking hold, a similar and highly nutritious whole grain oat has flown under the radar. Freekeh isn’t getting the fame it deserves. While it’s only beginning to g ...
Know When & How to Carbo Load

Know When & How to Carbo Load

Q: Do I really need to carbo load before a race? Amy Marsh answers: A: There are so many different approaches to race nutrition. Some athletes go gluten-free, some prefer a meatless meal while others shy away from saturated fat and sugar. But perhaps ...