Athletes & Sports

Athletes the world over rely on peanut butter to provide long-lasting energy to fuel their competitive lifestyles. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, peanuts and peanut butter can be an important part of a nutritious eating plan for performance, recovery and well-being.

How Peanuts Can Help Athletes Level Up Their Performance

Peanuts and peanut butter are excellent choices for athletes to include to fuel their active lifestyle. Just simply adding a scoop or two of peanut butter to my oatmeal every morning not only helps me meet my nutrition needs as an athlete, business owner and dog mom-- it's a tasty and satisfying way to start my busy days.

Joyful Movement

Have you ever felt like you must do a certain workout for a certain amount of time, in a specific way, and it’s literally the last thing in the world you want to do? 
 
If so, you are not alone in that sense of dread. Exercise can feel like a chore, a burden and even like a punishment if it’s devoid of pleasure and wrapped up in a rigid outlook on physical activity.
 
Fortunately, there is another way we can move our bodies, so we feel joyful, uplifted and rejuvenated!

In Honor of Movember, Here's What Men Need to Know about Nutrition

Men have distinct differences when it comes to prioritizing nutrition.

Welcome Spring with an At Home Golf Tournament Party

The famous golf tournament in Augusta, Ga is the first of the four major golf tournaments played in the United States. This prestigious event takes place April 5-11 in Augusta, Georgia. Tickets are always limited, but in 2021 only select patrons are allowed. Since you can’t go in person, here are five suggestions to help create a celebration worthy golf watch party – complete with your favorite snacks, including delicious peanuts.

Fuel Your Body and Your Tastebuds with Peanuts

By: Taylor Walker, @taylorwalkerfit

Peanut, peanut butter and JELLY! That is literally one of our favorite silly songs these days. I mean, who doesn’t love a good PB and J? With so many nut-based options for snacking, baking and beyond, I wanted to share a bit more information on the classic Peanut and why they are a mainstay in our pantry as both a mama and fitness professional.

Peanut Power for Athletes

By Holley Samuel MEd, RD, LD, CPT

Many athletes spend a lot of time and energy focusing on improving their nutrition in order to perform and recover well from their training, and adequate nutrition doesn’t need to be complicated in order to get the job done! Athletes tend to have higher energy needs than those who are more sedentary and are also typically at higher risk for developing micronutrient deficiencies.6 Because athletes need more, the focus of their nutrition is often on energy and nutrient dense foods to meet their needs.

One of my favorite strategies to incorporate foods that have a nutrient packed punch is using peanuts and peanut butter as part of my fueling plan.

Sports Nutrition for an Everyday Active Lifestyle

Many people are NOT training for a marathon or playing competitive sports. But, they are dedicated to fitness and living an active lifestyle. There’s a huge population of people who workout for 45-60 minutes most days, enjoy exercising, run 5K’s for fun on the weekend, read fitness articles in their spare time, and socialize with friends by trying new fitness classes. This group of people does not need intense sports nutrition advice, but they do need: Active lifestyle nutrition.

Without Fans in the Stands, Ballpark Peanuts Are Sidelined

On July 28th, BBC Radio aired a segment on baseball and peanuts by Paige Sutherland. In the piece, Sutherland shares with listeners the situation of in-shell peanuts during a baseball season with no fans in the stands.

Hit Your Health Reset Button for the New Year

Instead of looking to begin a crash or fad diet, the better play is to create some sustainable behavior changes that will last long term. By adding fruits, veggies, nuts, including peanuts, seeds, low and nonfat dairy products and lean proteins, you will tend to crowd out the less nutritious options.

The Peanut Butter Banana Dog is a Grand Slam Snack this Post-Season

The end of summer brings with it many beautiful changes: the weather starts to cool down, leaves start to fall… and we go from watching regular season baseball games to the playoffs.  After a whole season (that’s more than 2,300 baseball games!) of chowing down on the same ballpark fare at stadiums across the country, who isn’t ready to try something new?  

    

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