Eating to Boost Your (Teaching) Performance

Energy EnhancersEat breakfast. This may seem like the oldest piece of nutrition advice, but it’s also one of the hardest to follow. Skipping this meal really does make it hard to keep energy levels high during a full day of teaching. Breakfast should consist of...

Fall Fruit Finds

Now that fall has arrived, there are some fabulous fruits in season. Here’s what they can do for a dancer’s diet. Portable and delicious, apples are full of fiber. One medium-size apple provides nearly 20 percent of the USDA’s recommended daily fiber intake. Pears are...

Should You Eat Like a Caveman?

Fueling your body for dance is essential, but deciding what to eat isn’t always easy. And with new diets surfacing every month, it can be hard to know what to believe: low-carb, low-fat, no gluten, no dairy? What’s the best approach?We delved into two hot...

The Most Convincing Argument Yet to Drop the Diet Coke

For some time, health experts have warned us about the risks of artificial sweeteners. They say the products add unnatural chemicals to our diets and can increase sugar cravings. Now, science is emerging to back up the inclination that these sugary shortcuts are bad...

Refined Carbs Will Make You Hungry for More

Carbohydrates are necessary to any dancer’s diet—they yield energy. But too many refined carbs can ultimately make you feel sluggish. A recent study suggests that eating cookies, chips, and packaged foods chock-full of corn syrup can trigger food cravings by causing...

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