Should You Go Vegan?

Last spring, Miami City Ballet corps de ballet dancer Chloe Freytag decided to eat vegan. With a passion for nutrition, she was concerned that toxins and preservatives in certain foods were preventing her from becoming her best dancing self. “Before veganism I...

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...

Beat the Bloat

In our May issue’s Health column we share some of the prime culprits for bloating. Don’t get caught in an uncomfortable situation in class. Beat the bloat. Eating too quickly or too much can cause gas and bloating, and so can certain types of foods. Many foods that...

The Latest on What You Should Eat (and Avoid)

New federal dietary guidelines have the food, meat and beverage industries buzzing. Released once every five years, dietary recommendations are updated based on the most recent medical research. A few of the new guidelines came as a surprise to some, yet health...

Grab-and­­­-Go Snacking

You know the scene—you’re running out the door, so you grab a snack for the road. According to new research, however, eating on the run may not be the best idea. In a recent study, test subjects who snacked while walking were more likely to eat more food later on than...

Vitamin D and Healthy Fats Are BFFs

Vitamin D is an important part of a dancer’s diet, but did you know it’s a fat-soluble vitamin? That means fat improves the body’s ability to absorb it. You may be thinking, I’ll eat some ice cream while soaking up sun! Turns out, that’s not totally far-fetched. ...

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