10 Foods to Supercharge Your Sport?

In their quest for the ultimate performance nutrition, cyclists and sports scientists will turn their taste buds to anything from a cousin of cannabis to the afterburn effects of a curry.

Source: 10 foods to supercharge your cycling

The info about celery is new to me.  I understood celery to be a “diet” food – it was one of the few that took more energy to consume than you got from it.  Hemp seeds have been fashionable, but you could get similar benefits by using a combination of sesame, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.  Similarly, there’s been a push for Maple syrup uptake…  But flat coke?  Given that soda pop has been shown to shorten telomeres

The Surprising Health Benefits of Beans

Beans are a super healthy, super versatile and super affordable food. Beans are high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper and zinc. Eating beans regularly may decrease the risk of diabetes, heart disease, colorectal cancer, and helps with weight management. Beans are hearty, helping you feel full so you will tend to eat less.

As we get older, we need fewer calories and beans are a great way to boost the nutrition power of your meal without boosting the calories. A half-cup of beans has only about 100 calories.

Source: After-40 Nutrition: The Surprising Health Benefits of Beans

They missed something you can do with beans – make vegan brownies (recipe).  I’m conflicted about eating them – it’s way too healthy for a brownie.  I also like to add salsa to my navy beans.