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The Greening of the Games

By Carla F. Williams | August 10, 2012

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Picking local in the produce aisle, checking for sustainability at the seafood counter, paying premium for organic milk…decisions that more and more of us make on a daily basis in our efforts to take better care of ourselves and the planet. This isn’t always so easy. Things happen. A sudden shortage of organic milk, the price of sustainable salmon spikes one week, and the next thing you know your grocery cart’s off kilter. Now imagine committing to those higher standards when you have to serve roughly14 million meals to spectators alone. Welcome to the other main event–the London 2012 culinary Olympics. Read More

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The Olympian’s Plate

By Carla F. Williams | August 2, 2012

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Photo: jcoterhals

My culinary curiosity kicked in the other night as I watched the hyper-competitive swimmers jettison through the water with the grace of dolphin-sharks. How do these uber athletes fuel their bodies to be able to consistently sustain this level of physical output? Might there actually be such a thing as a Breakfast of Champions? I did some digging and just as I suspected, there is no magic meal that can turn us mere mortals into athletic forces to contend with. My peek behind the curtain did turn up some interesting info that makes the Games that much more interesting. Who knows, it might possibly help you improve your own athletic prowess a bit. Read More

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What Would You Eat? A Look at Olympic-Sized Diets

By Allana Mortell and Diamond Bradley | July 31, 2012

Ryan Lochte

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Performance in the Olympics is everything, but what you consume is as important, if not more so, than everything else. For these athletes you have to treat your body like a car. If you put bad fuel in it, it won’t run well. If you put great fuel in it, it will perform to your ideal expectations and you will lower the chance of burning out. Olympians take this to an entirely new level. Read More

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