Tag: nutrition

What Every Dancer Needs To Know About Veganism

A number of teens are making a statement with what they’re eating—or not eating. They’re going vegan, which means giving up foods that come from animals—that includes all meat, fish, cheese, eggs, milk and butter. Teen dancers who think it’s the right choice should know it’s not necessarily the safest for every body. DS investigates. […]

All About Artificial Sweeteners

Get this: Each American consumes 31 teaspoons of sugar a day—that adds up to over 100 pounds of sugar a year! Our excessive sugar intake has been linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, unruly behavior and cavities. In an attempt to trim down sugar intake, Americans have turned to sugar alternatives like artificial […]

Winter Foods To Keep You Warm And Healthy

Whether it’s snowing in your neck of the woods or your winter conditions are a little milder, this is the time of year when heavy-feeling foods are especially appealing and seem to lurk around every corner (hot chocolate with whipped cream, anyone?). The shorter days, cooler temps and more indoor time may be to blame […]

Chocolate Is Good For You!

(via lemonandlyme.com) Oh, chocolate, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. Chocolate helps us quell our PMS-induced cravings and nurse our wounds after heart-wrenching breakups—not to mention that it just tastes so good. To our delight, recent studies have the media singing the praises of this decadent dessert that’s previously had a […]

Good Foods Gone Bad

Do you think that bread, pretzels and yogurt fit nicely into a healthy diet? Think again. Although they’re low in fat, these foods possess questionable nutritional value. Some are processed and refined, while others lack water and volume—talk about setting yourself up for chronic hunger and energy lows! Here are eight foods that may be […]

The Skinny on Metabolism

Unless you’re a chemistry junkie, the transformation food undergoes to fuel your body may be something of a mystery. But no more! This peculiar and ingenious process is called metabolism, and the word gets thrown around by manufacturers selling metabolism-boosting supplements—and by fellow dancers who blame it for their weight gain or credit it for […]

What You Should Know About Sports Bars

Bronco Girl Nutrition Bars are specially designed to meet the specific needs of the female bull rider! Well, maybe not, but manufacturers would certainly develop a sports bar for female bull riders if they thought it would sell. Sales of nutrition bars are a multimillion-dollar industry, and active people such as dancers comprise the target […]

Essential Eats: Top Ten Foods For Dancers

These foods are a dancer’s best bets for promoting stamina, strength and overall health. 1. Soy Contains protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, folate, calcium, selenium Eat it in calcium-fortified vanilla soymilk over your cereal, tempeh on salads, soybeans in chilis or on salads, edamame (soybeans that look like snow peas with a fuzzy outer coat […]