Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian & Nutrition Counselor

Elite Sports Clubs Black Bean Corn Salad Recipe

Here’s another easy recipe you can use as a side for upcoming holiday parties, or in place of a traditional salad for Thanksgiving dinner with your family! Do you tend to go the traditional route when it comes to holiday dinners? Do you have any secrets to “healthify” those often not-so-good-for-you dishes? Tell us in the comments! Continue reading Black Bean & Corn Salad Recipe

Fit Food Trainer Comes to Elite

In mid November Elite will be launching its partnership with Fit Food Trainer, a weekly meal service run by Sarah Dusseau out of the kitchen at Elite River Glen. In today’s blog post, we talk about what Fit Food Trainer is, answer your most frequently asked questions and get to know the owner, Sarah Dusseau, a little bit better. Continue reading Fit Food Trainer Comes to Elite

Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 3 Benefits of Eating Fiber

This is Part 3 in a 4-part series on FIBER! (Read Part 1 & Part 2.)

Fiber is a substance found in the skins of fruits and vegetables and in whole grains, which is hard to digest and important for digestion. It is recommended that adults incorporate between 30 and 40 grams of fiber per day, but most adults only get 10 grams per day through their normal diet. There are a variety of health benefits to increasing the amount fiber in your diet. Continue reading Fiber! Part 3: The Benefits of Eating Fiber

Fiber! Part 2: The Downfalls of Eating Fiber

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber Part 2: The downfalls of eating fiber

This is Part 2 in a 4-part series on the wonderful world of FIBER! (Read Part 1 here.) In recent years, fibrous foods have received praise for their health benefits. Dietitians and doctors encourage their patients to increase their fiber intake. However, eating even a moderate amount of fiber foods can have some downfalls. Continue reading Fiber! Part 2: The Downfalls of Eating Fiber

Fiber! Part 1: Types, Sources, & Recommended Intake

By Rita Larsen, RD; Elite Sports Clubs Dietitian and Nutrition Counselor

Fiber is critical for every adult and child in this country. In the future, it may be the difference between health and disease; and between living a shortened or longer life. There’s so much to say on it too! So, get comfortable, because we have a 4-part series coming on FIBER!

Fiber Part 1: Types, Sources, & Recommended Daily Intake

Many individuals elect to go on a high fiber diet because of the health benefits the diet offers. Consistently eating fiber and nutrient-rich foods decreases the risk of constipation and diabetes, as well as enhances the body’s ability to lose weight. Continue reading Fiber! Part 1: Types, Sources, & Recommended Intake