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Juicing vs. blending: which should you choose?

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While we have plenty of juice and smoothie recipes here on WalkJogRun, today let’s discuss the difference between juicing and blending. Both of these methods have merits, can be great for your health, and give you energy. What’s the difference? Juicing is the process of extracting the juice from fruits and vegetables and separating it from […]

Probiotics 101: how they can help your gut

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Probiotics seem to be popping up all over the place these days. But what exactly are they and do you need them? What are probiotics? Probiotics are live microorganisms (bacteria and yeast) that promote health, bolter your immune system and support a healthier gut. Probiotics have also been known to help prevent and treat some illnesses […]

Foods to keep you energized and running all winter

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‘Tis the season for dark mornings, dark evenings, and grey days in between, with sleet, snow, and rain trying to prevent us from sticking to our training plans. But even if you’re one of the brave ones – a runner who dares to take on the elements, full of grit and determination – you’ll still have days when you […]

Potential benefits of adding spirulina (blue-green algae) to a runner’s diet

Benefits of adding spirulina (blue-green algae) to a runner's diet

When training or racing, getting the most beneficial nutrition out of every meal is essential for top performance, healthy recovery, and overall energy. And there are a lot of choices out there for superfoods to keep you running. Perhaps one of the best to try and make part of your regular consumption is spirulina, also […]

Want to eat healthier in 2016? Try a zoodler or spiralizer (aka that thing that turns vegetables into noodles)

Want to eat healthier in 2016? Try a zoodler or spiralizer (aka that thing that turns vegetables into noodles)

The zoodler – also known as a spiralizer – is a gadget that has slowly but surely been making its way through the food-blogger rounds over the past year or so. It started with the health-conscious cooks who were trying to reduce their carb intake, but quickly captured the attention of experimental foodies, who embraced […]

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: desserts

Recipe round-up 2015: desserts

After the drinks, the apps, and the main course, finish your feast on a sweet note. Try one of these dessert ideas at your next holiday gathering or share a favorite of your own in the comments below. Easy Vegan and Gluten Free Apple Pie from Pickles & Honey 4 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream from The […]

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: entrees

Entrees and main dishes: recipe round-up 2015

After the drinks and apps it’s on to the main course. Try one of these entrees at your next holiday gathering or share a favorite of your own in the comments below. White Lentil Risotto with Mushrooms from My New Roots Comfort Spinach Egg Casserole from Noshing with the Nolands Roasted Squash + Chestnut Sauté and […]

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: appetizers

Holiday recipe round-up: Appetizers & Small Bites

After some holiday cocktails (or mocktails) – it’s time for the food. First up, appetizers. Try one of these app ideas at your next holiday gathering or share a favorite of your own in the comments below. Skillet Roasted Cauliflower with Bread Crumbs from Shutterbean Butternut Squash Hummus from Minimalist Baker Roasted Delicata Squash and Cranberry […]

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: drinks

Holiday recipe round-up 2015: cocktails and mocktails and drinks

There’s nothing like a delicious cocktail (or mocktail) during the holiday season. Below are a few of our favorite recipes to toast with – and to! Give one of these a try and share a favorite of your own in the comments below. Cheers! Sparkling Pomegranate Margaritas from Minimalist Baker Hot Vanilla Cider from Shutterbean Cranberry […]

10 salty (yet healthy!) snacks for runners

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  This past summer was rough for me in terms of running. I felt weak and struggled through most of my runs. I mentioned it to a running buddy one day and she said, “how much salt do you eat?” I knew runners sometimes need more salt than the general population (and here’s why), but […]