Everything You Need to Know About Electrolytes: Nina Anderson

Nina Anderson, a Specialist in Performance Nutrition. provides the details of why electrolytes are so important to your running, and why you need to think about your long term health before you reach for that next Gatorade.As spring marathons are looming closer, it’s time you get thinking about the correct hydration and nutrition strategy.

Even if you don’t have a marathon coming up or you are thinking about one the future, it’s time to really try to take these little things like nutrition seriously.

Today’s guest demonstrates the importance of refueling; explaining why it is so important, and what you need to keep in mind to stay healthy, not just right now, but for the rest of your life.

We talk about how the decisions you make today could be affecting you down the road.

This really gives you a lot to think about, and what I love about our guest today is that she does not work for a specific company who wants to sell us a product, but she tells it to us straight, based on her own findings from her research.

Our guest has 20 years of experience in the alternative health field to share with us today:

Nina Anderson

  • International Sports Science Association certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition.
  • She is a retired corporate pilot who has flown many jet aircraft including: Gulfstream, Hawker, and Citation III.
  • Nationally acclaimed researcher, television and radio personality
  • Co-authored 18 books
    • Analyzing Sports Drinks
    • Low Carb and Beyond
  •  President of Safe Goods Publishing

Today’s episode

  • Why need to consume more fats in your diet, how they are a better source of energy than glucose in carbohydrates
  • The danger of consuming glycerol to hydrate muscles, and what long term damage can do to the body
  • The critical importance of electrolytes and their role in the body, and the best way to make sure you have enough
  • What ingredients to stay away from in sports drinks
  • How adaptogens such as Rhodiola Rosea can help your health in many ways from reducing stress to helping burn fat into muscle

Are you ready to learn? I know I am

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Links and Resources mentioned in this Interview:

Nina’s Books Analyzing Sports Drinks and Low Carb and Beyond

Nina’s recommendation for the best source of Electrolytes: Enduropacks

Supplement to support Joint Health The Velvet Antler and Joint Medic

Source to purchase Rhodiola Rosea The True Rhodiola : Standardized 3% Siberian Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea needs to contain: Rosavin, Rosin, Rosarin, Salidroside

Foods Nina recommends for Runners: Organic Foods, Avocados, Flax (whole seeds), Wild Caught Salmon

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