Hydration Blog

Nuuntini Testing: Nuun Creamsicle Boozy Smoothie

The days are getting hotter, and the runs are getting sweatier. We tested out the perfect spiked nuun smoothie to help you cool down, and replenish electrolytes at the same time. Sweet, creamy, nostalgic, boozy, AND hydrating. Does it get much better?

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Chef Vishal: ​Couscous salad

By Chef Vishal

This dish is very easy to whip up and a staple in my kitchen. Adding a protein (chicken, steak, tofu, or chickpeas) can turn this ‘side salad’ into the main course. Enjoy!

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Fueling Your Ultra

By Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Over the past several months, I’ve been gearing up to make my ultra-debut with very low expectations on how fast or slow I’ll run. For me, my goal for my first ultra is to survive, and not have any nutrition issues!

An area I preach repeatedly to any athlete I work with is to practice, practice, practice! Which is why I finalized what I was going to eat and drink during the race many months ago, so I can practice during training, and make any necessary adjustments before race day.

For this blog, I’m focusing on what to eat, why you should eat, and what I eat and drink before a workout and during training.

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It’s all about recovery

By: Vishal Patel, Chief Nutritionist

Nutrition and hydration can play a major role in how our bodies can recovery after a tough workout. I’ve spent the most time researching recovery nutrition, over any other facets of sports nutrition because I truly believe it’s the most important.

Why? Because how we recovery will dictate the effort of the subsequent workout. If that isn’t enough to show how important recovery is, think of this way…elite and professional athletes dope to help improve their recovery. The illegal substances they’re consuming (EPO, HGH, etc.) all work to help repair and re-build the body, allowing them to work harder the next day, then athletes who are competing clean. Dopers still work very hard during training, but by cheating you speed up the time it takes for your body to repair itself.

For this blog, we’ll focus on three ‘general’ aspects on recovery; timing, immune health, and nutrition.

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​Join Us on the Start Line in Ottawa!

For the past couple of years, nuun has been the official supplier of electrolyte hydration of the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Scotiabank Ottawa Marathon, and we're excited to be back for another year! Here are a few reasons why we’re pumped to be the hydration partner of Canada’s largest marathon and multi-day running event, and why you should join us on the start line on May 27 and 28th!

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get dialed in!

by dave henkel, nuunelite athlete and head coach of speed sherpa: mindful coaching.

With early season 'A' races for many athletes about 8 weeks away, I have been speaking to some of my athletes about several key items that will improve their performance and wanted to share these thoughts with the Nuuniverse. Here's some items to consider for your upcoming event. While these ideas are aimed towards triathletes, any endurance athlete can benefit from putting these tips into practice as your “big day” approaches!

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Nuuntini Testing: Tangerine Lime Nuunarita

The best part of a margarita is the fresh, crisp flavors that tempered by sweetness. This simple twist on a Nuunarita adds some vitamins and a touch of electrolytes, for a nourishing and invigorating cocktail.

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​7 unexpected habits

by kevin rutherford, chief eternal optimist

I'm coming off a 6-city speaking tour of the USA with our brilliant advisor and partner, the world-renowned sports scientist Dr. Stacy Sims. Stacy and I have a mission to reach as many athletes as possible, educating everyone on the importance of "clean" for our bodies, our planet, and for competition in sport. We believe the athletic community has got it all wrong. But on our education tour, I didn't realize how much I would learn. I learned far more than I was able to coach others, and I learned new habits for putting life's odds for health and vitality in my favor.

Here are 7 habits I learned from Stacy that will make you healthier and perform better.

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​drinking water isn’t enough

remember that time that you finished a long run, proud that you'd finally remembered to stop for water and gels, only to feel just as exhausted as when you'd suffered through without any nutrition at all? or that time you finished a 10k, chugged a bunch of water at the finish line, urinated plenty, but still felt thirsty for the rest of the day?

most people know that hydration is important, but up to 75% of americans are chronically dehydrated. many people have trained themselves to reach for their water bottle on a regular basis, but they don't know water alone isn't enough!

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chef vishal: kombucha

When I find myself consuming a particular snack, food, drink, etc. on a regular basis, I try and re-construct the recipe to control the quality of the ingredients. Cleaner, more pure ingredients will perform much better in your body.

With that said, like most of the country I’ve been on a kombucha kick for quite some time now, and I only recently started brewing it at home hearing one of my co-workers (Arielle) talk about how easy it is.

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