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Insider nutrition from Bratislava’s Hockey Medicine Conference

From food timing to the best tools being developed for hockey players the top 5 picks of insider information from the European Congress of Hockey Medicine is here for you to check out.

Should I eat a low carb diet in the off-season?

High carb foods can be your best tool to perform well while executing sprinting or power movements. However, carbs can also hinder you if you eat too much of them. Simple unrefined carbs from white breads, processed cereals, and candies are the most confusing as there are many times when these are not good to […]

Is there a magic diet to help me grow taller?

QUICK ANSWER >>> From youth hockey all the way to the professional level, extra height is advantageous. But getting taller is not 100% in your control.Genetics account for about 80% of your height by dictating when hormones for growth are released. The rest of your height can be achieved by creating a good environment that […]

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What is carbohydrate loading and is it a good idea for me?

16 February, 2016 No Comments

QUICK ANSWER >>> The modern approach to “carbohydrate loading” can help your performance during a tournament. To carbohydrate load your muscles, you reduce practice intensity and increase carbohydrate and fluid intake for the three days before a tournament. This allows your muscles to build up their carbohydrate stores, thereby having more energy available when it […]

Hockey Mom Tips

22 January, 2016 No Comments

Margot is a retired dietitian, an avid hockey player, and hockey mom to four. Every month, she shares her personal “hockey mom tips” with us.

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Product Reviews for Athletes

Our partner Pearle Nerenberg, who is a registered dietitian specialized in the area of sports nutrition, is starting a new column on this blog today. Every month, she independently tests products and reports back on their utility for athletes.

Vitamin D Supplements and Hockey Performance

Should I take Vitamin D supplements to improve my hockey performance? Most hockey players in the world do not live in environments that allow them to get enough vitamin D easily using sun exposure. Indoor training and low available sunlight during the hockey season mean that food sources of vitamin D (fish, egg yolks and […]

Table talk with Pearle Nerenberg

26 October, 2015 No Comments

In 2014, SOSCuisine took part in designing sports menus that were presented in the book The Nutrition Edge for Hockey Performance, a reference for hockey players and their families. Just days away from the launch of the e-book, it is with pleasure that we present Pearle Nerenberg, co-author of the book, foodie and avid hockey […]

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Sports nutrition for better hockey performance

20 April, 2015 No Comments

In order to improve your sports performance, you need to not only train, but also know what to eat and drink when, before and after the exercise. And each type of sport has its peculiarities. At last, a book that helps hockey fans and their families make better food choices and perform better. Using clear […]

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Vegetarians and athletes: Is it possible?

There are an increasing number of famous and elite athletes who perform and are vegetarians or vegan. The former include ace tennis player Martina Navratilova and Olympian Carl Lewis, but vegetarian champions are now found in all areas of sports. Among them is our very own George Laraque, former NHL player, who kindly agreed to […]

The poverty challenge: “Live below the line” next week

23 April, 2014 No Comments

Since 2010, the fund-raising campaign “Live below the line” invites everybody to eat and drink for 5 days in the same conditions as 1.2 billion people do every day throughout the world. Think about that figure – 1.2 BILLION – living every day below the extreme poverty line. That is currently estimated by the World […]