Athletes & Sports

Athletes the world over rely on peanut butter to provide long-lasting energy to fuel their competitive lifestyles. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, peanuts and peanut butter can be an important part of a nutritious eating plan for performance, recovery and well-being.

Peanuts Can Fuel Your Fitness, Sports & Fitness Nutrition Expert says

When you think crunch, what comes to mind? Time crunch, ab crunch or the satisfying crunch of food? We all want to do our best to be productive, fit and well-fed. So how do we find the right balance?

Don’t Sell Out—“Shell Out” and Show Your Love For Peanuts

As the Peanut Vendor, it’s well known that I love peanuts. Some people say I’m “obsessed” with them and that I should “get help.” But I have great news—there’s someone who loves peanuts even more than me! And that’s former professional football player Charles “Peanut” Tillman.

5 Reasons Athletes Can't Get Enough PB&J

Peanut butter and jelly. The words make us smile. As a sports dietitian, I want my athletes to capitalize on what they eat-- for performance, cost per bite, safety of the food and enjoyment.

How PB Can Help You PR This Summer

Imagine: It’s race day. The sun is rising, camaraderie is high and your best run seems like it’s at your fingertips. But if one critical piece of the picture – nutrition – is missing, the race will probably not be your most enjoyable or fastest. Whether you’re running a 5K or a marathon, include nutrient-dense foods before and after the race.

Why World-Class Athletes Rely on Peanut Butter

Athletes the world over rely on peanut butter to provide long-lasting energy for their competitive lifestyle.

The Power of Peanut Protein

If you want a protein that also delivers nutrients that support overall health, look no further than peanut powder, the naturally gluten free, defatted flour made from peanuts. 

Snack like a Fitness Pro

Snacks used to be a little nibble here, a small bite there, and we’d all still sit down for our three square meals each day. Now, half of our eating occasions are snacks—which makes choosing the right snack all the more important.

Hit Your Health Reset Button for the New Year

Instead of looking to begin a crash or fad diet, the better play is to create some sustainable behavior changes that will last long term. By adding fruits, veggies, nuts, including peanuts, seeds, low and nonfat dairy products and lean proteins, you will tend to crowd out the less nutritious options.

Peanut Butter Sets this Sports RD's Heart Aflutter

As a sports dietitian and nutrition coach, Leslie Bonci is always looking for ways to help her athletes optimize performance through what they eat, how much they eat and when they eat. She likes to provide demos, cooking classes and shopping tours and watch them become engaged, excited and inspired to think about their fuel. Peanuts and peanut butter are an integral part of her entire nutrition coaching process.

How Peanuts Power Athletes

It’s no secret that athletes must have good nutrition as part of their training program. When such small differences in speed, agility, endurance, and physicality make a huge difference between winning and losing, most athletes and coaches will admit that along with training, nutrition can really separate the best from those who are merely good. Whether professional athletes or amateur, peanuts can play an important part in powering athletes to compete.
    

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