Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

Why Olympic Athletes Eat Coconut Oil

This year, all eyes are on the Winter Olympics in Sochi. I really love the Games – it’s amazing the dedication these men and women have to their talents. Not to mention their diet to keep up the gruesome schedule. We’ve talked about Apolo Ohno using coconut oilbefore. Not surprising, many athletes turn to coconut oil as an energy source. Amy Purdy – Snowboarder She just may be my new favorite one to watch these games. At 19, she lost BOTH legs to bacterial meningitis, and then studied to become an aesthetician and makeup artist. Purdy, now 34, and the […]

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Hearty Beef Stroganoff

With the 2014 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies starting this Friday, I thought it would be fun to make a dish symbolic of Russia. Looking through some of my dad’s old recipes, I came across one for beef stroganoff that will hit the spot. I tweaked this traditional favorite a little by using coconut oil instead of olive oil to sear the beef. Coconut oil is used by some athletes during Olympic training, including Apolo Ohno. This champion has actually linked using coconut oil to fuel his body before his races. The medium chain triglycerides that are found in coconut oil […]

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