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Can The Ketogenic Diet Enhance Endurance Performance? (Part 2)

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/26/2021 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Can The Ketogenic Diet Enhance Endurance Performance? (Part 2)
Last Performance Tip highlighted a multi-study analysis on the ketogenic diet and exercise performance. The overall conclusion was the ketogenic diet did not improve endurance performance. The problem with a multi-study is that the individual studies lacked protocol uniformity and subject selection. For that reason, these types of analysis are always opened to criticism. That's why a recent well designed study by a respected exercise scientist, should be of great interest to ketogenic diet aficionados...

Can The Ketogenic Diet Enhance Endurance Performance? (Part 1)

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/14/2021 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Can The Ketogenic Diet Enhance Endurance Performance? (Part 1)
The ketogenic diet has become the latest, most media loved diet fad. Last year the phrase, “ketogenic diet” was the second most searched term on Google in the health category. Endurance athletes are particularly intrigued with this diet. The promise of losing weight, increasing lean body mass and improving endurance performance seems almost too good to be true...

Can Chocolate Reduce Post Exercise Inflammation?

Posted by Dr. Robert Portman on 1/8/2021 to Performance Tip Of The Week
Can Chocolate Reduce Post Exercise Inflammation?
For serious exercisers who are chocolate lovers, this proposition is almost too good to be true. There is strong evidence that chocolate, because it contains a high concentration of flavonoids, has anti-inflammatory activity. Besides chocolate, flavonoids are found in berries, vegetables, tea and coffee. Two recent studies examined whether chocolate flavonoids could reduce post exercise inflammation...

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