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July 27, 2013

Culinary Conversation: Fuel your body with these high-energy treats

NEW CASTLE — All signs indicate the fifth annual Jameson 5-K/10-K Run For Your Heart was a great success. More than 600 people participated.

I had fully intended to be running in the event this year. Shoulder surgery in late March put me on the sidelines for awhile. Once the doctor gave me the green light for running again, I just didn’t feel I had enough time to prepare for the race.

To Lori Brothers, Doug Danko, Cyndee Adamo, the PR staff and everyone at Jameson who helps organize this fantastic and vital event — I’ll be there next year for sure. You can count on it.

Now that I am back to getting in a few miles three or four times a week, I realize just how important proper hydration and fuel — the kind you ingest — is. That applies to any type of physical exercise whether it be swimming, hiking, playing tennis or bicycling.

Fuel is essential for anyone who is working out. As a hypoglycemic who must eat at regular intervals throughout the day, I have learned what fuel I need to not have a rapid drop in blood sugar. But I also have learned this type of eating plan — with a focus on proteins and the right balance of carbohydrates and fats — is generally a healthy way to eat. Agreed, Lori?

I’m still a believer that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of the day. But again, I know Lori and Doug can better address the importance of a good breakfast.

Hydration is so crucial, too. Two summers ago, I learned how easy it is to get dehydrated when I was out there running in nearly 90-degree temperatures. Lots of water and Gatorade are a must in that type of weather.

Today, Culinary Conversation gives you recipes that provide more energy to give you more stamina for the tasks of everyday life.

Quick Breakfast Taco

This provides 13 grams of protein and one serving is 123 calories.

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