There are several ways to prepare mushrooms at meal time. You can boil, grill, deep fry and even microwave these nutrient-dense vegetables. A study published in the Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition investigates the best way to preserve all that mushrooms have to offer.
There’s a lot to like about mushrooms. Most varieties have relatively low levels of calories and fat. They are a good source of dietary fiber and protein, providing most of the Essential Amino Acids. Mushrooms also contain zinc, selenium along with vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, D and E.
Using some of the most globally available and widely consumed mushroom varieties, researchers found that frying reduces protein levels while increasing fat content and calories. Boiling decreased antioxidant activity. Grilling and microwaving mushrooms actually increased antioxidant values. These techniques also prevented significant loses in mushroom nutritional quality.  

College football players need muscular strength and physical stamina to perform on the gridiron. That requires hard training and balanced nutritional support. A study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests there’s room for improvement in nutrition knowledge and what these students consume.
Eighty-eight Division III players completed food frequency surveys which also included a nutrition quiz. More than 50% of these subjects reported consuming grains, meats and dairy on a daily bases with less than 50% consuming fruits and vegetables every day. Linemen tended to consume high amounts of sodium, potassium and fat, including saturated fat. On the other hand, their consumption of carbohydrates, fiber and essential fats was low. The average nutrition quiz score was 55.2%.

Friday through Sunday, you can sample ON’s uncompromising quality at the SSA Florida Cup Series where Tyler Faoro will be competing. Head out to the Sarasota BMX Track at 1590 N. Tuttle Ave. in Sarasota, FL starting at 9 AM. On Saturday and Sunday there will be samples and swag at the Europa Get Fit Expo inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Meet Lisa Morales, Anna Starodubtseva, Ryan Taylor, Kate Osman, Maria DiNello, Jessica Vasquez and Dusten Nelson at the ON Booth.
On Saturday, Michael Rigoni, Luke Boehm, Devon Wheeler and Amber Passini will be at the Spartan Race Austin. Sample Gold Standard quality at Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114 in Burnet, TX. Jen Turnbull will be sampling at Transform CrossFit’s Spring Festival at Issaquah Commons, 775 NW Gillman Blvd. in Issaquah, WA from 10 AM to 4 PM, and Jim Collins will be at the INBF Tri-State Championships inside the Dayton Performing Arts Theater at 1 W. 2nd St. in Dayton, OH. Also on Saturday, Dave Williams, Bianca Berry and Frank Fata will be at the IFBB Men’s Pro Championships at the Teaneck Marriott Glenpointe, 100 Frank W. Burr Blvd. in Teaneck, NJ. See you out there!