Heidi Buttery

Certified Nutrition Consultant

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Heidi Buttery is a certified nutritionist who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She helps athletes focus on their relationship to food and educates them, based on 4 pillars: consciousness, gratitude, sound science and positivity. She offers meal planning, race fueling and unique recommendations to fit lifestyle, budget and goals.

Maintaining Stable Cells: Why Antioxidants are Important

We hear a lot about antioxidants and how we need to make sure to incorporate them into our daily diet, but why? What do they do that is so helpful for our bodies? Here are some reasons why antioxidants are…

Our Favorite Energy Sustaining and Healthy Oatmeal Toppings

A common breakfast choice for many, oatmeal is easy to prepare and can be an energy-sustaining meal, depending on what you add to it. A typical 9 oz. serving size carries a glycemic load ranging from 13 – 21 (depending…

A Hawaiian Foodie Adventure (Part I)

My Adventure of Racing (and Eating!) through Hawaii Waking up at 2:30 am on the first day of the inaugural Epic5 Ultra Run Challenge, I was greeted by my ohana Lisa, who graciously offered me a cup of island coffee (as…

Reduce Food Waste! How to Use Every Bit of Your CSA Produce Box

It’s here! The box you’ve been waiting for: your weekly CSA produce box. Most of the items you’ve set aside for recipes, but there at the bottom remain a few vegetables you don’t know what do with… Until now! Below…

Added Sugars are Hiding in Your Food… Can You Find Them?

“No-added sugar” or “Low-added sugar” diets are becoming increasingly popular and for good reason. A 2014 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed added dietary sugar increases risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death…

Gut Health Impacts Your Overall Health

When we hear the word ‘gut’, it’s often associated with the phrase: “I have a gut feeling.” There is much truth to that statement as our health is determined largely by our gut health. Leaky gut syndrome (“LGS”) or more…

Eat Your Veggies – Sea Veggies That Is!

Packing an enormous nutrient punch, sea vegetables are quite often overlooked when preparing dishes. High in mineral content found in oceans, sea veggies offer a unique nutritional profile and provide powerful health benefits. They are an excellent source of calcium,…

When it Comes to Energy Bars…Which Bar is Best?

I consult with a lot of athletes, and a question I often get asked is “Which energy bar is best for me?” They usually have a few common requirements for their energy bars: a reasonably priced, healthy option, with local…

5 Foods to Boost Energy and Fight Fatigue

Whether you are a busy travel professional, an athlete, a new mom or someone generally looking for a pick-me-up, these energy boosting foods are for you. Not only will they provide an initial cognitive and physical boost, they will reduce…

Intermittent Fasting 101: What are the Benefits of Fasting?

The other day I said to my husband “I am about to embark on a 16-hour fast. No eating for the next 16 hours after my next meal. Want to join me?” Being a guy who loves to eat around…

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