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What Should My Diet Look Like Each Day?
Mar25

What Should My Diet Look Like Each Day?

Every day we have an important responsibility to meet and 50-75 trillion cells are counting on our self-sustaining decision: how does a person know the correct amount of foods to eat each day? It is as simple as 3-2-1 +1:  3  vegetable servings as a minimum (raw or lightly steamed) 2 fresh fruits as a minimum (dried foods, such as raisins or banana chips, do not count) 1 grain serving (kept in the proportions described in relation to...

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The Benefits of Medium Chain Fatty Acids
Mar10

The Benefits of Medium Chain Fatty Acids

Although we tend to shy away from the use of fat in our diets, when used in moderation, some forms of it are actually good for us and should be included for wholesome, well-balanced nutrition. Medium chain triglyceride (MCT), also referred to as medium chain fatty acid, is one of those fats. Easily absorbed by the body, MCTs have many health benefits, including anti-aging properties, increased energy production and immunity defense....

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The Dangers of High-Carb Diets
Jan07

The Dangers of High-Carb Diets

New studies are finally bringing attention to the idea that a diet that is high in carbohydrates can be the root cause of many health problems. Starchy foods that send blood sugar levels skyward, such as white bread and many cereals, are thought to impede the function of blood vessels and contribute to an increased risk of heart disease. The Endocrine Society now believes that cutting back on carbohydrates could help people feel...

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Nutrition for Fitness
Oct31

Nutrition for Fitness

The common belief is that if you want to build muscle, you need to eat lots of protein and carbohydrates because carbohydrates fuel your muscles. However, the evidence that has emerged over the past several years shows us it’s not that simple. Amino acids and protein serve not just as building blocks for tissues and muscle. Certain amino acids can also signal genes in your muscle to grow and to build protein, and they do that...

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Eating Disorders
Feb07

Eating Disorders

Weighing the Facts on Eating Disorders Eating disorders negatively affect both the mind and the body. Eating disorders are considered a medical condition and in 1980, the American Psychiatric Association formally classified these conditions as mental illnesses. Eating Disorders Throughout History Although eating disorders first came to widespread attention in the 1970s, self-starvation and other abnormal eating practices are found...

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Sports Nutrition
Feb06

Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Basics After training and exercise, nutrition has the biggest influence on your sports performance. To reach your highest potential, all of the body’s systems must be working optimally. The best way to achieve this is to eat a variety of nutritious foods. Calories, carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and fluids all play a unique and vital role. Calories To have enough energy for exercise (and for life),...

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