Your diet may be the missing link in your training plan. Here are some common nutrition mistakes that many athletes and exercise enthusiasts make that can negatively affect performance. (Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with the solutio... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas... Read more
When you have diabetes, managing your blood sugar while you are sick or injured can be challenging. Any illness or injury—like a cold, the flu, a sprained ankle, a pulled tooth, or major surgery—can wreak havoc on your blood sugar control... Read more
Q: Does cranberry juice help prevent bladder infections?
A: Maybe. Cranberries contain two compounds that seem to prevent bacteria from sticking to cells in the kidney, bladder, and other parts of the urinary tract. The effect o... Read more
Quick question about protein powders. My 14 year old wants to start using them to help build muscle for basketball. He is 6' 1" and 130 lbs. He realizes he isn't ever going to have a LeBron James build (genetics are against him) but would like to... Read more
I am following the suggestions for a pre-diabetic diet and I always stay within or under the suggested ranges for calories, carbs, and fat. However, I always seem to go over in the protein category by 10 or sometimes more. Is this bad?... Read more
Has anyone changed the default percentages? More protein, less fat and carbs? If so, what have you come up with that seems to work for you? I'm thinking 50% carbs is a bit too high and 20% protein too low…your thoughts and comments appreciated!... Read more
Will having 2-5 grams less of protein make a difference in keeping me fuller longer? I make smoothies for breakfast and tend to have those in the mornings and those tide me over until lunch. I like that Chobani has more protein but its pricy to me. I... Read more
Trying to create new eating habits can be overwhelming. Making changes in your shopping, menu selection and cooking habits all at once causes many people to give up before they ever establish new routines. Instead, make this the year you make a few p... Read more
Plastic water bottles and their potential health risks are a hot topic in the news these days. How do you know if you’re at risk? Is it really something to be concerned about? A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found... Read more
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