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What Are the Drawbacks of A Plant-Based Diet?

What Are the Drawbacks of A Plant-Based Diet?

April 14, 2021
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
If you want to start a fight, bring up plant-based diets. Everyone’s got an opinion, which makes this topic rife for misconceptions. For example, plant-based eaters commonly have to field questions like: How do you possibly get enough protein?Don’t you know plants contain anti-nutrients that can harm gut function?Aren’t you worried about nutrient deficiencies? It’s...
The Most Important Action To Improve Your Diet

The Most Important Action To Improve Your Diet

April 10, 2021
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
Avoid Ultra-Processed Food Avoiding ultra-processed foods is probably the number one most important thing you can do to improve your diet. The stress of the coronavirus pandemic led many people to rely on processed foods for their convenience and rewarding taste profile. In fact, traditional processed food manufacturers like Kraft-Heinz and Mondelez who engineer products...
How Magnesium Protects Your Metabolism

How Magnesium Protects Your Metabolism

April 2, 2021
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
More Magnesium = Less Obesity When it comes to popularity, magnesium is probably the most fashionable nutrient out there. It’s like the coolest of the cool kids, but unlike most high status individuals, magnesium is friends with everyone. One reason magnesium is so important is that it is necessary for other trendy nutrients to work...
The Harmful Impact of Sugar on the Brain

The Harmful Impact of Sugar on the Brain

March 20, 2021
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
The brain uses more energy than any other organ in the human body. This fact might lead you to the mistaken belief that sugar, a tasty, fast-acting supply of calories, is a good source of fuel for the brain. In fact, exposing the human brain to excessive sugar leads to harmful changes in how your...
Is Stress Management The Key To Losing Body Fat?

Is Stress Management The Key To Losing Body Fat?

March 13, 2021
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
In the ideal world, losing body fat would be as simple as eating less and moving more. But study after study shows that fat loss is more complicated, especially over the long term. Research points to chronic stress as having a significant impact on food intake and body fat with a clear association between higher...
Why Your Pets Need Fish Oil Supplementation

Why Your Pets Need Fish Oil Supplementation

March 10, 2021
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Liquid fish oil is the perfect addition to your pet’s diet because this supplements supplies the protective omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Your dog or cat can’t produce their own EPA and DHA so they must get them through diet. Unfortunately, most pet food contains zero EPA and DHA but is high in a...
Nutrition Priorities To Prevent Fat Gain With Menopause

Nutrition Priorities To Prevent Fat Gain With Menopause

February 17, 2021
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
Are you worried about gaining fat during menopause? This is understandable because many women gain body fat as they age, with a significant weight gain occurring during the menopausal transition. Women also tend to lose muscle mass, which creates a perfect storm for health problems and increasing fatness. Previously, scientists blamed these body composition changes...
How Fish Oil Is Essential For Brain Health & Cognition

How Fish Oil Is Essential For Brain Health & Cognition

February 12, 2021
Estimated reading time: 7 minutes
Nutrition is a key aspect of brain health. Recent research shows that one of the most important but overlooked nutrients is fish oil. Made up of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, fish oil is absolutely vital for brain development and function. More than 60 percent of the brain is made up of fat...
Bedtime Protein To Maximize Muscle & Performance

Bedtime Protein To Maximize Muscle & Performance

February 2, 2021
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes
Sleep is a unique opportunity for muscle recovery and growth. Muscles can only grow and repair themselves when the right building blocks—amino acids from protein—are available in the blood. But unlike blood glucose, the body does not store and release amino acids to maintain near-constant circulating levels. That’s why consuming a threshold dose of 20...

Research Review: Nutritional Needs of Female Athletes

January 10, 2021
Don’t Put Yourself At Risk From Low Energy Intake In a world where obesity is becoming the norm, undereating gets less attention. A new review shows this is putting female athletes at risk. Low Energy Availability, defined as eating fewer than 30 calories per kg of fat free mass a day, is a widespread problem among athletic women and girls...

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