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Nutrition

Eat healthy and improve your hydration habits with the advice in this blog.

Nutrition

Q&A: Supplements for Vegetarian Bodybuilders

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Q: Is it possible for me to be a vegetarian bodybuilder? What will I need to do to supplement?

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Tags: Build Muscle, Q&A, Supplements

Nutrition

Q&A: Caffeine and Creatine

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Q: I heard recently that caffeine negates the effect of taking creatine. Is this true? 

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Tags: Caffeine, Q&A, Hydration, Supplements

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Q&A: What are the Healthiest Beers?

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Q: I'm trying to minimize excess calories, but I don't want to cut out beer completely. What are the best beer options?

A: The American Heart Association believes alcohol can help lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol when consumed in moderation — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the Center for Disease Control. Some beer, in particular, has been shown to lower the risk of kidney stones in men, plus it's packed with antioxidants and fiber. On the other hand, drinking too much too often can impair sleep, decrease reaction time, and lead to dehydration and weight gain. The key is to find a balance.

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Tags: Health, Leisure Time, Weight Loss, Calories, Q&A, Hydration, Beverages, Weekend

Nutrition

Q&A: What are the Healthiest Wines?

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Q: I love wine, but I also want to be healthy. What are the healthiest wines to drink?

A: To get the most health benefits from wine, opt for red wines like pinot noir, syrah, cabernet, and merlot. Wines made using red grapes are packed with healthy antioxidants, particularly flavonoids like anthocyanins and tannins, and reservatol.

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Tags: Beverages, Health, Leisure Time, Weekend, Q&A

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3 Steps to World Cup-Worthy Pregame Nutrition

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After all the hard work in practice, the last thing you want is to go into your game ready to work but underfueled. Not only will you waste all of that preparation, but you’ll struggle through knowing you aren’t your best. Support your performance with the World Cup-worthy nutrition tips below from Danielle LaFata, director of performance nutrition for pro/elite sports at EXOS.

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Tags: Hydration, Protein, Carbohydrate, Soccer

Nutrition

Quinoa Eggs Benedict Recipe to Power Your Performance

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Do you have a pregame nutrition ritual? If not, you may want to follow the lead of some of the world's premier soccer teams. Their ritual of choice: breakfast. Danielle LaFata, a performance nutritionist at EXOS who works with pro soccer players, shared her go-to breakfast recipe with Outside magazine.  

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Tags: Soccer, Cooking, Recipes, Breakfast, Protein

Nutrition

What are the Healthiest Cuts of Red Meat?

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Red meat, eaten in moderation, can add a punch of muscle-building protein to your diet. But with so many choices, it can be hard to know which cuts are the best. Use these simple guidelines to choose the best meat possible.

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Tags: Health, Cooking, Food, Protein

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What is the 80/20 Rule?

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While eating clean, or choosing minimally processed, natural foods, can help you lose weight, boost energy, and improve performance, it can be a challenge to eat perfectly all the time. Many of us go days, weeks, months, or even years without even putting much thought into what we’re eating. By the time we do think about it, we’re often so overwhelmed that we go in the other direction and try to eat too perfectly, which isn’t sustainable. No one is perfect, and putting that kind of pressure on yourself can lead to unhealthy habits. The solution: Adopt the 80/20 mindset.

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Tags: Food, Nutrients, Health

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7 Fresh Juices to Start Your Day

The average grocery store juice you can buy off the shelf is high in sugar and preservatives. Enjoy tastier (and healthier) juices by making them right in your own kitchen. All you need is a juicer. Juice these fruit and veggie combos and drink them up to kickstart your day. Click on the image above for seven healthy juice recipes.

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Tags: Beverages, Recipes

Nutrition

Study: Downing Diet Soda May Increase Snacking

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What we drink has a major impact on our overall health, and it's a sticking point for many people trying to clean up their diet. As a first step, many people opt for diet sodas over their favorite canned beverage. It's diet, so it might be better, right? Not so fast, says a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health. Drinking diet drinks can actually lead to more frequent and less healthy snacking habits.

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Tags: Calories, Beverages, Health, Snacks

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Q&A: Supplements for Vegetarian Bodybuilders

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