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Nutrition

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

Nutrition

Caution for Carnivores

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The meat you eat may be killing you. According to a study out of the National Cancer Institute, diets high in red and processed meats may shorten your lifespan due to a murderer’s row of threats: cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers and other conditions.

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Tags: Longevity, Health, Eating Out, Cooking, Disease, Food

Nutrition

The Folic Acid Fallout

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According to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, men who consumed the most folate in their diet had a lower risk of prostate cancer than those who ate less of the nutrient. But pay attention, guys: Men taking daily 1-milligram doses of folic acid—the synthetic version of the folate nutrient—were more than twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer than those who did not take the supplement.

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Tags: Food, Supplements, Nutrients

Nutrition

Can Fish Make You Smarter?

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Grabbing a tuna sandwich for lunch may leave you with less than perfect breath, but the benefits of the canned fish far outweigh the stink.

According to Swedish scientists, eating fish just once a week may boost your IQ. Their study, published in the journal Acta Paediatrica, looked at 3,972 males, surveying them as teens and then analyzing cognitive scores they received in the Swedish military years later.

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Tags: Fat, Food, Work, Focus, Nutrients

Nutrition

Caffeine Versus Cancer

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It’s no substitute for sunscreen, but a daily cup of java may help you avoid skin cancer, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Caffeine

Nutrition

Is Diet Soda Really a Better Choice?

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It may contain fewer calories than your standard Coke or Pepsi, but a diet soda isn’t completely void of unhealthy consequences.

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Tags: Hydration, Beverages, Health

Nutrition

Are You Making Your Kids Fat?

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It’s no surprise that kids idolize their parents and follow their lead. And while there are no better role models in life than mom and dad, there's a downside to this idolship—obesity. If for some reason you don't think childhood obesity is serious, consider this: Being obese at age 18 increases the risk of premature death in adulthood by as much as smoking more than 10 cigarettes a day, states a new Swedish study.

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Tags: Youth Fitness, Family, Health, Disease, Home

Nutrition

Considering Creatine

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Looking to increase your strength and power? Consider creatine, a powerful energy source for your muscles that's produced naturally in your body and can be absorbed from meat in your diet or through a supplement. Before you run out to start yourself on a supplement plan, first check out our experts' answers to three common questions to determine the most efficient and effective way to derive the full benefits of creatine.

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Nutrition

All About Fish Oil

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The essential fatty acids found in fish have been shown to ward off heart disease, reduce inflammation, and improve your memory and brain power. They may even help you reach your fat loss goals. If you aren't getting enough of these healthy fats from your diet or through supplements, then you're missing out on big benefits. Below, our experts have answered three of the most common questions about fish oil, so you can figure out what makes it so "essential".

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Tags: Health, Fat, Q&A, Supplements, Nutrients, Longevity

Nutrition

Muscle Foods

The best muscle-building tool? Try a fork. Sure, you need to train to boost strength and muscle mass, but eating the right foods at the right times triggers a process called protein synthesis, which is key for muscle growth. Our resident experts have addressed three common nutrition questions below, so you can feed your muscles the nutrients and calories needed to see results and perform your best. Bon appetit.

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Tags: Build Muscle, Calories, Q&A, Supplements, Protein, Strength

Nutrition

How to Fuel For Your Workout

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Your body needs nutrients and fluids to perform in the gym, build muscle, and recover faster from your training session. But what should you eat and drink? How much? And when? Below, our experts have served up some simple strategies to answer these questions and others. So you'll stay on top of your nutrition, and your game.

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Tags: Running, Q&A, Breakfast, Hydration, Training, Protein

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Nutrition

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