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Nutrition

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

Nutrition

Minimize Distractions When You're Eating

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Eating at your table without a book, TV, or a smartphone within your reach can help you eat fewer calories, according to study from the University of Liverpool [ChicagoTribune.com].

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Tags: Family, Health, Leisure Time, Weight Loss, Calories, Home

Nutrition

Beta-Alanine May Reduce Muscle Fatigue, Says Study

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During strenuous activity, hydrogen ions (protons) accumulate inside muscle cells. This causes fatigue and impairs performance.

More than 80 years ago, British physiologist A.V. Hill speculated that muscle cells possess “buffers,” chemicals that counteract or soak up these excessive protons.

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Tags: Supplements, Build Muscle

Nutrition

10 Under-the-Radar Power Foods

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When it comes to power foods that pack nutrition, fiber, and other health benefits into every serving, most people are familiar with salmon, spinach, berries, olive oil, kale, and steel-cut oats. These foods form a strong base for any high-performance nutrition program. But there are many other foods that can be just as valuable (and tasty), even if they’re not as high profile. Amanda Carlson-Phillips, our vice president of performance nutrition and research, offers this top 10 list of underrated and under-the-radar power foods.

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Tags: Food, Vitamins, Nutrients, Health

Nutrition

75 Percent of the World’s Population Consumes Too Much Salt, Says Study

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While we know that consuming too much salt is linked to heart disease, obesity, and other health problems, a third of us are still eating too much of it, according to a new study presented at an American Heart Association meeting [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Tags: Nutrients, Health, Disease

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How to Build a Healthy Pizza

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Ordering in pizza is a simple fix for a busy night, but most pizzas (including the kind you defrost) are high in calories, fat, and preservatives. We don't expect you to give it up, but use this guide to order healthier or make your own healthy pizza at home.

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Tags: Food, Lunch, Dinner, Health, Cooking

Nutrition

The Core Performance Nutrition Philosophy

Understanding how to eat right can easily feel overwhelming. Amanda Carlson-Phillips, our vice president of performance nutrition and research, breaks down the five mantras that make up our nutrition philosophy.

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Tags: Hydration, Nutrients, Metabolism, Calories, Food

Nutrition

7 Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies make great breakfasts and post-workout snacks. Our Athletes' Performance nutritionists and chefs created seven protein-packed recipes to help you power through your day. Click on the image above to see smoothie recipes.

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Tags: Beverages, Shakes, Recipes

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12 Healthy Snacks Around 100 Calories

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In recent years, 100-calorie snack packs have become an easy snack choice for people looking to control their portions. While these cleverly marketed snack packs may help you mind your calories, most are still the same unhealthy, processed foods loaded with artificial ingredients. Skip the pre-packaged foods in favor of real food. Try the healthy, low-calorie snacks below.

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Study Says: Eat Fish, Live Longer

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While it’s been widely shown that the omega-3s found in fatty fish are good for your body, especially your heart, it can also help you live longer, according to a study from the Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Washington [HuffingtonPost.com].

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Think About What You Drink

Nutritionist Amanda Carlson-Phillips says starting with hydration is the easiest way to make immediate improvements to your health, energy, and nutrition. Let her explain how much water you need.

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Tags: Hydration, Beverages, Energy, Health

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Nutrition

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