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


New Documentary Explores the "inGREEDients" in Our Food

In the new documentary film "inGREEDients," registered nurse and filmmaker David Burton discovers an alarming connection between diet and illness while investigating trans fats and hydrogenated oils in America’s food supply.

The first-time filmmaker spent two and a half years traveling the country to interview leading experts, including doctors, scientists, researchers, politicians, and lawyers. The result is a scary look into how Big Food, lobbyists, and even the government conspire to provide food that’s profitable but harmful—all at the expense of consumers.

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Tags: Health, Disease, Fat, Food


10 Muscle-Building Meals for $50

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Your body needs sufficient protein to build muscle and burn fat, but we know what you're thinking—meats and fish are too expensive, right? With the help of the Athletes' Performance chefs, we've assembled 10 protein-packed meals for under $50. Train hard, recover efficiently, and whip up all your meals for the week on the weekend using the recipes and grocery list that follows. You'll eat great, build muscle, and perform like a champ.

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Tea and Your Teeth

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Whether you drink green, black, white or oolong varieties of tea, there are umpteen studies stating the health benefits of the eastern drink. However, according to a recent report, tea has a secret downside: it’s a potential dental disaster just like soda and sports drinks.

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Q&A: Should You Water Down Meals for Weight Loss?

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Q: Will drinking water before and during my meals really help me lose weight? - Sarah, Las Vegas, NV

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Can Meat Hurt Your Manhood?

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If you’re planning on becoming a father in the future or want to add to your current lineup of little ones, you may want to try cutting back on the amount of full-fat dairy and processed meats that you eat.

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Tags: Food, Family, Health


Is Organic Food Really Healthier?

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Organic products are more popular than ever, but according to one recent study, organic foods have no additional health benefits over conventional foods.

In a systematic review of 162 scientific papers published in the past 50 years, researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine found that there were no significant differences.

"Our review indicates that there is currently no evidence to support the selection of organically over conventionally produced foods on the basis of nutritional superiority," said Alan Dangour, one of the study's authors.

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Whole Carrots, More Nutrients

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You wouldn’t think that slicing up a vegetable could alter its disease-fighting powers, but according to a new study out of the United Kingdom, not all carrots are equal.

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Tags: Food, Nutrients, Health, Disease


Milk: It's Still Good For You

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Turns out, those milk-mustache marketing commercials aren’t paying off, because young adults are actually drinking less of the stuff these days, states a new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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Tags: Food, Beverages, Vitamins, Nutrients, Health


The Hydration Experiment

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Joe Kita is no Joey Chestnut when it comes to stuffing his face. (Chestnut's the guy you see scarfing down Nathan's hot dogs on ESPN, Kita authors Core Performance's blog One Small Change). But Kita did drink his bodyweight in water in just 30 days, and that's no small feat. No, he wasn't squaring off in a competitive hydrating contest; he was on a mission to become the world's most properly hydrated man.

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Tags: Weight Loss, Hydration, Regeneration, Beverages, Sports Performance, Energy, Health


Some Caution Over Cola

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If you’re knocking back daily cans of soda, your muscles may be feeling it more than your stomach. That’s because drinking too much of the bubbly beverages may increase your risk of hypokalemia, a dropping in blood potassium levels that results in problems with vital muscle functions.

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Tags: Caffeine, Hydration, Beverages, Build Muscle



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