Thursday, March 21, 2019

Nutrition

Eating Fruits and Vegetables for Better Performance

5 Ways to Get Your 5 a Day You may have heard that you should eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day — which works out to a total of about 2 cups. But experts actually recommend getting even more than that amount. There are no limits on the quantities of tasty fruits and veggies you can enjoy …

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Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods

Understanding What It All Means Even the most casual food shoppers have probably noticed the increased quantity and variety of organic foods available in regular grocery stores. Once the specialty of health food stores, organic foods are spreading from specialty aisles to shelves throughout the big food stores. Maybe you’re wondering what all the fuss is about. Are organic foods …

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Great Greens: Eating the Right Foods to Stay Healthy

By Better Nutrition Greens aren’t just good for your health—they’re great. Green drinks, particularly, contain a healthy mix of nutrient-filled algae and grasses that offer detoxifying and alkalizing amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants. Greens are among my very favorite foods. Steamed, sautéed, raw—it doesn’t matter. Load up my plate and I’m happy. In fact, I’d eat them even if they …

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5 Healthy Fruit Smoothies For An Easy Breakfast

Wake up and blend up one of these healthy smoothie recipes for a great start to your day: Orange and Banana Smoothie Orange and banana are the perfect marriage of tart and creamy for this breakfast smoothie. A touch of brown sugar and almond extract add another level of flavor. 3/4 cup (185 ml) orange juice 1/2 cup sliced banana …

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Smart Snacking: What Should I Eat For a Snack?

Between school, homework, sports, your after-school job, and hanging out with friends, it may feel like there’s no time for healthy eating. And when you do stop to eat, it’s probably tempting to go the quick and easy route by grabbing a burger and fries, potato chips, or candy. But it is possible to treat yourself to a healthy snack. …

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Vitamins and Minerals

What does it all mean? Breakfast cereals advertise that they’re packed with vitamins and minerals. Sports drinks claim they can rev up your flagging energy with a jolt of vitamins or minerals (sorry, but even powerful vitamins and minerals can’t act that fast!). You know vitamins and minerals are good for you. But which ones does your body really need? …

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Editorial: The Reason Fad Diets Fail

“Eat cookies! Lose weight!” proclaimed an advertisement in a magazine I was recently flipping through. In spite of myself, I hesitated. I didn’t care about losing weight, but the eating cookies part? That sounded pretty good… No denying it, I have a weak spot for cookies. I sometimes wish I could eat them for every meal. So then, a diet …

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Importance of Breakfast For Teens

A recent study found that skipping breakfast can be directly linked to excess weight gain in high school aged students. At first, it may seem strange that skipping a meal would cause weight gain. A closer look uncovers some obvious reasons why this occurs. Waiting until lunchtime to have your first meal of the day, creates a very long window (roughly …

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The Buzz on Energy Drinks

  Energy drinks and nutrition bars often make big promises. Some say they’ll increase energy and alertness, others offer extra nutrition and some even claim to boost your athletic performance or powers of concentration. But once you cut through the hype and look past the flashy packaging on energy products, chances are what you’re mostly getting is a stiff dose …

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