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Food as Fuel Before, During and After Workouts

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Your body is your vehicle, so you have to keep your engine running when you work out. That means fueling up your body by eating the right foods and drinking the right fluids, in the right amounts at the right times.

Adequate food and fluid should be consumed before, during, and after exercise to help maintain blood glucose concentration during exercise, maximize exercise performance, and improve recovery time.

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The effects of a high protein diet on indices of health and body composition

istock rf photo of high protein saladEight weeks of a high protein diet (>3 g/kg/day) coupled with a periodized heavy resistance training program has been shown to positively affect body composition with no deleterious effects on health. Using a randomized, crossover design, resistance-trained male subjects underwent a 16-week intervention (i.e., two 8-week periods) in which they consumed either their normal (i.e., habitual) or a higher protein diet (>3 g/kg/day).

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Natural form of Vitamin E Protects the Skin & Brain

Natural form of Vitamin E Protects the Skin & Brain

New research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that a natural form of vitamin E can trigger the production of a protein in the brain that protects against a stroke. Apparently, the protein called alpha-tocotrienol, known as TCT, clears toxins from nerve cells, preventing those cells from dying after a stroke.

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Teen Nutrition for Fall Sports

Teen NutritionFall is a great season for stop-and-go sports such as soccer, football and basketball. Your teen athlete needs power for quick, strong moves and endurance for practices and games. But how do you make sure that your active teen gets the necessary nutrients to fuel both? Here are four nutrition tips to keep in mind.

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