Not quite sure what all the lingo means when you are choosing your morning yogurt? Do you need a probiotic? How about adding in a prebiotic? Here we’ll set the stage on what probiotics are and their potential to improve health and performance.
By Sam Hutchison BS, NASM-CPT In today’s culture, antioxidants have become synonymous with healthy living. They can be seen in sports drinks, energy bars and supplements which are marketed to provide better health and function. Antioxidants can also be found in natural foods like berries, whole grains, dark chocolate and some
Eating red meat at least five times a week increases your risk for colon cancer by 400 % in comparison to eating it less than once a month. Vegetarians have a 24 % lower risk of mortality from heart disease than non-vegetarians. Given these statistics, it comes as no surprise
For endurance events, nutrition is key and timing is everything. Every endurance athlete needs two types of equipment. There’s the external equipment such as apparel and sport-specific gear. Then there’s the internal kind– food and fluid. But just as important as what you choose for nutrition and hydration is the timing, says Leslie
Eating disorders are complex medical/psychiatric illnesses that can seriously interfere with a person’s daily activities and may even eventually cause death (1, 2). They cause serious disturbance to one’s daily diet, and may start as a result of altering the diet for the purpose of gaining or losing weight.