Nutrition

The three macronutrients - carbohydrates, protein and fat - get a lot of attention. Although micronutrients are needed in much smaller quantity, don’t underestimate these powerful nutrients. If anything, macronutrient metabolism requires micronutrients to be present. In other words, if you are not consuming adequate calories, carbs, protein and fat in the diet, your metabolism can’t function properly. Individuals with insufficient energy…
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September 30.2020
The right way to eat your feelings! Negative feels probably give you the urge to get some chocolate versus a plate of steamed broccoli)) And it's natural to crave crap food when you are in a crap mood, since sweets and simple carbs cause your brain to release hits of feel-good chemicals, says Rachel Lustgarten, RD at Weill Cornell Medicine…
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June 27.2020
Did you know that it takes ~20 minutes for your brain to tell your stomach that your stomach is full? If you constantly find yourself wishing that you didn't eat "that much", here are three tips to help you overcome and reduce the risk of overeating. 1. Stick to your training/exercise routine – If your last splurge left you sluggish…
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June 16.2020
When you think about the many diets that are marketed to the masses these days, the definition of  “healthy eating" is extremely confusing in our food and body obsessed society. The biggest struggle when creating a new or healthier style of eating is the misrepresentation of what is “good food” in your diet.  With sayings such as "sugar is horrible,…
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May 26.2020
Bloating is rather a symptom than a diagnosis itself, we all experienced it, right?  If you always feel bloated after a big meal you might be just very full?bloating is a natural reaction to food, however there might be an issue with digestion. Most of the food is absorbed in the small intestine, but the remains- dietary fiber and some…
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December 22.2019
You know those little stickers on fruits and veggies? They’re called price look-up (PLU) codes and they contain numbers that cashiers use to ring you up. But you can also use them to make sure you’re getting what you paid for. A 4 digit code beginning with 3 or 4 means your fruit was conventionally raised.  If you don’t see…
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December 22.2019
Inflammation is an important physiological response to injury and infection. Inflammation tells the immune system to heal and repair tissues that have been damaged through exercise, injury or trauma, as well as defending against foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. Although a vital process to overall health, chronic inflammation can be a serious as it’s linked to diseases such as…
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December 14.2019
Many active individuals rely on multivitamins to make up for unhealthy eating habits, to boost performance or for nutritional insurance to reduce risk for injury or sickness. For example, an athlete suffering from a nutrient deficiency or health issue may seek supplementation to resume optimal health. Individual vitamin and mineral supplements may be useful when a specifically identified nutrient hole…
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December 14.2019
Certain foods can help ease certain symptoms. I will give it a try? Painful PMS ? Flexseed . Two ground tbs daily in the morning can reduce inflammation, due to omega3 and fatty acids, cause of cramping. I like it as a great source of fiber too Salmon. This cold water fish is another anti- inflammatory food which can help…
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December 14.2019
A big meal can make you just as headachy and bloated as overdoing alcohol. How to bounce back? Movement is mandatory.  Overeating slows digestion, which is why you feel so stuffed and sluggish. Plus salty and sugary foods pull fluid from your cells, throwing off their levels. To offset these effects, get active. Just taking a walk after eating helps…
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December 10.2019