NUTRITION

What is Nutrition? Simply said, Nutrition is the study of food at work in our bodies, our source for energy, and the medium for which our nutrients can function. Think of nutrition as the building blocks of life.

The essential nutrients for life include carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids (fats), as well as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and water—the solvent for all soluble ingredients in the blood and cells. The absorption of nutrients starts the moment we begin to digest our foods, as they are transported to assist all the metabolic processes in the human body.

Good nutrition means getting the right amount of nutrients from healthy foods in the right combinations. Having nutrition knowledge and making smart choices about the foods you eat can and will help you achieve optimum health over your lifetime, and be a key to avoiding obesity, illness, and many of today’s most prevalent chronic diseases.

The Easiest Ways to Upgrade Your Breakfast

Let’s face it—none of us has a ton of time to cook. By relying on ready-made bases with simple, easy-to-pronounce ingredients, you can quickly, easily prep a healthy breakfast. Having the base handled also makes it that much easier to customize the resulting breakfast to your own needs, whether it’s adding adaptogenic superfoods to keep …

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Why There’s No Such Thing as ‘Healthy Obesity’

Recent research has put forth a dubious concept called “metabolically healthy obesity.” Basically, it’s a term used to describe obese people whose metabolism performs like that of a person with a normal weight, and who don’t seem to have signs of health problems that often plague obese people (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin …

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High-Protein, Muscle-Building Vegan Recipes From Pro Athletes

You know you can score plenty of protein just from plants. (At least that’s what people keep saying). But have you ever seen a meat-free meal that you’d actually want to eat? Paleos, prepare to have your mind blown. We asked five vegan athletes to share a few of their go-to recipes for when they …

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Here’s How Much Protein You Should Eat Each Day To Build Muscle

Given that the first dietary change most people make when they start doing strength training is to eat more protein, it’s a relief to find out that scoffing more protein does indeed help build bigger muscles. A review of 49 studies covering a total of 1,863 people who regularly undertook resistance training has found that …

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