Macronutrients are dietary components you get from food – protein, carbohydrates and fat. Each plays a role in muscle growth and development. Read on and discover the importance of each and why a balanced diet is essential for athletic performance and muscle building.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Your body needs large amounts of energy to fuel muscle contractions. Where does that energy come from? This article discusses the sources your body uses to fuel exercise at different intensities and durations and why it’s important to refuel after a workout.
More athletes and bodybuilders are adding medium-chain triglycerides to their diet in hopes of boosting fat loss and increasing exercise endurance. Do they really help? Find out more about medium-chain triglycerides, how they’re different from other fats and whether they help with fat loss.
Proteins are broken down to amino acids, and your muscles use these amino acids to grow. One amino acid that plays a special role in muscle protein synthesis is leucine. Find out why and why it’s important to get enough of this essential amino acid in your diet.
Vitamin D – you might think you get enough of – but DO you? Low vitamin D levels are surprisingly common in the general population and some people are at higher risk. Here are six signs you might be at higher risk for vitamin D deficiency.
When you think of seeds – do you envision pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds? Well, there’s a new class of seeds out there that are sometimes referred to as “super seeds.” Find out what they are and the nutritional benefits they offer.
Need a natural way to jumpstart your brain? Try starting the morning with a plate of Eggland’s Best eggs. A new study shows that choline-rich foods like Eggland’s Best eggs improve memory and cognitive function while helping to ward off age-related memory loss.
There are lots of reasons to limit the amount of processed foods in your diet. A new study suggests an ingredient common in processed foods may trigger metabolic issues and weight gain. As if the sugar in processed foods isn’t bad enough, here’s another reason to avoid them.
Green is the color when it comes to good health, but it’s not always easy to get the green veggies your body needs each day. Need some ideas? Here are four simple ways to enjoy the health benefits of green vegetables you may not have considered.
When you think of a healthy carbohydrate source, do beans come to mind? Maybe they should. You’re probably familiar with the most common beans – kidney beans, black beans and pinto beans – but there are other types of beans you probably haven’t tried. Find out what they are and the potential health benefits they offer.