Carbohydrates and fats are the macronutrients your body prefers to use as a fuel source for exercise. How does it “choose” which one to use during a workout? Here are five factors that impact fuel use and selection during a workout.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
You need good nutrition to get the most out of a workout. What you eat before a workout will affect how you feel during and after your workout is over. What you eat afterwards can affect how quickly you recover and whether your muscles have the nutrition they need to grow. Here are some tips for timing your pre and post-workout nutrition.
Are you a healthy eater living with a French fry and pizzaholic? Naturally, you’d like to change their nutritional habits and help them see the benefits of eating a healthy diet. But what if you’re met with resistance? Here are five tips for living with an unhealthy eater without getting thrown off track.
Eating has a useful function – it helps us refuel. In the best of all possible worlds, we’d only eat when we hungry. Now a new study shows MOST eating is motivated by factors other than hunger. Surprised? Discover how psychological factors subtly influence how much and what you eat.
You need a certain amount of carbohydrates in your diet for energy, especially if you do high-intensity workouts, but not all carbs are equal. Fiber-rich carbs have less impact on your blood sugar and offer other health benefits as well. Here are six ways to substitute healthy carb sources for starchy ones like bread, rice and potatoes.
Diet is a powerful disease fighter, especially a diet rich in plant-based foods. Unfortunately, most people don’t enjoy enough fruits, vegetables and other foods derived from plant sources. This article talks about 6 ways eating a plant-based diet can lower your risk for heart disease.
For years, we’ve been advised to drink 3 glasses of milk daily for healthy bones. Now, several studies are calling into question the health benefits of dairy milk. Is it time to rethink milk as the ultimate source of bone-building calcium? Find out what these new studies show.
You’ve heard about the importance of protein – why you need it and how much you need. Protein helps to fill you up and keep you full longer. A recent study looked at the effects of a high-protein diet on weight gain, body composition and metabolism. Find out what interesting conclusions it drew.
Can you adopt a very low carb diet to lose weight and still work out at a high intensity? This article looks at the role carbohydrates play in fueling exercise and why diets that are very low in carbs are detrimental to performance.
How healthy is your diet? A new study shows people who eat an American diet may not get enough of seven essential nutrients. Find out what these nutrients are and how to make sure you’re getting enough of them for good health.