You need adequate protein in your diet to build lean body mass – but what really counts is how much protein reaches your muscles. How much of the protein you eat is absorbed? Is there a limit to how much your body can use? Find out what research shows.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Interest in organic produce is growing as people become more concerned about what they eat. Some people choose organic produce because they think the nutrient content is higher. Is there any truth to this? Find out what advantages organic produce has over fruits and vegetables grown conventionally.
No doubt – yogurt is a quick and convenient snack that can also double as breakfast when you’re running behind in the morning. If you’re on the fence as to whether to add yogurt to your diet, here’s a reason to give it a try. Trying to lose or control your weight? More than one study shows yogurt may help with fat loss.
Why do people enjoy junk food so much – and can you really change your tastes so you like healthier fare? A new study suggests you can. Get the scoop on junk food, why it’s so “habit forming” and how to wean yourself off of it.
Your lifestyle and the diet you eat affect your health on so many levels – it can even affect your genes. Find out what recent research shows about dietary choices and how they impact genes that affect body weight and the risk for disease are expressed. You’ll also find out why it’s important to be consistent with your lifestyle changes.
Ever wonder if you’re eating more calories than you think you are? Hidden calories hide in lots of foods and beverages and make it hard to control your weight. Discover five common sources of hidden calories and how to keep them off of your plate.
Energy drinks help you wake up and stay alert. Now there are “relaxation drinks” that help you unwind and relax. Do these beverages offer any benefits? Get the scoop.
Did you know your nutritional needs change as you age? Not surprisingly, your calorie requirements go down as you lose lean body mass and your metabolism slows. This process accelerates after menopause. In fact, you lose muscle every decade after the age of 45.
Is hunger driving you to the refrigerator a bit too often? Uncontrolled hunger is one reason people overeat and gain weight. What can you do about it? Once you’re sure you’re eating enough, take a look at the composition of your diet.
You’ve heard the term “sugar free” many times and seen products listed as sugar-free or with no added sugar. What do these terms really mean and are they better for you than sugar? Get the scoop on what these terms really mean and whether they’re a healthy choice.