You need certain dietary components called macronutrients to fuel exercise. Yet, there are other compounds in food that may give your exercise capabilities a subtle boost. Find out more about a class of compounds found in green, leafy vegetables that could make your workout a bit more productive.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Calcium helps to preserve bone health, right? Assuming this to be true, many people, especially women, take a calcium supplement. Is this a good idea? Here’s why you should reconsider.
Can you really trust what the labels say on food products? Not always. Food manufacturers have their own “clever” tricks to make you think you’re eating something healthier than you really are. Here are five of them.
Are you getting the maximal nutritional impact from the fruits and vegetables you eat? The most important thing is just to eat them. Yet, there are simple ways you can augment the nutritional benefits you get when you bite into a fruit or vegetable. Here are six of them.
The recommended amount of protein you need if you exercise is based on your body weight. The idea is that you need more post-workout protein if you have more lean body mass. Now, a new study calls this idea into question. Get the full scoop.
You might buy organic fruits and vegetables to avoid pesticides – but what about organic milk? Does it offer nutritional and health benefits that conventional milk does not? This article looks at the pros and cons of drinking organic milk.
Everyone needs zinc, although you don’t need it in huge quantities. Yet, many people don’t get enough of this vital mineral. In this article, you’ll find out why zinc is so important and why you may need more of it if you work out.
Vitamins and minerals don’t act independently of one another. In fact, some minerals and vitamins are synergistic, meaning they enhance one another. Unfortunately, some also compete with one another. Find out more about the power of nutrient synergy and why getting vitamins and minerals from whole foods, not supplements, is best.
We think of antioxidants as being protective against disease and against aging – but can you get too much of a good thing? This article looks at the role antioxidants play in health and why antioxidant supplements may actually be harmful.
When it’s hot outside, you can lose a lot of fluid, especially if you’re moving around a lot. Hydration is a must for your health and wellbeing. Still, many myths abound about hydration, what to hydrate with and how much you need to drink. Here are five myths and truths about hydration.