You already know that protein-packed meals are filling. Fiber is too. Now research shows dark, leafy greens contain a compound that may help you feel full. Find out more about the satiety benefits of greens and ways to add more of them to your diet.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
Sipping coconut water is a popular way to stay hydrated. Some people also drink this “superfood” beverage with the slightly nutty taste for its possible health benefits. Does coconut water really have health benefits and is it a good way to stay hydrated when you work out?
Should you eat six small meals a day or three larger ones? Most fitness trainers will tell you to “graze” throughout the day – but does research really support this idea? Find out whether meal frequency really matters when it comes to controlling your weight.
For a while experts have discouraged athletes from using coffee and other caffeinated beverages for hydration during exercise. This is based on the idea that caffeine is a diuretic that increases fluid loss. Now a new study challenges this idea. A pre-workout cup of coffee may be okay for hydration and for exercise performance. Find out more.
Can exercise change the type of bacteria that live in your gut? There’s growing evidence that gut bacteria play a role in obesity and gut and immune health. Now a study suggests exercise may create a healthier population of “good” gut bacteria. Find out more about the role gut bacteria play in health and obesity and what this study shows.
Yes, calcium is important for healthy bones but it needs a “support team” to help it work better. Discover five other nutrients you need for bone health and to lower your risk for osteoporosis.
How do you think of a workout – as a welcome diversion and a pleasant challenge – or as a task you HAVE to do? How you frame your workout may influence whether or not you lose weight by impacting how much you eat a workout is over. Find out what a new study shows about attitude towards exercise and how much you eat after a workout.
Magnesium is an essential mineral everyone needs in their diet. If you exercise, you may need more than a sedentary person. In fact, research suggests not getting enough magnesium in your diet can negatively impact your exercise performance. Find out why magnesium is so important if you work out and the best sources of this vital mineral.
Does eating a high-fat diet improve exercise endurance? Find out what research shows about high-fat diets and whether they can help you work out longer without fatigue.
You need calcium and vitamin D in your diet for bone health. Some people take calcium and vitamin D supplements to make sure they’re getting enough – but is this a good idea? A new study calls this into question, especially in older women. Find out why dietary calcium sources are best and why it’s important to check a vitamin D level.