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.
Learn how to eat better and cleaner to improve your health, build muscle and lose that unwanted fat.
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.
Looking for a healthy snack or something crunchy to add to your salads and wraps? Nuts are a good choice – but so are seeds. Discover five healthy seeds that have exceptional health benefits and how to add them to your diet.
Eating healthy isn’t always easy or convenient – especially when you’re short on time. This article discusses six nutritional shortcuts you can use to keep your diet healthy even when time is a scarce commodity.
You may have heard about ketogenic diets for weight loss. What is a ketogenic diet and what are its benefits and drawbacks? This article discusses the history of ketogenic diets and how they work. It also points out the limitations of such a diet and why a more balanced eating plan is best.