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Restaurant Guide: Restaurant Smoothies

Fresh fruit, yogurt, maybe some veggies—what could be healthier right? While those may be the basic ingredients when you whip up a smoothie at home, you can’t assume the same is true for all restaurants. Well-made smoothies make great breakfasts, snacks, or post-workout recovery fuel, but we don’t always have

Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: Which Is Best for Your Health?

Plant Protein vs. Animal Protein: Which Is Best for Your Health?

Nutrition experts stress the importance of overall “diet quality” as opposed to demonizing and avoiding particular foods or even entire food groups. “Quality” means that what you eat provides the energy and essential nutrients you need for an active, healthy life. All sources of protein, for example, are not created

Power Powders

Among muscle men, protein powders have been held in high regard for several decades. But now, protein powders are being marketed to more than bodybuilders and frat boys turning it into a multi-billion dollar industry.

The products are popular for a wide variety of reasons: Many users like that they are

The Future of Protein

There is a shift in America towards eating more protein and ‘protein-first’ diets like Paleo are all the rage. So why are so many people hyper-focused on protein? Well, there are some good reasons to make sure you’re getting enough. The amino acids that form the protein in foods are

Protein + Resistance Training = Improved Muscle Strength and Mass

Protein supplements taken by adults who also lift weights (resistance, or strength, training) improve muscle strength and mass, according to a recent study from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, March 2018.
Led by Robert W. Morton, PhD student in the Exercise Metabolism Research Group,

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein Powder Do’s and Don’ts

Protein powder is most popular with (and typically marketed to) athletes and bodybuilders. But it also has caught on with a broader range of consumers—people of various ages and activity levels—who are looking to improve their daily diet habits. But what can protein powder actually do for you? And how

2. Before You Begin

Before beginning any new fitness program, including resistance training, check with your doctor. Explain what the program will involve in terms of exercise type, intensity, instruction, and supervision. You will likely get one of these three responses, although not with these exact words:

Great. It’ll be good for you.
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