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Nutrition and Supplements

Nutrition and SupplementsA healthy diet is a critical part of living your most fit life. That means not only paying attention to the foods you eat, but also considering your drink choices and any nutritional supplements you may use. Determine your ideal recommendations by using the USDA MyPlate Guidelines.

6 Fit Facts Found in Nutrition and Supplements

Making healthy protein choices

Protein is a pretty big deal. It is part of every cell in the body and in some way, helps with every one of the body’s functions. Protein is the main part of your muscles, brain, nerves, hair, skin, and nails. It keeps you healthy by fighting infection, provides energy, and helps you feel full in between meals.

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What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet has long been considered one of the healthiest, most user-friendly eating plans around. It is not a strict ‘diet’, but rather reflects the lifestyle of those living in the Mediterranean region during the 1960’s. These people enjoyed long lives with low rates of chronic disease as a result of eating a diet rich in plant-based foods, healthy fats, and moderate alcohol.

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What is a glycemic index?

The glycemic index (GI) is a measure of how a carbohydrate-containing food affects blood sugar levels. Based on its value from 0-100, a food is considered to have a high, medium, or low GI. Having a basic understanding of this concept will allow you to select foods that lead to a healthier, more energized you.

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Fitting in fiber

Fiber is a substance found in plant foods. Most people eat much less than the recommended 25-35 grams of fiber per day. But getting enough dietary fiber is important because it does all of the following...

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Carbohydrates (carbs) are an important part of a healthy diet. Not only do carbs give us the energy that we need to live, but they also improve digestion, promote heart health, and lower our risk for certain cancers. What is confusing about carbs, though, is that there are also certain types that make us gain weight and raise our risk for diabetes and heart disease.

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The Caloric Expense of Alcohol During the Holidays

For those of you wanting to drown your sorrows of a holiday season gone mad with copious amounts of spiked eggnog like actor Chevy Chase in the movie Christmas Vacation or bringing good cheers by combining large amounts of high-fat treats with high-caloric alcohol, the New Year may start with a rude awakening. Researchers at the Laval University in St.

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